In his great indictment against war, poet Wilfred Owen ironically penned before his death on the front in World War One, “dulce et decorum est,” – it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country.
Image: screenshot of blood-curdling video from Ukrainian army propagandist and US ‘journalist’ Sarah Ashton-Cirillo.
It wasn’t Russia that expanded to the borders of NATO but NATO that expanded to the borders of Russia.
Join No 2 Nato – No 2 War in London this Sunday at 1pm. We’ll be outside Downing Street – see you there.
The Ukrainian counter-offensive cannot be said to have failed, simply to have been unspectacular against Russian defensive operations.
The Ukrainian counter-offensive shifts as news every few hours. What we might write now could be reversed by tomorrow. What we do know is that it is hard fought on both sides.
British anti-war campaigners have welcomed a rail union leader’s condemnation of the “obscenity” of arming Ukraine to commit “war crimes.”
Ukrainian Spectator journalist Svitlana Morenets writes that the Russian Federation could be ‘devoured’ by its constituent republics and regions if only ‘oppression’ would allow them to rise up in a wave of separatist independence movements.
As ever and always, capitalist imperialist war is about property and profits.
The conflict in Ukraine is the latest step in America’s downward spiral.