Lest TDB readers believe the propaganda which “TDB’s Military analyst”, Ben Morgan, is a conduit for, that would have us believe one of the world’s most formidable military powers is losing to a military minnow, TDB readers should consider Mike Whitney’s more likely description of the situation in the proxy war the US is waging against Russia in Ukraine.
Mike Whitney writes;
“What has happened in the months since February 24 is rather remarkable. The existential war for the Russian nation has been incarnated and made real for Russian citizens. Sanctions and anti-Russian propaganda – demonizing the entire nation as “orcs” – has rallied even initially sceptical Russians behind the war.”
“A core western assumption, that Russians would turn on the government, has reversed. Videos showing the torture of Russian POWs by frothing Ukrainians, of Ukrainian soldiers calling Russian mothers to mockingly tell them their sons are dead, of Russian children killed by shelling in Donetsk, have served to validate Putin’s implicit claim that Ukraine is a state possessed of demons that must be exorcised with high explosives…”
And with President Putin’s personal approval rating at an “eye-watering 77%”, the poor people of Ukraine are now likely to face a tragedy beyond our imagination, but not beyond our craven gullibility to support, so that we might sell another pound of butter.