Geopolitical tension has reached a boiling point with one of our greatest European adversaries — Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Russia has notoriously eaten America’s lunch during Biden’s first year in office, with Putin openly mocking the weakness of our cognitively deficient president.
Luckily for us, the United States has a vast network of military intelligence networks which the commander in chief has no real control over; vast systems of Deep State influence circles the globe without any knowledge from the chief executive.
It’s been rumored (and later confirmed) that Vladimir Putin requested a last-minute call with Joe Biden on Thursday amid continued tensions over Ukraine.
Russia has amassed some 100,000 soldiers along its border with Ukraine, raising fears among many in the international community of an invasion.
Putin requested the call, and Biden accepted because “he believes when it comes to Russia there is no substitute for direct leader-leader dialogue.”
“The Biden administration continues to engage in extensive diplomacy with our European Allies and partners, consulting and coordinating on a common approach in response to Russia’s military build-up on the border with Ukraine,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne, NBC News reports.
She added that “officials have also held numerous consultations with their counterparts, including those from eastern flank countries, bilaterally and in the B-9 format as well as Ukraine.”
Don’t you just love the cookie-cutter spokesperson media responses? Aren’t they so original and informative?
The B-9 (Bucharest nine) refers to nine European nations that form the eastern edge of NATO — Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovakia.
On Wednesday, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and “reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s military build-up on Ukraine’s borders,” said State Department spokesman Ned Price.
Earlier this month, Biden warned Putin in a virtual call that Moscow would face “severe consequences” if it attacked Ukraine.
An administration official said the U.S. has not yet seen any attempt by Moscow to lower tensions over the issue.
In 2014, under Obama’s leadership, the United States placed sanctions on Russia after it annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. We all remember how that worked out…
What resulted was massive death and devastation in Ukraine’s east, where fighting has killed more than 14,000 people and destroyed the country’s industrial heartland.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth