The amount of war propaganda, mostly from western sources aimed at Americans, has been unprecedented over the last few months.
Media critics like Greg Greenwald and others have documented this most bizarre turn of events, where stories like the “Ghost of Kiev” were quickly debunked, yet promoted by mainstream media outlets and allowed to flourish on social media.
The propaganda in the West about this war is like nothing seen since 2001, arguably even worse. The day before invading, Putin said the goal was to ensure the independence of two regions of Eastern Ukraine from Kyiv, along with Crimea, along with Ukrainian neutrality. https://t.co/3OQr7IyWjt
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 29, 2022
Most of this propaganda went in one direction. It was meant to sell the American people on the idea that Ukraine’s rag-tag army of most walk-ons was easily handling the Russian forces. If they simply had a few more weapons, it would put them over the top and victory would be assured. Or at least, that was the narrative.
It seems now this may have all been a ploy, mostly by western sources, to sell the public on the $40 billion military aid package that was recently passed.
Curiously, right after this aid package was passed and the money began to flow, the Ukraine soldiers we were all told would fight to the death are now peacefully surrendering without incident.
It began with the much publicized battle at the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. Here, Ukraine soldiers and civilians were pinned down and surrounded by Russian forces. However, western media often showed clips of Ukraine soldiers from within the plant, looking oddly clean, claiming they will fight to the death and the last bullet.
Were any of those videos even real? Right after the money was approved, they all surrendered. The numbers right now are estimated to be at least 1700 Ukraine soldiers have surrendered, and Kiev is totally silent on the matter.
Let me be clear, I’m not shaming the Ukraine soldiers. A peaceful end is a good thing and there’s no reason to die over a proxy war between countries thousands of miles away. But my issue is instead with the western media, which clearly sold Americans on a version of the war to push the idea that Ukraine was fighting Russia. But once the money was approved, the fighting seemed to be over and Russia easily took Mariupol.
Of course, we’ll have to see. But the timing of the money and the subsequent surrender makes it seem like the American public, and Congress, just got duped.
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