For almost a month now, the Biden administration has been insisting a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent. That projection was re-upped on Friday when the president held a presser in which he asserted that Vladimir Putin had already made the decision to launch an attack and that it would happen in the “coming days.”
The date of the supposed invasion of Ukraine has changed several times now, showing the limits of foreign intelligence and raising questions about what exactly the administration’s strategy is. What is to be gained by continually trying to publicly “predict” when Putin will make his move? And even then, Biden and his cohorts have been wrong so many times in the last month that their assertions just come across as guesses.
To this point, I’ve assumed that the goal, naive as it may be, was to place Putin in the position of proving the United States right if he invades. The thought behind such a strategy would be to challenge the Russian leader’s ego, so that he’d choose to not invade just to be able to claim the West overreacted.
To be clear, that’s a really dumb strategy with little chance of success, but as it turns out, Biden’s actual strategy is even worse than originally thought. Instead of playing mind games with Putin to deter an invasion, according to Biden, the monthlong predictions of a coming invasion are simply meant to…assign blame?
We're calling out Russia’s plans. Not because we want a conflict, but because we are doing everything in our power to remove any reason Russia may give to justify invading Ukraine.
If Russia pursues its plans, it will be responsible for a catastrophic and needless war of choice.
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 19, 2022
Does the president really think Russia cares about being blamed for starting a war in Ukraine? Everyone already knows Russia is to blame for the current crisis, and Putin is far too calculating to be affected by what Denmark and France think. This is akin to the administration releasing sternly worded letters to the Taliban warning them they’ll be ostracized from the international community if they don’t stop terrorizing people. Why the heck would the Taliban care about that?
Here, I thought maybe, just maybe, Biden might have some actual plan working behind the scenes, but as it turns out, he’s just practicing more hashtag diplomacy. A despot like Putin is not deterred by finger-wagging from Western nations. It certainly didn’t deter him when he invaded Georgia in 2008 or when he moved into Ukraine’s Crimea region in 2014. It is incredibly dumb to think such a move would work today, especially when the United States and NATO have only weakened further.
But don’t take my word for it, though. Do you know who else thinks Biden’s strategy makes absolutely no sense? The Ukrainians. You know, the country that Russia is threatening to invade.
President Zelensky reiterates that Ukraine has asked the West if you are sure will invade “within days” you should sanction them now – “it won’t help once they are there” @MunSecConf
— Hadley Gamble (@_HadleyGamble) February 19, 2022
Zalensky’s critique is spot on. If a Russian invasion is a foregone conclusion, something Biden himself has said, then why are the Western powers not moving to enact sanctions now? What good is it going to do to sanction Russia once they’ve seized the oil-producing regions in the north and started the march toward Kyiv?
Please, Lord, don’t have the fate of free nations dependent upon idiot Biden outsmarting anyone. THAT ain’t happening.
I simply don’t see Putin invading. I can’t see how he can explain hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths to the world in an invasion launched due to NO provocation or valid reason. Does he need Ukraine’s resources that badly? If so, EVERY effort must be made to deny him but, sadly, the free world is in the hands of an utter idiot.
I don’t think Russia is worried about explaining anything to anyone.
Putin has stated – more than once – that abandoning empire was the worst mistake Russia made in his lifetime. He is not going to apologize for rebuilding that empire any more than Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, or Napoleon did.
He is playing the Great Game, and whatever else you can say about him, he is doing a better job than most. I didn’t think he could make the world roll over and accept the invasion of Crimea, but he did.
He’ll have to explain or the entire world (except the other despots that are part of the new Axis Powers) or face total isolation.
How hard is it to outmaneuver idiot Biden?
Like the Obama administration in the face of the annexation of Crimea, they have no idea what to do, except acted shocked.
Originally, Russia wanted assurances that Ukraine would not be admitted to NATO.
Now, Joe has morphed that into a wag-the-dog narrative about annexation and invasion.
Turns out we had promised Russia just that, that NATO would not expand to Russia’s doorstep and put nuclear weapons and missiles and troops on its border.
Interesting coverage of an “ancient document,” that basically promised Russia that NATO would not expand toward the east.
History can only be ignored when all these pesky old folks get killed off by covid or cancelled by the elites.
Then Big Brother can make any claim it wants.
Joe’s puppeteers didn’t expect an old codger to come out of the woodwork with this.
Notice that Joe’s mouthpieces in State are pretending this document and agreement never existed.
The Obama administration laundered BILLIONS of dollars thru Ukraine and are trying to get rid of the only thing standing in their way. Zelensky!
So what does the 3rd term of the Obama administration do? They send there state dept spooks to create a war and instability. They need 2 things. A way to continue their laundering of American dollars and a smoke screen to hide what they’ve been doing in Ukraine.
