With Germany and the United States recently agreeing to provide Ukraine with the much-anticipated state-of-the-art tanks, the Ukrainian War looks set to lead Ukraine in the lead over Russia. However, this can also be interpreted as a signal to the Zelensky administration that "this is the end of arms supply. Start preparing for peace talks." A source in Washington said: “Tensions between Iran and Israel are on the rise. Any military clash between Iran and Israel, even in a proxy war, will inevitably lead to US intervention. "We don't have the power to focus our military resources on China," he said. The course of the Ukraine war makes the decline of the United States even clearer.
The Western mainstream media has started the war in Ukraine with Hymars ( an artillery rocket system with high mobility ) , Patriot missiles, and the recently decided supply of over 100 state-of-the-art German tanks, the Leopard 2 and the most powerful US tank, the M1 Abrams . They are doing a large-scale impression operation as if a game change will occur in the future.
Under these circumstances, senior US military officials continued to point the finger at the belligerent stance of the US government, led by the neoconservatives, and continue to recommend peace. The same goes for Secretary of Defense Austin, who has retired from the military. According to CNN , at a press conference on January 20, Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. military uniformed group , said at a press conference that it would be extremely difficult for Ukraine to expel Russian troops from its territory by the end of the year. This war, like many past wars, will end with some kind of negotiation.Putin should end the war now."
Since the outbreak of hostilities in February last year, the uniformed U.S. military has called for an immediate ceasefire with Russia. In May and October, U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin held phone talks with Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, and in October he held a total of two talks. The first was led by the United States, but the second was led by Russian Defense Minister Joigu. In addition, on the initiative of the United States, the Russian Defense Minister has subsequently held talks with French Defense Minister Le Cornu, Turkish Defense Minister Akar and British Defense Minister Wallace. With the non-use of nuclear weapons at the top of the list, we have been promoting the creation of dialogue circuits for crisis management.
The above remarks by Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley, which seemed to urge the immediate start of peace negotiations, were made after the multilateral meeting on military assistance to Ukraine held at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany on December 20. The focus of the meeting was on the German government's reluctant decision to supply the German-made tank Leopard 2 to Ukraine and the implementation of a large amount of aid, so it was all the more noticeable .
In addition , Lloyd Austin, who became the first black secretary of defense , deeply respects Colin Powell, who also served as the first black secretary of state . According to The Hill, former Secretary of State Powell, who was a Republican but also understood liberals and centrists, died in October 2021 . ' said. Both called the 2003 Iraq War "the biggest stain of their lives."
At the United Nations Security Council in 2003, Powell listed "evidence that Iraq is developing weapons of mass destruction " based on the misidentification of the CIA, and in response to this, the Bush administration formed a coalition of the willing without a Security Council resolution. proceeded to attack Iraq. Austin served as the commander of the multinational forces and US forces stationed in Iraq , and was at the forefront of the Iraq War. Powell, who emphasized cooperation with the United Nations, resigned in 2004 after confronting coalition-oriented neoconservatives. Austin and Millie's series of dialogues with Russia and advocacy of ceasefire negotiations can only be seen as a deterrent to the "mad fight" of the runaway neoconservatives.
Meanwhile, on January 23, RT Russia ran an article headlined: “British top think tank reveals Russian cyberwar superiority over Ukraine – why Western media ignored it?” "Britain's Royal Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) admits that the Ukrainian government has NATO's best technology but is completely overwhelmed by Moscow," the article said. In other words, Russia is overwhelmingly superior in certain aspects of the war. It is unknown when the state-of-the-art tanks will be provided. Considering the time-consuming operation training, it should be seen that the US NATO military commander at the Ramstein meeting advised the Zelensky administration, "This is the end of arms supply. Start preparations for peace talks."
At the end of last year, the electronic version of the Wall Street Journal of the U.S. reported that the Ukrainian Zelensky administration plans to present a peace plan on February 24, 2023, one year after Russia's aggression. This is reported by diplomatic sources.
Under the surface, a fierce tug-of-war is taking place between the neoconservatives who control the Biden administration and the Department of Defense and the US military.
Furthermore, according to Xinhua, German President Steinmeier held a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on December 20, during which Xi said, "China supports the strategic independence of Germany and the EU." Note: Former Russian President Metvedev visited China on the following day, the 21st, suggesting that China stands between Germany and Russia. It is also possible that China is quietly pushing for a ceasefire in Ukraine.
You can ignore the sensational reports by the Western media that the war in Ukraine is escalating and that "World War III is about to start and nuclear weapons will be used." With the exception of the neoconservatives, the rationality of those involved has not been lost.
<Note: See the article published on January 7, "Germany and the U.S. Battle over Russia: Pan-European Security Arrangements and the Brzezinski Concept: Thoughts on Modern Japan: Supplementary">