The way to achieve peace in Ukraine is for the Russian occupiers to GTFO.
I hear the music in the title.
And again, so well done. So clearly a pivotal war for western democracy, Manichaean in every way..
You are my go-to writer for the facts about Ukraine. Thanks, Greg.
A huge AMEN. I get pro-“peace agreement” crap from Code Pink all the time. It is proof that they and these other collaborators with Putin are off the Left/Right chart and just serving as lap dogs for the dictator.
Maybe the Putin lovers should just go ahead and buy their suites in the yet-to-be-built Moscow Trump Tower.
Spot on. And Roger Waters has morphed into one of those animated talking anuses from his movie.
Rog Waters lost his damned mind. Nothing much else to say about that. Regarding the conflict in Ukraine my one disagreement is your optimistic prediction of Ukrainian victory without an air force or a navy. Frankly, you can't defeat a great power like Russia on the battlefield without both and we don't have time for a homegrown solution. If Ukrainian lives matter, establish a no-fly zone at least. Unless and until Putin's minions are roundly defeated in their operation areas no one can claim Victory much less Peace
This is for all the marbles. When I get discouraged that people don't seem to get that, and maybe I'm overreacting, the sane guys break it down for everyone. You, Molly J-F, Tristan Snell, Bill Palmer, Lincoln Project...it keeps me sane and fighting, knowing that smart, well-informed writers with big audiences are hard at work trying to make people understand. So thank you. And F Roger Waters for dragging Pink Floyd into the wrong side of this beef.
Hey, Greg. I just sent off an email to President Biden, telling him I support our support of Ukraine. That's all I said. No embellishments. Here's the website if others want to send their thoughts. It's easy.
I too heard the music in the title before I even knew what the column was about. If I didn't think they'd get arrested or shot, I'd encourage as many people as would fit in Red Square to, day and night, sing these new lyrics, to Roger Waters tune. "Hey! Putin! Leave Ukraine alone!" with candles, fists raised, whatever it takes. I'd love to see Roger's reaction to THAT!
Putin isn't going to give this up until he's dead, which is a far more likely outcome than Ukraine's defeat. We MUST continue support for them. Those that think we're spending too much money can go F themselves, especially that list of traitors supporting Gaetz' bullshit Bill. I stopped and read it and find it almost impossible to believe that some of the things stated are even true, let alone as dire as the unindicted human trafficker wants us to believe. Twelve and a half years to replace all the Javelins we've given to Ukraine? Please. I did note with that thin line of BS he does say, "at their current rate of production." Dumbass forgot that we are the United States (not surprising), and that if we're in sudden need of Javelins, we could have them in a month. I'm thinking that almost $50B spent by the US in the Russia's war of aggression is a pretty good deal to beat back Putin's fascist tendencies. Obviously, Neville Gaetz doesn't feel the same, or he just saw another opportunity to put on a show of traitorous political theater.
"The Rage Against the War Machine" rally, which was right-wing all the way, and it seems in almost no way tried to "unite left and right," looks like it was an excuse to voice more Nazi propaganda to the choir. Why DO people go to these things? And am I understanding correctly that 1) there are still some people that think there's Nazis running Ukraine, and 2) that if you're against uniting with a fascist right, you're one of those BAD Venezuelan socialists? Crazy is as crazy does. I will have NO part in uniting with fascists on the right. Like the Russian war ship, they can also go fuck themselves.
Thanks for the head up on wsws.org, Greg. It looks like it might be an interesting place to hang out. I've been having a Bad Romance with a few sites lately and am looking to diversify!
Also, PLEASE add McCarthy handing over thousands of hours of Jan 6th security footage to the VILE, fascist Tucker Carlson, on the Five-8 this week. There are ENDLESS ramifications to that.
Greg, great diatribe.
Putin evaporated is required.
However until you come up with a better Nordstream pipeline destruction explanation I'll ride with Hersh and Hedges and McGovern.
Honestly it's time to end nationalism entirely, and go fully global. Nobody's tradition is at stake, we need to get together. Now.
I'm a little late commenting on this article, but I have to say how I'm always amazed at safe and comfortable celebrities telling those whose lives and families have been murdered en masse should just stand down and let the murderers keep rampaging. Being sanctimonious to feel morally superior is really easy when you have no skin in the game.