Tax Putin, But No U.S. Overreach

I want to comment on an interesting piece in CounterPunch from long-time peacenik and foreign policy maven Richard Falk. I trust Falk on the reality of Ukrainian oppression of its Russian-speaking minority. But it is this minority in the East that seems to be the chief victim of the Russian invasion, as the destruction of their cities proceeds apace, so how is that relevant? It should be clear that their well-being is not a factor in Putin's considerations, except as a transparent political pretext for his aggression -- the same sort of nonsense peddled by every imperialist aggressive power throughout history, including the U.S.A.

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