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Scott Ritter, the former UN weapons inspector who has been a top voice in the U.S. peace movement since the start of the Ukraine War, saw his YouTube channel deleted last week “due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy prohibiting hate speech.”

Ritter, who has been a critic of the Ukrainian government, called the move an attempt by the social media company to silence him.

“There was never any hate speech involved in any of the episodes of ‘The Scott Ritter Show’ unless one views unique content from silenced voices hateful. Knowledge is power, ignorance is weakness. YouTube, through its actions, makes America and Americans weak,” he posted.

He said his banishment represents the living manifestation of the “disease of Russophobia which has swept America and US-based social media platforms.”

Ritter has seen the swift condemnation from the collective, pro-war Western media that pretends that the Ukraine War is based solely on madman Vladimir Putin’s desire to conquer the world. 

Euronews took issue with Ritter’s insistence that the West should try to forge a relationship with Moscow and his warning that the war in Ukraine could go nuclear. The news outlet said, “Ritter is singing a song the Russians like to hear.”

Ritter has called the Russian invasion a tragedy, but called on Ukraine not to be influenced by NATO and the U.S. He said the Ukraine War showed the world that the Russian military is every inch the military superpower that was feared. 

His top sin was insulting the geeks in Silicon Valley by not swallowing the bullshit fed on CNN and Fox News.

Ritter said he had the privilege of working this past year in bringing important Russian voices to the West. He said YouTube did not provide any warning nor did the company provide an instance of hate-speech promotion. 

“This is a targeted effort by YouTube to remove/minimize my voice, and those of my guests and the people who took the time to ask probing questions about the pressing issues of the day,” he said. “Those who are behind this should know—you won’t succeed.”

Sputnik, the Russian news outlet for which Ritter is a contributor, reported that he was suspended last year on Twitter after calling President Joe Biden a “war criminal” and attempting to shift blame for the Bucha killings in Ukraine. 

He told RT, another Russian outlet, that he would move his videos to Rumble.

Ritter has been calling for a peaceful settlement since the start of the war and has called the so-called Ukrainian counteroffensive a “massacre” for the Ukrainian forces who are outmatched by the Russian forces. 

“The reality is that the Ukrainian counteroffensive was never going to work, under any circumstance,” Ritter recently wrote on Sputnik.

He wrote about how Ukrainian forces were stopped in their tracks headed to Rabotino. 

“The massacre that occurred along the road to Rabotino was unavoidable so long as Ukraine and their NATO masters believe that the conflict with Russia can be resolved through force of arms,” Ritter wrote. “The Ukrainian generals responsible for giving the orders to the Ukrainian Army, and the NATO trainers who prepared them for battle, knew that the outcome that is transpiring along the road to Rabotino was inevitable.”

TRENDPOST: Journalism is dead in the U.S. and the few voices who give an opinion outside the approved message in mainstream media are banned. How anyone can watch CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, or other outlets is hard to figure out. (See “DURHAM REPORT PROVES U.S. LIES TO ITS PEOPLE TO PROMOTE ‘HATE RUSSIA’ PROPAGANDA” 23 May 2023, “TOP U.S. GENERAL CALLS BAKHMUT A ‘SLAUGHTER-FEST FOR RUSSIANS’ IN LATEST PROPAGANDA EFFORT” 4 Apr 2023 and “WESTERN MEDIA NOW REPORTING WHAT CELENTE, RITTER, AND MACGREGOR HAVE BEEN REPORTING FOR MONTHS: UKRAINE WON’T WIN” 1 Aug 2023.)

Unlike former U.S. generals who never won a war and are cashing in as analysts on your favorite cable channels, Ritter gave the inconvenient truth about the realities on the ground in Ukraine and has paid the price. The funny thing is that most Americans still believe it is Russia with the propaganda of state-run media.

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