Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Issues Statement on Blinken War Speech

LOS ANGELES, CA—JUNE 19, 2023—Democratic Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. responded today to remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken last Friday in a speech in Finland, in which Blinken dismissed calls for a ceasefire in the conflict and called for further transfers of high-tech weaponry and aircraft to Ukraine.

In response, Mr. Kennedy said:

“Blinken’s speech highlights once again that the Biden Administration has no intention of ending this conflict peacefully. The plan, which members of the administration including Blinken have explicitly admitted on numerous occasions, is to use Ukraine to achieve the larger geopolitical goal of weakening Russia. In other words, the Ukrainians are cannon fodder in a U.S. proxy war against Russia.

“Blinken’s statement is consistent with reports in Foreign Affairs magazine last September citing numerous American former security officials that Russia and Ukraine had actually reached a tentative peace agreement in April 2022. That deal was scuttled after Boris Johnson, doubtless at the behest of the Biden Administration, visited Kyiv on April 9. Later, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who was trying to mediate between Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenski, stated that the U.S. and its allies blocked his mediation efforts.

“The pattern here is clear. Not only is the administration deceiving the American people about the motives for this costly and tragic war, but by continually escalating it they put the whole world at risk of nuclear conflagration.

“I call upon President Biden to heed the advice of John F. Kennedy in his 1963 Peace Speech, when he said: ‘Nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war.’”

In commemoration of that speech, Kennedy will be delivering a definitive address on peace on June 20 in New Hampshire that will set a dramatically different direction for American foreign policy in his administration. The speech will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. ET.

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