Nancy O’Brien Simpson
You do not have to be a thoughts reader to know that for fifteen teen lengthy years Putin has stated the identical factor time and again. I’ve a red-line do not cross it. NATO development by Ukraine to the Russian border is unacceptable. Interval. Finish of dialogue.
We might at this level go to the USA’s pink line, the Monroe Doctrine, and level out the hypocrisy of the USA discovering Putin’s place untenable. The Monroe Doctrine which we’ve got lived by for 2 hundred years since 1823 says something on our hemisphere is off-limits to international powers we do not like. The Caribbean, Latin America is ours do not mess with us or else. And, the or else is brutal. We’ve got sanctioned, assassinated leaders, facilitated coups, and worse to defend our red-line.
USA needs to rule the world
However, Russia will not be allowed to have a Monroe Doctrine or a red-line as a result of solely the USA can rule the world at will.
When Cuba fell to Castro do you bear in mind The Bay of Pigs? Do you bear in mind the CIA assassination makes an attempt on Fidel Castro? Do you do not forget that the USA was prepared to think about a nuclear holocaust as a result of communism was too near its border?
The USA can do something to guarantee its ascendancy and shield its pursuits however not different nations. Putin has been requesting Ukrainian neutrality for over a decade to no avail. Not solely that however he has proven he was prepared to again up these calls for and in 2008 and 2014 he was prepared to make use of pressure to make sure this could not happen. In December of 2021, he once more stated I’m severe about this and the USA blew him off. Ignored him. And, once more in a transfer to show he was severe he started to amass troops on his borders.
The USA needs to drop bombs and beat its chest
The madness of that is that the USA merely doesn’t need to be informed what to do. We need to beat our chests and wave our flags and drop our bombs and implement our sanctions. Ukraine was by no means going to qualify for NATO admission so to maintain it as a buffer was a diplomatic transfer that may have averted all the present drama. But the USA might by no means concede the plain answer.
Practically each NATO nation has stated it doesn’t need to go to battle with Russia for Ukraine precluding Ukraine from becoming a member of NATO. This being stated all of the USA needed to do was to guarantee Russia that Ukraine would stay a buffer zone.
What the USA has executed is even worse than conceivable as a result of with our bravado we’ve got pushed for no purpose aside from our hubris Putin into finishing up his threats and left Ukraine defenseless. Nobody is dashing into their protection.
Two issues must occur to revive sanity to the scenario. The USA must humble itself and face actuality and inform Putin that Ukraine won’t enter NATO and stay a buffer zone. After all, that may by no means occur and so the subsequent greatest plan of action is for Ukraine to state that it’s going to stay a impartial nation and a buffer zone.
There is no such thing as a strategy to convey strongly sufficient the disastrous outcomes of the USAs vanity. What will occur is but once more lives might be misplaced, property destroyed as a result of diplomacy and sanity have been misplaced to ideological hubris. The scenario is just going to escalate with Ukraine having no approach of defending itself. And, none of this needed to occur.
None of this needed to occur. None of it.