Is the Deep State trying to prolong the war between Russia and Ukraine?
Former Congressman Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams, the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, sat down on April 12 to discuss how American foreign policy elites are trying to turn the current Russo-Ukrainian conflict into a quagmire for Russia, just the same way its Soviet Union predecessor fell into a quagmire in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989.
McAdams cited a piece by Ted Galen Carpenter at Antiwar.com titled “Is the Biden Administration Trying to Prolong the Ukraine War?” where Carpenter talked about the ruling class’s depraved efforts to turn the Russo-Ukrainian war into a prolonged proxy conflict where Russia would be financially and militarily bled dry.
Paul believes that this concept of bleeding Russia out is doomed to fail. He argued that this war was not “going to go away easily or
gracefully and it’ll probably expand if we don’t change our policies.” In addition, he believes that this prolongation of the Russo-Ukrainian war is “deliberate.”
Carpenter noted in his piece that diplomacy is becoming more difficult throughout this ordeal as the Biden administration is accusing the Russian government of war crimes, while also calling for regime change.
Paul, being the consummate observer of broader trends, noted that this entire tragedy started with the Euromaidan coup of 2014. From there the US has escalated tensions by sending military aid and intelligence to the Ukrainian government. The former Texas Congressman believes that part of the Deep State’s long-term agenda with regards to Russia is “the overthrow of the Russian government.”
McAdams also pointed out that individuals like National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan gave the whole game away when it comes to the foreign policy Blob’s intentions with regards to Russia. In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Sullivan said that the US desires an “independent Ukraine” and “a weakened and isolated Russia.”
In this episode of the RPLR, Paul took issue with the empty talk of war crimes. Many neoconservative and neoliberal pundits are accusing Russian leader Vladimir Putin of war crimes. This is a perspective that is lacking in self-awareness, given the brutal war that’s taking place in Yemen. This is a conflict where the US is backing Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners in a brutal bombing campaign that’s killing countless civilians. Paul said that the US government should “take responsibility” for the Yemeni conflict.
However, knowing how DC operates, this will never happen. As long as the DC foreign policy class is interventionist in outlook, it will continue to pursue bone-headed foreign policy actions.