Olympic Aftermath: Does The World Hold Some Responsibility For The Bloodshed In Ukraine?

Russia can’t seem to stay out of the headlines lately. From it homophobic laws,to its Olympic mishaps, to its invasion of a sovereign nation, Russia is trying to rehang the iron curtain like never before. While many condemn the country’s current actions, they were singing a different tune a few weeks ago during the Olympics. Now they are calling out for Russia to stop its invasion of Ukraine, but did they have something to do with the invasion? It may sound like an outlandish question,  but let me to hatch out a point.

After all, that Olympic boycott that was supposed to get Russia to shape up on its bigoted laws never happened, and many American media outlets touted Russia’s greatness during the games.  Therefore, Putin and other Russians saw it as an example of how they could do whatever they want without repercussions. Now,  as Russia invades part of the Ukraine, raising its flag at airports and government buildings, they still are in the same mind set that they were during the Olympics, that of being a country which behaves in the most indignant and heinous manners and faces no consequences.

The one and only way to remedy the situation, I believe is to put our foot down as loudly as we can. If this means sanctions, so be it. If it means war, then bring it on. After all, having the Baltic region unsteady is not good for anyone, including U.S. national security. This is due to the fact that situations like that breed extremists, and the last thing we need is another Middle East on our hands. So, as we go forward, I say that Putin and the citizens who support his actions in his miserable country need to shape up, or else we’ll show up on his door step ready to fight his agenda of tyranny and oppression.

May God Bless America,

The Generation X Conservative

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