J.D. Vance has lifted the curtain on interventionist strategies that kill millions of people and only weaken America

J·D·萬斯揭開了干預主義戰略的面紗,這些戰略殺死了數百萬人,只會削弱美國

A freshman US senator from Ohio has just given one of the most powerful speeches ever uttered on Capitol Hill, exposing the dishonesty of Washington’s Ukraine policy and the disastrous consequences of its decades-long military interventionism around the world.

一位來自俄亥俄州的美國新參議員剛剛在國會山發表了有史以來最有力的演講之一,揭露了華盛頓對烏克蘭政策的不誠實,以及美國數十年來在全球范圍內進行軍事干預的災難性后果。

It’s no wonder, therefore, that Senator J.D. Vance’s message was summarily dismissed or ignored by other lawmakers, including his fellow Republicans, and by the legacy media. As Vance acknowledged at the end of his speech, there’s no political appetite in Washington to have an honest reckoning with America’s foreign policy failures. “Let’s have a real debate,” he said. “We haven’t had one in 30 years.”

因此,毫不奇怪,參議員J·D·萬斯的言論被其他議員(包括他的共和黨同僚)和傳統媒體迅速駁回或忽視。正如萬斯在演講結束時承認的那樣,華盛頓沒有政治意愿對美國外交政策的失敗進行誠實的清算?!白屛覀儊硪粓稣嬲霓q論,”他說?!拔覀円呀?0年沒這么干了?!?/b>

Speaking on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Vance argued in support of legislation that would provide $10.6 billion in military aid to Israel, rather than combining assistance for West Jerusalem with $61.4 billion in additional Ukraine funding under an emergency spending bill that President Joe Biden unveiled last month. Democrats and neoconservative Republicans have insisted that Washington must bundle its support for Ukraine to fight Russia and Israel to fight Hamas in Biden’s $106 billion package deal, rather than allowing separate votes on the issues.

周二,萬斯在參議院發言時表示,他支持向以色列提供106億美元軍事援助的立法,而不是根據喬·拜登總統上月公布的一項緊急支出法案,將向西耶路撒冷提供的援助與向烏克蘭提供的614億美元額外資金結合起來。
民主黨人和新保守的共和黨人堅持認為,華盛頓必須在拜登提出的價值1060億美元的一攬子協議中,把對烏克蘭打擊俄羅斯和以色列打擊哈馬斯的支持捆綁在一起,而不是讓這些問題單獨投票。

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As Vance rightly pointed out, it’s obvious that supporters of Biden’s nonsensical Ukraine policy are trying to piggyback widely supported aid for Israel to push through increasingly unpopular funding for Kiev. “Too many of my colleagues would like to collapse these packages because they would like to use Israel as a political fig leaf for the president’s Ukraine policy,” he said. “But the president’s Ukraine policy – just like the Israeli policy – should be debated. We should talk about it. We should discuss it. We should separate the costs and benefits and analyze them as distinct policies because that is what the American people deserve.”

正如萬斯正確指出的那樣,很明顯,拜登荒謬的烏克蘭政策的支持者,正試圖利用得到廣泛支持的對以色列的援助,推動為基輔提供越來越不受歡迎的資金。他說:“我的很多同事都想破壞這些方案,因為他們想把以色列作為總統烏克蘭政策的政治遮羞布?!?br /> “但是總統的烏克蘭政策,就像以色列的政策一樣,應該被討論。我們應該談談。我們應該討論一下。我們應該把成本和收益分開,把它們作為不同的政策來分析,因為這是美國人民應有的權利?!?/b>
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Basic questions about Biden’s Ukraine policy, including Washington’s true strategic obxtive in the former Soviet republic, haven’t been addressed, Vance argued. He noted that Americans are commonly told that the aim is to force Russia out of all Ukrainian territory, including regions that have been annexed by Moscow following overwhelming votes for independence from Kiev.

