Biden is going to get us killed.
A couple of days ago Biden told US troops that they were going to be in Ukraine
“You’re going to see when you’re there, and some of you have been there, you’re gonna see — you’re gonna see women, young people standing in the middle in front of a damned tank just saying, ‘I’m not leaving, I’m holding my ground,’”
He also said that the US would respond “in kind” if Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine.
President Joe Biden said Thursday that NATO would respond “in kind” if Russia uses weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine.
“We will respond if he uses it,” Biden said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The nature of the response depends on the nature of the use.”
Clean up in aisle 3!
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the U.S. has “no intention” of using chemical weapons, after President Biden said his administration would respond “in kind” if Russia uses such a weapon in Ukraine.
Not content with these actions, Biden went off script to say that Putin should be taken out of office
‘For god’s sake this man cannot remain in power,’ he said of Putin, describing the Russian president as having a ‘craving for absolute power and control.’
That didn’t go over well.
‘This is not to be decided by Mr. Biden,’ Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in response. ‘It should only be a choice of the people of the Russian Federation.’
Others were similarly displeased
Richard Haass, the Council on Foreign Relations president, tweeted his concerns that Biden had ‘just expanded US war aims, calling for regime change.’ ‘However desirable it may be, it is not within our power to accomplish-plus runs risk it will increase Putin’s inclination to see this as a fight to the finish, raising odds he will reject compromise, escalate, or both,’ wrote Haass.
Biden’s remark could also diminish Putin’s interest in compromise and increase his temptation to escalate in Ukraine, ‘because if he believes he has everything to lose then he’ll believe he has nothing to lose,’ Haass said.
Antony Blinken told us that Biden didn’t say what he just said
“I think the president, the White House, made the point last night that, quite simply, President Putin cannot be empowered to wage war or engage in aggression against Ukraine or anyone else,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said hours later in Jerusalem.
“As you know, and as you have heard us say repeatedly, we do not have a strategy of regime change in Russia or anywhere else, for that matter,” he said.
The Russian incursion into Ukraine reminded me of 1968, when Russian tanks rolled into Prague. The thing is, it’s not 1968 anymore. The world is far more interconnected. People are far more connected to each other. There is too much interdependency for this kind of thing. You can watch a golf tournament in high definition with Top Tracer Technology live from literally the opposite side of the Earth. Putin, whose actions are killing relatives of Russians near the Ukraine border, really has to end this right away or be removed from office- but that has to happen from within. I believe he’d be gone pretty swiftly were he to order any nuclear action, but you never know for sure. Then again, it’s frightening to think that Biden might say he’d tolerate a “minor” nuclear incursion, given that he did open the door for Putin in the first place. Furthermore, Putin can use Biden’s words for his own internal propaganda.
There isn’t any doubt that adversaries around the world have been emboldened by Biden’s monumental f**kup in Afghanistan. The problem is now the US is facing existential threats because of Biden’s incompetence and he’s thrashing about trying to look like a leader in charge, which he is not. These outbursts are not helpful.
A mentally impaired leader sinking in the polls and needing a spark is a bad combination, especially when that spark could be nuclear.