What Americans Should Do if They Are Concerned About Ukraine
You have heard it on the television, you have read it in the newspaper, you have seen it on social media, and perhaps you have even heard it in church on Sunday: the people of Ukraine are suffering because of the Russian invasion. What is then usually said or implied is that the United States (meaning, the U.S. government) should do something—send aid, send supplies, send money, send weapons, or send troops.
There is no doubt that the Ukraine people are suffering, and that some of them are being maimed and killed. That is obvious. The question is what the U.S. government should do about it.
And the answer is none of the above.
Let me say first of all that the same Americans who are lamenting the fate of the Ukrainian people right now were not concerned a whit about the ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine who were shelled for the past eight years by the Ukrainian military.
And it is these same Americans who never opened their mouth to express concern about Iraqis, Afghans, and Vietnamese who were suffering, bleeding, and dying at the hands of the bombs and bullets of the U.S. military. When it is the United States that is engaging in a military operation half way around the world, then
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