Is it Possible to Actually Know What Has Been and is Going on in Ukraine?

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Everything You Have to Know in Detail

By Boyd D. Cathey | 2 April 2022

THE UNZ REVIEW — Over the past three months I’ve authored six articles about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine: that’s six out of eleven installments that have showed up at MY CORNER and then published in such venues as and THE UNZ REVIEW.

That may seem excessive—and I acknowledge that. But the issue is, I would suggest, one of staggering significance to the United States and, indeed, to the future of the world.

As you might imagine, I have some friends who disagree with what I’ve written and have taken me to task for my views and assertions. There has even been a suggestion calling into question my use of sources and how I evaluate information and news which comes across my desk top computer. While I freely admit that I have a longstanding predisposition to distrust the standard American sources on the conflict in that part of Europe—and that my reading about and study of post-Communist Russia over the past twenty years inclines me to be more open to the Russian position in this crisis—at the same time I am very conscious that the first thing to suffer and disappear during war time is truth. And that both sides in this gruesome conflict employ propaganda and whatever media sources available to them.

Obviously, the Western media, that is, the major American news organs (Fox, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, The Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, etc.) and their equivalents in Europe are unanimously and zealously pro-Ukrainian. And there are some very important reasons for that, including the fact that nearly the entirety of that media reflects a globalist and neoconservative perspective on the conflict. […]

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