My mom was panicky (but calm). We both mentioned (and have discussed in the past) that Russia was going to invade Ukraine and China was going to take Taiwan when Joe Biden was sworn in.I have been getting panicky texts from family members predicting WWIII. It's hard for me to relate to, considering I grew up and served in the military during the Cold War. Everything was about Russia and war and maybe nuclear annihilation and mutually assured destruction. This just does not feel like that to me.
And this time they were right. Where is the mea culpa from the folks here who were saying Russia would not invade, mocking those who were saying "Look at what they are doing with your own eyes. They are preparing an invasion" by writing things like "Russia deploys troops on its own territory" and other such nonsense that completely overlooked deploying troops just north of Ukraine's capital in Belarus (not Russian territory). The build up and preparations were obvious to anybody who was paying attention.From my perspective I see the present day Press as leading the charge in wild speculations and fear mongering as it relates to world events. There were still many well respected real journalist in past years that people believed in and would listen to because they told the truth. Those journalist sought the truth out and presented what they found, good or bad. There was trust between the one's listening and the one's reporting. That is now gone whether it be Fox News or ABC.
There was a website link that was showing all the fake reports and videos being posted (most videos were from other armed conflicts years ago). I did not save the link though ...oops.I am a little surprised how little video is available out there right now.