The first thing I have to say is that I am against Russia in this war which Russia started against Ukraine. I am for Ukraine and their desire to be with the West. Having said all that the next thing I am going to say is to put things in a historical perspective.
I was going to talk about fire bombing Tokyo and Dresden. I was going to mention bombing Hanoi back into the stone age but I'll use Iraq because I think it is the most recent example to prove my points.
What's going on in Ukraine reminds me of how in 2003 a leader in the West made up a bunch of bullshit about another country in order to justify invading that country. The invaders were from The United States and the country being invaded was Iraq. Looking back, and I know there are differences, but was the Iraq war of 2003 that much different from what's going on now? Both wars based on LIES. Both wars in order to increase the power of the invaders, their influence.
The Iraq war was a good example of Imperialism. What is a simple definition of imperialism? Imperialism is the state policy, practice, or advocacy of extending power and dominion, especially by direct territorial acquisition or by gaining political and economic control of other territories and peoples. That is basically what is going on in The Ukraine right now but someone else is doing it and we don't like it!
To me the biggest difference is in proximity. Where the war in Iraq was fought in an area of the world where there aren't any white people the war in Ukraine is right next to about 450 million white people. Many of those people have direct ties to people in The United States and Europe itself through ancestry etc etc. so I can understand why people in the West are more sympathetic towards Ukraine but that doesn't make it different from what went on in Iraq or Vietnam for that matter. It's just that now it's happening to people like us. We don't like that at all.
I look at all the refugees fleeing Ukraine and my heart goes out to them but my heart went out to the Iraqi refugees as well and all the other refugees that stemmed from how the United States destabilized the whole Middle East. I saw a figure of about 9 million Iraqis alone. I remember how many European countries didn't want to take in Arab refugees even though those same countries supported and took part in destabilizing that region of the world. Now however other Countries in Europe are welcoming the Ukrainian refugees with open arms.
ALL REFUGEES ARE VICTIMS REGARDLESS OF WHAT COLOR OR RELIGION THEY ARE!!!
ALL IMPERIALIST POWER GRABS ARE WRONG NO MATTER WHO DOES THEM!!!
Hopefully the world will survive the current shit show.
My wish is that we will all learn from this but I know we won't. As long as there are evil power hungry men in this world there will be more Iraq wars and Ukraine wars.
Oh yes I believe George Bush and Dick Cheney are just as evil as Vladimir Putin in their own ways. Make no mistake about that.
I'll probably get slammed for this but I truly believe everything I said because it's the truth.