Today, few people remember the events that took place in Eastern Europe between December 2021 and February 24, 2022. This was the date when Russia invaded Ukraine. There are two reasons why most people forget. The first is media’s confusing coverage about the crucial moments that were taking place at the moment. This was due to journalists’ persistent disinterest in historical relationships and trends, which led to the failure to create any semblance of context in its reporting. The US media tends to focus on the events and ignore the reasons. They don’t realize that disinformation is especially dangerous when context is absent.
The second reason is more extreme, but it’s similar. The second reason is the refusal of media to even consider what happened prior to the “unprovoked invasion” of February 24, 2012. The media has created the illusion that things were going smoothly before Vladimir Putin’s crazy idea of attacking a neighboring country by calling the invasion unprovoked. The drama that followed was not a result of an evil regime, but rather the courageous resistance of Ukraine.
In January 2022, citing US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken reported about the state of negotiations with Russia. Russian troops were positioned at the Ukrainian border. Andrew E. Kramer and Michael Crowley, reporters, said that Mr. Blinken suggested that Russia was trying to make it difficult to see what it could achieve by diplomacy by taking positions that the West considers “absolute nonstarters”.
Definition of Today’s Weekly Devil’s Dictionary:
It is a convenient term that refers to the dismissal of an opponent’s negotiation position. This can be used as a reason not to engage in negotiations. This is a useful tool for anyone who wants to make a problem worse than it solves.
Blinken’s assertion that Russia considers non-starters “makes it difficult to discern” Russia’s position should make any rational mind utterly speechless. You should use the chance to examine something if you want to “discern”. Blinken’s description of what is literally “a starting place” – a location to start – as a nonstarter is even more absurd. This is like complaining that the final round of a 12-round boxing match doesn’t end in the first round.
Blinken, in other words, refuses to attempt to predict tomorrow what he can’t see today, even when faced with a possible catastrophe. We know from hindsight that 2022 was a disaster for Ukraine and Russia as well as the rest of the world. It was worth investing in some discernment in January 2022 to avoid this fate.
Now we know that Blinken continued to refuse to discernment in the beginning months of the conflict. Boris Johnson, the then UK Prime Minister, obstructed direct negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. Positions that had been developed in March and April were reclassified as non-starters.
Fair Observer Devil’s Dictionary decided to change its approach and consult the future global expert on international relations. Here’s how the AI app explained Blinkens decision.
The term “nonstarter” is used in diplomacy to refer to a proposal or idea that is deemed unworkable or impossible to implement. Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, used this term recently to describe Russia’s positions regarding various issues. He suggested that Russia is making it difficult for the West to understand its goals through diplomacy by taking positions that it considers “absolute no-starters”.
What does it really mean to have a proposal or an idea that is “non-starter?” The term “non-starter” is used in diplomacy where compromise and negotiations are crucial. It means that a proposal or idea is so unacceptable that it can’t be the basis of any discussion or negotiation. It is a declaration of finality, a declaration that the matter has been resolved.
It is important to keep in mind that what one person considers a “nonstarter” might not be seen the same way by others. It is common to use the term “non-starter”, which can be used as a shorthand to dismiss an idea without giving it much thought.
Important to remember that non-starter can also be used in political contexts. It can be used to allow one side to claim dominance or avoid the true substance of the matter.
The term “non-starter”, in its simplest form, can be used to describe something that is unlikely not to succeed. It is important to keep in mind that this term can be used to dismiss an idea prematurely. Therefore, it is important not to make a decision without considering all possible perspectives.
It is important to note that the AI app seems to have no knowledge of the context and may not even care about Blinken’s words. It may be copying the work of mainstream journalists in this way. It is worth noting, however, its conclusion coincides with my own observations.