Non-Western Nations C Ukraine War Differently

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/ukraine-russia-w…
In conversations with diplomats and analysts from across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, it was evident to me that these countries largely sympathize with the plight of the Ukrainian people and view Russia as the aggressor. But Western demands that they make costly sacrifices by cutting off economic ties with Russia to uphold a “rules-based order” have begotten an allergic reaction. That order hasn’t been rules-based; instead, it has allowed the U.S. to violate international law with impunity. The West’s messaging on Ukraine has taken its tone-deafness to a whole new level, and it is unlikely to win over the support of countries that have often experienced the worse sides of the international order.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates continue to refuse to up oil output.

The US utilizes the Ukraine war to bleed the Russians into a second rate power fighting the to the last Ukrainian.

https://www.ips-journal.eu/topics/economy-and-ecology/the-re…
This leaves only China and the United States as powers capable of setting and maintaining order. This explains why Washington and Beijing do not wish to be drawn into this ‘European conflict’: the two superpowers read the conflict above all through the lens of their competition over global hegemony. Accordingly, American hawks want to ‘bleed the Russians to send a signal to the Chinese to keep their hands off Taiwan’.

And that competition has been ratcheted up by the application of pressure upon China.

Since the end of World War II, the United States has established bases on a chain of islands running from Japan in the north to Indonesia in the south.

Between the Strait of Malacca and the Strait of Hormuz (the Americans call these straits ‘choke points’), the United States and its allies can block Chinese trade and supply routes at any time. China feels encircled and reacts in an aggressively defensive manner.

The US keeps out of direct involvement in the Ukraine because it may be required to respond to aggressive push back from the Chinese. I suspect the US wishes for the completion of the diminishing of Russian power before ramping up the pressure upon China.

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Janet Yellen speech:
https://mishtalk.com/economics/janet-yellen-warns-china-on-r…
She warned those countries that were still “sitting on the fence, perhaps seeing an opportunity to gain by preserving their relationship with Russia and backfilling the void left by others” that their motivations were short-sighted.
An observation or veiled threat?

AH the answer:”The future of our international order, both for peaceful security and economic prosperity, is at stake," she said. "And let’s be clear, the unified coalition … will not be indifferent to actions that undermine the sanctions we’ve put in place."

Such actions from non-western nations puts US strategic interests at risk! A swat from the big stick will likely be forthcoming.
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The US keeps out of direct involvement in the Ukraine because it may be required to respond to aggressive push back from the Chinese. I suspect the US wishes for the completion of the diminishing of Russian power before ramping up the pressure upon China.

Thus the decision to give Ukraine “enough weapons to defend itself, but not enough to win the war.” Keep Russia fighting in the Ukraine for years or decades, just like Afghanistan and Vietnam.

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America should recognize that not every country in the world is its colony. Yellen’s rant is not helpful.

OPEC was established to curb imperialist power over oil.

The Captain
hopes the West beats the crap out of Russia

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Thus the decision to give Ukraine “enough weapons to defend itself, but not enough to win the war.” Keep Russia fighting in the Ukraine for years or decades, just like Afghanistan and Vietnam.

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That is a Russian choice not at all an American choice.

The US is out to topple Putin. This can end this year or four years from now, who knows? But Putin will be dead to end it.