Putin is not the only world leader who has ordered an unjustified “special military operation” in violation of international law. The late Bush Senior ordered an old school military invasion of Panama in December 1989 in order to depose General Manuel Noriega, while his war criminal son, Little Bush (Bushito), began a costly and unjustified war in Iraq in March of 2003 under false pretenses.
(Point of order: I don’t mean to defend Putin with this post. The invasion of Ukraine is an illegal and unjustified war of aggression by any measure, much like the 2003 invasion of Iraq or the Mexican-American War of 1848. My purpose here is to condemn the USA, especially the knavish and ignoble patriarchs of the Bush family.)