Not the Babylon Bee, but this is what happens when a pair of writers at the Atlantic Council get op-ed space in The Washington Post.
It also proves that Neocon tentacles still have a firm grip on beltway thinking. Yes, they actually argue that peace can be achieved - or "the key to ending the war in Ukraine" - is by "attacking Crimea"...
Translation: only nuclear war can help us avoid nuclear war.
It's as if the absolute disasters of US interventions and wars from Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya to Syria--the latter where there's still an indefinite occupation in the war-torn country's northeast, never happened.
But this is what still passes for "respectable" foreign policy in the among the beltway blob, apparently.
It is interesting that the think tanks, heavily funded by the arms industry, always see escalation as the only path to peace.— Glenn Diesen (@Glenn_Diesen) June 7, 2023
War is peace, diplomacy is treason! https://t.co/VlmO4hmtPM pic.twitter.com/ktDoWpCbV8
"War is the health of the state," wrote political dissident Randolph Bourne (he was called a "radical" in his day) in the midst of the First World War. And later, Major General Smedley D. Butler agreed that "War is a racket" - according to the title of his famous book.
The Ukraine war is on track to be the most profitable conflict in all of human history, from the perspective of the major defense contractors at least.
Death, destruction, and mayhem in Eastern Europe as Lockheed & Raytheon and friends celebrate good times...
NEW: Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet called the debt ceiling deal's defense spending increase "as good an outcome as our industry or our company could ask for," @EliClifton reports in @RStatecraft. https://t.co/HFQhpbGcUO— Quincy Institute (@QuincyInst) June 1, 2023
It's no wonder that peace talks have proven elusive.