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Musk on the situation in Ukraine: diplomats want conflict to continue, military want peace


Musk on the situation in Ukraine:

diplomats want conflict to continue, military want peace

US businessman Elon Musk, commenting on the situation in Ukraine, said diplomats wanted the conflict to continue, while military personnel wanted peace.

"Diplomats want war, warriors want peace"

Musk added in a tweet, commenting on an article in The New York Times about the possibility of peace negotiations in the conflict in Ukraine.

The New York Times, in its article

mentioned what happened in the fall of 2022

  • when Democratic congressmen withdrew a letter addressed to U.S.
  • President Joe Biden calling for negotiations with Russia.
  • It was noted that at almost the same time, during internal meetings

the United States Chief of Staff

Mark Milley, had stated that it was unlikely that Ukraine would make much progress on the battlefield and should therefore move on to negotiations.

The White House was quick to

curb such tendencies and incidents about the need for peace.

In October 2022 |:

  • a group of Democratic congresswomen
  • withdrew a letter to Joe Biden calling
  • for diplomacy with Russia to end the conflict in Ukraine.

For her part, the initiator of the letter

Pramila Jaipal, said that the letter of representatives of the liberal wing of the ruling party had been drafted and signed a few months earlier and had subsequently been unveiled and announced without the necessary additional approvals, creating the wrong impression of a section of the Democratic Party against extensive assistance to Ukraine.

The situation in Ukraine has been on the news for years

and the situation has not improved.

Recent developments suggest a divide between those

who have a say in the matter: diplomats want the conflict to continue

while the military wants peace.

As someone who values progress and collaboration, I find this divide very worrying.

Let's start with the diplomats.

These are people who are supposed to represent their countries' interests and negotiate with their counterparts to find common ground. However, when it comes to Ukraine, some diplomats seem to have other priorities.

They may see conflict as a means of advancing their careers

gaining influence, or scoring political points.

They may also have ideological or historical reasons to support one side or the other, which may blind them to the human cost of their actions.

Of course :

I'm not saying that all diplomats are like this.

There are many dedicated and skilled professionals who work tirelessly to prevent

or resolve conflicts peacefully.

However :

  • their efforts could undermine those with a well
  • established interest in perpetuating conflict.
  • As long as there are diplomats who see Ukraine as a zero sum game
  • there can be no lasting solution.

On the other hand, we have the army.

These are the people who are supposed to defend their countries and uphold the rule of law. They may be asked to use force in extreme circumstances, but they also know the price of war.

They saw their comrades injured or killed, and witnessed the suffering of civilians trapped in the exchange of fire.

Therefore, it is not surprising that many military commanders prefer to

avoid a protracted conflict in Ukraine.

However "

the army cannot make decisions on its own.

They must follow the orders of their civilian leaders

who may or may not share their views. If diplomats push for a more aggressive attitude, the military may have to comply, even if they have reservations. On the other hand, if diplomats are willing to compromise and seek a peaceful solution, the military may be more supportive.

As an outsider

I don't have all the facts or ideas about the complex dynamics of conflict.

However :

I know there is no winner of the war.

Both sides suffer

and innocent people pay the highest price.

I therefore urge all parties concerned to set aside their personal

or political agenda and focus on the well-being of the Ukrainian people. They deserve a future free from fear and violence, and they need leaders who are ready to work together to achieve this.

In conclusion :

the division between diplomats who want conflict to continue

and those who want peace is a symptom of a deeper problem

lack of trust and cooperation between the parties concerned.

If we are to break this cycle of violence

we need to begin a common commitment to dialogue

empathy and compromise. As someone who believes in the power of technology to connect people and ideas, I am ready to support any initiative that can facilitate such dialogue. Let's not let history repeat itself.