How often did we hear that tired old saw from the left that President Donald Trump was somehow in the pocket of Russian President Vladimir Putin?
Yet while the left was always pushing that, even paying for the fake Steele dossier to push that mythology in media, a lot of the decisions made by both Barack Obama and Joe Biden have been advantageous to Putin.
After all the lies that have been pushed about Trump and Russia, non-stop for the past four years, Joe Biden just made an unbelievable move.
NEW: President Biden plans to waive sanctions on the Russian-owned company in charge of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline https://t.co/cdRWmBoojn
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) May 18, 2021
According to Axios, the Biden regime will waive sanctions on the corporate entity and CEO overseeing the construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline into Germany.
What does this mean? This means that Biden is giving Russia a huge lift to their struggling economy and gives them more advantage in Europe while harming Ukraine’s position.
Russian gas currently has to pass through Ukraine on its way to Europe. Bypassing Ukraine with a direct pipeline to Germany is an opportunity for Russia to advance its goal of isolating its former client state, now a fledgling democracy, from Western Europe.
So not only are they lifting sanctions on a country they’ve accused of years of malign influence on the United States, but they’re also giving them an energy advantage against us in so doing.
While Biden is essentially empowering the Russians, he’s attacking our energy infrastructure here at home and damaging our energy independence as well as our position in the world in regard to energy. This after we just had a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline resulting in shortages and after Biden cut the Keystone XL Pipeline, cutting thousands of jobs. This despite members of his administration, including Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, since admitting that moving oil by pipeline is the best method.
So who’s really in the pocket of the Russians? Well, it surely wasn’t Trump, who dropped bombs on their heads in Syria, built up that energy independence, strengthened NATO, armed Ukraine, and even tried to counter Russia’s moves in the Arctic.
Biden’s move here is likely to get blasted both on the left and the right since folks on the left who’ve had the Russia litany pounded into their heads are going to be like “What the heck are you doing, Joe?” and Republicans are going to see how that hurts our real position.
What was it that Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates said? Biden has been wrong on virtually every foreign policy decision for the past four decades? Well, looks like here he goes again.