More evidence of a weak regime and a changing world order?
Amid the cracks currently displayed in the post WWII U.S. led world order, allies are signaling that they are not going to prop up the current regime’s foreign policy initiatives.
According to the latest reports, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has declined joe Biden’s invitation to discuss Russian aggression in and near Ukraine.
Proposed U.S. sanctions seem to have little effect on Russian objectives regarding Ukraine, and military intervention appears to be a tenuous bet, as Ukraine is not a NATO member, yet does have positive relations with NATO.
Foreign military intervention is also a highly unpopular position with the American public further exacerbating the current geopolitical uncertainty and tension in the region:
Tucker Carlson & Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor Discuss How A War With Russia Over Ukraine Is Not In The Interest Of The American People & Would Be a Disaster
Colonel Macgregor: "Washington, Left & Right, is completely out of touch with reality." pic.twitter.com/2akQv2OMmJ
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) January 21, 2022
No. Russia did not invade Ukraine. Obama overthrew a democratically-elected government in Ukraine in 2014. Get your facts straight or go home. https://t.co/U59tf4nb9R
— Ron Paul Institute (@RonPaulInstitut) January 20, 2022
Scholz did not accept the invitation due to a full schedule, including a trip to Madrid, as well as the desire to show that he was present as Germany grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Der Spiegel.
Trump was impeached over a phone call to Ukraine.
Biden publicly invited Russia to invade Ukraine.
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) January 20, 2022
The US has been all but running Ukraine as a colony — to the point that Biden was dictating which prosecutors should be fired and Burisma paid Hunter $50k/month to curry favor with his dad — but the DC class says "Russia has no right to interfere in Ukraine" and everyone nods.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 21, 2022
For the Kremlin, the notion that Ukraine, a pillar of the Soviet Union with strong historic ties to Russia, would join NATO was a red line.
“No Russian leader could stand idly by in the face of steps toward NATO membership for Ukraine.
That would be a hostile act toward Russia,” Putin warned U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns, who is now director of the CIA, in the weeks leading up to NATO’s 2008 Bucharest Summit.