Retired US General Says NATO Couldn’t Win a War Against Russia

It’s concerning that we’re even talking about Russia invading Europe. Despite the stupid lies of Nimrata Randhawa and others, Russia clearly has no plans to invade any NATO states.

The only scenario in which this would happen would be if NATO declared war on Russia by “officially” invading the Ukraine to fight Russian troops. At that point, all bets would be off, and Russia would have cause to invade the Baltics, Poland, Finland, whatever.

The only reason someone would be talking about how to repel a Russian invasion of Europe is if they were planning to send full-NATO into the Ukraine.


NATO would not be able to move troops and equipment eastwards fast enough to stop a hypothetical Russian invasion of Europe, a retired US general has warned. 

“Being faster than the Russians to get to a critical place is the only metric that matters for effective deterrence, and we still can’t do that,” Ben Hodges, a former commander of US Army Europe, told the Washington Post on Monday. “Military mobility is still a problem. It is better than it was five years ago, but that’s not the metric that matters.”

Almost one year earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the bloc would increase its number of high-readiness troops from 40,000 to 300,000, without explaining which countries would provide these soldiers or pay for their deployment. NATO has only insisted that 100,000 will be deployable within ten days and the rest within a month.

Estonian officials are unhappy with the arrangement, the newspaper reported, and are seeking guarantees that reinforcements would arrive “not when Russian aggression starts, but from the moment we see the first indicators and warnings,” Estonian military chief Gen. Martin Herem told the Post.

“If you look at a map, then how much of Estonia and for how long will we have to cede territory?” before NATO troops would arrive, Herem asked. 

All of Estonia would be ceded indefinitely.

And there are enough Russians in Estonia, that Russia would quickly be able to set up a collaboration government, so you would be looking at a USSR situation.

You would think that the threat of this – a threat which some in the West are framing as an inevitability – would make Estonia less eager to support the Ukraine war, but apparently, that is not the case.

No matter how prepared are the troops, Hodges noted that NATO would struggle to get heavy equipment to the battlefield to back them up, as there are not enough bridges and tunnels wide enough to transport armored vehicles throughout Europe, nor enough train cars to carry them.

And, as we’ve seen in the Ukraine, Russia can very quickly blow up bridges and train tracks.

Anyone who has played any of the Paradox war games knows that Russia grabbing the Baltics is the easiest thing in the world.

Again: why are the Baltic countries not saying this, and calling for NATO to stand down? Why do they not want out of NATO completely?

It does not make any rational sense.