The War in Ukraine | Glenn Greenwald

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This video was produced by Glenn Greenwald and published on Rumble on February 24, 2022. We republished it today on our channel to raise more awareness about this issue – locally and internationally.

Glenn Greenwald comments on recent developments in Ukraine and the dangerous environment developing domestically regarding dissent and free speech.

ABOUT GLENN GREENWALD: Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional lawyer, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, and the author of several bestsellers, including No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (2014) and Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro’s Brazil (2021). Acclaimed as one of the 25 most influential political commentators by The Atlantic, one of America’s top 10 opinion writers by Newsweek, and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013 by Foreign Policy, Greenwald is a former constitutional and civil rights litigator. He was a columnist for The Guardian until October 2013 and a co-founder and former editor at The Intercept, which he left in 2020.

He is now an independent journalist writing at Substack. He has won numerous awards for his reporting, including the 2013 Polk Award for national security reporting, the top 2013 investigative journalism award from the Online News Association, the Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), the 2013 Pioneer Award from Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Vladimir Herzog Special Prize in 2019 for his work in the Vaza Jato series. He also received the first annual I. F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2009 and a 2010 Online Journalism Award. In 2013, Greenwald led the Guardian reporting that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service, and his work was featured in the 2014 film Citizenfour, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.

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  1. No mistake here my Dear who is the real culprit and it is not Russia. The USA / NATO are a monster that needs culling. The tragedy is as always that there will be bloodshed. I do hope in the long run something good will come out of all this mess.

  2. Thank you for your thoughts. They remind me of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Why do we allow people to create echo chambers where only one view is allowed and everything else gets either silenced, deleted or even prosecuted? In my view, silencing different opinions is a sign of weakness that shows you may not be as sure of your own point of view as you claim to be, therefore, you cannot allow anything else to be spread.

  3. in britain the bombardment of propaganda is eye watering they have truly lost all scruples they were celebrating zelensky handing out weapons to civilians to fight of the russain army im sure that is a war crime

  4. The emotional/rational human brain doesn't only play an important role during highly stressful wartime scenarios. The political elites have determined to weaponize this duality of human nature to their benefit by constantly demonizing anyone who doesn't believe in their ideology. In their attempts, they are untethered from rational empirical truth and rely on pure emotional content to sway the vulnerable parts of the population. And it has worked very well for them.

  5. Wish you would have talked more about what was happening in Ukraine back in early 1990s, when the USSR fell from power and Ukraine gained "independence", much to the delight of the USA, who saw then its golden opportunity to infiltrate western power and corrupting influences into Ukraine which was then a fledgling nation just beginning to try to figure out how to manage its own governance,industry,economy, finances,and infrastructure without it's motherly ties to Russian govt who had established the industries of Ukraine. Now they were on their own, bumbling along without much skill in governance. USA then began its project to gain control and rape Ukraine of it's TRUE independence. This happened as far back as that time of the 90s. It is important to understand the history of the corruption that was going on in Ukraine then at the hands of the USA during the 1990s, when western NGO's,financial crooks came into Ukraine in droves,and Bandera Nazis were resurrecting their WWII powers in Kiev all with the support and financial backing of the west with the intention of confronting the much- hated Slavs. This understanding is of vital importance in comprehending the hackground history of this current civil war situation between the Ukrainians in Kiev and the Ukraininans in Donbas and Lugansk now. The hatred and massacres by the Ukrainian Bandera Nazis against the Ukrainian Slavs during WWII Ukraine has not vanished, but it lay suppressed and dormant until the Coup in 2014, when the new western backed govt actively began once again to persecute and kill the Russians in Ukraine.
    As far back as the Brysinski and Kissinger days in DC this strategy of dominating Ukraine spelled out in THE GRAND CHESSBOARD, that of using Ukraine as a stepping stone in the systematic plan to surround and conquer Russia was being implemented by the west. It's a much much bigger plan than merely USA's politics of Dems vs Reps. The 1990s in Ukraine were part of the UNIPOLAR plan of the NEW WORLD ORDER, which is more about the nations of the "West" vs those of the "East." If the west would gain control of Ukraine, it was seen decades ago as the key piece in their strategic plan, which was to lock in their control of Europe, and thus to break up and control Russia, and at the same time to graduallt gain mastery over Asia. The west's plan to control Ukraine has been part of a many pronged approach – from several sides- to gain global domination, thus actualizing a long held UNIPOLAR fantasy of the west.
    This history of the present dangerous conflict would be worth looking at, to determine and examine exactly where the 'fault lines' are lying under the surface, as it were.

  6. "Falsehood in War-time, Containing an Assortment of Lies Circulated Throughout the Nations During the Great War", written by Arthur Ponsonby in 1928 gives the right announcements which can be observed today regarding Russia!
    We do not want war.
    The opposite party alone is guilty of war.
    The enemy is inherently evil and resembles the devil.
    We defend a noble cause, not our own interests.
    The enemy commits atrocities on purpose; our mishaps are involuntary.
    The enemy uses forbidden weapons.
    We suffer small losses, those of the enemy are enormous.
    Recognized artists and intellectuals back our cause.
    Our cause is sacred.
    All who doubt our propaganda are traitors.

  7. USA and it's NATO allies have provocated Russia for 30 years, this war is the consequence of it.
    USA and NATO has surrounded the Russian borders with warheads , what would the USA do, if Canada puts warheads along the US borders?
    Do you remember the Cuba Crisis of 16 Okt. 1962 ?????
    What was the US answer ???

