Where Are The Protests Against Russia?
Let’s compare two wars in the world, and the reaction to them in the US.
Russia is conducting an unjustified war against Ukraine. Russia has killed over 10,000 civilians, many of them children, since they invaded Ukraine in February 2022. Dozens of cities and towns have been bombed. Poposna, a town with a population of 20,000 before Russia’s invasion, now has a population of 200. The town has been obliterated. Bakhmut had a population of 55,000. Currently 518 victims cling to life there. Avdiyivka, with a population in 2022 of 32,000, now has only 1,753. Where are the protests against Russia?
“Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the Russian military and authorities have committed many deliberate attacks against civilian targets, massacres of civilians, torture and rape of women and children, torture and mutilation of Ukrainian prisoners of war, and indiscriminate attacks in densely populated areas.” (Wikipedia). Where are the protests about this?
Where is the outrage here in the United States, where are the demonstrations, where are the calls for a ceasefire in Russia’s war against Ukraine? How can Greensboro City Council consider a resolution about Palestine, and not one about Ukraine? I do not understand why the support for Ukraine against Russia pales in comparison to the backing for Palestine against Israel. Hamas and Russia are both guilty of war crimes in my opinion, but one goes virtually unnoticed now, and the other captures headlines every day. Why?