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After Ukraine? January 24, 2023

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Thanks to the person who sent this link to an article ‘What’s next for the anti-Nato left after Ukraine?’.

One caveat about the piece – it seems to assume that those who would support Ukraine sourcing weaponry from Nato in this very particular situation would extend such support in the context of any further conflicts (which appears questionable) or indeed that support for Ukraine’s right to self-defence transfers to an ‘Atlanticism’. Surely the support is for Ukraine’s right to source weaponry, not support for Nato. But it raises some interesting questions nonetheless.

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1. tomasoflatharta - January 24, 2023

After a quick read of this article I offer this extremely short review – Fiddling while Putin’s Russia operates a genocidal war in Ukraine – John Meehan

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WorldbyStorm - January 24, 2023

It’s interesting the framing that it adopts and in that sense I think is valuable for indicating how those like the author of the article are approaching this. I still think that the caveats raised above do undermine the argument made in the piece but again that seems to be part of that framing.

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John O Brien - January 24, 2023

Your site is interesting too. Some sections of the left backing Putin is like German Social Democrats voting for imperial War credits at beginning of first world war

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WorldbyStorm - January 24, 2023

I’d tend to the view that any formations on the left who did back Putin would find that an untenable and profoundly unpopular position.

What particularly interests me about the linked article is whether it is trying by somewhat smudging the views of those of us who support Ukraine to source weaponry where it will but do not support NATO to build a narrative for when the conflict is eventually over whereby we are painted as being profoundly belligerent and as the article puts it ‘Atlanticist’. Given that’s a travesty of the position I hold I hope that’s not the case.

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2. tomasoflatharta - January 24, 2023

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