West first started its collective diplomatic punishment of Russia over “Mr.
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine,” I’m having trouble finding any evidence that
any such “invasion” ever happened. Nor—speaking of Putin’s “muscular
revanchism”—can I find any evidence that Russia “seized Crimea” over
the objections of its people, or of his “repression” of them since (a term
the New York Times et al. apply routinely to Crimea). Since both stories
would, of course, be major news, I’m wondering why there seems to be
no journalistic trace of that “invasion,” or any news about, and/or domestic
protests of, the ongoing “repression” in Crimea.
recall, I’ve looked, and looked, yet finally found no evidence that Putin
“meddled” in the last US election (by fiddling with the voting and/or
vote-count and/or voter rolls, and/or by hacking the DNC emails, and/or
John Podesta’s, and/or by releasing an effective flood of anti-Hillary
pre-election propaganda, and/or whatever else). And lately I’ve been just
as vigilant in search of any evidence that Putin was behind the poisoning
of Sergei Skripal and his daughter (who, although at first reportedly near
death, is now reported to be making a miraculous recovery). Of course,
this does not mean that no such evidence exists, but only that I’ve looked,
and haven’t found it.
those who’ve ordered them, and so, as in both cases here, we notice
them (are are persuaded that they happened) only after they (allegedly)
take place. That surely cannot be the case with the invasion, or the seizure,
of one country by another, larger country—huge, brutal moves that simply
can’t be hidden, even in the dark, especially with US surveillance satellites
throughout the skies above.
of the latter, that I’ve somehow overlooked. I mean, I’m only human,
and with limited resources; so the failure here is probably my own—and
I’d much rather think that I have simply missed all signs of those two “brazen” Russian wrongs than that our government just made the whole thing up, in covert partnership with “our free press.”
findings with me.