The Colonel Blimps and Corporal Blimps, the types of war - loving jingoists who read The Daily Telegraph and Daily Express are still greedily lapping up 'news' stories parroting the official line that Ukraine is winning America's proxy war with Russia who for the past year and a half has been fought on its territory. That is the long way from the truth: while the Armed Forces of Ukraine appear to be holding the line at the borders of Russian speaking provinces in eastern Ukraine nobody in mainstream media is talking about the price Ukraine has paid, economically, socially and in human lives for resisting reality this long.
But with the Ukraine is winning' narrative looking increasingly unsustainable, the official line seems to be changing. We are now being told the west must continue to support Ukraine's war effort because our freedom is at stake. This is bollocks of course.
A story in The Daily Express informs us the conflict, now 18 months old, 'is the burning edge of freedom. It is an existential struggle for democratic values and the principles of a free society: that sovereign democratic states have inviolable borders, under the rule of international law and the common principles of dignity and humanity. Thus the struggle is much closer to home than we think: a few hours away by air from London.'
The UK may be the leading European nation in supporting the war, having giving more than £ 9 billion in humanitarian and military assistance so far, but for what? Not only is a Ukrainian victory impossible without direct, boots on the ground, intervention by US / NATO forces (and by no means certain even if that happened.)
But this war should be nothing to do with us, prior to the 2014 coup, engineered by the CIA, The Pentagon and NATO Ukraine was run by a corrupt but democratically elected government in collaboration with the oligarchs who controlled the organised crime networks and largely sympathetic to Moscow. We didn't want to know Ukraine before this, nor did we after the colour revolution had installed as the government in Kiev a corrupt, undemocratically imposed, neo - Nazi government which rules in collaboration with the organised crime oligarchs, the in fact we insulted the place, calling it a failed state and a third world nation.
But we did a U turn when the puppeteers who control Joe Biden, after eight years trying, successfully provoked Russia into action in defence of Russian speaking minorities against which the Kiev regime was waging a campaign of genocide.
The UK needs to find the to say no more., we're done.
We have run our country down for Ukraine, people in UK and western Europe are going to freeze this winter for Ukraine, Germany's economy has collapsed because of its support for Ukraine, the EU is being ripped apart for Ukraine (which is no bad thing,) yet still the 'Ukraine is winning but needs more support' narrative is being pushed by mainstream media in the west.
The logic behind such thinking is: 'if Ukraine hasn't tet lost, it must be winning.'
But if our leaders in the west do not back off that line, the war will have to go on forever, because like a compulsive gambler, the US / NATO alliance seems to believe that as long as they can stay in the game the next throw of the dice might the the one that tips the balance.