  8. I can understand why Putin is doing what he is doing, but I don't support his actions. There must be still a better and more peaceful way. This is making Putin look bad in the West, where he comes over as a thug and a dictator. To fully protect the massive Russian /Ukraine border would have meant using a massive army which would have started to bankrupt Russia eventually, as its economy is about the size of Italys. Also, the West was fast pouring arms into the Ukrainian and so Putin was running out of time to attack the Ukraine.
    So, factor in the two expenses of paying to man the border, plus, the West pouring arms into the Ukraine, which meant that Putin had to strike quickly before there were too many of them. You could see that he was very stressed too. Some people see Putin acting like an aggressive bully without understanding the stress he was under. Back home he didn't want to look indecisive and weak. So he made the right decision but I would have prefered a gentler one. The Ukraine needs to be naturalised, and then to become independent, buffer state. We then need to trade a lot with the country so that it becomes prosperous. This would be a gift to the Ukrainian people for its neutrality. Finland did very well like this, and became a wealthy, liberal, society. As wealth pours into the county its neo-Nazis problem may begin to fade, when it's people get better educated. The Ukraine has very fertile land with very beautiful countryside, and when it becomes prosperours it would look fantastic. Like the Nordic Countries, it could become one of the happiests countries in Europe. And hopefully, some of that happiness will impart into Russia too. There is no reason why the Ukraine can't be a safe and a very wealthy country in Europe.

  9. SIX coups in FIVE African countries
    (USA Trained African armies) in the last EIGHTEEN months, right across the top of Africa… French Total drummed out of Mosambique recently…WW3 is in full swing for resources… It will be lithium wars next ( that's what happened to Evo Morales, in Bolivia, he found lithium…. ( if we think electric cars will go, let's face it America is fupped if they can't drive and fly about…they won't like that…) Water wars, as with the project X The grand Ethiopian renonnance dam…(us funded, started during Arab Spring 2011) now filling resovoir, fears of shortages down stream, Egyptian farmers…and Sudan…then war Tigray…..
    Afghanistan estimated earth minerals..++ but America got their …kicked out after 20 years….still there with Israel droning extracting.. and French kicked out of Mali….alot of unhappy imperialistic extractors….this anger, frustration, greed…explains I think, some of the recent madness in Ukrane, about hunter and uncle Joe and Russia gas…project underway for some years, and Victoria Newland.
    However…war ; bombing infrastructure back to the stone age…murder mahem…this is not a smart way to go about the serious climate problems we face….species extinction…( Especially our own!!!!…(Easter Island)) nuclear dangers}:‑) Fukushima, Chernobyl….nuke armed nations….
    Can't we recognise we must share? Stop over consuming? Being fat unhealthy sitting on our arse looking at screens, shopping,
    ….and just SKIP THE WARS bit? You know, before we nuke this planet into oblivion?…one or two people, deciding in private, sirupticiously the fate of us all? Every child? Animal? Plant tree? Just to nuke us all into oblivion?

  10. Down at Mexico, is it the Rio Grande? And rows with America about dried up river….is California on fire because nestle sucks up all the ground water.thousands of gallons per second, for nothing! Rain water underground, (in India it was Coco cola, and in Central America too) or Free, ..drying out the trees, bottles it, and sells it back to us @ 4,000% profit?

  11. There are no good wars!
    But let's be clear at the moment, by definition in the Ukraine we encounter a #proxywar!
    The biggest danger originates from Washington D.C.
    The letal war can only start in Poland, since Poland is NATO-partner and in NATO Article 5 is in force.
    I think the people are not aware what this means?
    I trust that Vladimir Putin and Xi Jiping know history. Thanks god they understand the game and strategic risks.
    Read George Freeman's Book FLASHPOINT or Google Harvard Professor Graham Allison's Book DESTINED FOR WAR
    I fear America is (as he said in his famous TED-talk) rigth on track to step into Thusydes's Trap. (If you are still not druged
    by war propagand you can find it by clicking on this Link:

  12. Scientifically proven, if you got laughing idiots around you, don't blame anyone, nor yourself nor them, just howl with the wolves. : ) Wealth and power are drugs! Just read the latest scientific findings in neurophysics (neuroplastic wiring), then it should become clear to one or the other. We are not ourselves!!! How can we solve this problem? With coercion? Didn't work in the past, but hope dies last and humanity with it.

  13. We certainly should listen to all opinions but Tulsi Gabbard is wrong no matter how many people are saying the same thing she is. It's been almost 75 years since NATO was formed and there is no evidence that Ukraine was going to be admitted. The fact that they haven't been admitted in 75 years should be sufficient eveidence that Russia had no legitimate concerns. Putin has been seizing land since the Bush administration and is using security as an excuse

  14. Ps
    Don't we just love love this guy! 💓
    Isn't Glen Greenwald just unique! One of a kind
    Thank you for taking the time to deliver this excellent balanced, objective, and well researched evidence based piece/analysis of current affairs….not "politics" but our lives! Delivering, debating facts, which are habitually hidden from us, or distorted and spun

  15. The point is Bidens poll numbers are so low he was advised to play hardball with Russia.
    Thanks Antony Blinkin ,
    Fucking war monger.
    The disgusting clinton machine has been unveiled
    Over and over.
    When will Americans wake up to right and left vitriol perpetuated by both sides to dominate insuring corporate dominance by military industrial complex.

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