Friends, the ever-patient, slow to respond negatively, Sergei Lavrov, Russia's seasoned diplomat and Foreign Minister, spoke out at the United Nations a few days ago in a way he never has done before. Most likely deeply worried about "what's next"––perhaps a second wave of West Ukrainian devastation of Southeastern Ukraine is in store, he is speaking out in advance. At the end, he calls on Washington to sign on to the agreement Washington required of the USSR in 1933 -- to avoid Washington from supporting and barreling into a confrontation in Ukraine that could bring about WWIII.
We in America are so occupied with our own local problems that we are paying no attention to the calamitous possibilities on our international horizon today. What's needed is for millions of American citizens to rise up out of the heartland and telephone or email (Google - how can I get my congress members' teles/emails?) our Congress members in mass that we don't approve of any more proxy wars, no more destabilizing of other elected governments, no more demonizing of other leaders and countries, and to stop using US military might to intervene all across the globe. All of the countries we invaded in the past dozen years are worse off now than before we put boots and weapons on their soils.