In my past roles as founder and CEO of the varsity brand, I have seen every old business proverb in the book. Some were cheesy, some were very simplistic, but many had wisdom as their basis. One such phrase that is commonly used, and which I have struggled with out of sympathy for my employees, is, “Don’t bring your problems to the office with you.”
There is a variation on this phrase that we should be familiar with with our political leaders in Washington, albeit a little too late. Their version of the “leave it at the door” rule should be, “Leave your internal political issues to your shores when conducting foreign policy.”
This is a violation of the rules promised by members of the Democrat Party, the mainstream media, and the ever-Trump Republicans, who have left the United States in a position of pure international masculinity in playing a meaningful role in the current end. War between Russia and Ukraine. We are unable, due to our recent obsession with trying to create a consensus between former President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Let me be clear, while I am criticizing our leaders for not helping to find a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine war, I am not indulging in Russian aggression. While it is true that Russia has a history of conflict with the West and NATO was formed as a direct counterweight to the old Soviet powers, reporting indiscriminate bombings on women and children does not justify the fact that they can suffer any confusion. It’s reprehensible. My fear is that with the missing peace, and with further growth, we run the risk that Ukraine’s lives will be much more damaged, as well as the risk of a devastating nuclear exchange.
This is not some limited involvement with third world armies. There is a clear possibility that this could turn into a world war. It just can’t be allowed to happen. Although American politicians and scholars like to talk harshly about what will happen if Russia uses chemical or nuclear weapons, the fact remains that Russia has the same power to evaporate America if we take retaliatory measures.
Our political leaders have so tainted the Russia-Ukraine region of the world to support their own political agenda to overthrow Donald Trump that they can no longer take credible steps to broker peace and stop the bloodshed. To prove it জ the fake Russia begins with the Steel Dossier, whose deception was so vividly exposed by our friend John Solomon near its beginnings ব্য is Trump’s impeachment of the deal with Ukraine, dealing with a baseless (now) satirical) war by continuing the costly and shamelessly biased Muller investigation. We have created the stage for good vs. evil as black and white suit. Unfortunately, the image of peace usually needs to be rendered in shades of gray.
On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly held talks with French President Macron on the possibility of peace talks aimed at ending the war. The phone call apparently started at Macron’s invitation. Although France is our traditional ally and co-member of NATO, the role of the leader was one that was to meet the United States. We should behave like that leader of the free world and try to get the Russians to sit at a table and talk.
The direct result of this irrational situation where we find ourselves is that the United States has weakened its position on the world stage because of its petty and childish domestic political internal conflicts taking place behind the scenes.
In 2002, Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize “For its decades of relentless efforts to find a peaceful solution to the international conflict, to advance democracy and human rights, and for economic and social development. Although the term “decade” is used, the award probably would not have been awarded if it had not been for his special work during his presidency, which led to a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
His partner in that agreement, Menachem Begin from Israel and Anwar Sadat from Egypt, jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978. Although Sadat’s life ended because of his efforts, the agreement still survives Unpopular With the majority of Egyptians.
I know Joe Biden is not a Jimmy Carter (I deliberately left it open for the reader’s own discretionary satire), but it could be the moment of his ambition and at least half being president like Carter. He should have, or at least had some intellectually competent member of his administration working for him, channeling his internal carter and trying to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as Russia-Ukraine negotiator.
Unfortunately, neither Biden nor most members of our Washington DC ruling class could be cast as peacekeepers in this war. They have already allowed themselves to be castcast as pure anti-Russian, a role they have so brilliantly played over the past several years in the American political drama production of “Get Trump.”
When Joe Biden met with Ukrainian President Zelensky in Washington last September, he used it as an opportunity to call a speech that has already escalated tensions. As the Washington Post reports:
In a brief remark at the Oval Office before the meeting, Biden expressed his desire for “the whole of Europe, free and peaceful,” and reiterated his opposition to “Russian aggression.” Biden also recalled his previous visit to Ukraine as vice president and said he hoped to return to the country.
Zelensky was expected to use his confrontational time with Biden to get assurances from Moscow that the United States would remain committed to helping Ukraine stop its aggression; Press Biden on energy security related to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany; And discuss Ukraine’s desire to join NATO.
A Europe “completely, free and at peace” did not explicitly include Russia as part of Europe, and this did not happen more convincingly. Biden helped provoke the current war through his meetings in September, but he did not take all the blame.
Because an alliance of anti-Trump American leaders has bet all their political chips on destroying the former president by associating him with bad Russia, they have now left themselves on the brink of an abyss and are ready to take a step forward. There is no way for them to turn around and be a neutral party for peace. As a result, more Ukrainians are likely to die. And the rest of the world has moved closer to a full-scale military engagement. When I call on the United States to take action and carry out the Egypt-Israel Red Cross, I realize that our internal political infighting and attitude have made it almost impossible.
When it comes to leaving your problems at home, America has now seamlessly mixed our internal political problems with our foreign affairs. As a result, Ukrainians die when our leaders try to hold and defend a position born of pure political conspiracy.
What is the solution? The answer is something that would require nothing less than a political miracle. The answer is for our politicians, especially our president, to decide that saving their faces is not worth losing more Ukrainian lives. Unfortunately, I’m not in the habit of betting on miracles, just hoping for them.
The American people must pressure our leaders to strive for peace, not war. The risk is much greater for us to stubbornly hold a position that was born out of internal political conflict.