After spending billions of dollars to help Ukraine after it was invaded by Russia, are Western leaders looking for a way out of the war? That is what’s happening, according to Vasko Kohlmayer at LewRockwell.com, who concludes:
Some twenty months after its start, it is becoming clear that the war is not going the way the Collective West would have hoped. The much-vaunted counter-offensive has failed, and Ukraine is running both out of men and morale. It is being reported that Ukrainian commanders are refusing orders from President Zelensky to charge against the Russian lines and thus turn themselves into cannon fodder for the superior Russian forces.
Viktor Orban recently stated the obvious when he said:
“It is absolutely clear that the Ukrainians won’t win on the front lines. All military experts talk and write about it, but politicians dare not admit they have chosen a flawed strategy.”
Although they yet lack the courage to say it openly, many European politicians do see the writing on the wall and are looking for a way to find an off-ramp from the Ukrainian disaster.
Just the other day, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni offered a frank assessment of the situation in a phone call that she believed was made to her by African dignitaries:
“I see that there is a lot of fatigue, I have to say the truth, from all the sides. We are near the moment in which everybody understands that we need a way out… The problem is to find a way out which can be acceptable for both without destroying international law.”
It is notable that previously Meloni had thrown her support behind Ukraine. She is now apparently in the process of changing her mind although she has yet to articulate her new outlook in public statements.
We can be sure there are many among the European governing elite who feel the same way Meloni does. Yet they lack the courage to say so openly, mainly for fear of finding themselves on the wrong side of the US leaders who cannot satiate their seemingly endless appetite for war. To wit, just a couple of weeks ago, President Biden attempted to send another 60 billion dollars to the corrupt government of Volodymyr Zelensky despite the growing opposition to the war from the American public. He tried to bypass this opposition by bundling the Ukraine aid with that to Israel.
Now, as more and more people are starting to see the truth about the Ukraine tragedy, the voices of brave western leaders – like Robert Fico and Viktor Orban – are of great importance. They expose fissures in the western coalition that is being artificially held together by US money and fear of displeasing the American overlord. This will surely embolden others to openly come out on the side of reason and humanity in trying to settle the bloody conflict through a negotiated settlement.
As Robert Fico memorably said: “Better let them engage in peace negotiations for ten years than to see them engage in a decade of conflict with no resolution.”
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