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Russia-bashing is a bi-partisan activity in Washington. Both parties think it makes them look “tough” and “pro-America.” But while Republican and Democrat politicians continue to one-up each other on “risk-free” threats to Russia, they are increasingly risking a devastating nuclear war.

It’s all fun and games until the missiles start flying. And in this case we are risking total destruction over who governs eastern Ukraine! Has so much ever been risked for so little?

The problem with all this tough talk is that politicians start to believe their own rhetoric and propaganda. As a result they don’t make sound decisions based on objective facts, but instead make rash decisions based on faulty misinformation.

When US politicians talk about Russia massing troops on the Ukrainian border, for example, they leave out the fact that these troops are actually inside Russia. With US troops in some 150 countries overseas, you’d think Washington might pause before criticizing the “aggression” of troops inside a country’s own borders.

They also leave out the reasons why Russia might be concerned over its neighbor Ukraine. CNN reported recently that the Biden Administration approved another \$200 million in military aid to Ukraine last month, making nearly half a billion dollars in weapons over the past year.

Imagine if China was sending half a billion dollars in weapons to Mexico to strengthen and embolden a hyper-aggressive anti-US regime. Would the US not be “massing troops near the Mexican border”?

Also there is that issue about the US-backed overthrow of the democratically-elected Ukrainian government in 2014, which is the starting point of all these recent problems. And this week Yahoo News reported that the CIA is training Ukrainian paramilitaries on US soil!

Recent talks between the US and Russia failed before they even began, with the US side refusing to even consider ending useless and provocative NATO expansion eastward. NATO is a Cold War relic that should have been disbanded along with the Warsaw Pact. It serves no purpose and its constant saber-rattling puts us at risk in conflicts that have nothing to do with US national security.

How embarrassing it was to hear Blinken ridiculing Russia for coming to the aid of ally Kazakhstan as a color revolution (with likely US backing) was brewing. “I think one lesson in recent history is that once Russians are in your house, it’s sometimes very difficult to get them to leave,” Blinken told reporters. He said this with a straight face even as the US continues to illegally occupy a large part of Syria, continues to occupy part of Iraq against the will of that country’s parliament, and occupied a good part of Afghanistan for 20 years!

Incidentally, as soon as the regime change attempt was put down in Kazakhstan, Russian and allied troops began leaving the country. But, of course, the reflexively pro-war US media doesn’t report anything outside the narrative.

What to do about Russia? Stop backing regime change along Russia’s borders, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, and elsewhere. Stop meddling in foreign elections. Look at how we wasted four years on false claims that the Russians meddled in ours. End weapons shipments and all aid to Ukraine. End sanctions. Re-imagine the US defense budget as a budget to actually defend the US. It’s really not that complicated: stop trying to rule the world.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. There is no second party to oppose the other concerning these matters.

    Americans are too busy battling covidhoax lies, bidenflation and the border invasion to care about Russia.

    red china and israeli-control of Shitgress are more immediate and insidious threats.

  2. roonaldo says:

    Bitch, bitch, bitch! The surplus of pain and suffering the Congressweasels produce for domestic consumption must be graciously shared with the world–hooray, hooray, USA! MAGA MAGA MAGA, cis-boom-ba!

  3. Antiwar7 says:

    What an excellent, level-headed, and well-written article. There’s no possible principled response.

    Stop trying to rule the world, or else the rest of the world will unite and oppose you. Defend your shores and borders, and stop meddling abroad.

  4. SteveK9 says:

    Could not be said better. The old guy still has a brain.

  5. Paul z says:

    Maybe one small step to head off the onrush to war would be for Sen. Rand Paul to introduce a Senate Resolution to honor Vasili Arkhipov, “The Man Who Saved The World.” (Google him.)

  6. Yee says:
    @Antiwar7

    Why would they care? There’re trillions of private wealth to be gained at public cost…

    • Replies: @Antiwar7
  7. R.C. says:

    I remember when we used to be more free than not and more good than evil, but then March 30, 1981 happened and the Bushits took control and it’s been straight downhill since then.
    R.C.

