US President Joe Biden’s approach to Ukraine has come under criticism from acclaimed director Oliver Stone, who believes that it may lead the US into a confrontation with Russia. Speaking on a recent episode of the ‘Stay Free’ podcast hosted by British commentator Russell Brand, Stone expressed his concerns about the conflict in Ukraine, attributing it to the influence of the neoconservative movement that played a role in the Iraq War and still holds positions of power in Biden’s government.
According to Stone, Biden’s Cold War mentality and his confusion between the former Soviet Union and the current Russian Federation are driving him towards a dangerous confrontation with Russia. Stone emphasized that Russia sees Ukraine as its own territory and its actions should be understood within that context. He criticized NATO’s involvement in Ukraine and argued that it is a significant factor that exacerbates the situation.
Interestingly, Stone revealed that he had voted for Biden in the 2020 election but now considers it a mistake. He expressed disappointment with Biden’s aggressive approach towards Russia and questioned whether Biden is truly in control of his administration.
This is not the first time Stone has spoken out against US intervention in Ukraine. In 2016, he released a documentary titled ‘Ukraine on Fire,’ which delves into the US’s role in the overthrow of Ukraine’s democratically-elected president and the subsequent conflict. The film presents a critical perspective on NATO’s expansion and highlights the US’s support for Ukrainian neo-Nazis.
Stone believes that the Euromaidan coup was part of a wider plan to infiltrate the Russian Federation. He has consistently argued that Ukraine’s shift from neutrality to anti-Russian sentiment disrupted the geopolitical balance in the region and set the stage for the ongoing conflict.
Despite Stone’s previous criticisms of former President Donald Trump, his perspectives on the Ukraine conflict align with Trump’s. Trump has also accused Biden of being responsible for dragging the US into a potential third world war and has highlighted the role of neoconservatives in shaping Biden’s foreign policy.
The concerns raised by Stone and Trump highlight the potential risks and consequences of escalating tensions in Ukraine. As the situation continues to unfold, it remains crucial for diplomatic channels to remain open and for all parties involved to seek peaceful resolutions that prioritize stability and the well-being of the Ukrainian people.