It is often the case that people outside the country can understand it better than those inside.
Gonzalo Lira, a dual citizen of Chile and US, is in Ukraine and got arrested for the second time a few days ago by the Ukrainian authorities for telling the truth about the conflict there.
I don’t know exactly where Mark Sleboda is, but I assume he is somewhere in Russia. His name sounds Slavic and I assume he knows the Russian language.
These two guys grew up in the US, and now being outside the US, seem to understand what’s happening in the US better.