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Small but Significant Crack in Media Propaganda Monolith on Ukraine

March 24, 2024 (EIRNS)—Armstrong Williams, the new owner of the Baltimore Sun, has broken ranks, at least partially, with the incessantly repeated Western narrative on the Russia-Ukraine conflict. His op-ed in the Sun of March 24 (“The Good Guys and the Bad Guys in Ukraine” pokes big holes in the fakery, despite serious omissions in his account.

Williams begins by summarily reviewing the standard pabulum that has been fed to Americans and Europeans, in which white knight Joe Biden confronts the black-hearted Vladimir Putin. Williams then has the gall to assert that borders are not sacrosanct, that they have been altered innumerable times in history, largely through the use of force. He wonders aloud: if Khrushchev could transfer Crimea from Russia to Ukraine in 1954, what’s so terrible about Putin reversing that in 2014?

This is followed by an abbreviated history of the multiple invasions of foreign countries by the U.S.—from the Mexican-American war to Iraq in 2003, with the obvious note that Baghdad under Saddam posed zero threat and that no WMDs were ever found. Also cited is the repeated support by Washington for secessionist movements, from Sudan to Kosovo, and even our government’s earlier participation in the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, that radically redrew the borders of Europe, a genuine “victors’ peace.”

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