In a recent podcast appearance on commentator Russell Brand’s talk show “Stay Free” on Rumble, filmmaker Oliver Stone expressed deep regret over his decision to vote for President Joe Biden, citing concerns that the current administration’s policies may lead the United States into World War 3. Stone, who gained international fame for his documentary “Ukraine on Fire,” delved into the complexities of the conflict in Eastern Europe and the role he believes the United States has played in exacerbating tensions.
During the podcast, Stone elaborated on the premise of his documentary, which sheds light on the ousting of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in a coup d’état allegedly aided by the United States government in 2014. He argued that the roots of the ongoing war in Eastern Europe extend beyond a simplistic narrative of Russian invasion, highlighting the deep involvement of the United States in supporting the coup.
The filmmaker took aim at what he referred to as the “Neoconservative movement,” accusing them of initiating the war in Iraq and maintaining influence within the government. Stone mentioned prominent figures such as Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken as examples of this influence.
Stone went on to critique President Biden, characterizing him as an old Cold Warrior with a strong animosity towards Russia, which he believes is not communist as Biden seems to conflate. The director expressed disappointment in Biden’s leadership and expressed doubt about the president’s control over his own administration.
According to Stone, the United States is at risk of being dragged into a volatile conflict akin to the spark that ignited World War 1 in the Balkans. He emphasized the ethnic complexity of the situation, highlighting that American allies in the region are fervently anti-Russian and have been in conflict with ethnic Russians living in eastern Ukraine. He argued that the media fails to acknowledge the ethnic Russians’ desire for autonomy, a request they made in 2014.
Furthermore, Stone claimed that a negotiation for ethnic Russian autonomy in eastern Ukraine was close to being reached in 2022, but the United States intervened and squelched the deal, thus preventing a potential peace treaty.
In his closing remarks, Stone expressed concerns that unless the United States changes its current course, it could face the grave possibility of World War 3. He criticized the approach of confronting Russia over Ukraine, cautioning that it is their border and their world, and suggested that NATO’s involvement in the region was a contentious matter.
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