2022-10-29

Recommended (required) reading about Ukraine

I don't have the ability to require anything of anybody, 
but if I did there are four articles about the situation between Russia and Ukraine
that I think should be required reading for just about everyone interested in that situation.

Two are by Mike Whitney and deal with the general Russia-Ukraine situation.
Two are by Ted Galen Carpenter and deal more specifically with Ukraine.

By Mike Whitney:

2022-10-09
https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/some-of-us-dont-think-the-russian-invasion-was-aggression-heres-why/

2022-10-22
https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/the-war-in-ukraine-made-in-washington-not-moscow/

By Ted Galen Carpenter:

2022-04-06
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/whitewashing-ukraines-corruption/
or
https://www.cato.org/commentary/whitewashing-ukraines-corruption

2022-10-24
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/washingtons-whoppers-on-the-war-in-ukraine/


There is considerable redundancy between the above articles.
But then there is great redundancy between the various MSM articles 
pushing the party line on Russia and Ukraine.
See:

2022-05-22
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/the-media-fumbles-again-on-ukraine/
"Coverage of the Ukraine crisis has been as biased as anything in the run-up to previous wars."


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For a video review of the Ukraine situation 
by a person who spent many years as a Russian analyst at the CIA, 
watch this one-hour video from Ray McGovern:

"Historical Context for Conflicts in Ukraine"
https://youtu.be/1gLzsQA3UGY

Also see his extensive, informative, and interesting website:
https://raymcgovern.com/