"Prediction: Dem panic over economy, gas prices = media will have to walk back the Russia hate"
by Jacob Dreizin, The Dreizin Report (June 6, 2022)
https://thedreizinreport.com/2022/06/06/prediction-dem-panic-over-economy-gas-prices-media-will-have-to-walk-back-the-russia-hate/

You heard it here first! But in advance of that, the situation in the Donbass, and… why I don’t do maps!!! [video transcript follows as time permits.

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8:52 "Then what happened was that the forces holding out in the industrial zone were reinforced by this sort of urgent delivery of more ideologically sound and ideologically motivated nationalist forces as well as some foreign volunteers that crossed the [ ] river and are now basically reinforcing the industrial zone. So what is very intersting is that the regular army has sort of pulled out, the militias have basically run away and in their place they've been partially replaced with these more ideological units most likely of the National Guard. But, in any case, more politically vetted, politically reliable units as well as some of these foreign volunteers.

9:55 "So basically you seen that the regular army didn't want to make a [suicidal] stand so they have to bring in these sort-of storm troopers. A very interesting development. Overall, what the Ukraine is doing in this sector Slaviansk/Artmovsk and east into this pocket with its terminus at SevierDonetsk. The original thought was perhaps they should sort of withdraw, and there was a lot of speculation that Uncle Sam was recommending that they withdraw so as not to be surrounded and, supposedly, this is just kind of rumor but supposedly the Ukrainian General Staff and Army Command was telling Zelensky that we really have to withdraw from this whole area and Zelensky said 'No' supposedly.

"Whether that's true or not, instead of withdrawing, they are bringing more and more and more forces, pumping more and more manpower into this area that is likely to be surrounded within a few weels maybe a little more, maybe a month. It's not the best idea. Because ultimately the fate of this bulge is sealed and what I think would be best for them is if they just recognize that and pulled out and try to create new defense lines. But, evidently, they're not doing that because I think they realize that politically and psychologically, if they lose this part of the Donbas then they're just done psychologically and politically and would not be able to motivate people to fight.

"So it's less than a military necessity to defend this pocket than sort of a psychological necessity. It's not the first time in history we've seen that if you've read about Stalingrad you know how this works. I would guess that they've probably, you know, they've probably doubled their manpower in this sector in the last week, week and a half. They've really brought in a lot of new forces, fresh forces, a lot of fresh units that had not been chopped up in earlier fighting.

12:46 "What this does for the Russians of course, it gives them more targets within a relatively small area. And keep in mind that the Russians are not losing artillery. And it's the Ukrainians who are losing artillery. We've seen plenty of video of that. But the Russians are not losing artillery. So now what happens is that when the area under Ukrainian control in this salient shrinks -- bit by bit, some times in leaps, some in crawls but it's shrinking -- and as the number of Ukrainian personnel in this salient continues to increase, what you have -- and Russian artillery is not diminishing -- what you have is more targets and more concentration of artillery relative to the area. The Russians call this, literally, a "density of fire."

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14:29 "The Ukrainians have decided that this is going to be their big stand. They didn't try to reinforce Mariupol. They knew it wasn't going to work out and have a big break-out. By the time Ukraine came out of its political shock after the initial Russian attack Mariupol was already too far behind Russian lines. But here with the conurbation at Sieverdonetsk-Lisichansk and all points west to Artemovsk, they are clearly decided that this is going to be their stand. They are going to put new forces, fresh forces and try and hold out for as long as possible and really keep the Russians from closing this pocket."

15:20 "But, ultimately, they're setting themselves up just to get killed. Because, again, they're providing more targets and a higher density of targets for the same amount of Russian assets. And probably it's going to take some time but the Russians are going to grind them down just like they've ground down every other Ukrainian force that has come at them. It could take a few weeks before we see another Russian breakthrough but ultimately, I think, their fate here is sealed."

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28:00 "... In the Washington Post, above the fold, it was like Ukraine 24/7 every day all the time and almost nothing but Ukraine. But that was two weeks ago. Since then, Ukraine has like disappeared. I mean, you can have an entire newspaper where you don't even see Ukraine. It's just amazing.

"So it is clear that they are shifting to economic issues and to issues that they need to talk about and develop more of a party line on so they can actually have a chance at winning their elections. So the shift has been remarkable how fast the Ukraine has fallen out of the major Democrat-oriented media here in the U.S.A. within the last two weeks.

"But my opinion, the way I see it, they're going to have to go to a little further because within the next few months for sure, as Ukraine keeps doing worse militarily and as the economic situation with inflation and the gas prices and food prices continues to deteriorate they will have to start figuring out a way to make a deal with Russia, just wrap this whole thing up. And as that happens, the media, the propaganda machine will start to get into people's minds, kind of introduce the concepts that will be needed to walk people back from the Russia Psychosis and get people to realize that, hey, We're going to make a deal with Russia. And that's when I think that this whole 'territorial concessions' thing will come in. And I think that even within the mainstream media here in the USA, maybe even in Britain, you will start to see the first hints of 'Whoa! You know, apparently, people in Southern Ukraine and Eastern Ukraine, apparently, some of them prefer Russia and some of them actually want to be part of Russia.' And this whole idea that this is a monolithic Ukraine -- everybody hates Russia, Russia needs to leave -- that is sort of going to go away. And you're going to have a more nuanced picture and a more realistic picture. And I think that they will have to introduce that. Not because they want to. Not because they suddenly had an epiphany and they decided they needed to be more fair and balanced and there are human beings with their own wants needs and desires in Eastern Ukraine, as well, but just because there will have to be some conceptual justification for walking back from the plank and sort of coming to terms with the fact that Russia is winning and that America, at least economically, is losing. Or, at least, the American ruling regime is losing"

31:04 "So, again, there will have to be some talking points and some propaganda justification for why we are backing down and, you know, possibly even entertaining the thought that there might need to be some type of territorial concessions to Russia. They're not there yet. There is no serious talk now yet of territorial concessions. But I think that this will come. And when it does, all their zombie followers that they've gotten into this foaming-at-the-mouth rage and hatred of Russia, they're going to have to walk these people back. And if you know history, this isn't the first time. We had World War Two where, overnight, Russia became the good guys. And then World War Two ended and Russia became the bad guys. We've seen this before. It might be happening a little faster now. I'm not saying that Russia is going to be the good guys anytime soon. But they [the "collective west"] are going to have to walk all their zombie news consumers back off the plank and give them a more nuanced picture just out of the necessity of realizing that they have to come to terms with reality before the mid-term election which is, as you know, in the first week of November.