Yesterday I responded to a war-supporting article that laid the current situation solely at the feet of Putin. People who only recently became aware of Ukraine’s location on a map and now hang their flag out of their windows while we march toward war should be a little more critical. To do that, try a few searches with date filters set before the media fell in love with the idea of going to war (again).
The first response will be to accuse me of being a Russian propagandist. I’m not. I want Ukrainians to thrive and I don’t want war. We should ask if our leaders could act differently to avoid war. It’s sad that the media doesn’t seek to provide a balanced picture of the history of the situation with a critical eye on all players, and it’s a citizen’s responsibility to remain vigilant, and for now, we can just read old news from when the winds blew in a different direction.
Here are a few results before you dust off your Iraqi WMD battle drums and bang them toward Russia.
Nato expansion 2014–2018 (news)
Ukraine Biden 2015–2018 (news)