Recently, the White House announced that intelligence suggested that Russia could invade Ukraine at any moment. That reality has followed a recent escalation of hostilities between the US ally and Vladimir Putin’s state.
Of course, that escalation didn’t always exist. While Russia lashed out under Barack Obama, invading and seizing the Crimea region of Ukraine (which it still holds to this day), Putin managed to not amass any invasion armies during the last administration.
Despite that, Democrats and a former CIA station chief believe they’ve found the real culprit here: Donald Trump.
much of that success results from its efforts to boost Donald Trump and co-opt U.S. conservatives
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 19, 2022
That’s some serious four-dimensional thinking. According to these galaxy brains, including Harwood, who is an absolute hack who once inexplicably moderated a Republican debate, Russia is only looking to invade Ukraine now because Russia helped get Donald Trump elected to cause division in the country. Yet, Russia waited until a year into Joe Biden’s term to possibly make this move because…Donald Trump?
It’s hard to express how little sense that theory makes. If the idea is that a weakened, divided United States is leading to Russian aggression, I hate to break it to this former CIA flack, but the country was just as divided for four years under Trump. Why didn’t Putin make his move then if this ridiculous theory holds any water?
Further, domestic divisions change absolutely nothing about Biden’s ability to counter such aggression from Russia. NATO still exists last I checked. How about getting Germany to stop cozying up to Moscow? Then there’s the issue of sanctions, which played a large role in keeping Putin at bay under Trump. Once Biden took office, he lifted the sanctions on the Nordstream 2 pipeline. When Ted Cruz attempted to reinstate them via legislation recently, the Biden administration lobbied against that bill. Democrats eventually filibustered it, causing it to go down in defeat.
Yet, it’s Donald Trump’s fault that Russia is running rampant under a Democrat administration just as it ran rampant under the last Democrat administrator? John Harwood doesn’t actually believe that, and if this former CIA station chief does, he serves as more proof of how unbelievably corrupt and incapable our bureaucracies continue to be.
The truth is that Russia is on the move now because Joe Biden is a weak, feckless president who is obviously senile. No one fears him because they know he’s under the thumb of the Europeans, who are seeking to increase their reliance on Russian oil while at the same time demanding the United States protect them from Russia. It’s an asinine situation and one that Putin is more than capable of taking advantage of.
No amount of gaslighting about Donald Trump from CNN and deep state hangers-on is going to change that. In regards to domestic blame, this is completely on Biden.