Russian Forces Could Beat U.S. 101st Airborne Division: Former Reagan Aide

By Darragh Roche

A Reagan administration official has suggested that Russian forces could defeat the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, which is currently deployed near the Ukrainian border in Romania.

Paul Craig Roberts, a former Treasury Department official who has previously described himself as a “9/11 skeptic,” wrote in an article on his website that the 101st Airborne Division—nicknamed the “Screaming Eagles”—could be “cut to pieces” by Russia’s infantry.

His comments were the subject of an article by Russian state-owned news agency TASS, published on its website on Friday, which also pointed out that the 101st Airborne is now in Europe but did not note controversies surrounding Roberts, including accusations of antisemitism.

On Thursday, Roberts published the article in which he discussed what the U.S. might do if the recent partial mobilization of Russian forces led to potential defeat for Ukraine.

“Do we take seriously the statements of General John Lubas, deputy commander of the U.S. 101 Airborne Division, that his forces are a ‘combat deployment’ 3 miles from the Ukraine border and are ‘fully prepared’ to cross into Ukraine at a moment’s notice to fight against Russia?” Roberts wrote.

“What happens if they do? Normally, airborne troops lack the heavy weapons of infantry. The lightly armed airborne division would possibly be cut to pieces by the heavy armor of Russian heavy infantry,” he went on.

“If so, how does Washington react to such a defeat and loss of such a prestigious division as the ‘Screaming Eagles’? I think we all know that the result would be escalation by Washington,” he said.

Roberts was referring to Brigadier General John Lubas, deputy commander of the 101st Airborne, who told CBS News last week: “We’re ready to defend every inch of NATO soil.”

“We bring a unique capability, from our air assault capability” Lubas said. “We’re a light infantry force, but again, we bring that mobility with us, for our aircraft and air assaults.”


  1. This is all you need to know about this Roberts guy.

    “He supports Russian president Vladimir Putin, blames Euromaidan and the Syria civil war on a neocon plot, and argues that human rights NGOs working in Russia are part of a “US fifth column” working to undermine its government.”

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    • Like Paul Joseph Watson, who to show his devotion even uses the same name styling, he works for or used to work for Alex Jones, one of an army of filthy putlerite vermin who are expecting to get back on Twitter now that Muskov is the boss.
      Shitlist includes putler himself, Katie Hopkins, Trumpkov, Bannon, Marjory Taylor-Greene, David Duke, Roger Stone, Kanye West etc.

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    • PCR is an idiot that won’t even allow comments on his articles. He tried it once, and got cut to pieces. He was a Reagan appointee, but did not distinguish himself in anyway, nor has distinguished himself in any positive manner since.

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  2. Figures that TASS would want to try using this as propaganda. The 101st Airborne has founded their reputation on flying in and parachuting to a conflict, followed with camouflaging their positions. If they dropped in, the russians will never see the soldiers until it’s too late for the orcs. The most they’d find will be a few pieces of parachute, but that’s it. They may possibly see an American just before he puts a bullet into their foreheads, but the 101st will disappear just as quickly.

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    • In jest, refer to the 101st at the 1 oh worst, or the puking buzzards. I doubt that Russian infantry could do much against them. The Eagles are no loner actually an Airborne unit, they are actually Airmobile. They are far more mobile than anything the Russians have now. Particularly since Russia’s airborne units have been pretty much destroyed.

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  3. “Paul Craig Roberts, a former Treasury Department official who has previously described himself as a “9/11 skeptic,”

    This is as far as I got to know that this article is a waste of time. The other hint was the title.

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