It’s Not Okay For Grown Adults To Say The Ukraine Invasion Was “Unprovoked”

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“On a recent interview with the Useful Idiots podcast, Noam Chomsky repeated his argument that the only reason we hear the word ‘unprovoked’ every time anyone mentions Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the mainstream news media is because it absolutely was provoked, and they know it. ‘Right now if you’re a respectable writer and you want to write in the main journals, you talk about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you have to call it ‘the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Chomsky said. ‘It’s a very interesting phrase; it was never used before. You look back, you look at Iraq, which was totally unprovoked, nobody ever called it ‘the unprovoked invasion of Iraq.’ In fact I don’t know if the term was ever used — if it was it was very marginal. Now you look it up on Google, and hundreds of thousands of hits.” (09/07/22)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2022/09/07/its-not-okay-for-grown-adults-to-say-the-ukraine-invasion-was-unprovoked/