Why Biden Snubbed China’s Ukraine Peace Plan

The U.S. president and his coterie of neo-conservatives have no interest in peace if it means conceding hegemonic power to a multi-polar world untethered from the all-mighty dollar, write Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd and Wei Yu.

U.S. President Joe Biden in the Oval Office. (White House/Adam Schultz)

By Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd and Wei Yu

There’s something irrational about President Joe Biden’s knee-jerk dismissal of China’s 12-point peace proposal, “China’s Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis.”

“Not rational” is how Biden described the plan that calls for de-escalation toward a ceasefire, respect for national sovereignty, establishment of humanitarian corridors and resumption of peace talks.

“Dialogue and negotiation are the only viable solution to the Ukraine crisis,” reads the plan. “All efforts conducive to the peaceful settlement of the crisis must be encouraged and supported.”

Biden turned thumbs down.

“I’ve seen nothing in the plan that would indicate that there is something that would be beneficial to anyone other than Russia if the Chinese plan were followed,” Biden told the press.

In a brutal conflict that has left thousands of dead Ukrainian civilians, hundreds of thousands of dead soldiers, 8 million Ukrainians displaced from their homes, contamination of land, air and water, increased greenhouse gasses and disruption of the global food supply, China’s call for de-escalation would surely benefit someone in Ukraine.

Other points in China’s plan, which is really more a set of principles rather than a detailed proposal, call for protection for prisoners of war, cessation of attacks on civilians, safeguards for nuclear power plants and facilitation of grain exports.

“The idea that China is going to be negotiating the outcome of a war that’s a totally unjust war for Ukraine is just not rational,” said Biden.

China’s President Xi Jinping in 2019. (Kremlin)

Instead of engaging China – a country of 1.5 billion people, the world’s largest exporter, the owner of a trillion dollars in U.S. debt and an industrial giant — in negotiating an end to the crisis in Ukraine, the Biden administration prefers to wag its finger and bark at China, warning it not to arm Russia in the conflict.

Psychologists might call this finger-wagging projection – the old pot calling the kettle black routine. It is the U.S., not China, that is fueling the conflict with at least $45 billion in ammunition, drones, tanks and rockets in a proxy war that risks – with one miscalculation – turning the world to ash in a nuclear holocaust.

It is the U.S., not China, that has provoked this crisis by encouraging Ukraine to join NATO, a hostile military alliance that targets Russia in mock nuclear strikes, and by backing a 2014 coup of Ukraine’s democratically elected Russia-friendly president Viktor Yanukovych, thus triggering a civil war between Ukrainian nationalists and ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, regions Russia has more recently annexed.

March 4, 2015: OSCE monitoring the movement of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine. (OSCE, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Biden’s sour attitude toward the Chinese peace framework hardly comes as a surprise. After all, even former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett candidly acknowledged in a five-hour interview on YouTube that it was the West that last March blocked a near-peace deal he had mediated between Ukraine and Russia.

Why did the U.S. block a peace deal? Why won’t Biden provide a serious response to the Chinese peace plan, let alone engage the Chinese at a negotiating table?

Biden and his coterie of neo-conservatives, among them Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland, have no interest in peace if it means the U.S. concedes hegemonic power to a multi-polar world untethered from the all-mighty dollar.

Lifting Sanctions 

U.S.Treasury Department in Washington. (Wally Gobetz, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

What may have gotten Biden unnerved — besides the possibility that China might emerge the hero in this bloody saga — is China’s call for the lifting of unilateral sanctions. The U.S. imposes unilateral sanctions on officials and companies from Russia, China and Iran. It imposes sanctions on whole countries, too, such as Cuba, where a cruel 60-year embargo, plus assignment to the State Sponsor of Terrorism list, made it difficult for Cuba to obtain syringes to administer its own vaccines during the Covid pandemic. Oh, and let’s not forget Syria, where after an earthquake killed tens of thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless, the country struggles to receive medicine and blankets due to U.S. sanctions that discourage humanitarian aid workers from operating inside Syria.

Despite China’s insistence it is not considering weapons shipments to Russia, Reuters reports the Biden administration is taking the pulse of G-7 countries to see if they would approve new sanctions against China if that country provides Russia with military support.

