In Ukraine, with the blessing of the Western countries, those who are in favor of a negotiation have been eliminated – Jacques Baud

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Retired Swiss Military-Intelligence Officer. Is it possible to actually know what has been and is going on in Ukraine? Jacques Baud, The Unz Review 02 Apr 2022

” ……………………………. Conclusions. As an ex-intelligence professional, the first thing that strikes me is the total absence of Western intelligence services in accurately representing the situation over the past year. In fact, it seems that throughout the Western world intelligence services have been overwhelmed by the politicians. The problem is that it is the politicians who decide —the best intelligence service in the world is useless if the decision-maker does not listen. This is what has happened during this crisis.

That said, while a few intelligence services had a very accurate and rational picture of the situation, others clearly had the same picture as that propagated by our media. The problem is that, from experience, I have found them to be extremely…

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One thought on “In Ukraine, with the blessing of the Western countries, those who are in favor of a negotiation have been eliminated – Jacques Baud

  1. Stuart Hunter

    Intelligence provides an interpretation of a set of information. It’s never certain but often likely. In this conflict the prediction of the invasion was on the table almost a year out..and acknowledged as credible. What aspects of the Minsk agreement have not been implemented by politicians? Or better still…by politicians outside Ukraine or Russia? I fear this intelligence man suffers from all difficult jobs. The frustration when reasonable doubt is aired upon your work that you have slaved over. Resentment creeps in. Fact is that it works best when intelligence people do their job and only their job. Collect information and provide a range of scenarios that may be implied. As soon as intelligence starts commenting on politicians part in the equation…you have to doubt the ability of the intelligence officer in the first place.

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