Can China Bring Peace to Ukraine and Russia? . . . Should Ukraine and the West Encourage China's Peacemaking Efforts?
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Adam and Jeff discuss recent negotiations by the corporate offices to bring an up-and-coming talent named Tucker Carlson to the Omaha Bugle so he can learn first-hand about becoming a hard-hitting journalist. Jeff talks about China's recent role in helping Iran and Saudi Arabia agree to restore diplomatic relations--at least until they decide to sever them again. China's recent offer to try to mediate an end the Russia-Ukraine was is also pooh-poohed by our erudite broadcasters as Ukraine wants all of its territory back and Russia want to keep those parts of Ukraine including Crimea that it has illegally occupied. China's approach is to offer platitudes about respecting each nation's territorial integrity but not specifying if that means respecting what would be Russia's new territorial borders if it were to keep the occupied lands in Ukraine. Because Russia and China have pledged to be best friends forever (BFF), China's role as an impartial peacemaker is dubious at best. Because China is not known for doing anything altruistic, Ukraine and the West are suspicious that China is really just trying give its BFF a face-saving way out. Whether Putin--the man responsible for wreaking such death and destruction on Ukraine--deserves a face-saving solution (as opposed to a war crimes trial) is highly debatable.