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US fighting Russia ‘to the last Ukrainian’: veteran US diplomat

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Chas Freeman, a retired senior US diplomat, analyzes Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the US role, and the geopolitical fallout. “Everything we are doing, rather than accelerate an end to the fighting and some compromise, seems to be aimed at prolonging the fighting,” Freeman says.

Guest: Chas Freeman. Veteran U.S. diplomat and public servant who has served in many senior positions, including as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Director for Chinese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and as the principal US interpreter during President Nixon’s historic visit to China in 1972.

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  1. For a diplomat, he certainly seems naive? Russia never planned to go to war? Sanctions, no end in sight? China, no idea this would happen? Russian military were taken by surprise? Since 2008 Putin has been rattling the NATO expansion cage, Zelenski at Munich cried for nukes and to join NATO, Trump cancelled Intermediate-range Nuclear Missile treaty, the Right wing runs the Ukraine government. Sanctions are not working, Russia, China, India and Iran seem to be working along ok, certainly they are not bringing Russia to its knees, in fact, its possibly speeding up the demise of the petrodollar and probably later, the end of the US$ as the worlds reserve currency. He mentions what happened to leaders who take on the petrodollar … only problem is, none of those countries had the largest pool of nukes. Ghaddafi would probably still be here if he didn't give up his nukes. Again, the sanctions response by Russia and China seems to be scripted … planned. We all know the order from Putin to his troops, no unneccesary civilian casualties or destruction to infrastructure, hence the reason why it is going slowly. Well, that and the Ukraine army using civilians as human shields. So, a bit dis-ingenuous of this diplomat to say he was surprised by a lot of things?

  2. AMERICAN DOLLARS LOOK ENTICING FOR A FEW WEEKS, BUT THERE ARE YEARS TO MISERY TO COME…NATO, CATCH UKRAINE LIKE A RAT IN A CAGE..WITHOUT EVEN PROMISING THEM, EATHER NATO, OR EU.MEMBERSHIP, ZELINSKY IS AN ACTOR,HE HAS CASHED $1.8 BILLION FOR HIMSELF, FOR HIS MASQUERADING POSITION, FOR HIS TRUE BOSSES, THE NATZI AZOV BATALLION, AND THREE OTHERS..THESE WISE WORDS ARE COMING FROM AN AMERICAN, NATO IS THE WAR INDUSTRY,THAT OWNES ALL OF THE NATIONS UNDER IT, SUPPLIED BY US.ARMAMENTS..STUPIDITY OF THE UKRAINIAN NATZIS, WILL LIVE IT IN ASHES AND LIVE…THIS IS WHAT THE GERMAN NATZIS SAID BEFORE THEY LOST THE WAR TO RUSSIA…FIGHT TILL THE END…WILL NOT HELP UKRAINE,BUT RUSSIA HAS TO BE INCORPORATED IN NATO…

  3. Selensky is a MAD NATO puppet, the propaganda for war is running 24/7 on german TV, it is very sickning to see, people calling for peace while demonizing Putin, how can you call for peace while you are demonizing someone else?

  4. An irish university professor is using your reporting and journalistic work as a basis for public "wrongthink". Now the western censors will be after you. I expect your YT channel to vanish soon. Please diversivy to other platforms! I am also willing to send money to other platforms or dirct to intermediary bank accounts to support your work.

  5. holy moly. shocker saved for the last 2 minute " But we've (USA) just confiscated the entire national treasury of Afghanistan. And we've confiscated half of Russian reserves. We've confiscated the Venezuela reserves. Our ally, the British, have confiscated Venezuela's gold reserves. "

  6. I would have thought based on events leading from the coup removing the pro- Russian president , Putin , would have been gearing up for such a move. US ambassadors and even , Biden, back in 1999 said the spread of NATO would lead to hostilities with Russia.

  7. Avov, Right point etc are bad enough, banning all political opposition is worse then finally the media is taken over snd all news condensed into 'United News' that's pushes Dear Leaders talking points snd claims …ridiculous that Ukraine descending in a Orban, Putin style one party state is not being covered in US media.

  8. @ begining he sided with US that Russia broke international law by invading UA. 1st thing here's UN chapter of selfdermknation. Looks like Russia is helping to fulfil this point.

    2nd. By UN there are 2 reasons to start war 1, Aproved by UN 2, in case of being attacked. No doubts tha UA attacked Donbass and run war there for 8 years and UA did not fulfiled any point of Minsk 2 agreement.

    So if Poutine will be on trial for war crimes then bunch of US guys as well. So dump this into trash,, world is not working like that.

    Rest of interview 5 stars due he was honest, not biased. Good questions BTW

  9. He knows nothing, jack shit, about money. In particular the function of fiat. The Dollar is NOT a store of value, it's a method of reducing your wealth over time. (Same goes for any fiat currency).

  10. There is a very interesting video (https://youtu.be/EOlkW9WvNYA?t=477) of Zelinsky's advisor from like two years ago. The fully knew and expected Russia to attack. But they also expected a political take over in 10 years if they seek a diplomatic solution with Russia.
    In essence the Ukrainian leadership knew full well what was going to happen and accepted war and the devastation of their country.
    There is a special kind of insanity that they think the only way to remain political independent from Russia is by going through a war. A capitulation of reason and democracy.

    But the true horror of all of this is how so many liberals and leftists and suddenly become incredibly hawkish and warmingering for US imperial interests. This war will disfigure the face of Europe and turn it much more nationalistic.

  11. This guy couldn't say poo if he had a mouth full. Either he was being deceptive which I suspect or his views were clouded by American jingoism. I wonder what skeletons he has in his closet.

  12. Intelligent and straightforward thinking and a lot of political and strategical experience. There would have been no war (or at least a quick peace) if our west politicians would care to listen to people like him.

  13. Most leftists still haven’t figured out that censorship is coming for them. Someone needs to tell them to start migrating their audiences to the alternative platforms, because there is clearly a mandate against any truth about the Ukraine “war” on all big social media.

  14. Given the state of the Ukrainian economy disastrous and rampant corruption I believe most Ukrainian's will be happy to see the end of the Zelinsky government.

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