A fair number of knowledgeable people warned that NATO expansion would end in disaster when it reached Russia’s doorstep, reaching back to the legendary George Kennan in 1998. From Caitlin Johnstone at caitlinjohnstone.com:
Chris Hedges introduces his latest article for Scheer Post, titled “Chronicle of a War Foretold“, with the following:
“After the fall of the Soviet Union, there was a near universal understanding among political leaders that NATO expansion would be a foolish provocation against Russia. How naive we were to think the military-industrial complex would allow such sanity to prevail.”
Imperial narrative managers have been falling all over themselves working to dismiss and discredit the abundantly evidenced idea that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was due largely to Moscow’s fear of NATO expansion and the refusal of Washington and Kyiv to solidify a policy that Ukraine would not be added to the alliance.
Take Michael McFaul, the mass media’s go-to pundit on all things Russia:
Or New Jersey Congressman Tom Malinowski:
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