Biden Talks 'Real Shooting War' and 'Seeks Permission to Leave' During Visit to Intel Community

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Joe Biden went to speak to the intelligence community at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence yesterday. He spoke before about 120 employees and senior officials, according to Stars and Stripes.

During his public remarks, he was asked whether they would be mandating that federal employees be vaccinated. In response, Biden insulted Americans who weren’t vaccinated, saying they weren’t as smart as he thought they were if they didn’t get vaccinated.

Biden also suggested that we could get involved in a “real shooting war” as a consequence of a cyber attack.

“I think it’s more likely we’re going to end up—if we end up in a war, a real shooting war, with a major power—it’s going to be as a consequence of a cyber breach of great consequence,” Biden said.

But he hasn’t really done much to stop the breaches apart from giving Vladimir Putin a list of 16 areas that he was trying to warn them off cyber hitting (translation in Putin’s mind: targets). His cyber border is as lacking as his southern border. So he vacillates from doing nothing to now talking that it can lead to a “shooting war”? If there’s anything that would be more concerning than what we have with Biden right now, it would be having a war with Biden in charge. So is he really suggesting that’s where we’re going? It’s not a normal jump, at least not in my mind, to go from saying that we need to do something about cyber breaches to “Oh, here’s a shooting war.”

Biden also tried to contrast himself with President Donald Trump in opinion about the intelligence community. Trump rightly was concerned about the power of the intelligence community. Biden, on the other hand, made it clear that he was quite comfortable with them. No surprise. But then he joked or said the quiet part out loud. You can decide and they’re not mutually exclusive — a lot of jokes spring from truth. He says he has to “seek permission to leave.”

This isn’t the first time that Biden has indicated that he needs permission from people when he’s supposed to be the leader of the free world. It’s one of the reasons that people talk about “handlers” when it comes to him, in addition to the fact that they’ve indicated they don’t want him answering questions.