War in Ukraine

I think I remember a CIA sponsored coup in 21014 so you may want to quit reading here if the other side of the story is going to offend you. We’ll start with a discussion by Dr. Jordan Peterson and Dr. Frederick W. Kagan. This episode was recorded on February 27, 2022. Dr. Frederick W. Kagan is a former professor of history with a PhD in Russian and Soviet military history from Yale.

So what do I think? Well, “I ain’t marching anymore.” – Phil Ochs, pretty much sums it up. The Ukraine is a long way from Canada and very close to Russia. “The first casualty of war is truth.” If you carefully read both sides you may figure it out. If you really want to know what is going on read both updates every day.

I think Dr. Kagan has perhaps the most detailed view of the conflict from the MSM Western perspective and you have unlimited sources of American information so I’ll concentrate on the other side of the story.

Here is Scott Ritter’s view of the conflict. William Scott Ritter Jr.  is a former US Marine and was a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. He later became a critic of United States foreign policy in the Middle East.

John Joseph Mearsheimer  is an American political scientist and international relations scholar. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. 

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