US Mass Media UN General Assembly Coverage: Yugoslavia 1999-Ukraine 2022
As expected, US mass media gave plenty of uncritical coverage to what Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelensky said at the UN General Assembly. There will be further Russia-Ukraine UN discussion on Wednesday, September 20.
On a comparative historical note, the Clinton administration-led NATO bombing campaign against Yugoslavia lasted 78 days on account of Yugoslavia (then consisting of Serbia and Montenegro) not having a sugar daddy.
As per Russian, Turkish, Israeli and some other sources, there’s good reason to believe that were it not for neocon-neolib mischief making (notably by Boris Johnson) against the March 2022 Russia-Kiev regime talks in Istanbul, Russia’s Special Military Operation could’ve ended within two months of its start.
Better yet, had the Kiev regime and its Western backers honored the UN-approved Minsk Accords (giving Donbass autonomy) within Ukraine, there wouldn’t have been a Special Military Operation.
Going back further, the coup against Ukraine’s democratically elected president (in violation of an internationally brokered power sharing arrangement), led to an anti-Russian Kiev regime, prompting Crimea’s reunification with Russia and rebellion in Donbass.
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged that for several years prior to 2022, a war-like situation was evident on the territory of the former Ukrainian SSR, with his organization arming and training Kiev regime forces.
Ukraine’s Communist-drawn boundary brought together people with different historical, cultural, linguistic and geopolitical preferences. Disrespecting the pro-Russian community on that land with discriminatory and sometimes violent manner played a prominent role in Russia’s Special Military Operation, along with the collective Western political establishment having overly selective ethical blinders.
Michael Averko is a New York based independent foreign policy analyst and media critic.