The images the Times has captured of the razing of Bakhmut by Putin’s bloodthirsty imperialist forces are unforgettable:
Bakhmut is obliterated.
As fighting around the city in eastern Ukraine rages on, drone footage taken by The New York Times on Friday captured the scorched buildings, destroyed schools, and cratered parks that now define Bakhmut. What looks like an early-morning haze spreading across the shattered skyline is the acrid smoke that hung heavy after another night of relentless shelling.
The Russians are declaring victory in this battle, the war’s longest and bloodiest. The Ukrainians, making gains on the outskirts, say the death of the city is not the end of the campaign to drive the Russians from the ruins, just one more phase in a catastrophic war.
The notion of a “winner,” however, defies what is so clearly lost — the many lives and homes in the once peaceful city, known for its salt-mines and sparkling wine, largely reduced to ashes. A few remaining civilians moved anxiously trying to find a safe path as the Russians fought in the neighborhood where the people were taking shelter. It was not immediately possible to know who the people are, where they are going and how they survived.
Look at those images, and then consider that this is the outcome members of the Tucker/Greenwald Extended Brownshirt Universe are openly cheering for:
Really weird how all these "I just want peace" guys all seem so invested in Russia (the interventionist nation) winning.
Guess I, a bloodthirsty warmonger, will just never understand the Non-Interventionist Mindset. https://t.co/pibh5BLO0u— Centrism Fan Acct 🔹 (@Wilson__Valdez) May 22, 2023
We need simply to apply the geopolitics version of Murc’s Law to see that actually Biden made Putin do it anyway.