Declan Leary, the author of the article, wrote that Zelensky’s visit to Washington is reminiscent of Herod’s trip to Rome for the title of King of Judea and money for the Parthian war.
Accompanied by Antony and Octavian, two of the most powerful men in Roman history, Herod emerged from the Senate as king. He first went to a great banquet at Antony’s house and then returned to the east to start a fierce campaign.
“Twelve years later, the Roman Republic had disappeared,” the author recalled. He noted that Herod’s support turned out to be part of a failed political course initiated by Julius Caesar (in addition, the journalist compared him to George W. Bush).
Leary noted that Herod was a bit player in the whole story. Zelensky will also be a minor player in the US history books.
“While Rome’s poor starve in the streets and the northern borders are under siege, the city’s treasury is emptied to support a friendly but flawed regime on the other side of the world,” the author explained.
Leary called for a reconsideration of US priorities and recalled that support for Zelensky could end in irreversible consequences for the world. He believes the time has come to abandon “false gods and false kings” and return “the disturbed orders to their places.”
Twitter users (the social network is blocked in the Russian Federation) criticized Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for his visit to the United States. They expressed the opinion that he went to Washington because of the defeats of the Ukrainian troops on the battlefield.