    • Replies: @Rich
  8. Anon[100] • Disclaimer says:

    Dr.Paul is a voice for peace and democracy. Thank you

  9. Blinken’s absurd hypocrisy is even more toxic when you recall that Blinken’s tribal confreres have occupied the house of the Palestinians, while brutalising them with sadistic glee, for over seventy years. The control of the Brandon regime by creatures who are plainly, in my opinion, psychopathic Zionazis and Judeofascists, people raised on hatred and vengefulness, is, I believe, the reason behind this even more than usually deranged US aggressiveness. God’s Chosen People can do no wrong!

    • Replies: @beavertales
  10. Anon[237] • Disclaimer says:

    I can only say, that despite its multiple problems, that I’m glad to live in South Africa, far away from the Northern hemisphere and, I might add, Americas poodle, Australia. The current administration in the USA seems to be hell bent on total destruction of everything. Nuclear wars are not winnable for heaven’s sake

    • Replies: @animalogic
  11. @Anon

    “…and, I might add, Americas poodle, Australia.”
    Sadly, I can’t contradict you. If anything, this canine fetish with the US seems to worsen every year….

    • Replies: @ivar the legless
  12. @animalogic

    Australia is not America’s poodle. That’s what Britain is. Australia is America’s chihuahua.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  13. SafeNow says:

    Shift military money to peripheral, expensive, non-risky deployments. That is, accept that the fools need to have their toys and spend their money; it’s clear at this point that such is unfortunately the case; sorry. For example, make a huge deployment to Australia, using the pretense that a “presence” has to be created in the South China Sea area. Wake up, patrol the perimeter to chase-away kangaroos, lunch, nap, etc.

  14. Renoman says:

    It’ all about propping up sales for arms. That’s really the only thing America makes any more, war is your only business, that’s why the World hates you.

    • Agree: Biff K
  15. Antiwar7 says:
    @Yee

    Because they may end up getting a bloody nose, or nuked, if they go too far.

  16. @mulga mumblebrain

    “I think one lesson in recent history is that once Russians are in your house, it’s sometimes very difficult to get them to leave,” Blinken said.

    Variations of this quote have been around for decades, if not centuries. I used to hear it from southern people referring to neo-colonials in Africa. Insert whatever name of country you want.

    Blinken’s team aren’t sharp, or original.

  17. Rich says:
    @R.C.

    Been straight downhill since September 25, 1957, not sure if Prescott Bush was involved. November 6, 1860 was another one, there was probably a Bush around somewhere.

  18. Sorry Dr. Paul, but Poland didn’t start WW2 by resisting the Germans, and Putin is the one trying to intimidate and is getting ready to start a war by further invading Ukraine.

    You have not exercised much intelligence when it comes to Putin or Russia.

    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @Occasional lurker
  19. Picking a conflict with Russia furthers what ends? The spread of democracy? Well we have seen how that works. Rather I think this is about ego, power and MONEY. And as is the case in these situations those who do not have power or money will pay the highest costs. Missing limbs, intestines hanging out of their bodies, shattered ear drums, blind eyes, seared flesh, teeth and jaws shattered while Joe and Anthony and Miley and other Dear Leaders eat and digest fresh vegetables and delicious meats in quiet comfort. And the investors will achieve their ends. Sounds good to me.

  20. Jokem says:
    @Quartermaster

    I think Dr Paul is opposing the USA meddling in another foreign entangling alliance. I agree there is danger in doing that, but with the advanced weapons science has provided, it is also dangerous to sit idly by and let the chips fall where they may. Sitting on our laurels makes it possible for the conflict to end up on our borders.

  21. @Quartermaster

    Putin is the one threatened by the whole NATO spiel “surround Russia” since he got into office. NATO has meddled in regime changes and even outright war (against Yugoslavia) in all es eastern bloc countries that resisted their expansion. They killed the postwar European consensus “no more border changes” when they bombed Serbia to create an “independent” (really NATO occupied) Kosovo with a terrorist and criminal militia godfather as its leader.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  22. @Occasional lurker

    When you watch a third-rater like the feminazi eejit who is UK Foreign minister ( the ‘females’ chosen for promotion in chauvinist parties like the Tories are always ersatz men, very bad at that role, and tending to hysterical over-acting in order to look ‘tough’)one cannot decide whether to laugh, or cry, that the fate of humanity rests in such hands.

  23. Jokem says:

    Is there anything worse than a Soviet Crusader so committed as to make Kin Jong Un look like a humanitarian?

  24. @Antiwar7

    Mr. Paul would have been a great US President… That’s why it didn’t happen.

    • Agree: Antiwar7
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