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United States should be faced with choice

20 April, 2024 Saturday
16:25

Biden is ready to immediately sign laws on assistance to Ukraine as soon as they are passed by Congress and the Senate

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Well, you see, this is how you should talk to partners. As soon as the Ukrainians started destroying Russia's oil and gas complex, Washington's train of thought immediately began moving in a constructive direction, and this bipartisan standoff is starting to come to an end.

"If they pass it, I think American companies may temporarily export Kazakh oil through Novorossiysk. But let them move faster and push for more weapons. Ukraine's patience is not endless."

But everything Russian extracts should disappear. The same goes for gas.

The United States must be faced with a choice: solving a small problem (Ukraine's victory, borders of 1991, debt write-offs, NATO membership, etc.) or solving a big problem (attempt to gather nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons on the ruins of Russia, which may happen after the destruction of the oil and gas system there). Otherwise, there will be no progress, and they will continue to play with us.

Israel did just that in 1973 when it presented the United States with a choice: either deal with the "big problem" (nuclear war in the Middle East) or the small problem (aid to Israel). The role of nuclear weapons for us lies in our own arsenal and the prospect of destroying oil and gas pipelines, leading to the subsequent collapse of Russia's economy.

The situation with China is similar. They should recall Confucius' advice: "If we mess up, the Ukrainians will cut off our gas and oil from Russia." Then their thinking will move in the right direction there too.

But for that, we need our own weapons. A lot of weapons. You can't trust anyone. You can only trust yourself, your army, and your people.

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About the author. Taras Zahorodnii, Managing Partner of the National Anti-Crisis Group.

The editors do not always share the opinions expressed by the authors of the blogs.

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