Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., recently tweeted out a video where he said that China and Russia see the chance for a “new world order” in Russia’s escalating conflict with Ukraine.
“I have a lot of people this week asking about Ukraine. Why does it matter? ‘What should we do about it? Why do we care?’
“First of all, why it matters is that Beijing and Moscow are making an argument that they want a new world order,” Rubio said.
Rubio said he hopes he is wrong in his assessment.
“This is probably the most dangerous moment since the end of the Cold War. Incredibly tense. I say this to you hoping that I’m wrong, I really do. Usually, I don’t hope I’m wrong — this time, I do. But, I think the world’s going to look very different in 60 days.”
The term “New World Order” was popularized when in a Sept. 11, 1990 appearance before a joint session of Congress, late former President George H.W. Bush used “new world order” when speaking about the first Gulf War.
“Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a new world order — can emerge: a new era — freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace,” said Bush.
China, Russia call for transformation
Russia and China have outlined a vision for international relations where they back each other up in disagreements with the U.S. and its allies.
According to reports by The Washington Examiner, they also agreed to cooperate on a wide range of diplomatic and economic fronts.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping issued a joint statement calling for the “transformation of the global governance architecture and world order.”
The transformation consists of significant progress in ideas and programs that Beijing and Moscow conceived separately and could develop together to forge a challenge to American power.
Rubio continued, explaining that China and Russia are attempting to usher in a “world order where big powerful countries like them get to dominate their region. And the countries that are neighboring them are basically underneath and have to be under their power and in their control. Vladimir Putin has decided he want to take Ukraine. We need to respond to that,” said the senator.
Although Rubio says we shouldn’t send U.S. military forces to Ukraine where the situation could rapidly escalate to a “catastrophe. The “dangerous situation” in Ukraine must come with “real consequences.”
Russia is conducting the “largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War,” Rubio said, and action could happen at any moment. Diplomatic talks continue with Russian officials while Russia and China plan the beginnings of their “New World Order.”
Senator Rubio believes that the military “exercises” could lead to a “real invasion” of Ukraine.