The idea that China could play a positive role was also dismissed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who said, “China doesn’t have much credibility because they have not been able to condemn the illegal invasion of Ukraine.”

Earthquake destruction in Jindires, Aleppo Governate, Syria, February 2023. (Alaa Ealyawi, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons)

Ditto from U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who told ABC’s Good Morning America, “China has been trying to have it both ways: It’s on the one hand trying to present itself publicly as neutral and seeking peace, while at the same time it is talking up Russia’s false narrative about the war.”

False narrative or different perspective?

In August of 2022, China’s ambassador to Moscow charged that the United States was the “main instigator”of the Ukraine war, provoking Russia with NATO expansion to Russia’s borders.

This is not an uncommon perspective and is one shared by economist Jeffrey Sachs who, in a Feb. 25  video directed at thousands of anti-war protesters in Berlin, said the war in Ukraine did not start a year ago, but nine years ago when the U.S. backed the coup that overthrew President Viktor  Yanukovych after he preferred Russia’s loan terms to the European Union’s offer.

Shortly after China released its peace framework, the Kremlin responded cautiously, lauding the Chinese effort to help but adding that the details “need to be painstakingly analyzed taking into account the interests of all the different sides.” As for Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes to meet soon with Chinese President Xi Jinping to explore China’s peace proposal and dissuade China from supplying weapons to Russia.

The peace proposal garnered more positive response from countries neighboring the warring states. Putin’s ally in Belarus, leader Alexander Lukashenko, said his country “fully supports” the Beijing plan. Kazakhstan approved of China’s peace framework in a statement describing it as “worthy of support.” Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán –who wants his country to stay out of the war – also showed support for the proposal.

China’s call for a peaceful solution stands in stark contrast to U.S. warmongering this past year, when Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, a former Raytheon board member, said the U.S. aims to weaken Russia, presumably for regime change — a strategy that failed miserably in Afghanistan where a near 20-year U.S. occupation left the country broke and starving.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin welcoming Ukraine President Volodymr Zelensky to a meeting at the Pentagon, Aug. 31, 2021. (DoD, Jack Sanders)

China’s support for de-escalation is consistent with its long-standing opposition to U.S./NATO expansion, now extending into the Pacific with hundreds of U.S. bases encircling China, including a new base in Guam to house 5,000 marines. From China’s perspective, U.S. militarism jeopardizes the peaceful reunification of the People’s Republic of China with its break-away province of Taiwan. For China, Taiwan is unfinished business, left over from the civil war 70 years ago.

In provocations reminiscent of U.S. meddling in Ukraine, a hawkish Congress last year approved $10 billion in weapons and military training for Taiwan, while House leader Nancy Pelosi flew to Taipei – over protests from her constituents – to whip up tension in a move that brought U.S.-China climate cooperation to a halt.

A U.S. willingness to work with China on a peace plan for Ukraine might not only help stop the daily loss of lives in Ukraine and prevent a nuclear confrontation, but also pave the way for cooperation with China on all kinds of other issues — from medicine to education to climate — that would benefit the entire globe.

Medea Benjamin is cofounder of CODEPINK, and author of several books, including War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict

Marcy Winograd serves as co-chair of the Peace in Ukraine Coalition, which calls for a ceasefire, diplomacy and an end to weapons shipments that escalate the war in Ukraine.

Wei Yu is the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign coordinator for CODEPINK

This article is from Countercurrents.org

The views expressed are solely those of the authors and may or may not reflect those of Consortium News.

46 comments for “Why Biden Snubbed China’s Ukraine Peace Plan

  1. Humwawa
    March 6, 2023 at 08:49

    The Neocons fear peace, like the devil fears the cross.

    The 12 point proposal for a settlement of the Ukraine conflict issued by China puts the US on the spot. Biden’s outright rejection of the proposal exposes him as a warmonger, for the whole world to see.

    I really don’t see what endgame the Neocons have in store for us. If they want peace, now is the time to talk. Once the Russians launch their offensive, there won’t be much left of Ukraine. Are the Neocons ready for a resounding defeat in Ukraine, or do they have plans to escalate the conflict beyond Ukraine or start WW3?

