JEA: Zlotow has achieved it once more. He has uncovered US politicians within the White Home. These politicians are nothing however destroyers.
Monday. Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin mentioned, “One of many US’s targets in Ukraine is to see a weakened Russia.” He additionally mentioned, “The U.S. is able to transfer heaven and earth to assist Ukraine win the warfare in opposition to Russia.”
The primary assertion incorporates no purpose of saving Ukrainian lives. That’s as a result of saving Ukrainians is just not a significant focus of US warfare goals in Ukraine. Turkish International Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu referred to as out America’s disregard of the staggering dying and destruction there saying “There are international locations inside NATO who need the warfare to proceed. They need Russia to turn into weaker.”
Apparently “heaven and earth” within the second assertion contains billions in weaponry, however not a single pair of US boots on the bottom. Nor does it embody American warfare planes; even a no-fly zone to counter Russian air superiority. That telegraphs America doesn’t take into account the Ukraine warfare vital to America’s nationwide self-interests that dangers a single American life. US coverage boils right down to: Ukraine does the dying; America does the supplying.
The US has by no means as soon as provided negotiations as a path towards peace. For the US to enter negotiations, they must stop denying the provocative historical past of the US, NATO, and extremely nationalist Ukrainians’ actions towards Russia’s borders, together with the killing of 14,000 Russian talking Ukrainians within the Donbas. Refusing to handle that lengthy, tortured historical past makes a negotiated settlement nearly not possible. That leaves infinite weaponry frightening even stronger Russian warfare, guaranteeing the killing goes on all through 2022, per Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and even a number of years in response to Joint Chiefs Chairman Basic Mark Milley.
However infinite warfare and deaths is only one of a number of calamities dealing with the world by utilizing weapons, and its much less violent coverage mate, sanctions, as an alternative of negotiations. Worldwide recession could also be now extra possible than not. Flowing from worldwide recession, and sanctions crippling provide chains, tens of millions in poor international locations could also be doomed to hunger and dying from insurance policies proclaimed as life savers.
However the worst potential consequence of proxy warfare by the US and NATO in opposition to Russia is all out nuclear warfare between the two main nuclear powers possessing over 13,000 nuclear weapons. Sixty-four days into warfare, each day brings new potential for miscalculation, blunder, easy misunderstanding, to set off warfare not seen since World Struggle II, 77 years in the past. If that occurs, the disaster is not going to be restricted to 2 Japanese cities.
It’s counterproductive for the US to substitute weapons and sanctions for diplomacy whether it is actually fascinated about peace. Final week Blinken counselor Derek Chollet suggested that Blinken’s negotiating staff refused to even take into account Russia’s safety issues concerning NATO’s membership for Ukraine, a purple line to Russia they’ve been warning us about for two many years. Chollet spilled the beans on Blinken saying “We made clear to the Russians that we had been keen to speak to them on points that we thought had been real issues to them indirectly. However the way forward for Ukraine was a non-issue.”
In consequence, Secretary of State Blinken hasn’t spoken to his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov since February 15, 9 days earlier than warfare started. That abrogation of straightforward diplomacy that would have averted warfare was inexcusable and unacceptable.
America and its fervent media supporters must be supporting, demanding even, that our authorities use negotiations, the one technique of bringing this horrific warfare to a immediate conclusion. Infinite demonizing of Russian President Putin additionally makes even beginning such needed negotiations tough, if not not possible.
That results in a good query many within the peace motion and others are asking: Is the U.S. supplying infinite weapons however no negotiations merely to wage proxy warfare fought by Ukrainians, primarily to isolate, weaken, even impact regime change in Russia, moderately than to save lots of Ukrainian lives?
We want each media group in America to start asking the powerful questions that would present an off ramp from infinite warfare, worldwide recession and hunger, and most significantly, potential nuclear warfare
Walt Zlotow grew to become concerned in antiwar actions upon getting into College of Chicago in 1963. He’s present president of the West Suburban Peace Coalition primarily based within the Chicago western suburbs. He blogs day by day on antiwar and different points at www.heartlandprogressive.blogspot.com.