Ukraine Proxy War: A Propaganda Win For Interventionists

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Neocon erotica publication The Atlantic has a new article out titled ‘The Rise of the Liberal Hawks’ which is infuriating as much for its sycophantic empire apologia as it is for the fact that much it is entirely correct. ‘Progressives typically see war as inherently murderous and dehumanizing — sapping progress, curtailing free expression, and channeling resources into the ‘military-industrial complex,’’ sneers the article’s author, Dominic Tierney. ‘The left led the opposition to the Vietnam War and the Iraq War and condemned American war crimes from the My Lai massacre to Abu Ghraib. Historically, progressive critics have charged the military with a litany of sins, including discrimination against LGBTQ soldiers and a reliance on recruiting in poor communities. Then came Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. No foreign conflict since the Spanish Civil War has so captured the imagination of the left.'” (09/06/22)