Durham has become a threat. Something wicked this way comes.
Kamala Harris said in Europe that sanctions would absolutely deter Putin from invading Ukraine. This was after she first said he made up his mind on invading Ukraine?
They knew what they were doing when they placed her in the ticket. biden impeachment insurance
harris is an absolute imbecile
Every American should be extremely concerned about the safety of our country. There is a distinct between “dereliction of duty” and not knowing what your duty is! It’s extremely evident that kamala has made her way through life bull crapping people with her double-talk. Our enemies are watching very closely…….
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Reporter: Will sanctions deter Putin?
Kamala Harris: “Within the context then of the fact that that window is still opening, although, open, although it is absolutely narrowing, but within the context of a diplomatic path still being open”
a complete shit show
What are the international credibility and reputational damages the United States is suffering due to Biden’s handling of the Ukraine crisis?
Rather than avoiding further damage he caused to U.S. credibility with his abject surrender of Afghanistan to the Taliban, Joey Biden’s Administration decides to exacerbate more damage.
One moment Biden is threatening war and in the next moment he’s pledging not to go to war. Biden has turned himself and the United States of America into a joke on the world stage.
Biden’s presidency is a gift to Putin. None of what we are witnessing happened under Trump.
The United States’ foreign policy is a wreck, on land and at sea, and the voters who thought that nothing could be worse than to endure Trump’s Tweets and character defects for a second term are now learning, the hard way, just how wrong they were
Biden isn’t actually damaging credibility or reputation by trying to stop a war in Europe.
The right will damn Biden if he does nothing, and damn him for not staying out of it if he acts. It’s a pattern that reveals their lack of any underlying principles.
“Joe Biden” Wins World War Three
One surmises that all the meshugas over Ukraine was designed as a distraction from the financial disorders now at hand.
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There is no doubt about this and it’s time to start digging and find out who the handlersreally are. It’s beyond obvious that others are running the government, which now means the whole thing is a fraud. Why is anyone listening to what they say?? The “government” is actively at war with the American people who are suffering casualties every day, but don’t realize it.
Flash: : Putin, Macron Agree To Hold Trilateral Talks “In The Next Few Hours” To Halt Escalation In Ukraine
Joe will be having ice cream and waiting to hear what the grownups do.
But wait, there’s more! Ukraine is invading Russia!
BREAKING: U.S. government issues security warning about attacks inside major Russian cities on malls, railways, and metro stations.
Worse than Russia’s?
Napoleon invades Russia, loses to winter.
Germany invades Russia, loses to winter.
Russia preparing to invade former Soviet satellite, …. IN WINTER!
“Over a dozen Russian tanks stuck in the mud during military exercise.”
The last line was supposed to be 5 face palm emoji’s. Sorry, I didn’t proof read.
Napoleon didn’t have tanks. If Putin is going to invade, he’ll make his play suddenly, before the spring thaw turns the forests and fields to mud.
He just declared Ukrainian areas already occupied by Russian proxy forces to be independent states. He’ll most likely defend himself from Ukraine’s imaginary atrocities and aggression any day now.
And the UN sits around and picks its nose. The UN is useless and should be disbanded.
Feb. 17, 2022 – Russia’s grey war on Ukraine ‘includes kill lists and tactical nuclear weapons’
Putin Tells Biden and the West to Pound Sand
Oh, how we have fallen.
We’ve gone from being led by people like The Hero of New Orleans to The Dumbass of the Donbass.
“Russia invasion imminent”.
Brought to you by the same “Intelligence Officials” who lied to the American public about Afghanistan for 20+ years….
Hillary’s ally in 2016. Moscow mayor’s wife gives Hunter $1,000,000 (Pop gets 50%). The company you keep.
1 million quit with disinformation!
It was 3.5 million in a wire transfer in 2014 The report described her involvement with Biden as “a financial relationship,” but declined to delve deeper into why the wire transfer was made.
Burisma paid Joe Biden $900,000 for lobbying – Ukrainian MP 4 min read KYIV. Oct 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Group, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada member Andriy Derkach said citing investigation materials.
Is it even legal for a VP to lobby for a corrupt gas monopoly in a foreign country? I think it may be a conflict of interest as his evil spawn was employed by them.
So now we have conflicts of interest on both sides of the issue at hand.
Complete with photos of The Peacekeeper at his humble desk, signing orders…
Feb. 21, 2022 – Putin recognizes Ukraine rebel regions, sends troops on what Moscow calls peacekeeping mission.
