It is pretty obvious that Vladimir Putin would once again like to propose a truce with the United States. As we have argued in the past, Russia isn’t an enemy of the United States. Whatever the differences between the two countries may be, there is no need for a cold war at all. Vladimir Putin understands this, and he has recently extended his hands to Joe Biden.
Biden has recently called Putin “a killer,” but obviously Biden needs to be careful with his words because he implies that the United States hasn’t been “a killer” since the beginning of time. Biden should never forget what happened in Iraq in 2003. Putin hasn’t decimated an entire country yet. The United States has.
So, if Putin has to be put on trial, then what about the United States? What about the criminal activities of people like Ronald Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama, etc.? Do we have to just swipe these things under the rug as if the lives of the people who died for largely Israel don’t matter? Or what about our decent soldiers who have been fighting and dying for again Israel?
In any event, peace, not war, is what the majority of people in both countries are looking for. As Putin puts it: “a lot of honest and decent people in the U.S. want to have peace and friendship with Russia.” Putin is so diplomatic that “he suggested that the conversation be open to the public.”
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov declared: “President Putin proposed to discuss the situation openly because it would be interesting for the people of both countries.” In other words, the public will be able to judge who is being reasonable and who is not. That’s certainly fair enough. Will the White House respond? “The request has been made,” said Peskov. “The lack of response would mean a refusal to have a conversation.”
It certainly is time for the Biden administration to get some balls and have a frank and respectful dialogue with Russia. We are waiting.
 “Kremlin: Putin’s offer of a call with Biden was to save ties,” Associated Press, March 19, 2021.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.