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Russian president offers negotiations while US senator calls to “take Putin out”

By Drago Bosnic | December 26, 2022

On December 25, during an interview on Rossiya-1 state television, President Vladimir Putin stated that the Russian Federation is ready to negotiate a peace deal to end the conflict in Ukraine. However, he once again reiterated his position that the political West is the power pole that Moscow is willing to initiate peace talks with, as the Kiev regime cannot be considered sovereign enough to negotiate an acceptable end to the conflict. The president of Russia also added that the Eurasian giant never refused initiatives for negotiations and that it was the other way around.

“We are ready to negotiate with everyone involved about acceptable solutions, but that is up to them – we are not the ones refusing to negotiate, they are,” Putin said and added: “I believe that we are acting in the right direction, we are defending our national interests, the interests of our citizens, our people. And we have no other choice but to protect our citizens.”

However, although Russia is ready to negotiate, it doesn’t think peace talks are necessary at all costs. Instead, Moscow’s primary goal is its security. This doesn’t only include a negotiated settlement that would halt NATO’s crawling encroachment on Russia’s western borders, but would also ensure the neutral status of Ukraine. Still, this status cannot be secured just by simply signing deals with the political West. The experience regarding this has been extremely negative, to say the least, as the belligerent power pole is infamous for its tendency to break deals ever since the (First) Cold War ended.

During the interview, Putin also reiterated his position that the United States and the North Atlantic Alliance are waging a proxy war against Russia by using Ukraine as a pawn. He also said that the political West is trying to “tear Russia apart” and essentially destroy it. “At the core of it all is the policy of our geopolitical opponents, aiming to tear Russia apart, the historical Russia,” Putin said. “They have always tried to ‘divide and conquer’… Our goal is something else – to unite the Russian people,” he concluded.

The parties to the conflict don’t appear to be any closer to peace talks, however. On the contrary, this scenario seems further from reality than ever before. While the US keeps arming the Kiev regime, including with “Patriot” SAM (surface-to-air missile) systems that are earmarked to be transferred to the Neo-Nazi junta forces as soon as possible, the Russian military seems to be preparing for another massive push. The Kiev regime simply doesn’t seem to have any intention of negotiating a peace deal, as proven by the Neo-Nazi junta’s frontman Volodymyr Zelensky. Last Wednesday he made a speech before the US Congress and boastfully declared that “absolute victory” is the “only acceptable outcome” and that he vehemently rejects any talks which would include territorial concessions.

Zelensky’s statements were soon supported by the controversial US South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham. However, he went even further than Zelensky and made several remarks that couldn’t possibly be further from the most basic diplomatic etiquette. During a live Fox News interview, Graham called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be assassinated. “How does this war end? When Russia breaks, and they take Putin out. Anything short of that, the war’s gonna continue,” Graham said on Wednesday’s America Reports on Fox. The first part of the comment also reaffirms Putin’s belief that the political West wants to “tear Russia apart”.

He also stated that the Russian military will supposedly “fail in Ukraine”, because “the US is in it to win it, and the only way you’re gonna win it is to break the Russian military and have somebody in Russia take Putin out to give the Russian people a new lease on life.” Graham further called on the US and NATO to continue arming the Kiev regime forces “completely, all in without equivocation” and that sending additional long-range missiles to the Neo-Nazi junta would “help dislodge Russian forces from the Donbas, and even Crimea.” He also added that “larger drones would kill tons of Russians without losing any Ukrainians in the endeavor” and concluded that giving Zelensky everything he’s asking for is “essential”.

This wasn’t the first time Graham publicly called for Vladimir Putin to be killed. He made similar remarks back in early March. This even prompted an official rebuke from the Biden administration. At the time, the White House Press Secretary stated “that is not the position of the United States government and certainly not a statement you’d hear come from the mouth of anybody working in this administration.” However, this obviously didn’t stop Graham from repeating the threat.

On the contrary, he essentially also added a call for a coup in Russia. To make matters worse, Graham is not alone in this. In early October, former US National Security Advisor John Bolton called Putin “a legitimate military target” and also called for a coup in Moscow. With such comments coming from the top of the US political establishment, it’s hard to imagine how Russia could ever hope to start negotiations with the belligerent thalassocracy.

Drago Bosnic is an independent geopolitical and military analyst.

December 26, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism, War Crimes | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. So, John Bolton “calls the President of Russia a military target”. What military will carry out the targeting of the President of Russia? Whom does he propose to carry out, to complete this?

    Unless it is another Mossad operation, which Israel (and consider Mossad to be Israel) has so well done, so many times in the past 50 to 75 years?

    And, even more, what be would the response of America if a Russian official said the same: “Joe Biden is a legitimate military target”?

    Deeper and deeper into a war is America moved. Is the Ukraine a part of America worthy of a war? NATO is bound with America by a treaty. That treaty does not supersede the Constitution, which grants Congress the power to declare war. A treaty does not supersede the Constitution, but it is being superseded? Is that what you want your Congress to do, Americans?

    As with Israel, now the Ukraine, these politicians in Congress and the Executive branch of the government are as much in the service of foreign countries by continuing to involve America in their wars.

    How far will these current American politicians in Congress and the Executive push things?…. how far will American push Russia? China?

    Or Iran? Or other middle eastern, Islamic countries? America is aligned with Israel as it pushes the non-jewish ‘citizens’ to exodus or genocide, so that push upon a middle eastern people and country is in the process of an eventual genocide of one way or another, but as to the others, will America acquiesce to the Greater Israel plan as well?

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    Comment by michael | December 26, 2022 | Reply

  2. “And, even more, what would be the response of America if a Russian official said the same: “Joe Biden is a legitimate military target”?
    American Presidents have been targeted in the past (by the CIA), Kennedy, Reagan, and several, in the years preceeding.
    Killing anyone is always an option in the USA. What the voters want is of no importance whatsoever.
    Until the USA takes back the Power, for itself, political assassination is ALWAYS an Option in the USA.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | December 26, 2022 | Reply

  3. Bolton, Graham, Pompeo, and all the other neocon mouthpieces couldn’t reflect a better contrast between what passes for US diplomacy with that of Russia. They act as if the US never sponsored the coup in Ukraine, spending a reported 5 billion US dollars to overthrow that government and replace it with Ukraine nazis who want nothing more than to kill Russians.
    Closet Queen Lyndsey Graham stood in the shadow of the late Senator John McCain while McCain stood on the Maidan cheering on the fascist takeover of Ukraine’s duly elected President. Graham has since emerged as the new outspoken mouthpiece for the Establishment. He uses Russophobic and Sinophobic vernacular in his eager willingness to ignite a nuclear confrontation with both. As if the US were immune to nuclear annihilation.

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    Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | December 28, 2022 | Reply


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