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OPINION

Why the Left, Right and World Leaders Won’t Heed Trump’s Warnings Regarding Ukraine and World War III

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Last week, former President Donald J. Trump posted on Truth Social: “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do.”

Love him or hate him, President Trump is rightfully – and continually – calling for a de-escalation of the most dangerous conflict our world has ever known. Period.

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It makes the “Cuban Missile Crisis” look minor league in comparison.  

While most on the left and many on the right refuse to give him the credit he deserves on this subject, his latest warning regarding a continually miscalculated war -- which could trigger a nuclear conflict at any second -- is the personification of “International Leadership.”  

So many from the liberal political class, the liberal media, and even more than a few from the Republican or conservative class have been cheerleading the world closer and closer to deliberate or accidental nuclear missile strikes. Why?

It is insanity on steroids.

This past September, during an appearance on 77 WABC radio, former President Trump was asked by host John Catsimatidis what things “keep you up at night.”

He quickly answered: “I think more than anything else, think we could end up in World War III and it could be all of the horrible things that took place in Ukraine,”

Indeed. 

Now once again, Trump is begging the world to come to its senses. 

Forget past elections; forget partisan politics; forget a possible 2024 run; and forget “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” The alleged leaders of our world should stop every single thing they are doing at the moment and instantly listen to former President Trump on this one issue.

Just this one issue.  

But almost none will. Simply because so many do suffer from “Trump Derangement Syndrome” and have deliberately chosen to elevate their hatred of Trump above their responsibility to protect their citizens from the unthinkable.

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Here is one explanation as to why that is so.

Just about eleven – very long -- months ago in The Sun newspaper in London – and picked up by multiple sites in the United Kingdom and Europe – I wrote in part: “While some might deny it, many on the left have seemingly spot-welded Putin to Trump over the last five years. Much of that symbiotic association sprang from the now discredited “Trump campaign-Moscow connection” pushed by Hillary Clinton operatives via the "Steele Dossier". A debased dossier that did manage to accomplish one goal. The indelible linking of Trump to Putin in the minds of many on the left.”

Again, could a media, academia, and neocon class so filled with admitted loathing and outright hatred for Trump, be viewing Putin – and Russia -- through a Crimson-Red prism that blocks reason when it comes to the best way to help the people of Ukraine? 

Of course, some could. 

Eleven months ago I also asked if it would make more sense to agree to an immediate ceasefire - no matter how unfair the terms might seem for Ukraine - and then let almost every country on Earth come to that beleaguered nation’s defense via negotiations, sanctions, and other effective pressure points. 

How are the people of Ukraine, their infrastructure, their economy, and their future better today than one year ago?

Those who push nations into wars are almost exclusively from the privileged class operating from plush offices and homes thousands of miles from the battlefield. Those who die in those wars are almost exclusively from the underclass. 

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Except now, millions of innocent citizens in other nations find themselves at risk of almost instantaneous annihilation because of the hubris – and quite possibly the hate they feel for one man -- of the elites and the ruling class.

Those who despise Trump down to the last molecule of their bodies are free to do so for the rest of their lives. But on just this one subject – arguably the most critically important in the history of the human race as the consequences of a misstep leading to nuclear war would be so horrific – they should heed his warning regarding Ukraine and World War III. 

If they do, that moment of sanity may grant them decades more on earth to loath the man.

“Save the World to Hate Trump.” Pass it on. 

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of the book: The 56 – Liberty Lessons from those who risked all to sign The Declaration of Independence. 

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