Double, double, toil and trouble… the cauldron of Kiev

An excellent new summary and analysis of the last 12 months in Ukraine.

Bryan Hemming

Ashton, Nuland, Lagarde 3 Photo caricatures by Bryan Hemming using Photoshop

Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Trying to figure out what’s really happening in Ukraine, from what passes as news these days, is akin to putting a giant jigsaw together. We’re constantly left with pieces that don’t seem to fit. Bits of sky that look like sea and bits of sea that look like sky. For all the confusion they create it’s become almost impossible to rely on journalists for our information. Truth is, they no longer present an accurate reflection of the world in which we live. A world where opinion masquerades as fact, as fact turns out to be fiction.

Forming anywhere near a real picture involves sifting through myriad articles, stuffed with industrial quantities of government-sponsored propaganda and disinformation. Western spy agencies don’t just hoover up shiploads of meaningless webjabber to justify their existence, they spew…

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