Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters accuses the US and NATO of fueling the war in Ukraine
In a recent interview with CNN’s Michael Smerconish, Roger Waters expressed his strong viewpoint regarding the wars in China and the Ukraine, claiming that NATO and the United States are actually to blame for igniting the fight.
Musician Roger Waters, a co-founder of Pink Floyd and a legendary rock performer, has long been known for his scathing views on human nature and politics. In his album The Wall he examined the conflict of war and its aftermath on a personal level, furthermore, in Animals, he broke human society into 3 farm animals and called each track what element of society they represent: Dogs, Pigs, and Sheep.
To put it another way: Instead of helping Volodymyr Zelensky negotiate a peaceful resolution to the bloody conflict, in this interview he accused the United States and NATO of fomenting it.
Waters explained what the Ukrainian war was all about. He also said that it started in 2008 and that it has always been a result of NATO advancing near Russia’s borders and failing to honour the agreements made when Gorbachov negotiated the U.S.S.R.’s withdrawal from Eastern Europe.
He even took the side of China in the discussion, asserting that Taiwan has been a part of China since 1948 and that the world community has supported this position ever since.
Waters was also insistent that the US is not intended to be liberators, and that it is not their place. He also listed examples of the havoc that the US has created in the Middle East, as well as their backing for Israel against the Palestinian people.