Certainly the civilized world is right in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine. It is illegal under international law. It is cruel, murderous, destructive and oppressive.
So also are the wars the U.S. has conducted in Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and many other nations.
The U.S. wars are even worse because we actually did invade massively, conduct massive bombings, overthrow governments, install puppet governments, and oppress the populations in many ways.
Russia’s war on Ukraine is scarcely one month old. The U.S. started its war in Vietnam in the early 1950s (helping France reclaim its colony after World War II) and continued more than 20 years until we lost in 1975.
The U.S.’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq lasted about 20 years each.
Whereas Russia invaded a neighboring country, the U.S. went half way around the world to conduct most of our illegal wars.
Putin is Russia’s “strong man.” But the U.S. — which claims to be a democracy or a republic — has a BI-PARTISAN CONSENSUS on the U.S.’s imperialistic foreign policy.
Why don’t American politicians — or American news media — raise the issues I’ve raised her?
U.S. foreign policy can change ONLY IF ORDINARY PEOPLE INFORM THEMSELVES — AND ORGANIZE A STRATEGICALLY SAVVY NONVIOLENT GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT!
The world is pressuring Russia now.
Could world pressure on the U.S. 20 years ago have prevented our tragedies in Afghanistan and Iraq?