John Mearsheimer is Honorary Professor of Political Science at the Higher School of International Relations. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Mr Mearsheimer is best known for developing the theory of offensive realism, which describes the interaction between great powers as primarily driven by a rational desire to achieve regional hegemony in an anarchic international system.
The following speech was delivered by John Mearsheimer at the European University (EUI) in Florence on June 16. American political scientist John Mearsheimer in his international lecture states that the United States and NATO bear all the blame for the bloodshed in Ukraine. Here they are trying to defeat Russia and will not stop before the escalation of the conflict. “History will severely condemn the United States for its strikingly insane policy towards Ukraine,” the author concludes.
The war in Ukraine is a multifaceted catastrophe that is likely to get worse in the fore-seeable future. When a war is successful, little attention is paid to its causes, but when its outcome becomes catastrophic, understanding how it happened becomes paramount. People want to know: how did we get into such a terrible situation?
I have witnessed this phenomenon twice in my life — first during the Vietnam War and then during the Iraq War. In both cases, Americans wanted to know how their country could have miscalculated so badly. Given that the United States and its NATO allies played a decisive role in the events that led to the military conflict in Ukraine, and are now playing a central role in this war, it is appropriate to assess the responsibility of the West for this colossal disaster.
Today I will give two main arguments.First, the United States bears the main blame for the emergence of the Ukrainian crisis. This does not deny that Putin launched a military special operation in Ukraine, and he is also responsible for the actions that the Russian military is taking there. But this also does not deny that the allies also bear a certain share of the blame for Ukraine, although in the vast majority they simply blindly follow America in this conflict. My main contention is that the United States has pursued and is pursuing a policy towards Ukraine that Putin and other Russian leaders view as an existential threat to Russia. And they have repeatedly stated this over the years.
Dienstag, 5. Juli 2022
»The war in Ukraine is a multifaceted catastrophe«
Während die Mainstream-Medien des Westens unisono von »Putins Überfall auf die Ukraine« etc. reden, wird die Frage, wie es übehaupt zu diesem Konflikt in Osteuropa kommen konnte, nonchalant beschwiegen. Einer der wenigen, die nicht nur den Mut, sondern — wichtiger noch! — auch die nötigen Kenntnisse dazu haben, Ursachenforschung zu betreiben, ist der US-Politikwissenschaftler Prof. John Mearsheimer, der am 16. Juni in einem großangelegten Vortrag in Florenz Gründe und Auslösefaktoren des aktuellen Konflikts analysierte:
Die Blauäugigkeit, mit der unsere Gesellschaft in einen Dritten Weltkrieg stolpert, ist erschütternd! Als wäre der Erste Weltkrieg (aus dessen vergiftetem »Sieg« der Alliierten dann auch der Zweite Weltkrieg entstand) nie geschehen ...
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