SonicDimension wrote:Americans were not trying to overthrow a democratically-elected government. Americans were not intentionally using a siege strategy, in which the objective is to terrorize and kill civilians to force capitulation. Americans were not spreading horrendous propaganda about how the Iraqi nation and Iraqi people have no right to exist. I agree that the Iraq war was a shameful mistake in US foreign policy, but I don’t think that it’s fair to compare that war to the Russia-Ukraine war. And I also don’t think that it is fair to compare the current US government to the Russian government.
Do you want to go over all the times the United States has overthrown democratically elected governments, and funded violent military coups to overthrow states that threatened their interests? Typically when it was a country that put the health and safety of their people over corporate profits?Here's a list to start you off.
Do you really think it's "not fair" to compare the invasion of a country motivated by imperialism that killed over 70,000 civilians in the name of oil to what's happening right now?
The Iraq War wasn't a "mistake" in American policy, it was par for the course. We have more military bases across other countries than any other nation on Earth. Our wealth as a nation has been built off the invasion and exploitation of other people.
Okay, so what do you suggest? What is the alternative?
Direct aid to the working people of Ukraine and Russia, to help them fight off, in the first case, their invaders, and in the second case, their horrible authoritarian government.
Sympathetic working class people across the world helping their Russian counterparts is now impossible thanks to the sanctions.