    Their refusal to talk about peace is an ominous sign.

  2. lester
    March 5, 2023 at 16:31

    Re Taiwan’s computer chip industry, much, perhaps most, Taiwanese manufacturing is actually done on the mainland.

  3. lester
    March 5, 2023 at 16:03

    Biden is irrational. Period. So are his advisers and most members of Congress.

  4. Anon
    March 5, 2023 at 15:52

    Disagree w/ 1st sentence… nothing “irrational” about “Boy Barisma” spending $Billions not his.
    Less so, however: Noone says S*** re: such Transparent Polscamming!

  5. c
    March 5, 2023 at 05:15

    Victoria Nuland has declared war on Russia.
    U.S. pilots will attack Crimea in new NATO strategy.
    What happened to Congress? Will anyone stop World War 3?

    “A coming wider war with Crimea in US sights
    Asia Times

    There are two key signals of a possible US-NATO change in strategy…

    New deliveries of special types of long-range ammunition to Kiev are the first signal. The second is the publicized switch by … Victoria Nuland to favoring a refocus on retaking Crimea in a new Ukrainian offensive.

    “[W]e will support Ukraine for as long as it takes…Crimea must be—at a minimum, at a minimum—demilitarized.” (Nuland)

    Such an operation itself would start with long-range glide bombs – joint direct attack munitions (JADAM), HIMARS with long-range, ground-launched, small-diameter bombs (GLDSB) and artillery strikes. It would then develop into a land offensive against Crimea.

    … this scenario would require fighter planes that can fly to high altitudes of around 30,000 feet before launching JDAMS, kits that fit on “iron” bombs to give them GPS guidance.

    This would require Ukraine to use its MIG-29s, but it has few of the fighters left. Thus the latest arms deliveries may include, … Western aircraft probably flown by NATO pilots.

    This would amount to a direct declaration of war,…

    The Nuland threat to Crimea appears more and more to be a foregone conclusion: a US policy with existential implications for Europe and perhaps also for America.

    The issue was decided by the new arms shipments (two separate announcements as late as March 3 US time)….

    …the US is sending long-range bombs and artillery as well as bridging equipment essential to attack Crimea. If such an attack is not envisioned, the Ukrainians don’t need this kit.

    Meanwhile, there seems to be very little coherent US opposition to the unfolding scenario of what could quickly become a general war in Europe.”


    • IJ Scambling
      March 5, 2023 at 14:06

      We shouldn’t get the idea that plans here (this Asia Times article) are all synchronized and smooth–at least according to other sources than the one being quoted. Blinken is against attacking Crimea, and it certainly seems a lunatic idea given how important Crimea is to Russia plus whose idea it is–of “Fuck the EU” fame. The military, also, is split on how things are going plus largely inexperienced at actual battle situations.

      This last according to Col. McGregor. He also said recently the US would have difficulty putting a force of 50,000 combat troops together, which is surprising. Additionally, the US military is having problems with recruitment these days. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s recent reply to Zelensky’s latest ordering up of what the US should do (send troops to the battlefield) does not bode well for continued enthusiasm for Zelensky, especially with a bellowing Trump taking up a “peace” stance in his new campaign.

      Analysis from Mercouris, McGregor, and Ritter indicates all is not well, and getting worse, for the US-NATO side of things, including disturbance within the NATO alliance and much more vigorous anti-war sentiment in Europe than we find in the US.

      As to a view of Zelensky from inside Ukraine, check out the following letter to him from a mother:

      For you, everyone else is to blame for everything. You collect all the scrap metal from all over the European Union! You make young guys who have newborn babies and pregnant wives go to the front. You changed the law, so now even sixteen year olds are conscripted, and seventeen year olds go to the hot spots. You’re even the official sponsor of fucking British scientists who dissect our guys for organs.

      You bastard, your wife walks around in a 40 thousand euro raincoat, and this wasn’t even a New Year’s gift! She lies that she knows the prices in her country and claims that mackerel costs 8 hryvnia… Have some conscience, Zelensky! Haven’t you ruined everything? Are you not afraid that your children will pay for your sins?

      More here . . .


