West can end fighting in Ukraine tomorrow – Roger Waters

Progressive rock legend and human rights activist Roger Waters shared his views on the Ukraine conflict, Taiwan, and US foreign policy

West can end fighting in Ukraine tomorrow – Roger Waters

West can end fighting in Ukraine tomorrow – Roger Waters

The Pink Floyd co-founder tells RT why the Ukraine conflict continues and what’s behind US foreign policy

Ukrainians can stop dying tomorrow if the US sat down with Russia and made peace, Pink Floyd co-founder and British rock legend Roger Waters told RT in an interview on Friday. Waters said the West seems determined to fight “to the last Ukrainian” because there are fortunes to be made from weapons sales, while American elites wish to rule the world.

“It can be stopped, in my view, tomorrow,” Waters told RT’s Eunan O’Neill. “All it takes is for the Americans to come to the table and say ‘OK, let’s go with the Minsk agreements’. And then it would be over.”

“so they didn’t have to have a war.”

“The minute he was elected, someone put a gun to his head, I assume, and he changed his mind and didn’t do any of that,” Waters noted. 

“No, of course not.”

“No, they have no interest in ending it. They will fight to the last Ukrainian. Or if they do want it to end, why don’t they end it? Because it’s in their hands, always has been. It’s in NATO’s hands, it’s in Joe Biden’s hands – except it’s not, it’s his … whoever pulls his strings’ hands. And they don’t want it to end. There’s huge fortunes to be made,” he added, in reference to billions of dollars’ worth of weapons the US and NATO countries were sending to Kiev.

Waters has been an outspoken human rights activist for years, saying that his platform is that “all our brothers and sisters, all over the world deserve equal rights irrespective of their ethnicity, religion or nationality,” as outlined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – no more, no less.

“war criminals” featured on his new concert tour ‘This Is Not A Drill’ includes the face of current US President Joe Biden. Waters defended that choice in last week’s interview with CNN’s Michael Smerconish, which has gained a lot of traction on social media.

“quite a jovial affair” but what CNN ended up posting was “heavily edited” to remove his views on Ukraine and “make me look like an idiot.”

“a criminal mistake,” but told RT it was “a huge mistake for the Americans to try and push NATO right up to the Russian border” as well.

“I have a dog in the race. My father died in Italy fighting the Third Reich,” he added. 

“People don’t take nuclear weapons nearly seriously enough,” he said. 

“Why should you decide, you, this colonial settlement in North America, why should you get to decide how everybody else in the world behaves?” he told RT. “They want to rule the world, that is what is so dangerous about American foreign policy.”

You can’t rule the world, Joe Biden. You can’t do it, brother. It’s a fool’s errand.