BREAKING: PUTIN TRUMPS BIDEN – Aligns with Two Ukranian Republics Without Firing a Shot
To the lying bastards at Gateway Pundit: Over 13,000 have been killed in Donbas since Putin’s proxy forces began the Russian takeover in 2014.
Do tell us, Comrade Greggie, who are “Putin’s proxy forces” that you speak of?
Shall we go back to 2014 and talk about the happenings then in Ukraine? Shall we talk about Victoria Nuland? I have mentioned her numerous times but you seem to want to avoid that conversation. Shall we talk about the damage done to that area of the world by the man you idolize, Obama, and his second in command?
You have no other option but to call the opponents of your left wing media names. It’s all you’ve got.
Always the useful idiot, you are.
The Putin-supported militias that took up arms and declared the existence of a Donetsk People’s Republic and a Luhansk People’s Republic. The militia battalions have been under the direct command of Russian Army officers since 2015. The militia forces include several thousand Russian volunteers.
You really should pay more attention to world news.
OK, Comrade, so they don’t have a name?
Or didn’t your handlers tell you what “Putin’s proxy forces” call themselves?
You really should realize that I am not as stupid as the people who listen to you.
You’re the useful idiot here, not me. Clearly you don’t understand that some Ukrainians are ethnic Russians.
The separatist militias are the United Armed Forces of Novorossiya—the NAF. Happy now?
What a pathetic bunch of dimwits that ever believed one word coming out of the gap of this pathological liar. Idiot Biden will do NOTHING that would slow the money flowing into his pockets and not doing Putin’s bidding might impede that cash flow.
Your point being what? 39 percent of Texans are ethnically Hispanic. There are as many Texans of Hispanic ethnicity as there are whites. Maybe that justifies a separatist movement, officially recognized by Mexico?
lol they tried that Remember the Alamo?
Biden has put the EUs balls in Putins gas powered vice, soon we will be a net oil importer, but cheer the old feeb on.
What will happen is that the United States will provide oil to Western Europe to make up for what Putin isn’t sending. Then your gasoline prices will double, and you will yammer about it all being Biden’s fault.
Alternatively, Biden and Western Europe could cave to
HitlerPutin, and then you would yammer about Biden’s weakness, and how none of this would have happened if Trump remained in office.
I believe that about covers your entire range of totally predictable responses. You are what you are.
The village idiot strikes again. Under Trump, the US was self-sufficient and actually exported LPG at a reasonable rate. Under Biden, the US is not close to self-sufficient in energy and must buy oil from Russia and the middle east. It is Biden’s fault! greggie the village idiot. You voted for him!
Production declined because demand dropped dramatically due to a two-year global COVID pandemic. 19 US energy companies went bankrupt due to COVID and the drop in global energy demand. Surely you know this.
Greggie “Production declined because demand dropped dramatically due to a two-year global COVID pandemic. 19 US energy companies went bankrupt due to COVID and the drop in global energy demand. Surely you know this.”
Now dont renew or open leases and choke the attempt to recover, good plan.
Pathetic misdirection. We were still energy independent and the Keystone was still being constructed. Peddle your weak bullshit elsewhere.
If Trump was in office, NONE OF THIS would be happening.
You really are a dumb Ass. If you were good at peeling potatoes, you should have continued with something you knew. The energy cost were lowest before COVID was even thought about. You were whining about the US exporting energy in 2018. greggie, you just continue to earn the title of village idiot!! You would not know the truth if it smacked you in the face.
But the last thing the green weenies will do is renew and open new drilling leases.
This is what happens when those that failed in their last job are put in high positions because they put a checkmark on firsts, picked from a circus freakshow.
What are we going to do, buy the oil from Russia and provide it to Europe? If the stupid idiot Biden hadn’t chopped our production, energy independence and the Keystone (it would probably be in operation by now) we could affect the world price of oil. In fact, we could have prevented Putin from getting the revenue he needs to threaten Ukraine, or anyone else.
But kill our energy independence he did, since he and his family have energy investments elsewhere. Yeah, energy prices WILL skyrocket. Yeah, it IS idiot Biden’s fault. All of it.
If Trump, the RIGHTFUL President, was still in office and his policies were still in effect, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation. NONE of this would have happened. Only idiot Biden’s stupidity, weakness and control by the far, far left has enabled Putin to make these moves.
Prices could only come down by dumping strategic reserves?
How did that wrk out for us?
If Jesse Kelly were more honest, or less stupid, he wouldn’t find anything weird about it. Gas prices in the US are affected by the global market. Russia will be supplying less, so global prices will increase. You can’t expect corporate America to sell it to US consumers cheaply when they can make more money selling it on the global market.
Open the spigot more world supply, why do you think oil had a negative value before Trump made his agreement with the Saudis and Russia?
