With Russia currently executing an invasion of Ukraine under a completely absurd pretense, costing untold numbers of innocent lives, the reactions are coming in hard and fast.
For the left, the coping mechanisms have already kicked into high gear. Donald Trump, who isn’t even president and has nothing to do with the current situation, is being discussed more than Vladimir Putin himself at times. After all, they couldn’t be possibly be expected to hold Joe Biden, the actual President of the United States, accountable for his incredible failures.
Another scapegoat has emerged that connects to Trump as well. As the UN Security Council convened after the invasion began, an absurd spectacle played out, with Russia getting to chair the meeting. That prompted condemnations from figures like Ben Rhodes, the abject mediocrity behind Barack Obama’s foreign policy.
The UN was created to prevent wars exactly like this. What a mockery that Russia presided over the Security Council to justify what the Security Council was founded to prevent.
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) February 24, 2022
What a joke to have Russia presiding over the UN Security Council session… on Russia's illegal war against Ukraine. Russian ambassador presiding explains, it's not a war, it's a 'special military operation'
Sadly, there is no international order.
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) February 24, 2022
I know, right? If only there had been a president who had spent considerable energy going after the United Nations, exposing its corruption, and attempting to reform it. Wait, that’s exactly what happened while Trump was president — and he was overwhelmingly condemned for it by the smart set.
Remember when then-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley walked out of the UN Human Rights Council because of its gross anti-Semitism towards Israel, and the left took the side of a bunch of despots? Remember when Trump spoke to the UN and expressed the insanity of the organization supporting dictatorships while simultaneously lecturing Western nations? And then every mainstream media outlet rushed to own the orange man instead of holding the UN accountable?
Republicans remember. In fact, I’d be short-selling matters by only giving Trump credit for opposing the UN. The GOP at large, to its credit, has been begging Democrats for decades to understand the UN is a waste of time and money. The push to pull funding has been ongoing for a very long time. Had Democrats put aside their partisanship for one second and given their support to such a move, it could have forced much-needed reforms to take place. Instead, every single time a Republican suggested the UN was a problem that needed to be dealt with, they were excoriated by the powers that be, from Democrat politicians to the news industry.
Now, Democrats want to play tough on the issue of the UN? Yeah, I’m not buying that at all.
Of course he was correct
Told ya so
Putin launches an invasion contrary to everything America stands for, and you think you’re somehow winning.
No, we’re losing. WE are losing.
This could have been avoided if you clowns respected democracy and let Trump have the time we the people gave him legally.
No, we lost when fraud put the idiot Biden in the White House. The point, which you intentionally miss, is that the Democrats are wrong about everything every time and should NEVER hold power in this country. You persecuted Trump for crimes you made up, but he had the courage and perception no one before him has had.
How do we know the UN is useless? For the months Putin has been building up forces along Ukraine’s border, made threats based on his own lies (a page from the Democrat’s book, or vice versa), all the attention was on the US, totally leaderless, what we would do, what NATO would do, and no one ever even mentioned the UN. The moment this was perceived as a crisis, it should have gone before the UN and the WORLD should have begun sanctioning Putin until he pulled his forces back.
All the UN worries about is the kickbacks they get for coddling Islamic countries. Either reform the UN, kick Russia and anyone defending Russia off the Security Council (how can such a council address security when two of its members are the greatest threat to security?) and exert global pressure on rogue aggressors like Putin.
Trump pulled America out of UNESCO for a very good reasons why should we still continue to support the UN which has yet to put a end to War