During a January 19 press conference, Joe Biden gave Putin what many perceived to be the “green light” to invade Ukraine. Biden said, “I think what you’re going to see is that Russia will be held accountable if it invades. And it depends on what it does. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion. . . .”
Ukrainian President Zelensky immediately fired back, reminding Biden on Twitter that there was no such thing as “minor incursions.”
The White House quickly tried to walk back Biden’s claims. Jen Psaki, Biden’s chief propagandist, issued this statement: “If any Russian military forces move across the Ukrainian border, that’s a renewed invasion, and it will be met with a swift, severe, and united response from the United States and our allies.”
But that isn’t what Biden said. Biden suggested that a “minor incursion” would be permissible. Biden didn’t condemn a Russian invasion absolutely; instead, he seemed to condone some unknown and highly subjective set of circumstances that he viewed as qualifying as a “minor incursion.”
In the days and weeks that followed Biden’s infamous “minor incursion” remark, Ukrainian President Zelensky urged for calm, while Biden insisted on creating panic. After Biden ordered the evacuation of U.S. embassy personnel from Ukraine, a Ukrainian official responded by saying “Americans are safer in Kiev than they are in Los Angeles.”
Biden’s insistence that a Russian invasion was imminent began to sound more like a wish than a warning. His reluctance to implement sanctions to prevent an invasion he was certain would occur is bizarre, if not outright suspicious.
If Biden was so sure Putin intended to invade, why wait until after an invasion to implement sanctions? Why not implement sanctions to prevent the invasion in the first place?
Now that Putin has invaded Eastern Ukraine and declared two regions independent, where is the “swift, severe, and united response from the United States and our allies,” that Psaki and Biden assured would follow?
Biden has announced what he describes as “the first tranche of sanctions.” Biden is warning that “if Russia goes further with an invasion, we stand to go further with sanctions.” This in itself is an admission that the present sanctions are not “severe.” Biden promised severe sanctions if Putin invaded. Now that Putin has invaded, Biden is promising severe sanctions if Russia goes further. Further than what?
Is Putin’s invasion of Eastern Ukraine the “minor incursion” that Biden announced in January?
Perhaps Biden’s “minor incursion” comment wasn’t a poor choice of words, but instead a slip of the tongue. It seems that Biden was being honest, Psaki was lying, and that Biden never had any intention of stopping Putin. Is it possible that Biden knew this would happen and wanted it to?
The Biden Administration certainly has wasted no time using this invasion as a scapegoat for their harmful and disastrous energy and economic policies. On Tuesday, Jen Psaki said that Americans should expect higher energy prices as a result of the invasion.
CBS ran an article with the headline: “How the Ukraine crisis is hitting Americans’ wallets.” The propaganda piece explains how the Russia-Ukraine conflict will result in inflation, supply shortages, and soaring energy costs right here at home. You know, those things that we’ve been experiencing for the past year under Biden; those things, which are guaranteed to worsen under Biden, with or without a conflict more than 5,000 miles away.
According to the Democrats and their propagandist media, the rise in gas prices that began on January 20, 2021 is due to a Russian invasion of Ukraine that took place in February of 2022.
We know that the Democrats are using this conflict to escape blame for their policies, which are ruining the American economy. We know Biden has failed to prevent a Russian invasion. But the question remains: is Biden simply taking advantage of a crisis or did Biden have a role in creating the crisis?
I believe we could find answers in the transcript of Biden’s February 12, supposed hour-long phone conversation with Putin. The readout claims that “President Biden was clear that, if Russia undertakes a further invasion of Ukraine, the United States together with our Allies and partners will respond decisively and impose swift and severe costs on Russia.”
Coincidentally, this invasion is taking place just a week before Biden’s State of the Union speech. Is Biden colluding with Putin? The American people deserve to know. And if Biden has nothing to hide, the transcript will prove just how tough Biden is. It’s a win-win for Biden, unless he’s lying.
If this plays out like 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea, Putin will walk away with additional Ukrainian territory and the Democrats will claim that Biden heroically and masterfully prevented Putin from taking all of Ukraine. It will be spun by propagandists as a Biden victory. We’re already seeing indications of that now.