The West’s recent approval of more military assistance for Kiev risks nuclear nightmare, fails Ukrainian expectations and rebukes the World War II history enshrined in a prominent Soviet war memorial in Berlin.
Tag: World War II
SCOTT RITTER: Turkey Rains on NATO’s Parade
In opposing the application of Finland and Sweden, Erdogan has disrupted the military alliance’s effort to further provoke Russia with even more expansion.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: For Washington, War Never Ends
The formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the rearmament of Germany confirmed that for the United States, the war in Europe was not entirely over. It still isn’t.
Chris Hedges: The Greatest Evil
Russia was baited into war but that does not absolve its criminal act of aggression.
Text of Putin’s Announcement of Military Action
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday morning announced the start of military action in Ukraine. For information purposes only, we publish here the text of his address.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Mystery of the Nagasaki Bomb
On Aug. 9, 1945, as Japan’s high command met on surrender plans, the U.S. dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki killing 74,000 people instantly, a decision that’s never been adequately explained, writes John LaForge.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Very Un-Christian Nagasaki Bomb
An all-Christian American crew used the steeple of Japan’s most prominent Christian church as the target for an act of unspeakable barbarism, writes Gary G. Kohls.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Darkness of August 9
During WWII, Aug. 9 saw barbarities inflicted on innocents, from gassing a Jewish Carmelite nun to beheading a German Christian war protester to the incineration of Japan’s most Christian city, Gary Kohls writes.
RAY McGOVERN: Once We Were Allies; Then Came MICIMATT
As the 75th anniversary of World War II’s end is marked on Friday, few Americans know the Soviet Union’s major role in that victory, making them vulnerable to today’s anti-Russian messaging.
The Problem of International Law
Modern institutions that hold back the rise of barbarism are being weakened, writes Lawrence Davidson.