Amb. Chas Freeman Discusses Ukraine, Disinformation, and the Price of Thinking for Yourself in 2022

From Committing High Reason:

On the Committing High Reason podcast, veteran Ambassador and Statesman Chas Freeman explains how today’s misinformation maelstrom surrounding the media and politicians’ portrayal of the Ukraine-Russian war is “the most intense information war humanity has ever seen,” with Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro.

Ambassador Freeman is a career diplomat (retired) who was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1993-94, earning the highest public service awards of the Department of Defense for his roles in designing a NATO-centered post-Cold War European security system and in reestablishing defense and military relations with China. He served as U. S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm). He was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the historic U.S. mediation of Namibian independence from South Africa and Cuban troop withdrawal from Angola.

Ambassador Freeman worked as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires in the American embassies at both Bangkok (1984-1986) and Beijing (1981-1984). He was Director for Chinese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 1979-1981. He was the principal American interpreter during the late President Nixon’s path-breaking visit to China in 1972. In addition to his Middle Eastern, African, East Asian and European diplomatic experience, he had a tour of duty in India.

6 thoughts on “Amb. Chas Freeman Discusses Ukraine, Disinformation, and the Price of Thinking for Yourself in 2022”

  1. May 22, 2022 Back To The Russia Ukraine War Frontline Villages (As Promised)

    We Went Back To The Russia Ukraine War Frontline Village (As Promised) where we came under shelling days ago. We had met 2 families with six children. We promised them we would come back to help them. We have returned and did not only help them but more families aswell.

    1. Good video. I wish someone would help families in America’s war zones.

  2. Outstanding mention here: “When legal rights no longer rest on moral precepts, they will be abused.”

  3. Amb Freeman speaks from a tremendous history of experience in so many areas of the world, and the essence of true negotiation, seeking understanding and mutual interest for mutual benefit. Thank you to the Rabbi for this forum, and both of their insights about the lack of debate, at least, and censorship of information, and why this occurs….a major point of this discussion, when, due to censorship and lack of leaders speaking out about issues, be it within a company or in the media or a governed society, if it happens in a company, it goes bankrupt, if it happens in a governed society, then there is a revolution. The inertia of apathy in these situations leads to a weight of collapse.

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