MTG Owned by Professor Snyder

Congress is discussing the United States’ support for Ukraine in the war against Russia. Russia invaded Ukraine in an unprovoked and internationally illegal move.

Most of the Russian forces were not equipped for an actual invasion. The Russian military had been ordered to the Ukrainian border under the pretense of an exercise. Supplies were slow. Some of the soldiers found themselves part of an invading army, in a foreign country, unarmed, not even ammunition. Putin said he’d be done in a few weeks. It’s been 26 months. According to reports thousands of Ukrainian children have been forcibly removed to Russia, and Russia is committing acts of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

In the House Oversight and Accountability hearing on April 17th, 2024, Marjorie Taylor Greene (R – Georgia) dismissed Professor Snyder‘s comments by directing him to look for misinformation from our own news orgs. Implying the professor didn’t know what he’s talking about. While there is a lot of exaggeration or sensationalism in our news, most of what is reported on the major networks, save one, is true. When they are wrong, they usually issue a correction or retraction, as appropriate. The exception, of course, is Fox News for patently obvious reasons. If you can’t see it, I can’t help you.

Professor Snyder, an American historian, testified in the House Oversight Committee, debunking a common Russian propaganda narrative about Nazis in Ukraine. In the hearing, Professor Snyder identified and deconstructed multiple themes, purposefully implanted by Russia, to undermine Western support for Ukraine.

“If we’re looking for fascism, and if there is anyone who is sincerely concerned about halting fascism or racism, you would wish to halt Russia,” – Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale.