MARCH 5, 2022 – First, I encourage you to visit Sputnik News to get some perspective from the other side. So far, I have found that site to be like the old BBC. Just report the news and leave at that. Not like our Fake News Media and the personal opinions they drown our news in. Not to say, the other side doesn’t do that with many of their news sources, too. Propaganda is the life blood of all sides. Also, I just checked out NewsNation on my cable package and so far I am impressed with it. Nice to just have news reported without an agenda.
As usual, do your own research re Russia and Ukraine. Their history goes back to the 10th Century. For over 7+ centuries Ukraine was part of Russia. The vast majority of Ukraine people don’t speak Russian for the hell of it.
I hear people ask why no one is getting involved in this war. It’s a civil war! No one should get involved in a situation that is not their business. That is why the world watches. Ask Sudan about the same. On and on it goes around this globe. I am not giving my opinion on this conflict. My opinion is not relevant. War is hell and there is no sugarcoating that.
I keep hearing about war crimes. To me that is an oxymoron. There isn’t much about war that isn’t a crime! What I have learned in my lifetime is that whatever us Western Nations do in war is not a war crime. And whatever our opposition does is a war crime:) We are fast to judge others after being the only side that ever dropped two nukes on civilian cities!
I saw a video about some Ukrainian civilians being killed by Russian soldiers. War crime. War crime. War crime. Well, Ukraine told every citizen to take up guns and make Molotov Cocktails. And fight back. Does that not convert every civilian into a militant? Children excluded, of course. If an American soldier was walking down the street of Baghdad and a ‘civilian’ came out with a rifle, what should that American soldier do? So, if civilians are attacking Russian soldiers, how is it a crime to defend yourself and take them out?
I am wondering when our Fake News Media will start discussing how important our 2nd Amendment is afterall!!!!!!!! Ukraine is showing why the public must all have guns! I am sure this war would be over by now if the Ukrainians weren’t armed and fighting back. Albeit, maybe not, as the Russian military is abysmal. They are lucky they aren’t fighting us or Israel. That 40-mile convoy that has been sitting there for a week would have been 100% destroyed by now! Back to the main point – keep buying guns and ammo. Us civilians are the ones that defend our Homeland – whether from outside invaders or internal enemies in our upcoming civil war.
Lastly, a friend asked me this. The Baltic States, Poland, and other countries border or closely border Russia and all have missiles pointed at Russia. What would America do if Canada, Cuba, and Mexico had missiles pointed at us? See Cuban Missile Crisis on DuckDuckGo if you need to find out that answer:) I had a teacher that was on a nuclear sub off the coast of Cuba and he said they got to less than 10 seconds on a countdown to launch missiles against Cuba/Russia. How will America react when Canada and Mexico point missiles at us? You know the answer.
No situation is simple. War is hell. We can be as hypocritical as the other side. Our propaganda is as bad as our enemy’s (our accusations of Russia dropping vaccum and cluster bombs is disgusting….we don’t even say they have most of the time….we say IF they did it is a war crime….we know that just saying that makes the public assume it has occurred….NO ONE knows what has or has not occurred until long after the war is over and investigations are done). Read news from the other side (you don’t have to believe it….just see what is being said).
Lastly, be thankful we live in a country where our homes aren’t hit by missiles every day. I am thankful I will have lived an entire life in a country that didn’t have to fight on its land. 9/11 was an exception. But, that wasn’t an attack by another nation state. We have it so good here.
As I said above, situations like this one are highly complex. I would be glad to talk with anyone about this war. There is alot I have to continue to absorb about it. Trying my best to hear and read from all sides. Luckily I have a few friends with friends in Ukraine and or from Russia. Interesting to hear their perspectives. Give me a yell at GeorgeRMann@Aol.Com
Have a blessed day.