Lies about atrocities in the Eastern Ukraine

It shouldn't come as a surprise to those ho look at military history, but the conflict in the Eastern Ukraine yet again repeated the pattern of propaganda exaggerations and lies about the evil! other side's alleged atrocities.

 Amnesty International

The persisting problem is that naive people fall for propaganda and then accuse the seasoned, actually not naive sceptics of naiveté, of being FSB operatives et cetera. This helps the war mongers who want (others, and particularly not their own sons) to enter the meatgrinder out of an irrational love for war.

Maybe one should compile a list of  lies and exaggerations and the next time someone pushes for us or others going to war because of allegations of atrocities the non-stupid persons in the room simply shout the warmonger down with a seemingly never-ending list of examples for how his ilk were proved to be worthless and harmful fools.


1 comment:

  1. One sees similar instances in South Ossetia in 2008: isolated atrocities but no evidence of widescale perpetration. There was no international follow-up there, perhaps because an airliner was not downed over Ossetia. The Russian politico-military strategic mindset is still somewhat informed by the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) and given the inherently genocidal nature of that campaign, the Russians seem more inclined to play the mass graves card than other nations.