  6. James White
    March 5, 2023 at 04:54

    Sanctions are economic extortion and a cowardly tool of warfare used almost exclusively by the U.S. and NATO. The rest of the world is fed up with bullying by the Biden Regime and walking away from the dollar as the world’s common currency. Note India’s disgust with the U.S. bullying at the G20 meetings. Both Modi and his F.M. directly called out the U.S. for ignoring every other countries interests while forcing their own interests on the rest of the world. It is a positive sign when both India and China push back on the ‘rules based international order,’ which really means ‘our rules are your orders.’ Biden squanders everything he touches, the world economy, inflation, U.S. energy independence, oil reserves, SWIFT monopoly, U.S. dollar dominance, and above all, any good impression that other nations may have held of the U.S.

  7. Cynic
    March 5, 2023 at 00:18

    Some commenters here asked how does the rest of the wotld look at USA, Biden, Blinken, Nuland and others. I’ve spent close to 5 decades in Asia now and I can tell you everyone here can see the truth, that USA is the provocateur of this conflict, and American hypocrisy is the constant joke amongst many. Feelings towards USA ranges from a minority who literally seethes with anger, to facepalming while shaking heads, to outright ridicule on the total lack of self awareness when American officials make claims of “defending democracy and freedom” or “human rights”.

    As for the “red lines” topic, many point out that Russia and China’s “red lines” are usually concerning themselves and geographically at their borders, whereas USA’s red lines usually involves other people’s business and are geographically thousands of miles away from USA. Now this is a very important thing to Asians, because Asians generally leave others alone to live their lives, and are therefore particularly irritated when others make long-arm demands like that. The reaction is universally “what the hell has this got to do with you?”. It is like a person living 3 streets away insisting that you are not allowed to change your TV or else. And the more frequently USA does this, the more frequently Asians are reminded of how irritating USA is, thus rapidly losing support.

    2 years of Biden and USA has disgusted more Asians than I’ve seen. I thought Trump was bad enough in this aspect with his total lack of decorum but I guess things can always get worse. And it did. And still does.

  8. March 4, 2023 at 16:31

    The Empire doesn’t want peace, period.

    The next fight with China will be over Africa, a huge continent that holds unlimited mineral resources. With Russia excluded from the Western economy, alternative supplies of raw minerals are necessary for Western manufacturing and computer industries. Africa is the logical choice, and AFRICOM the means of their acquisition, led as it is by a NATO-American Geneal named Laura.

    I’m sure that the natives will be relieved that their conqueror meets the criteria of identity politics.

    • Dan
      March 5, 2023 at 08:38

      Who is Laura?

      • Consortiumnews.com
        March 5, 2023 at 13:06

        Laura Jane Richardson[1] (born December 11, 1963) is a four-star general in the United States Army who is the commander of United States Southern Command since October 29, 2021.

  9. CaseyG
    March 4, 2023 at 13:08

    Dear Joe Biden:

    I am very concerned about the planet , the People, and the possibility that some idi0t will decide to start WW 3. Promising weapons to other nations doesn’t make anyone safer, it just makes those who manufacture war implements richer.
    I have been reading about all the things that Jimmy Carter did to make this planet a better place for all people, and it was sad that Ronald Reagan won over Carter in that election. What Jimmy Carter did improved life for so many. What Ronald Reagan did was to hurt both people and the planet. Stop being an idiot like Reagan and focus on the long lasting projects of Jimmy Carter if you need to be inspired.

    • Carl Zaisser
      March 5, 2023 at 09:06

      I wouldn’t get all hyped up about Carter. In order to achieve his diplomatic victory bringing Egypt into the US/Israeli camp with formal (VERY COLD) ‘peace agreement’, he abandoned the Palestinians as part of the ‘deal’. Israel made a promise, as part of the agreement, to establish autonomy for Palestinians. But Israel NEVER has lived up to any agreements. All words. When Israel was admitted to the UN as a nation, they agreed to the provisions in UNGA 273, that they would honor UNGA 194, the Palestinian ‘right of return’. They took the money and ran. Some thing with the agreement Carter brokered. I once called Carter out on this myself, and received a hand written note back in the margins of my letter to him. He was a confirmed ‘two-state’ solution guy, though neither Israel nor the US ever intended to make the concessions absolutely necessary to allow Palestinians to live on 22% of their original land. When it comes to foreign policy, ALL US presidents have been exceptionally disappointing.