7 bucks a gallon is predicted Cali will be paying 12 to 14.
Side note the Queen of England is being given horse dewormer! God save the Queen.
Guess who is a member of the global market? Anything? Not even a clue? OK, I’ll just tell you: THE UNITED STATES.
When we produce, we affect the global market. If we are energy independent and we cut off Russian supply, we can affect the price. The way idiot Biden has set it up, all we can do is suffer and beg for relief. Well, that’s the Democrat way.
Idiot Biden cave in to his anti-American left and killed US production. The intent is to make fossil fuel energy so expensive that renewables become viable. None of them take into consideration the global strategic importance of being energy independent. All they consider is their investments in Chinese solar panel manufacturers.
Higher prices and all the inflation, shortages and misery that accompanies it is all idiot Biden’s fault. 100%.
Higher gas prices and inflation are the fault of biden. He owns it lock, stock and barrel.
Yeah, forget gas prices have gone up over a $1.50 a gallon already, now it’s all Putin’s fault.
Oh, goody, another idiotic post from Comrade Greggie who doesn’t seem to understand the difference between ethnicity and race. “Hispanic”, being a U.S. government made up word that tells no one where the person is from or what their ethnicity is. “White” covers a lot of the globe.
So, Mr. Moron, those Texas “whites” are ethnically German, Polish, Irish, Scotish, British, Czechs, Finnish, and many other ethnicities. The Hispanics are Mexican, Brazilian, Cuban, Guatamalan, etc.
Russia is a country not a race.
Why would Mexico do that? They were paid for the land they ceded. When was Russia paid for that land?
As a matter of fact, racially and ethnically non-white folks have become the majority in Texas. Which you would never guess, considering the composition of the Texas state government. Keeping it that way is a Republican thing. It’s why Republican populists are becoming increasingly anti-democracy.
Trump will never be reelected with majority support. He wasn’t to begin with. He was a president that most voters never wanted. This was apparent from the popular vote, and increasingly evident throughout the four years during which the GOP lost its soul.
BREAKING HUGE: Dr. Shiva Uses AI to Perform Ballot Image Analysis of Maricopa County’s 2020 Election Results – Identifies Thousands of Issues in State Awarded to Biden by 10,000 Votes
Yeah, another “Breaking Huge Bombshell of Bullshit,” brought to you by Gateway Pundit. Don’t look at Dr. Shiva’s photo too long or it will hypnotize you.
Were it not for Democrat election fraud, the world would be a safer place today.
We could have had our very own autocrat, and Trump and Putin could have kept each other happy.
From America’s “very stable genius”: Trump on Putin plan to recognize breakaway Ukraine regions: ‘This is genius’
(More details about that will be coming from Trump–never–but you can count on the same claim being made by him repeatedly. There’s really no limit to how grand things could have been, if only the voters hadn’t dropped-kicked his butt back to Mar-o-Lago.)
See you’re pivoting, Comrade Greggie.
But how is Trump wrong? Do you really think that Biden hasn’t handed Putin a gift, all wrapped up in a pretty bow, when he shut down the Keystone Pipeline but backed the completion of Nord-stream 2? Russia had the GDP of Texas, but since we have been buying oil from Russia that has changed.
But hey, continue to show what an idiot you are, especially one that is totally clueless when it comes to the world oil market and foreign economies.
It is Democrats destroying our democratic republic and trampling the Constitution. Trump and Republicans upheld it.
Well, that time has long passed, Comrade Idiot. You see, no matter how much you want to make “Hispanic” a race of its own, it’s not. Hispanics primarily are, by the hand of God, white.
There are black Hispanics, such as a good number of Cubans. Do you label (and yes, the left loves to label people) them as black or “Hispanic?”
But, contrary to what false opinion you hold, most “Hispanics” of Texas, basically of Mexican heritage, are either white, Native American or a mixture of both.
Damn, you’re stupid.
You need to pay attention
Biden wants to impose economic sanctions. Russia produces 10 million barrels of oil per day. Russian gold reserves are 2,300 tonnes. If oil goes up $10 per barrel, Russia adds $3 billion per month. If gold rises 10%, Russia adds $15 billion. Russia feels no pain, just profit.
And idiot Biden aided and abetted it all.
Remember that all those like the village idiots like greggie helped biden!
Russia won’t realize profits from global oil price increases unless somebody buys it.
And who needs oil, right? THE US IS BUYING OIL FROM RUSSIA, damnit. Get a f**king clue. Your fraudulent idiot has put us in an untenable position.
The wealthy, especially those who gained their wealth through influence peddling and corruption, don’t have to worry about high energy costs… or the costs of anything else. They also don’t worry about the suffering and grief of the less-than-wealthy.