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How the U.S. provoked Russia in Ukraine: A Compendium

Most of mainstream American media echo the official U.S. position that Russia is the only aggressor in Ukraine. Here is a collection of articles and quotations from senior U.S. diplomats, academics, military personnel, think tanks, and journalists that explain U.S. responsibility for provoking the crisis. I hope the collection is useful as a resource for […]

Journalism Media Ukraine War spreads government propaganda

The news aggregation site has a list of Fact Checks “From independent sources” near the bottom of the page. On Feb 5 2023 I saw: The second article, Beijing Boosts Kremlin Disinformation That US Caused War in Ukraine, is from, which, according to Wikipedia, “is a fact-checking website-aggregator[2] produced by U.S. government-funded news […]

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Putin Apologists!

Sources: George Kennan: quoted by Thomas Friedman in his New York Times essay This Is Putin’s War. But America and NATO Aren’t Innocent Bystanders. Jack Matlock: in Ukraine: Tragedy of a Nation Divided William J. Perry: How the U.S. Lost Russia—and How We Can Restore Relations Robert Gates: quoted in We Always Knew the Dangers […]

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You mean you think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked?!!!

The Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea were some of the main reasons given by pro-war commentators starting in 2014 for arming Ukraine and further expanding NATO.   Russia violated Ukraine’s territorial integrity, they said, so it must be stopped. But the invasion and March 18 annexation occurred in the aftermath of the February 2014 Maidan […]

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Psst! Wanna buy a bridge?

For documentation of the claims see Playing Russian Roulette in Ukraine With Rep. Adam Smith, or the detailed How the U.S. provoked Russia in Ukraine: A Compendium. When I share content that exposes U.S. culpability in the crisis in Ukraine, some people attack me, saying that I am parroting Putin’s propaganda, etc. It’s going to […]

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Calling the war in Ukraine “unprovoked” is as much a lie as ….

Calling the war in Ukraine “unprovoked” is as much a lie as saying Sadaam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was behind 9/11. Calling the war in Ukraine “unprovoked” is as much a lie as General Westmoreland’s claims that the war in Vietnam was going well. Calling the war in Ukraine “unprovoked” is as […]

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Concise summary of the self-licking ice cream cone

The U.S. aggressively expanded NATO, knowing that Russia would respond by invading Ukraine. That’s what the Pentagon’s own think tank, The Rand Corporation, told it, and it’s what many senior U.S. diplomats warned about. As even Thomas Friedman said, in the New York Times, the U.S. is not innocent in the Ukraine crisis.  The military-industrial complex […]

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As a follow-up to AI-generated images making fun of Donald Trump, here are some more images about Donald Trump, generated with help from the AI image-generation program Donald Trump giving birth to a demon: Donald Trump in a high chair: Donald Trump as Jabba the Hut: Donald Trump in a diaper: Donald Trump with […]