Washington has lied and ignored Moscow’s “pink strains,” the presidential candidate has mentioned
As an alternative of listening to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s warnings about “pink strains,” the US has repeatedly crossed them, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. mentioned in an interview revealed on Wednesday. The Democrat working for US president additionally mentioned Washington ought to have both invited Moscow to NATO or dismantled the anti-Russian alliance after the Chilly Warfare.
“We must always have listened to Putin over a few years. We made a dedication to Russia, to Gorbachev, that we’d not transfer NATO one inch to the east. Then we went in, and we lied,” Kennedy advised the outlet UnHerd.
As an alternative of providing to combine Russia into the West, as many diplomats urged in 1991, the US expanded NATO to its borders. “What’s the goal of NATO apart from to oppose Russia? When you’re addressing Russia in a hostile means from the start, after all their response goes to be hostile again,” Kennedy mentioned.
He described what occurred in Kiev in 2014 as “primarily a coup d’etat” supported by the US, recalling the notorious cellphone name wherein Victoria Nuland was “handpicking a brand new cupboard” hostile to Moscow.
“If Mexico did that after which began killing – they killed 14,000 Russians in Donbass, the Ukrainian authorities – if Mexico did that to expatriate People, we’d invade in a second,” Kennedy mentioned, including that Putin “repeatedly advised us: these are pink strains, you’re crossing.”
American leaders ought to be capable of “put your self within the different man’s sneakers,” similar to his uncle John F. Kennedy did in the course of the Cuban Missile Disaster in 1962, stepping again from the brink of nuclear battle, which all of his advisers had been pushing for.
Kennedy condemned the “barbaric and unlawful invasion” of Ukraine and referred to as Putin a ‘gangster’, a ‘thug’ and a ‘bully’, however mentioned the battle wanted to be settled shortly, as a result of the US had already “sacrificed 300,000” Ukrainians in battle. Whereas the White Home introduced aiding Kiev as a humanitarian mission, “each step that we’ve taken has been to enlarge the battle and to maximise bloodshed,” he mentioned.
“Let’s be trustworthy: It’s a US battle towards Russia, to primarily sacrifice the flower of Ukrainian youth in an abattoir of loss of life and destruction for the geopolitical ambition of the neocons” to see regime change in Moscow, Kennedy mentioned. He added that the individuals who created the issue weren’t able to settling it.
Requested about his proposed answer, Kennedy mentioned that one thing just like the Minsk accords, agreeing to maintain Ukraine out of NATO, and eradicating nuclear missile launchers from Russia’s borders may work.