In a speech today in New York City to the United National General Assembly, President Joe Biden warned that the world will not be safe if Russia prevails in Ukraine.
“Russia believes that the world will grow weary and allow it to brutalize Ukraine without consequence. But I ask you this: If we abandon the core principles of the UN Charter to appease an aggressor, can any member state feel confident that they are protected? If we allow Ukraine to be carved up, is the independence of any nation secure?” Biden said.
He asserted that unless Russian aggression is stood up to today, future aggressors will be encouraged.
“The answer is no. We must stand up to this naked aggression today to deter other would-be aggressors tomorrow,” Biden said. “But I ask you this: If we abandon the core principles of the United States to appease an aggressor, can any member state in this body feeling confident that they are protected? If we allow Ukraine to be carved up, is the independence of any nation secure?”
Biden Pleas on Ukraine Falling on Deaf Ears Outside Europe
His plea for support has hit a brick wall in many places outside of Europe.
National security experts such as former Deputy National Security Adviser Victoria Coates claimed that Biden’s mishandling of Afghanistan has undercut American diplomatic credibility.
“It is a straight line from what’s happening now and what happened 18 months ago in Afghanistan,” Coates told Fox News Digital. “The images and reports that came out of the fall of Kabul were so incredibly damaging and the administration has done nothing in the intervening period to offset that and demonstrate strength.”
Biden’s calls about Ukraine are falling on deaf ears outside of Europe.
Many nations, particularly in the Middle East, have ignored the Biden administration’s effort to diplomatically isolate Russia. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar have maintained close economic ties with Russia. Many Russian oligarchs have fled to the UAE in a bid to evade Western sanctions.
“The arrival of wealthy Russian immigrants has flooded the local market with cash. Foreign currency flowing into the UAE has grown by 20 percent per month since May 2022, according to Capital Economics,” Middle East Eye columnist David Hearst writes. “But the huge boom in Russian trade goes both ways. The UAE bought a record 60m barrels of Russian oil last year and $4bn of Russian gold, a staggering jump from the $61m it purchased the year before.”
Hearst continues, “The US and EU are panicking about Abu Dhabi’s links with Russia. They could have just as easily looked at the eastern, western and southern parts of the spider’s web that UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ) has spun. There is plenty there to worry them too.”
China has supported Russia both militarily and diplomatically. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian Far East last week.
Latin American nations refuse to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.