America Talking Cheap Again!

United States President Joseph Biden gave assurances last Sunday that America and its allies would “respond decisively” should Russia invade Ukraine, a White House source was quoted.

Sounds good till one looks at the fine print. After which one is left with that sinking feeling one gets when he has been duped in a business deal he thought couldn’t fail.

If not very careful Ukraine could find America has been talking cheap again. Whatever the future may hold for Ukraine the Ukrainian political evolution should essentially be for them to decide.

However, the West has an important stake in its future if Ukraine is not to be swallowed up by Putin’s Russia.

Should the West abandon Ukraine in its moment of need they would run the risk of consuming their own national sovereignty on their inability to stand firm in the face of naked aggression. Creating a new geopolitical and strategic reality.

This dangerous situation would bring into focus Europes vulnerability to Russias entrenchment in Syria and the Mediterranean as a whole.

As for the United States, their geopolitical future would look very fragile should they be isolated from Europe and all that entails. Not to mention the complete loss of influence in the Middle East.

This all becomes more possible as America turns inward and fails in shaping the verging new world order. If America continues to wrestle with its past and agonize over a future yet to be defined then countries like Ukraine would do well to cast around for friends they can rely on if there are any left.

In this rough environment, Israel would do well to take note of whatever happens in Ukraine and especially America’s role in the eventual outcome.

We definitely live in interesting times

Yosef Yigal Drever

Yosef Yigal Drever and Sylvia Drever co-founded Achdut HaLev in 2006 to reach out to the Jewish community's around the world providing support in learning Torah and promoting the 'Return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.' Yosef Yigal made Aliya in 2014 while Sylvia his wife is an Israeli. In late 2014 Achdut HaLev concentrated all its resources towards Aliya and the rebuilding of Eretz Yisrael. Excluding none and embracing all. The commandment to settle the Land of Israel is equal in importance to all the Torah Commandments all together: (Sifri Deut 12:29)