Debunking so-called ‘stop the war’ coalition’s ‘5 facts’

Ukraine has the potential for mass conflict. It is vital to challenge the misinformation that is out there, not least from Stop The War Coalition.


This is a brief response I wrote to debunk the ‘5 facts‘ article the so-called ‘stop the war’ coalition posted at the end of August 2014. Although it barely dignifies a response, I feel duty-bound.

For the record, I opposed the 2003 Iraq invasion and supported the work Stop the War Coalition did then, but if Putin succeeds, with the help of poorly informed UK citizens susceptible to Russia’s propaganda machine, we’ll end up with war that makes Iraq 2003 look like a playground fight.

Point 1: Countries joined NATO of their own accord. Why were countries like Poland & the Baltics so keen to join? Because they understand Russia much better than you do.

Point 2:How can an organisation that purports to be left wing prop up Russian ethno-nationalist arguments? People in Ukraine are from a variety of backgrounds but want to be Ukrainian-ethnicity is not the…

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