      • irina
        March 5, 2023 at 13:42

        I voted for Carter in my first presidential election and have always felt that was one of my better votes,
        but imo the worst thing he did was give Zbigniew Brezenski (spelling?) his first big platform, and that
        evil man is still stirring the pot, along with his next generation acolytes (Victoria Nuland et al).

  10. gcw919
    March 4, 2023 at 11:29

    As the World hurtles on its way towards climate catastrophe, the lunatics in Washington are oblivious to the reality confronting all of us, and instead try to resolve their repressed, infantile drives to dominate with war, more war. The neo-Cons responsible for these horrific wars should be in prison for crimes against humanity, and the planet: instead, they get promotions.
    As the authors have noted, what if we tried to cooperate with other countries to try to resolve the myriad problems facing the planet?
    We can dream on.

    • Valerie
      March 5, 2023 at 13:52

      “As the World hurtles on its way towards climate catastrophe,”

      It looks like we are already there; a very disturbing article in today’s Guardian about the on-going drought in Europe. (Of course it’s not only Europe, but a water crisis in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria, Switzerland during WINTER is disconcerting to say the least.)

  11. J Anthony
    March 4, 2023 at 07:35


  12. J Anthony
    March 4, 2023 at 07:32

    Things just get worse with every administration, particularly since 9/11. An implosion is eminent. The neocons have embraced the path to hell, and are clearly determined to take us all with them.

    • Valerie
      March 5, 2023 at 13:57

      I agree with deterioration in all things since 9/11. This date seems to mark our global downward spiral.

      • Blessthebeasts
        March 6, 2023 at 12:47

        It started long before 9/11. The U.S. has never been an “exceptional nation.”

  13. Vera Gottlieb
    March 4, 2023 at 04:32

    China dares to interfere with America’s ideas of grandeur and hegemony. Bravo China!!!

    • irina
      March 5, 2023 at 13:43

      If you read the MSM mouthpieces like the NYT, it’s clear that the public is being groomed.
      For war with China. A singularly awful idea.

  14. Realist
    March 4, 2023 at 01:06

    A little HONESTY is called for here! Apparently Loco Joe loves wanton Ukrainian genocide of ethnic Russians so much that he has been willing to commit a multitude of war crimes himself, using every possible function of the US military and the US treasury to facilitate and sustain this debacle. He has even betrayed his nominal “ally” in Nato, the German state and the German people with his sabotage and destruction of both Nord Stream natural gas pipelines. Don’t expect his gangster regime in Washington to pay a cent in damages or reparations to anyone, while his minions continue their policies of grandiose theft and piracy against every Russian financial interest conceivable. Joe and his former boss Barack Obomber who started this conflict by fomenting the coup d’etat against the legitimate elected government of Ukraine demonstrate repeatedly that they have no moral fabric, no sense of guilt or shame whatsoever, so it is naive to expect them to lift a finger to stop or slow the carnage that they provoked. As stated many times by the media, which is overwhelmingly in favor of the American barbarism, Joe and his malefactors want nothing but an indefinite continuation of the slaughter towards their real goal of “bleeding Russia dry” and destroying it as an organised state so the American and other extraneous oligarchs, such as Bill Browder, who ravaged its economy back in the 1990’s under Yeltsin (who was propped up only through American meddling in Russian elections) can continue with that process. Joe is a megalomaniac who thinks he is a modern day Caesar, the US is imperial Rome, and Russia is Carthage which he plans to destroy, murder most of its population, rape the land of essential resources and salt the earth so Amerika never again faces a trace of competition from that great civilisation which has a better understanding of Christianity than Mammon-worshipping America ever had. Joe is pure evil. He is no one to sit in judgement of anything China may say or do about the latest human holocaust HE has created. Damn you to Hell, Joe. You make Trump seem angelic by comparison.

