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Bye-Bye War

By Ron Faust


What if we took part in provoking the Ukraine war

By continuing the Cold war

By hate rhetoric for an enemy

By promoting NATO allies

By surrounding the enemy

By building up the military budget

By increasing military devices

By threatening regime change

By displaying a superior attitude

By suggesting the thought of nuclear war

By breaking promises during the Minsk accords

By listening to right-wing Nationalists

By aggravating insecurity in blaming sides?


In the case of Ukraine, how many lives will be lost

Before sides will settle on a peace agreement?

Criminally invading Ukraine on February 24, 2022

Russia could walk away – both sides should

Fatigue and ruination have devastated both sides

Now is an opportunity for urgent diplomacy

Both must negotiate with the enemy, stop the violence

And find enough trust to mediate a peace process.


12/16/22  (On occasion of response to the book

War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies)


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