Opinion | Ukrainians are fighting for our freedom, too. They deserve our thanks.

11/25/2022 6:46:00 AM

The Ukrainians are reminding us how precious freedom is. For that I’m grateful.

Opinion by Max Boot: This year, I am grateful, above all, to the brave people of Ukraine for all their sacrifices and successes in the battle for freedom.

The Ukrainians are reminding us how precious freedom is. For that I’m grateful.

in its 2022 “Freedom in the World” survey: “A total of 60 countries suffered declines over the past year, while only 25 improved. As of today, some 38 percent of the global population live in Not Free countries, the highest proportion since 1997. Only about 20 percent now live in Free countries.”

Those are depressing statistics. They show not only how effective tyrants can be in consolidating power but also how indifferent so many people can be to the loss of freedom. Many people value economic well-being over the freedom to speak their own minds and choose their own leaders. Even those of us who have kept faith in democracy have to admit it’s a highly imperfect instrument: Our political system produced, after all, the invasion of Iraq, the Great Recession and the Trump presidency. Other democracies, from Brazil to the Philippines, have fared worse. Little wonder that so many people are so indifferent to the loss of freedom.

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While I'm sure this flies in the militaristic hotbed that is DC, I always take this 'fighting for my freedom' thing with a grain of jingoistic salt. Lier, Ukranier are Nazisten Liar...sad for the grassroots people...many who are long gone...but Russia is just annihilating the Deep State Cabal who took over Ukraone with US assistance in 2014.

The Ukrainians are NOT fighting for our freedom. They are defending their land. Backed by tens of billions of of US tax payer dollars. This is money laundrying. Period. The US is profiteering off this war. And it's cruel!! And to Burisma, without whom’s generosity we may never have ended up on the doorstep of WW3. Best ROI on a bribe in human history. MaxBoot

They fighting for more of our money too ya mean. Billions ain't enough. Follow The Yellow Brick Road WaPo and stay outta them dam poppy fields And if you want to know more about the country and why Zelensky needs to ban opposition and news channels and to raid churches and ban use of Russian language and literature:

UA officials are and have been saying that RU language should be eliminated. 11 Opposition parties are banned, all news channels but one. Churches are getting searched and traitors/collaborators such as clergy and teachers are getting fifteen years in prison or worse. Freedom? THE US AUTHORITIES STAGED THIS WAR, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER WARS OVER THE PAST YEARS. THE US AUTHORITIES ARE CRIMINALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF MILLIONS OF CIVILIANS AROUND THE WORLD.

Pope links plight of Ukrainians today to Stalin's 'genocide'VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday linked the suffering of Ukrainians now to the 1930s “genocide artificially caused by Stalin,' when the Soviet leader was blamed for creating a man-made famine in the country believed to have killed more than 3 million people. There was a Stalinist genocide though - why the quotation marks? Did he REALLY say this? Who vetted this story? Oh its ok to talk about this now? Gr8, will the corporation be recognizing The Turkish Genocide of Armenians too? Or thats still taboo? Look out!!the book of Enoch! Ahhhh😆😆😆

The war in Ukraine has nothing to do with our freedom. He’s grateful for war? Well done MaxBoot , your descent into cultural irrelevance and shame continues at a nosedive Russia Putin UkraineWar It's been proven that supposed Russian military might is based mainly on the heartless, massive sacrifice of teenage soldiers unseen in less primitive countries where 'depraved indifference' is a punishable crime! In Russia it's state policy!

Kasparov63 Be thankful you are over here in the greatest country in the world and not over there. Mtamalizwa na Putin,swara ninyi🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺 Yes, Max is an old Cold War warrior, not that both the Russians and Ukrainians are impressive that's a Nazi White supremest tattoo on his hand. Thankful brave? For the mess they made out of the world economy? This isn't the 'Bad News Bears' these are Azov Nazi's from around the globe.