  15. Selina Sweet
    March 4, 2023 at 00:11

    I am profoundly sad that my country wants war and stands for war. And punishes countries that are peaceful. Like Cuba. A country a little smaller than the whole state of NY. I am profoundly sad my President ignores and puts China’s peace efforts down. What kind of a President is it that insists on thousands dying , dying? Instead on insisting the killing and the destruction must stop? What kind of a President is it that snubs the leader of China? A small, scared, envious, jealous man? One who knows well the magnitude of death stealing his love ones. Yet turns away from that devastation and instead makes other countries Court death in the thousands? Just what kind of a man doesn’t question the wisdom of his words and actions and those hawks determining more war?

    • J Anthony
      March 5, 2023 at 07:56

      I’ll have a stab at that- a very, very, very sick and twisted man?

  16. WillD
    March 3, 2023 at 22:56

    “There’s something irrational about President Joe Biden……’s knee-jerk dismissal of China’s 12-point peace proposal.” No need to go further than the dotted line in this statement.

  17. bardamu
    March 3, 2023 at 22:43

    Biden seeks his blaze of glory. May it not involve the rest of us.

  18. Anonymot
    March 3, 2023 at 21:36

    Our war-hog-in-chief, Biden, has voted for wars ever since his first election decades ago. Since he was VP under a floundering Obama, he has been the direct supervisor of every one of our wars from Iraq to the Ukraine (starting in 2014 with a surprise 4-year interlude.) He’s slathering to spend our billions and our soldiers’ lives on Iran and China, because his MIC handlers tell him to.

    Once again, they see a quick victory and massive profits. Once again they will be dead wrong.

  19. Bushrod Lake
    March 3, 2023 at 20:03

    It seems like these guy are trying to get us killed.

    • Valerie
      March 5, 2023 at 14:00

      You don’t say? LOL.

  20. Mike
    March 3, 2023 at 19:47

    Excellent article.

    It really seems to me that Biden is pushing hard for a war with China and Russia. The very rude and unprofessional behavior of our so-called diplomats constantly making threats looks extremely belligerent and childish to me and I expect to most of the World. This is not the behavior of a truly confident leader but rather is juvenile bullying.

  21. Sansatore Gee
    March 3, 2023 at 18:24

    This was quite silly of the Americans.

    The Americans bullied and threatened nations to get that vote. The vote itself is meaningless. A UNGA resolution is one of the most useless things on the planet. Maybe even more useless than a Bernie press conference. It has no teeth, no authority. At best it might have some force as a symbol of world opinion, but the USA destroyed that value by all of the bullying and threats that it took to achieve it. A symbol of coerced opinion has little power and less authority.

    But, it did have a cost. Most people don’t like being bullied. They may go along with the bully’s demands, if they have to. But they won’t like it. So, the US increased the “Why Do They Hate Us?” Factor by yet another notch, and in the process gained a worthless UNGA amendment that will likely be soon forgotten like all the rest of them.

    I don’t know when, but someday, there will be payback. Its the thing that bullies never understand. The funny part is that when the payback comes, the USA will have completely forgotten about the meaningless resolution that powered it. The bully will just lay there on the ground wondering why all of these people look happier than they ever had before.

    • J Anthony
      March 5, 2023 at 07:59

      Yes, I imagine we’re going to experience some major blow-back in the coming months and years

  22. Sansatore Gee
    March 3, 2023 at 18:05

    “Why Biden Snubbed China’s Ukraine Peace Plan”

    See the sixth word of the headline, or next to last. “Peace”.

    Joe Biden is not about to approve any plan concerning ‘peace’. If the world wants Joe Biden to approve this, then they are going to have to trick him and make him believe that this is the latest and best, super-duper War Plan that is going to cement America’s place as world hegemony. If go Biden believes he is implementing a War Plan for Global Domination, then he might just sign off on it.

    Joe Biden and the Democrats oppose Peace Plans on general principle.
    Can anyone think of anywhere in the world that the Americans are actively and honestly proposing a sincere Peace? Anywhere?

  23. CaseyG
    March 3, 2023 at 17:41

    I wonder how many wars America thinks it will win—as it seems to lie about so many things. And then — back to Biden again—-what kind of job was Biden’s son doing in Ukraine anyway? And why did he stop doing that job—whatever it was.

