"Civilians terrorized and murdered”. That the US and Israel are by far the knock-down leaders on all counts of war crime, killing, terror and, in general, violence against human life of every kind is taboo to understand. While always accusing others of violating “the international laws and norms of the community of nations”, they repudiate and sabotages them without evident exception.
Consider the systemic violations and subversions across the spectrum. The US and Israeli governments have refused to ratify the International Criminal Court to uphold the law against war crimes and crimes against humanity, and it has publicly repudiated the Court’s right to investigate US and Israeli criminal violations including the “supreme crime” of initiating a war of aggression. While they perpetually invoke international laws to accuse others, they repudiate any life-protective law whatever in their actions. In truth, the US (and its key ally Israel) has systematically undermined virtually all international laws to protect human life – treaties and conventions against land mines, against biological weapons, against international ballistic missiles, against small arms, against torture, against racism, against arbitrary seizure and imprisonment, against military weather distortions, against biodiversity loss, against climate destabilization, and even international agreements on the rights of children and of women.
The big-lie system runs to the moral DNA of the US and Israeli states. Their record of continual war crimes and crimes against humanity by direct or proxy violation should be foremost in the minds of those observing what happens next in Ukraine. It can only continue if NATO-country public opinion does not join the dots in the ultimate failure of Western civilization.