Russia’s “special military operation” – aka scorched-earth-murders-and-mayhem genocide underway in Ukraine since February – shows no signs of abating. Aside from the torture and killings as well as the displacement of millions of refugees, how is this allowed to happen?
Obviously, all Western countries (i.e. except Russia’s allies) despise what Russia is doing. Yet aside from offering Ukraine weapons, there are no Western troops on the ground, and, much to Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chagrin, there’s been no order of a no-fly zone above Ukrainians’ heads.
As unconscionable as this situation is, at least some help is being given, aside from weaponry: “comfort” supplies to the citizens, and expedited acceptance of Ukrainian immigrants in European and North American countries.
I am totally in favour of such assistance, and wish we could do more. Of course the deterrent to the kind of help President Zelenskyy is asking for, is the fear of nuclear weapons – both “theirs” and “ours.” We’re not ready to speed up the end of the world.
Meanwhile… have we forgotten Afghanistan? The images we saw all over the news, before the carnage in Ukraine began? The starving babies and mothers, the devastated girls barred from school? The Taliban’s murders of Afghans who had aided the “enemy,” i.e., us – Canadian and American soldiers? Where are the planes helping desperate Afghans to emigrate? Can we not at the very least save those who worked for Western troops, and therefore face certain capture and murder by Taliban thugs?
Surely the suffering of one people does not eclipse that of the other. Let us not forget.
So… what do you think?