Obama to Step Forward With a Doctrine of Peace: Last chance to put the feather in the cap to earn his Nobel Prize for Peace
March 6, 2014 jsc
What business is it of ours to be telling the Russians and the Ukrainians how to solve their crisis?
Let's be clear, there is no doubt this is a serious a threat -- civil war at the doorstep of Russia impacting all of humanity. It would like Canada splitting French and English, and we feeling the threat of civil war breaking out. Canada is not only a leading trading partner for the U.S., but we are dependent on Canadian energy, electric and oil. Civil war there, impact here devastating, with voices shouting for the President to order the Pentagon to "secure" Alberta. We can be sure the plans are already on the books. And in the midst trying to sort this mess out all we hear from Russia is negativity, making ultimatums and threatening embargos. Oh, yah, that is really going to help situation -- unless your intent is war.
The story is complicated. A democratically elected leader thrown from power is not a democracy. One in process we hope. In an earlier age Gore 2000 would have taken his fight to the streets with justification, he did win the majority of the electorate. And a bloody civil struggle for power would have followed. Instead he graciously stepped down in accord to what the Supreme Court ruled, for well or ill. That is how democracy changes power. But, what does one do in this kind of situation?
To make matters even more complicated there is evidence that the "revolution" in the Ukraine in fact, in part, is fomented by neocons in our State Department, taking advantage this still-forming democracy. This is their payback to Putin for intervening to prevent the U.S. going to war in Syria last summer. War is their game and they are determined to get us back into full war mode. Remember, Iraq, Iran and Syria these are the regimes on their hit list. They are hoping to put one of theirs back in the White House to finish the job.
There are a lot of players in this situation. There are the neocon equivalents in many lands and peoples. A lot is at stake.
This event caught Obama and Putin off guard. Putin is up for Nobel Peace Prize consideration, so this is the last thing he wants. Behind the scenes he and Obama have been working to prevent war. Last summer Putin avoided our going to war with Syrian, with Obama playing "tough cop", and then Putin brought the Iranians to the peace table. I got one, and you get one kind of deal.
So when I ask what business is it of us to be calling the shots in this crisis, I do not mean to imply we take no action. The question is what action?
Consider instead a foreign policy tone that encourages Ukrainians, united in name, to come to the peace table. Offer hope. There is a way to live together that respects differences and unites as a country. Speaking of Canada, one possible solution, a dominion with provinces? If not that something else, along with assurances that Russian's access to the sea is not compromised.
The Russian military presence is keeping the calm. These kinds of civil disagreements can get out of control quickly; think of Iraq, with unbelievable cruelty in killing and rape; recall Algeria, as revenge killing and rape took hold of that land. And, until things stabilize, I like the idea of Russian protecting its fleet -- in the wrong hands they could do a lot of harm.
The President in agreement with the majority of humanity calling an alienated people on the verge of war to a United Nations Peace Conference table -- in dialogue as love dictates us to do. Find a solution that lays the foundation for a Ukraine ever more united in its quest of a "union to be perfected" (U.S. Constitution). And a united Ukraine will mean one less nation for the neocons and those like-minded to mess with as they plan for war.
And one more reason for Barack Hussein Obama to step forward and make a Doctrine of Peace the official foreign policy and in this way become more like the vision of justice embraced by our Founders.