The Ukrainian people remind us of Americans in WWII, fighting with fierce patriotism. They have wanted to join NATO since 2014, but it got hung up in the red tape mess. So, the world just stood aside and let Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s people “murder, rape, and pillage” Ukrainians. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) took America to task.
The Illinois representative has a way of diving right into the meat of the matter. He asked whether “Never Again” was just words? Are they present now, or “is that an American past?” He tweeted:
‘The murder, rape, and pillaging of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people put out for display, leads us to a question: do we REALLY believe in the whole “Never Again” thing, or are they words? Would we really be able to take a stand like we did in 1941, or is that an America past?’
Kinzinger knows what he is talking about. He is still in the Air National Guard, but according to the Congressional Military Caucus page, he:
‘[S]witched to flying the RC-26 surveillance aircraft and was stationed in Iraq twice. Kinzinger has served in the Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command, and Air National Guard and was progressively promoted to his current rank of Major.’
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released these numbers, and the UN confirmed the number of citizen deaths, but they are wrong,” according to Canada’s CBC:
‘ OHCHR has confirmed that 1,232 Ukrainian civilians have been killed and 1,935 have been injured. Of the civilians killed, the UN said it has confirmed that 250 were men, 176 were women, 18 were girls and 36 were boys.’
Those are the best available statistics on civilian deaths. However, the OHCHR thinks the real numbers are way higher. The reasons were that war is still ongoing, some locations are still under fire, and so on:
‘OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration.’
Putin committed war crimes and America lifted up her petticoats so that they would not get drenched in blood, fearful that he might use the nuclear bomb. To answer Kinzinger’s question, we can look at the facts. Bodies line the streets of Ukraine, because the traditional bombing was too intense to remove them.
If we were in Ukraine’s place, would any of us fight as vigorously for our freedom? Actually, we are in Ukraine’s place, losing our freedom. But there are no dropping bombs, just a quiet slow coup in conservative states’ government as they dismantle people’s right to vote. In comparison, we have done little to nothing. Hopefully, America will wake up before it is too late.
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