Do You Want to Be On The Same Side as These People?

George Soros has some strong views on Russia-Ukraine:

Hillary Clinton doesn’t just #StandWithUkraine, she wants to crack down on Americans who don’t sufficiently support going to war with Russia:

If you have been stirred into a warlike and Russophobic fervor, and you find yourself overcome with the desire to go to war with Russia, you may want to reconsider given that you would be on the same side as both Hillary and George Soros.

It is a myth that “the whole world” is now condemning Russia.

China is supporting Russia, as we know.

India is not condemning Russia, but is said to be “walking a tightrope“:

 India’s decision to abstain from voting on a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding that Russia cease its invasion of Ukraine does not mean support for Moscow, experts said, but reflects New Delhi’s reliance on its Cold War ally for energy, weapons and support in conflicts with neighbors.

India on Friday regretted countries giving up the path of diplomacy but refrained from voting along with the United States on the resolution that would have meant altering its ties with Russia spanning over seven decades. Russia vetoed the resolution while China and the United Arab Emirates also abstained.

“We have not supported what Russia has done. We have abstained. It is the right thing to do under the circumstances,’’ said G. Parthasarthy, a retired Indian diplomat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday appealed for an “immediate cessation of violence.” Modi called for efforts to return to diplomacy, saying the “differences between Russia and the NATO group can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue.”

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro pledged to remain neutral, and refused to condemn Russia’s actions:

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday said his country will “not take sides” in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, saying he does not want to “bring more problems to Brazil.”

A reporter asked the far-right politician if he would condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and Bolsonaro replied that he won’t share his opinion on the matter until he sees how the situation ultimately plays out. He called the two countries “practically brother nations,” and said “a big part of Ukraine’s population speaks Russian.” Brazil, Bolsonaro stated, “will continue being neutral, and help with whatever is possible.”

In Brazil, the agriculture industry relies on fertilizer from Russia, and Bolsonaro said he does not support any sanctions on business that could “bring serious harm” to his country. He met with Putin in Moscow on Feb. 16, despite Western countries warning of an impending invasion, and told reporters on Sunday he does not believe Putin wants “to undertake a massacre, anywhere” in Ukraine.

Bolsonaro did have harsh words for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was in the entertainment industry prior to taking office, declaring that Ukrainians “placed the hope of their nation in the hands of a comedian.”

Iran has not explicitly taken Russia’s side, but they’ve given us a glimpse of where their loyalties lie here:

While Iran says it is opposed to war in Ukraine, it will not outright denounce Russia’s military operation, instead blaming the West for NATO’s presence in the region.

Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, said in his first reaction on Thursday following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine the crisis is “rooted in NATO’s provocations”.

He tweeted that Iran does not view war as a solution, and called for an immediate ceasefire and a “political and democratic solution” without using words such as “invasion” to describe the situation.

In a similar but slightly longer statement, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh added that “the Eurasia region is on the verge of entering a pervasive crisis” because of NATO’s movements led by the United States.

“The whole world” has not closed ranks against Russia. Not by a long shot.

NATO has, along with Japan to some extent, but that’s about it.

Serbia refuses to sanction Russia, and Serbian President Alexander Vucic pointed to Russia’s support for Serbia in the late 1990s when NATO was indiscriminately bombing the living hell out of civilian targets in Belgrade.

The Saudis and the UAE are said to have “kept quiet” over the war in Ukraine, and it’s because the Gulf States have drawn closer to Russia over the past decade or so.

As far as I can tell, other than Belarus, which is basically Russia’s vassal state, no country is explicitly endorsing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But nations around the world are taking a much more measured, rational and cool-headed approach to the situation when compared with the reaction of the NATO alliance.

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