RFK, Jr. Cites JFK’s Peace Speech against the Sabotage of the Spring 2022 Peace Negotiations
June 20, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Presidential pre-candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. posted this morning, on the day of his public speech, a link to the February 2023 Antiwar.com article reporting on former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s comments that Russia-Ukraine peace had almost been achieved with his help in March 2022, before Western leaders “blocked it.”
Kennedy commented: “In March 2022, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett traveled to Moscow to mediate between Putin and Zelenskyy. He extracted significant concessions from Putin. But then, he said, the U.S. blocked any deal. War was the plan all along. #Kennedy24”
“The pattern here is clear,” he continues.
“Not only is the Biden administration deceiving the American people about the motives for this costly and tragic war, but by continually escalating it they put the whole world at risk of nuclear conflagration.
“I call upon President Biden to issue two apologies. First, to the American people for misleading them into supporting an ugly proxy war on false pretenses. Second and more importantly, to the Ukrainian people for maneuvering them into this war and ruining their country, all for the sake of U.S. (imagined) geopolitical interests.
“We should heed the advice of John F. Kennedy in his 1963 Peace Speech when he said: ‘Nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war.’
“I’ll be delivering my own peace speech today in commemoration of my uncle’s. I intend it to set a new direction for American foreign policy in the next generation. Tune in to the livestream at https://youtube.com/watch?v=z59vaHQ3zPE. #Kennedy24”
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