8 thoughts on “Aaron Maté speaks with former US Ambassador Chas Freeman on the geopolitics of the Russo-Ukraine conflict”

  1. Great interview Dover. Chas Freeman must read the Cat (!) because his opinions seem to confirm almost everything that we have analysed here.

    Although we all know ‘why’, it is disappointing on another scale that the USA isn’t making any efforts to negotiate a peace and in fact, seems to be fanning the flames.


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  2. Chas Freeman is a shill for Beijing who has called for the US to greenlight a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, so it’s not surprising at all he is shilling for Putin now. Too bad, because Putin is going to get hosed!


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  3. DaFisk says:
    March 23, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    he is shilling for Putin now. Too bad, because Putin is going to get hosed!

    Possible, like everything, but I’d like your reasoning for the opinion, pls.


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  4. Chas Freeman was Nixon’s interpreter in China. Here he is in the Global Times last month:

    “We should not be talking about competition first. We should be talking about cooperation first. The main lesson of the Nixon-Mao meeting was that we could set aside ideology in the interest of cooperating to common ends.

    This is very important. But to prepare the Shanghai communiqué, we spent a lot of time talking about the disagreements between us over wars, over Korea, over Kashmir, and other issues. It was very important to reassure our respective friends. China had a relationship with North Korea and North Vietnam, but we had a relationship with South Korea and South Vietnam. China had a relationship with Pakistan that was important to it. And so forth. So we had to demonstrate to our friends that despite our cooperation on a strategic level, we had not sold out their interests. We had not negotiated behind their back. We were faithful to our commitments to our partners.”


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  5. “We should not be talking about competition first. We should be talking about cooperation first. The main lesson of the Nixon-Mao meeting was that we could set aside ideology in the interest of cooperating to common ends.”

    Be nice if they could think that way about Russia, don’t you think? Might have saved a lot of problems and done much good for the world, yeah?


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