Most people in Germany and France blame the United States and/or NATO for the war in Ukraine, according to a poll conducted not by a pro-Russian group but rather by anti-Putin activists.
I wonder many people are aware that at one time Putin applied to join the West, and Western belligerence and stupidity has forced him to take the stands he has. He has stood up to the marauding empire . Too many NATO vassal states are totally unaware the cost of the high cost of colonization as the Empire cannibalizes their countries. They need a waking moment but it appears the dye is cast.
The road to redemption for the West gets longer everyday until time as we repudiate war and start behaving like responsible adults. We have become our very own self-inflicting weapons of destruction and distraction. A pathetic sight to behold.
Thanks Ben. You are doing great work.
Reminds me of the June 2022 Wall Street Journal poll of Ukrainians that found nearly 60% said the US bore responsibility for the war and 55% said NATO did (more than 80% said Russia did). The survey excluded responses from Donbas and Crimea but included occupied Kherson and Kharkiv.
Relevant question on page 9:
Chomsky has a lot of good points on this
This survey needs to be based on a far larger sampling of the population. Very difficult to believe that the BS Radar of 40% of the French is THAT faulty. Especially since, from the Odessa Massacre and Maicon Coup to Putin’s Military Response, European News ran far more stories of emboldened UkraineNazis, than the U.S..