You have twice now called my essay and the sources it cites “fact free.” Is this just rhetorical sloth? As a nurse, you presumably had some science education; for the sake of your patients, I hope you use empirical methods to access objective reality. It is a stone-cold fact that Putin, while boasting about upgraded nukes, showed simulated footage of Russian missiles descending on Florida. Substantial evidence shows Russia covertly promoted Brexit and Trump. Etc.

I gleaned these facts from reputable sources: video footage of Putin, reputable journalism (New York Times, Washington Post, Gallup, etc.), a respected think tank (the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace).

If you reject these sources, what sources do you find authoritative?

I am opposed to imperialism in all cases. The US was wrong to invade Iraq. Russia was wrong to invade Ukraine. You are wrong to condemn US imperialism while excusing Russian imperialism.

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