The Truth is The Greatest Casualty of War: The Real Gaslighting is Upon Us.

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readFeb 28, 2022

It’s time for humanity to start fighting back.

Civilians have been killed in their hundreds. Hospitals and airports have been targeted and blown up by the Russian military, since Putin ordered the invasion of a sovereign country.

And yet according to Yuri Filatov, the Russian ambassador to Ireland, what we are currently witnessing isn’t an invasion but a humanitarian tragedy.

In the parallel universe inhabited by Russia’s political leadership, what we are seeing is the containment of a conflict that’s been going on for the last 8 years in Donbass, Ukraine.

But what we are seeing isn’t new in any way shape or form. The playbook of presenting alternative facts isn’t a uniquely Russian creation. It is something that we have seen far too many times to mention. From Britain, the United States, Israel to every other aggressive nation state around the world.

It didn’t matter that the orchestrators of 9/11 were almost exclusively Saudi nationals, we were told that the problem lay with Afghanistan and its Taliban regime and the United States and its allies promptly launched an offensive which ended the reign of the Afghan theocrats in 2001.

In the run up to the Iraq war in 2003, we were told that Saddam Hussein was gassing his own people. Then we were told that he had weapons of mass destruction waiting to be activated upon humanity. Those who are old enough will remember the speech delivered by the recently deceased Colin Powell to the UN security council.

When we dared suggest that the war was about oil, Dick Cheney said that it wasn’t about the black stuff. It was about getting an amoral dictator out of power.

The events which followed in the aftermath of the toppling of Saddam Hussein suggested otherwise; the winning of exclusive rights by Halliburton to Iraqi oil and its strong ties to the Republican party made it all too clear that there’s an unbridgeable chasm



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible