Preface For a  Book by GEW Reports & Analyses Team:

Ukraine: The Forgotten War

The geopolitical landscape has recently been fraught with intricate power plays, prompting widespread concern and debate. The intertwining narratives of Ukraine, Russia, and the Middle East, particularly the ongoing conflict in Gaza, have captured global attention, spawning a plethora of viewpoints and analyses. At the crux of these dynamics lies a complex tapestry of international relations and strategic alliances. We aim to delve into the intricate web of influence, exploring these geopolitical manoeuvres’ implications and ripple effects.

Ukraine’s Provocation: Unveiling the Realpolitik

The USA and its Western allies have nudged Ukraine and its president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into an unnerving position, arguably overextending his political leverage in international affairs. Amidst mounting tensions, a discordant push appears to have been orchestrated, prodding Ukraine into a perilous standoff with Russia. This manoeuvre, accentuated by pronouncements lacking a nuanced understanding of international politics, has contributed to a harrowing escalation of the Ukraine-Russia conflict. These Western powers’ coercive pressures exerted on Ukraine raise profound questions about the underlying motivations driving such manipulative geopolitical strategies.

But why this title: “The Forgotten War”? The answer is fully developed in this book. Here is our take.

The Ongoing Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Global Apathy or Strategic Oversight?

When Israel was hit on 7 October 2023 by the “Al-Aqsa Deluge,” the West was entirely engrossed in the war in Ukraine, prioritising and providing support on all levels, politically, militarily, financially, and through the media. However, the entire narrative took an abrupt turn when Israel was painfully struck by an unprecedented assault carried out by the Palestinians. Suddenly, the Western governments, followed by their media outlets, shifted public attention from Ukraine to the Middle East, leaving the topic of Ukraine behind. Israel’s response to the attack became the focal point of discussions, with Western governments and media effectively becoming part of the Israeli war and propaganda machine. Consequently, Ukraine was left to be dealt with solely by Russia, which showed a grave strategic inconsistency that may have serious consequences for two regions: Europe and the Middle East. From the surprise and the shock, the EU emerged as a second voice of the USA, unable to think or decide by itself on such grave matters. The USA was the ventriloquist agitating the United Kingdom and the European governments like puppets, to the satisfaction of the fascist Israeli coalition. Saving Netanyahu from downfall at the price of losing moral and political credibility became the mission of Europe, which watched the genocide of Gaza with no voice other than that of the people demonstrating against the apathy of their governments.

The Impact of the “Al-Aqsa Deluge” on the West

The global attention shifted dramatically as the “Al-Aqsa Deluge” stormed Israel, demanding immediate attention from the Western world. No longer were the discussions dominated by the conflict in Ukraine, but rather, every aspect of the attack on Israel became the subject of intense scrutiny and analysis. Media outlets, governments, and individuals were captivated by the potential ramifications, geopolitics, and repercussions of this unprecedented assault. The international community questioned how Israel would respond. But they knew it already, given the score of Israel in bloodbaths since 1948.

Western Governments and Media Fuel the Israeli War Machine

As the “Al-Aqsa Deluge” unfolded, a significant paradigm shift occurred within the Western governments and media that prioritised and amplified the Israeli militarist propaganda. The war in Ukraine was effectively pushed aside. The Israeli response to the Palestinian attack took precedence in global discussions. Western governments not only threw their political and diplomatic support behind Israel but also exerted significant financial and military resources to aid the Israeli jingoistic efforts. The media, fully aligned with the government’s agenda, became the mouthpiece of the Israeli war machine, shaping public opinion and projecting a staunch pro-Israeli narrative.

Ukraine Abandoned: The Ramifications of Shifting Priorities

While the world’s attention shifted to Israel, Ukraine found itself left in the shadows, grappling with its own set of complex challenges. The abrupt change in Western focus had far-reaching consequences for Ukraine, as much-needed aid and support dwindled. The power dynamics rebooted, leaving Russia to fill the void and assert its influence over the situation in Ukraine. This unexpected abandonment by the West had dire implications for Ukraine’s struggle for sovereignty and stability, as it now faced an even more daunting challenge with limited international backing.

The Fallout: Propaganda, Disinformation, and Political Posturing

The influence of Western governments and media in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict created an environment of perpetual propaganda and disinformation. By exclusively highlighting the Israeli perspective, Western narratives further fueled the global perception that Israel was entirely justified in its response to the Palestinian assault. This strategic narrative manipulation not only distorted public opinion but also overshadowed the complex realities of the conflict.

Unveiling the Implications: Interconnections and Diplomatic Calculus

Invariably, these geopolitical preludes possess a symbiotic relationship that warrants contemplation. The nexus between the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the Israeli-Palestinian crisis conveys a potent message, encapsulating global strategic calculations and diplomatic interplay. The intriguing realignment of geopolitical priorities, emphasised through disparities in diplomatic intervention, elucidates inherent biases and the diversification of global interests. This asymmetry underscores a pivotal juncture in international relations, spotlighting the divergent approaches adopted by influential global actors.

Global Reverberations: Forging a Path Forward

The convergence of these intricate geopolitical dynamics necessitates introspection and discernment on an international scale. The ramifications of these geopolitical machinations reverberate not merely within the corridors of power but profoundly across global societies. Therefore, it is imperative for stakeholders, both at the international and grassroots levels, to engage in informed discourse and proactive measures to mitigate the reverberating effects of these geopolitical manoeuvres.

Conclusion: A Call to Holistic Engagement and Diplomatic Rigour

The “Al-Aqsa Deluge” was a turning point in global discussions and priorities, as the West redirected its entire focus from Ukraine to the Middle East. The unprecedented attack on Israel captivated the international community, leading to a withdrawal of support and attention from Ukraine. Western governments and media, becoming intertwined with the Israeli war and propaganda apparatus, manipulated narratives and public opinion to cover the genocide perpetrated in full sight.

As the West fixated on Israel’s response, Ukraine was left vulnerable and exposed. The consequences of this shift in priorities and the subsequent lack of support for Ukraine cannot be understated. The blinding inattention to Ukraine’s struggles and the subsequent rise of Russian influence has significantly altered the dynamics of the conflict.

Simultaneously, the plight of Gaza, embroiled in an enduring cycle of violence, remains a focal point of global consternation. The visceral and tumultuous nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, coupled with the agonising ramifications of Israel’s actions, has spawned international disquiet. The widespread support furnished to Israel, particularly in the form of weaponry and political backing, signifies a disconcerting endorsement of its retaliatory measures, further fueling the tumultuous Gaza crisis. This recalibration of priorities, with a conspicuous shift toward bolstering Israel at the expense of addressing the Ukrainian predicament, raises poignant questions about the selectivity and efficacy of international intervention.

The interconnected and multifaceted nature of today’s global crises necessitates a holistic and discerning approach beyond short-term geopolitical considerations. In this milieu, global leaders and citizens bear the shared responsibility to cultivate enduring dialogue, fortify diplomatic endeavours, and unwaveringly uphold a principled stance rooted in the bedrock of international law and ethical imperatives. As the world navigates the tempestuous currents of geopolitical activism and crisis, steadfast and conscientious global engagement shall undoubtedly serve as the beacon guiding humanity towards a steadfast and equitable trajectory towards international harmony and stability.

The intricate tapestry of deeply intertwined and complex contemporary global challenges demands a multifaceted and astute response that defies the limitations of mere geopolitical expediency. In this context, global leaders and citizens alike must embrace sustained dialogue as the lifeblood of understanding, bolster diplomatic efforts to bridge divides and foster cooperation, and steadfastly uphold a principled stance anchored in the unyielding foundations of international law and ethical considerations. As the world navigates the turbulent waters of geopolitical activism and crisis, resilient and conscientious global engagement will undoubtedly serve as the North Star, illuminating a steadfast and just path towards international harmony and stability.

The intricate interconnectivity of today’s global crises, weaving together diverse and multifaceted threads, necessitates a comprehensive and discerning approach that transcends the narrow confines of short-term geopolitical calculations. In this dynamic environment, global leaders and citizens must champion sustained dialogue as the cornerstone of mutual understanding, reinforce diplomatic endeavours to bridge divides and foster cooperation, and steadfastly uphold a principled stance anchored in the unyielding principles of international law and ethical considerations. As the world navigates the treacherous currents of geopolitical activism and crisis, resilient and conscientious global engagement will undoubtedly serve as the guiding light illuminating a steadfast and just course towards international harmony and stability.

By fostering sustained dialogue, strengthening diplomatic efforts, and upholding a principled stance grounded in international law and ethical considerations, global leaders and citizens can navigate the complexities of today’s interconnected global crises and chart a course towards a more harmonious and stable world.

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