萬斯認為,有關拜登烏克蘭政策的基本問題,包括華盛頓在這個前蘇聯加盟共和國的真正戰略目標,都沒有得到解決。
他指出,美國人通常被告知,目的是將俄羅斯趕出所有烏克蘭領土,包括在以壓倒性多數投票支持從基輔獨立后被莫斯科吞并的地區。

“And yet, when you talk to the president’s own administration in private, they admit that is a strategic impossibility,” Vance said. “No rational human being in the president’s administration believes that it is possible to throw the Russians out of every inch of Ukrainian territory. So, why is that the public justification offered by many advocates of indefinite, unlimited Ukrainian aid? Because this debate is fundamentally dishonest.”

“然而,當你私下與總統自己的政府交談時,他們承認這在戰略上是不可能的,”萬斯說?!霸诳偨y的政府中,沒有一個理性的人會認為,有可能把俄羅斯人趕出烏克蘭的每一寸領土。那么,為什么這是許多主張對烏克蘭提供無限期、無限制援助的人公開給出的理由呢?因為這場辯論從根本上說是不誠實的?!?/b>

“We are not telling the American people the truth because we know that if we did tell them the truth, they would not support an indefinite flow of money to Ukraine.””

“我們沒有告訴美國人民真相,因為我們知道,如果我們告訴了他們真相,他們就不會支持無限期地向烏克蘭提供資金?!?/b>

The senator added that Americans still haven’t been given answers on how long they’ll be expected to fund Ukraine and how their government is ensuring that none of their money is stolen. “Are we monitoring the fact that we have spent nearly $200 billion – if the supplemental passes -- $200 billion to one of the most corrupt countries in the world?” he asked. “Do we have proper assurances that all that money is being spent on the things that we tell ourselves it’s being spent on. The answer, of course, is no because we have not had a real debate in this chamber. The American people, I think, should be ashamed of us.”

參議員補充說,美國人仍然沒有得到答案,他們將為烏克蘭提供多長時間的資金,以及他們的政府如何確保他們的資金不被竊取。
他問,“我們花了近2000億美元——如果補充法案通過的話——給世界上最腐敗的國家之一,我們是否在監控這件事?”
“我們是否有適當的保證,所有的錢都花在了我們告訴自己要花的地方。答案當然是否定的,因為我們在這個會議廳沒有進行過真正的辯論。我認為,美國人民應該為我們感到羞恥?!?/b>

Vance’s appeal for honesty fell on deaf ears, of course, as the Senate decided on Tuesday to block a standalone Israel bill and continue demanding passage of the bundled aid plan. In the meantime, we’re told that the sky will fall if Ukraine isn’t given more US taxpayer dollars. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) warned a Senate committee on Wednesday that Ukraine’s economy will collapse if more humanitarian funding for Kiev isn’t approved by lawmakers.

當然,萬斯對誠實的呼吁被置若罔聞,因為參議院周二決定阻止一項獨立的以色列法案,并繼續要求通過捆綁援助計劃。與此同時,我們被告知,如果不給烏克蘭更多美國納稅人的錢,天就會塌下來。美國國際開發署周三警告參議院一個委員會,如果立法者不批準為基輔提供更多人道主義資金,烏克蘭經濟將崩潰。

USAID, by the way, is a US agency that has been used by Washington to help engineer regime changes under cover of providing humanitarian relief. It’s headed by Samantha Power. That’s the same Samantha Power who was US ambassador to the United Nations in 2014, when she defended Kiev’s brutal crackdown on separatists who opposed the Washington-backed overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government.

順便說一下,美國國際開發署是一個美國機構,華盛頓利用它在提供人道主義援助的幌子下幫助策劃政權更迭。由薩曼莎·鮑爾領導。就是2014年擔任美國駐聯合國大使的薩曼莎·鮑爾,當時她為基輔殘酷鎮壓分裂分子辯護,這些分裂分子反對華盛頓支持的推翻烏克蘭民選政府的行動。

In other words, Washington’s interventionist policies of the past have helped to bring about today’s crisis. It’s just one of many conflicts around the world that the US government has knowingly helped trigger. For example, the US attempt to bring Ukraine into NATO crossed an obvious red line, knowing that Moscow could never allow Kiev’s accession to the Western military bloc without a fight.

