“Much Larger Presence of Both CIA and U.S. Special Ops in Ukraine


A report at The Intercept by Jim Risen and Ken Klippenstein indicated that the US badly underestimated how quickly they thought Russia would take over Ukraine. US intel didn’t think Ukrainians would fight so hard and Russia’s military would be so weak due to corruption. However, the lede was buried. The lede is the increased presence of US intelligence and Special Operations personnel on the ground.


The article should have been about the increase in U.S. intelligence and Special Operations personnel.

“U.S. intelligence reports at the time predicted that Kyiv would fall quickly, perhaps in a week or two at the most. The predictions spurred the Biden administration to secretly withdraw some key U.S. intelligence assets from Ukraine, including covert former special operations personnel on contract with the CIA, the current and former officials said.

“Yet clandestine American operations inside Ukraine are now far more extensive than they were early in the war when U.S. intelligence officials were fearful that Russia would steamroll over the Ukrainian army.  There is a much larger presence of both CIA and U.S. special operations personnel and resources in Ukraine than there were at the time of the Russian invasion in February, several current and former intelligence officials told The Intercept.”

CIA and US special operations qualify as boots on the ground if they’re large enough.

In another article by James Carden, an expert said that the strategic advisors and weaponry put us in the war. He said the US is a co-belligerent.

According to Bruce Fein, an advisor to Ronald Reagan, the US and its NATO allies are now vulnerable to attack by “an enemy belligerent,” meaning Russia, because of their “systematic or substantial violations of a neutral’s duties of impartiality and non-participation in the conflict.”

“Neutrality,” continued Fein, “is violated by permitting a belligerent to violate its territorial integrity (as Belarus and Russia have done to Ukraine), or by supplying warships, arms, ammunition, military provisions, or other war materials, directly or indirectly, or supplying military advisers to a belligerent,” as the US has done.

Biden said he wouldn’t put boots on the ground since it would start a World War.

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1 year ago

This kind of reminds me of Nixon going on TV and telling us that there was no American Troops in Laos. I’ve been to Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand going back to the 1990s and talked to some of the old timers who worked for the CIA about exactly what was going on with the CIA Drug Slush Fund back then. Ukraine is about covering up some of America’s International Criminal Activity which has made the Biden Crime Family and a number of other Political Crime Families and Bureaucrats very rich! In 20 years people will be talking about the Crimes in Ukraine, but most of the Players will already be dead.

Harrison Pendleton
Harrison Pendleton
1 year ago

ohyes, cia and their darling “assets”.

The Prisoner
The Prisoner
1 year ago

It’s a CIA created war. The 2014 coup was a CIA coup. The CIA has a long history of coups, and we had State/Intel people manipulating things the entire time. We saw some of those crooks at Trump impeachment meetings.

I doubt Russia tried to take Kiev. It was not in their plan.They did put forces nearby early on, some experts say that was a diversion to keep Ukraine forces in check.