Victory is closer for the Ukrainians who doesn't love the Ukraine Nazis ... Islamist Iran telles the trouth The other ley It is not fake.Everyove can verify it by googleale search In Sep 05,2022: Iranian Diplomat Abolfazl Zohrevand said: 'Zionists Plan To Flee To Ukraine And Settle There;This Is Zelensky's Mission' Source:IRIB Ofogh TV(Iran)

Pope links plight of Ukrainians today to Stalin's 'genocide'Pope Francis on Wednesday linked the suffering of Ukrainians now to the 1930s “genocide artificially caused by Stalin,' when the Soviet leader was blamed for creating a man-made famine in the country believed to have killed more than 3 million people. Francis’ linking of the plight of Ukrainian civilians today to those killed by starvation 90 years ago, and his willingness to call it a “genocide” and squarely blame Josef Stalin, marked a sharp escalation in papal rhetoric against Russia. In comments at the end of his weekly Wednesday general audience, Francis renewed calls for prayers for the “terrible suffering for the dear and martyred Ukrainian people.”

Kasparov63 Kasparov63 So impressed with Ukraine. Singlehandedly degrading Russia’s military on the world’s behalf while assuming all the risk. Feel like we should be doing even more. They’re fighting for our freedom just like our soldiers occupied Iraq to keep us safe from terrorism. In other words, all lies meant to keep the MIC profitable.

- Ukraine is NOT fighting for our freedom - Ukraine is NOT a democracy - Ukraine is run by Nazi Oligarch thugs being propped up by the EU - Ukraine is part of the giant FTX money laundering scandal that the US media refuses to expose - Ukraine in the modern version of Vietnam Hoax Freedom is contagious. 🇺🇸

No, you are fighting for your villa at the Miami beach. Amazon founder & CIA contractor Jeff Bezos bought for $250 million, a sum representing less than half the value of his CIA contract alone ($600M) and about 1/800th of his current wealth (~$200B). The Washington Post is a plutocrat's toy train set. Ignore it.

The year of millions of mistakes Max Boot is what happens to 'journalism' after the state kidnaps and prosecutes Julian Assange. FreeSpeech FreeAssange

Most Ukrainians left without power after new Russian strikesA punishing new barrage of Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure has caused power outages across large parts of the country as well as neighboring Moldova, piling more damage onto Ukraine&82…

In 1990 when Gorbachev returned occupied East Germany for the purpose of that nation's reunification he was promised that NATO would not expand 'one inch' to the east. That was 16 new NATO states and 1500 miles ago. AbolishNATO Zelensky's top funder was Ihor Kolomoyskyi, the same Israeli billionaire who funded the 🇺🇦 Nazi Azov units. (Ref: Pandora Papers) AbolishNATO fascism

This sounds like Mr. Boot's 'Homage to Ukraine'. However, Mr. Boot, I am certain, knows that apart from Germany, Italy, Communist Russia, and foreign volunteers, most of the world's governments of the time did their level best not to involve themselves in the Spanish Civil War. Nothing to do with the post as I didn't read it, but Max Boot is a pecker.

Define freedom Maximum Bootlicker Im thankful for all US veterans, especially the ones who defeated the Nazis. No. That's not how this works. Lol And we keep reminding the world that the Palestinians too are fighting for freedom but the Washington post's bosses don't like them.

More missiles hit as Ukrainians brace for 'worst winter' since Second World WarKYIV, Ukraine — Another barrage of Russian missile strikes hit Ukraine Wednesday, dealing a setback to the country’s struggle to restore its power network as…

Shameless virtue-signally Every death, Ukrainian or Russian, brings him joy Elon is suspending anti-fascist voices such as chadloder, who was working on a BIG Twitter data breach story‼️ FreeChadLoder BlockElon

Most Ukrainians left without power after new Russian strikesA punishing new barrage of Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure on Wednesday caused power outages across large parts of the country as well as neighboring Moldova.

