Behind the Binoculars
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If you want to get close to understanding fascist Russia’s genocidal war in Ukraine without actually being here, you should stop reading The New York Times, which almost always gets the story wrong.
The last thing you want to screw up if you’re a war correspondent is the story you just wrote. Just ask CJ and Noah, who never retracted their rebellion bullshit when the war started.
Eight years later, another ex-marine from the same newspaper writes Ukrainian soldiers can’t figure out how to operate an over-priced French thermal range finder.
Yana Dlugy plugs the story from Paris:
Ukraine also faces another problem with its newfound Western arms shipments: Many of the donated weapons are much more sophisticated than what the Ukrainians are used to.
Actually, the converse is true: Most Ukrainians are much more sophisticated than foreign journalists who write about donated weapons, especially those made by the French. The odds Sgt. Psyanka won’t quickly figure out how to use his $15,000 toy are close to zero (0).
The only rebellion in eastern Ukraine in early 2014 was in the heads of clueless foreign journalists covering the mess.