Far-left globalist billionaire George Soros has complained that Russian President Vladimir Putin is thwarting the ‘New World Order’ from fulfilling its agenda.
“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24 was the beginning of a third world war that has the potential to destroy our civilization,” he wrote.
Soros contrasts Chinese President Xi Jinping’s current stance with the extensive and cordial meeting between Xi and Putin on February 4.
The highlight of that meeting was the release of a 5,000-word statement announcing a “no limits” partnership between Russia and China.
“The document is stronger than any treaty and must have required detailed negotiation in advance,” Soros complained, expressing his surprise that Xi could have been willing to grant such unconditional support for Russia’s designs on Ukraine.
Zerohedge.com reports: Soros viewed this support as having emboldened Putin, a ruler who, as he approaches age 70, feels increasing pressure to make his mark on history, Soros states.
“Having obtained Xi’s backing, Putin set about realizing his life’s dream with incredible brutality,” wrote Soros.
More recent developments in Ukraine, where resistance to the invasion is fiercer and more determined than some expected, and support for Russia noticeably lower than Putin presumed, have prompted Xi to reassess his stance.
“Xi seems to have realized that Putin has gone rogue,” Soros observed.
On March 7, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the friendship between Russia and China was still “rock solid,” but then the next day Xi called French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to voice his support for their efforts to make peace and to advocate restraint, Soros noted. Since the invasion, both Macron and Scholz have spent many hours on the phone with Putin in an effort to work toward a resolution of the conflict.
“It is far from certain that Putin will accede to Xi’s wishes. We can only hope that Putin and Xi will be removed from power before they can destroy our civilization,” Soros concluded.
Earlier this year, Soros articulated his view that the year 2022 would be a “turning point” during which the world would pivot decisively either in the direction of openness and freedom or of dictatorship and repression. He pointed particularly to the Chinese Communist Party’s growing aggression on the world stage, coupled with domestic problems faced by the regime.