The free press in the West (11)

Headline in Daily Mail:

Putin issues veiled threat to the West as he reveals Russia will gain an extra 40 intercontinental missiles capable of piercing any defences in latest attempt to re-ignite Cold War arms race [1]

This is more than ridiculous. Starting a new arms race (which incidentally has been going on already for some time) is hardly in Russia’s interests.

The article trots out the now customary narrative on Ukraine and Russia:

Russia-West relations have plunged to their lowest point since Cold War times over Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and support for a pro-Russia separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

The U.S. and the EU have slapped Russia with economic sanctions, and Washington and its NATO allies have pondered an array of measures in response to Russia’s moves.

“Russia’s moves”. Everything started with Russia. NATO is just responding. The unconstitutional coup in Ukraine, Western support for the coup, the disenfranchisement of 25% of its population who live in the East, the Russian case for re-integrating Crimea, luke-warm support from the US and UK for the only viable peace plan, extraordinary levels of NATO

Author: justinwyllie

EFL Teacher and Photographer