It sure is hard to give peace a chance in America, as recent events with Russia and Ukraine show.
The Washington consensus is all about weapons and more weapons, of economic sanctions, i.e. economic warfare, of not being seen as a pitiful helpless giant, as Richard Nixon once said during the Vietnam War.
America can never stand on the sidelines, even when its national security interests aren’t even threatened.
Something must be done, something forceful, something involving troops and weapons and ultimatums that could very well escalate into disaster.
Revealingly, Washington insiders always talk of “all options” being on a metaphorical table, meaning the most violent ones, including war, for the president to choose from. They lie.
Because the one option that’s never on that imaginary table is peace.
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