Russia-Ukraine comes down to whether you’re a western chauvinist or not.— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) February 24, 2022
Chauvinists presume that US can expand a hostile NATO to RU’s border; back a 2014 coup; flood Ukraine w/ weapons & use its people as cannon fodder; & choose Ukraine’s far-right over Minsk peace accords.
Just listen to senior US official Victoria Nuland & then-US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, choosing the new Ukrainian govt in 2014. This call was followed by a coup, & billions of dollars in US weapons since. How would US respond if Russia did this in Canada? pic.twitter.com/0fTraRMEvl— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) February 24, 2022
This isn’t a bolt out of the blue.
Everyone from George Kennan to John Mearsheimer has warned against going down this road and provoking a devastating Russian response.