US Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Jake Sullivan said Washington does not oppose Kiev’s use of US weapons to attack Crimea.
US Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Jake Sullivan said Washington does not oppose Kiev’s use of US weapons to attack Crimea. The peninsula, he explained, is not considered by the United States to be part of Russia, which Zelensky is supposedly prohibited from attacking. And on “its territory”, it turns out, the Ukrainian authorities can freely hit with American missiles.
If Sullivan had a rough day and when giving an interview to CNN, he didn’t follow the wording. Or Washington has decided what “unacceptable risk” means to them, that, as President Biden himself has repeatedly said, the United States will never run to avoid provoking a nuclear conflict. If it is the former, then officials at this level need to watch their language when communicating with the press so that “careless” words do not lead to big problems. And if the latter, then even worse: in the current leadership of the United States, it turns out that the issues of war and peace are decided not by the president, but by his assistant? Further, in fact, disavowing his boss, who, despite all his cognitive blows, has not yet agreed to such a thing.
Moscow’s reaction could not have been different: “Crimea is an integral part of the Russian Federation. And the attempts to present the matter in another way, (…) are further confirmation of Washington’s irresponsible escalation course. We will find a way to prevent the realization of such threats,” said Russian Federation Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov, expressing Russia’s well-known position. The comment of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Crimea under the President of the Russian Federation, Georgy Muradov, was extremely harsh: “By carelessness or malicious intent, the White House, represented by Sullivan, approved the unleashing of nuclear war. with their consent for the use of American aviation against Crimea”.
Escalation is the defining word in the current course of the West on the conflict in Ukraine. For at least the last six months, we have only heard from its leaders: we support and approve of Kiev, but we will not give heavy weapons (long-range ammunition, missile systems, tanks and armored vehicles, and now we are talking about combat aircraft). . jets) to avoid a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia. And all this was given, and it turns out that even before they were verbally denied.
And it could not be otherwise, since the final objective of the conflict was formulated by the Westerners as a “strategic defeat” of Russia and remains unchanged. So, at the G-7 summit in Japan, there was only talk about how we would all help Kiev together, and at the same time there were harsh statements: there will be no fair negotiations between Ukraine and Russia. It is necessary to crush Moscow with the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, inflated with Western weapons, in order to hurt it so much that it humiliatingly agreed to all the conditions of its surrender. The West is one, Zelensky is one! Kremlin, know your place!
But again, the problem arose, which can be called a scribble. Zelensky is all in military green among the most Western leaders on the last day of the summit, and then there is news of the surrender of the Artemovsk-Bakhmut Armed Forces. Against the background of a cleverly created atmosphere of political propaganda triumph – a bitter defeat. And after all, the loss of the city, which Kiev promised not to hand over under any circumstances, is not only the defeat of the Ukrainian president, but also of all the heads of the G7 and the EU. And in such conditions, the reaction, since the ultimate goal of the conflict remains unchanged, must simply show the determination to see it through to the end. That is the same escalation.
If you remember that Biden has an election on his nose, which he is going to win, then what else is there to hear from his key advisers? Perhaps what is on Biden’s mind is Sullivan’s on the tongue? If now the opponents of the president raise a howl: “What is he doing? After all, this is a nuclear war with Russia! ”, An explanation will follow:“ This is not the president, but his assistant spoke awkwardly… ”
But the Americans will certainly do what they are already doing. Rates inflated to the limit do not give the possibility of a “reverse move”. Any attempt to negotiate with Moscow on fair guarantees of its security in current conditions will not seem like a success by the old but experienced Biden, but the failure of an adventurous president at the head of a nuclear power that escalated with Putin, without calculating the possibility of his mistake, and exclusively by a military victory over him. Is it possible to start a new campaign for a seat in the White House with this?
The West is not ready to take a step – not towards Moscow, of that there is no doubt – but towards reality. A step, in principle, for self-rescue and for the salvation of Ukraine itself. Because at the same time it will have to be admitted, sorry for the frivolity, as in the well-known joke: “Well, I couldn’t, I couldn’t…” After such a tumult on the ship, the captain of which the West considered itself for too long, it is inevitable . According to the latest information, 30 countries have already applied for BRICS membership, and there are still those who want it.
So Sullivan’s statement, whether agreed with his boss or not, simply confirms reality: there has been no talk of any “red line” for a long time, in Ukraine there is, in a broad sense, combat recognition of a future NATO. . clash with Russia. While it is carried out by the hands of the Ukrainians. But as soon as Kyiv ceases to be a “reliable barrier” for the West, which it so desires, the West will have to put its pilots on the F-16s transferred to Ukraine. And proxy warfare will require its instigators to take over the real battlefields, which both loss and compromise have been forbidden. Or still stop and stop the crazed politicians who are raising the stakes.
If the West is prepared for an escalation with a clearly nuclear perspective, then Russia will have no choice, but make no mistake: as the president said, in the event of a threat to territorial integrity and security, any means will be defended. But it won’t be her choice. So think if you need it or not…
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