    And I am also sad that so many Americans are jobless and homeless and no doubt feeling so useless as to wonder if they have any future left. So why—-is attacking Russia more important than healing your own country? Why is giving obscene amounts of money to Ukraine more important than helping your own citizens?

    I really admire those who created the Preamble—–especially the part where to reads,”… in order to form a more perfect union —establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of LIBERTY—-

    Biden, Bliken and Nuland—–I marvel that the 3 of you are not the least bit embarrassed of your hypocrisy, and if I am wondering that—-what does the rest of the world really think of you?

  24. Jeff Harrison
    March 3, 2023 at 17:03

    This will, in the long run, cost the US a bundle and leave us much worse off than if we had gracefully relinquished our incipient hegemony.

  25. jamie
    March 3, 2023 at 15:46

    The west has “forced” worldwide nations to condemn Russia at UN vote, although the vote was merely symbolic; when time comes most of those nations will side with whoever is against the west; it is their chance to topple the regime that for centuries has prevented them to develop, “stolen” their riches, controlled each and every international institutions (including UN) and misused them in their favor.
    I think, we still way better than China in selling lies, in manipulating opinions, in controlling the information, even though cultural and intellectual degradation has made us much less effective, if not ridiculous today… but still better than China. If only China would push a vote at UN for a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine conflict I believe it would have tremendous consequences, it would corner nations, and if western nations voted against it, it would expose them, it would destroy their credibility… voting for peaceful resolution it would show maturity

    • Rob Roy
      March 3, 2023 at 23:04

      If we are “better than China,” why is China the one with a peace plan? Why did the US send that idiot Boris Johnson to stop Zelensky from signing a peace plan with Russia nearly a year ago? If we are supplying weapons to the corrupt Ukraine when Zelensky stomps his feet, why can’t China supply weapons to Russia, who was goaded into this war by the US by the 2014 coup followed by eight years of Nazis murdering 14,000 Russian speakers in the Donbass, to say nothing of NATO, the aggressor, surrounding Russia until there was only one border left?
      We have never had a democracy; it’s always been rule by the rich. Now it’s rule by the rich warlords. Our government is rotten at its core and if the US allows (they may even encourage) nuclear war to come, may the first bomb land on DC. Sorry Medea, et.al., there will be no peace allowed by the US. Peace won’t happen until it’s destroyed. Our leaders are terrible because good leaders are prevented from holding office and if one slips into, say, the Congress, s/he will soon fall into line or leave in despair. US = arrogance and hubris with no room for humanity. I wish you luck in your good endeavors, but, frankly, I think it’s hopeless. It will take some guts from western leaders to confront the US, but it seems for now they will go on appeasing this insane “exceptional” country.

      • J Anthony
        March 5, 2023 at 08:04

        The comment you’re responding to, if you’ll read it again, he or she said the US is “better than China” at selling lies and manipulation, not at being cool….

    • lester
      March 5, 2023 at 16:19

      Chinese people are getting richer. US people are getting poorer. Which is better?

  26. Dfnslblty
    March 3, 2023 at 15:40

    (I trust that I am not the only reader here.)

    Bravo! for this strong refutation of usa’s stupid and careless rejection of China’s proposal.

    Protest Loudly!

    • Vera Gottlieb
      March 4, 2023 at 04:34

      If the West had more gonads (balls in Canadian English) it would stand up to the US – instead it just looks the other way while millions suffer because of this.

  27. Frank
    March 3, 2023 at 14:28

    Taiwan is a province of China, period.

  28. Valerie
    March 3, 2023 at 14:18

    They’ve already decided:

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It would be an absolute “red line” if China provided weapons to Russia, a senior European Union official said on Friday, adding that the EU would respond with sanctions.
    (March 3)

    • Dfnslblty
      March 3, 2023 at 15:45

      China has not provided weapons, and the usa’s fear & weakness is palpable.

      Protest Loudly!

    • Kenecon
      March 4, 2023 at 19:51

      The US has provided over $40b in weapons to the US-initiated proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, but has the gall to consider anyone doing the same for Russia to be a red line. The hypocrisy is positively overwhelming.

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