換句話說,華盛頓過去的干預主義政策促成了今天的危機。這只是美國政府故意幫助引發的世界各地許多沖突之一。例如,美國試圖讓烏克蘭加入北約就越過了一條明顯的紅線,因為美國知道,莫斯科永遠不會允許基輔不打一仗就加入西方軍事集團。
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Biden and his NATO subordinates could have prevented Russian forces from rolling across the border – or ended the conflict a few weeks after it started – by ruling out Ukraine as a future member of the alliance. That didn’t happen because the Washington uniparty obviously wanted the conflict to escalate.
Some proponents of the proxy war, such as Republican Senator Mitt Romney and Representative Dan Crenshaw, have openly celebrated the fact that the Ukraine conflict provides the US a way to weaken Russia’s military without putting American troops in harm’s way.

拜登和他的北約下屬本可以阻止俄羅斯軍隊越過邊境,或者在沖突開始幾周后結束沖突,只要把烏克蘭排除在北約的未來成員之外。這并沒有發生,因為華盛頓一黨顯然希望沖突升級。
一些代理人戰爭的支持者,如共和黨參議員米特·羅姆尼和眾議員丹·克倫肖,公開贊揚了這樣一個事實,即烏克蘭沖突為美國提供了一種削弱俄羅斯軍事力量,而又不讓美國軍隊受到傷害的方法。

Notwithstanding the fact that the conflict has actually made Russia stronger, not weaker, this vampiric thinking is disgusting. The same people who are preaching about standing with Ukraine and defending freedom and democracy – in a country that has neither freedom nor democracy – are getting hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians killed to serve their geopolitical interests.

盡管這場沖突實際上使俄羅斯變得更強大,而不是更弱,但這種吸血鬼思維令人作嘔。那些鼓吹與烏克蘭站在一起,在一個既沒有自由也沒有民主的國家捍衛自由和民主的人,正在殺害成千上萬的烏克蘭人,以滿足他們的地緣政治利益。

Vance, a 39-year-old venture capitalist who never ran for office prior to last year, pointed out that the Ukraine debacle is just the latest in a long line of US foreign policy blunders that were supported by both Democrats and Republicans. “For 30 years, Washington, DC, has run on bipartisan foreign policy wisdom, and it has run this country to the ground, with $1.7 trillion deficits, war after war after war that has killed thousands of Americans, millions of other people and has not led to the strategic strength of this country.”

現年39歲的萬斯是一名風險投資家,在去年之前從未參加過競選。他指出,烏克蘭危機只是民主黨和共和黨都支持的美國外交政策一連串失誤中最新的一個。
“30年來,華盛頓特區一直依靠兩黨在外交政策上的智慧來運作,它讓這個國家陷入困境,1.7萬億美元的赤字,一場又一場的戰爭,導致數千名美國人死亡,數百萬人死亡,也沒有給這個國家帶來戰略力量?!?/b>

He added, “Maybe what we should have is some bipartisan wisdom that the foreign policy consensus of this country for the last three decades has been a disaster. It has been a disaster for this country. It has been a disaster for our dead marines, army soldiers, navy sailors and air force airmen. It has been a disaster for this country’s finances, and it has been a disaster for the entire world.”
Unfortunately for Vance and the rest of us, that sort of wisdom isn’t on the menu in Washington.

他補充說:“也許我們應該擁有一些兩黨智慧,即過去三十年來這個國家的外交政策共識是一場災難。這對這個國家來說是一場災難。對于我們死去的海軍陸戰隊員、陸軍士兵、海軍水手和空軍飛行員來說,這是一場災難。這對這個國家的財政來說是一場災難,對整個世界來說也是一場災難?!?br /> 不幸的是,對于萬斯和我們其他人來說,這種智慧并沒有出現在華盛頓的菜單上。