Blinken Begs Lavrov for Time, Hints at Ukraine Settlement, After US’ Disastrous Week of Diplomacy
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Begging for time?! As if Blinken/US State is trustworthy
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January 21, 2022 at 9:48 PM #467060Utopian LeftistParticipant
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the US does not beg for anything (possible exception for Papal Indulgence).
Publicly, Winkin’ Blinken and the NOD-off Pres. might go through those motions. But privately? Nah, I’m pretty sure we shoot at their feet and tell them to dance for their supper, hyuk, hyuk.
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January 21, 2022 at 10:27 PM #467068jbnwParticipant
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I wish the Minsk accords were actually discussed. Blinken, in his Press Availability statement, has no mention of the Minsk protocols, and continues with aggressive statements, available at https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-at-a-press-availability-12/ .
In Ukrainian news, Zelenskyy sounds like he’s trying to get a war started. He said, in a Washington Post interview yesterday, that Russia may invade Kharkiv ( https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3389250-zelensky-says-russia-may-try-to-occupy-kharkiv.html ) and asked for sanctions against Russia now ( https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3389183-zelensky-wants-sanctions-against-russia-now.html ) which will of course cross a Russian red line.
These words are diametrically opposed to Zelenskyy’s recent message to the people of Ukraine not to panic.
As this is in the Washington Post, these are the words that those in the US, and particularly in the Washington beltway, will hear.
January 22, 2022 at 1:07 AM #467107
January 22, 2022 at 4:55 PM #467175sadoldgirlParticipant
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Washington will probably tell Zelensky to prepare,
but to wait for the attack until the start of the Olympics.
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