Most Ukrainians left without power after new Russian strikesRussia unleashed a new missile onslaught on Ukraine’s battered energy grid Wednesday, robbing cities of power and some of water and public transport, too, compounding the hardship of winter for millions. Well, I see that the western powers have supplied Ukraine with promised air defense systems. Thats war. Thank the leader. I'm sure his needs are met and then some. Russia all spent thousands of dollars on a missile to kill a baby Zelensky said the baby was targeted in the maternity ward. Who was that baby was it next in line to lead Ukraine?

reported in its 2022 “Freedom in the World” survey: “A total of 60 countries suffered declines over the past year, while only 25 improved.German bishops assure Vatican but vow to proceed with reform Academic opinion remains divided about whether the famine constitutes a “genocide,” with the main question being whether Stalin intentionally wanted to kill Ukrainians as an attempt to quash an independence movement against the Soviet Union, or whether the famine was primarily the result of official incompetence along with natural conditions.Pope Francis Religious leader VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday linked the suffering of Ukrainians now to the 1930s “genocide artificially caused by Stalin," when the Soviet leader was blamed for creating a man-made famine in the country believed to have killed more than 3 million people.November 23, 2022 at 11:19 a.

As of today, some 38 percent of the global population live in Not Free countries, the highest proportion since 1997. Only about 20 percent now live in Free countries. The Vatican, in its 2004 Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, lists Ukrainians along with Armenians and Jews as victims of 20th century genocides and said “Attempts to eliminate entire national, ethnic, religious or linguistic groups are crimes against God and humanity itself, and those responsible for such crimes must answer for them before justice.” Those are depressing statistics. In comments at the end of his weekly Wednesday general audience, Francis renewed calls for prayers for the “terrible suffering for the dear and martyred Ukrainian people. They show not only how effective tyrants can be in consolidating power but also how indifferent so many people can be to the loss of freedom. But he has generally declined to assign blame or even name Russia or President Vladimir Putin, and has repeated the Kremlin’s complaints that NATO was “barking at its door” in its eastern expansion. Many people value economic well-being over the freedom to speak their own minds and choose their own leaders. Multiple regions reported attacks in quick succession and Ukraine’s Energy Ministry said that “the vast majority of electricity consumers were cut off.

Even those of us who have kept faith in democracy have to admit it’s a highly imperfect instrument: Our political system produced, after all, the invasion of Iraq, the Great Recession and the Trump presidency. The Holy See is also eager to maintain relations with the Russian Orthodox Church, which has strongly backed the Kremlin in the war. “Let us pray for the victims of this genocide and let us pray for so many Ukrainians — children, women, elderly, babies — who today are suffering the martyrdom of aggression. Other democracies, from Brazil to the Philippines, have fared worse. Little wonder that so many people are so indifferent to the loss of freedom. Some other countries, such as Argentina, Chile and Spain, have condemned it as “an act of extermination. Advertisement Not the Ukrainians. The Vatican, in its 2004 Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, lists Ukrainians along with Armenians and Jews as victims of 20th century genocides and said “Attempts to eliminate entire national, ethnic, religious or linguistic groups are crimes against God and humanity itself, and those responsible for such crimes must answer for them before justice. Twice in the recent past — in the 2004-2005 Orange Revolution and the 2013-2014 Maidan Uprising — they took to the streets to show their refusal to allow their country to be dragged back into the Kremlin’s odious orbit. Peter’s Basilica, he publicly declared the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians a genocide. “Murder of civilians, ruining of civilian infrastructure are acts of terror.

After pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in 2014, his patron, Vladimir Putin, retaliated by seizing Crimea and launching a proxy war in Donbas. On Feb. AP NEWS. The Vatican has a tradition of not calling out aggressors, believing that behind-the-scenes diplomacy is more effective than public denunciation. 24, 2022 — a date that deserves to live in infamy — Putin expanded his invasion of Ukraine in the expectation that Kyiv would fall within days. What Russia has gained and lost so far in Ukraine, visualized How wrong he was. The Russian president had not counted on the transformation of the Ukrainian military wrought with the help of Western advisers and weapons. Some other countries, such as Argentina, Chile and Spain, have condemned it as “an act of extermination.m.

Even more importantly, he had not counted on the willingness of Ukrainians to fight for their freedom rather than submit to the Russian yoke. Follow .