The Ukraine war response is fast becoming Biden’s second blunder

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      jbnw
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      This is from The Hill, a source I have considered as left-leaning – or whatever the current term is!

      The precipitous and chaotic American abandonment of Afghanistan, without proper consultation and support for allies, less than a year ago was a great shock to the NATO alliance, raising grave doubts about the judgment, stability and reliability of the U.S. as leader of the free world. The resulting cracks in the alliance were only papered over by the blunt truth that our allies had nowhere to go outside the security umbrella provided by the U.S. under Article 5.

      Now, in the rapidly changing landscape of the Ukraine war, we are seeing ominous signs that the U.S. may be leading NATO in the direction of an even worse strategic humiliation — one that can result in a dramatic reconfiguration of the world’s geopolitical structure.

      The New York Times reported recently on a June 16 visit to Kyiv by leaders of four NATO countries — France, Germany, Italy and Romania — during which they delivered a dual message to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. At the more public and cosmetic level, the Western leaders demonstrated their support against Russian aggression by offering Ukraine a path to European Union membership but they “did not promise the country additional heavy weapons on the scale it says it needs to repel a bloody Russian advance in the East.”

      The European leaders carefully adhered to the Biden administration’s policy by insisting “they were not pressing Mr. Zelensky to accept a peace deal with Moscow,” according to the Times. But, as reflected in the palpable disappointment of the Ukrainians, the EU’s key leaders were clearly signaling the limits of their own support.

      https://thehill.com/opinion/international/3530178-the-ukraine-war-response-is-fast-becoming-bidens-second-blunder/

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      Passionate Progressive
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      the examples are endless…

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

    • #492726
      Hobbit709
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      was his failure to deliver on his campaign promises. It’s been all downhill ever since.

      He typifies what the Democratic Party has become after Clinton’s Turd Way became their strategy.

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

      • #492732
        NV Wino
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        “Nothing will fundamentally change.”

        “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
        “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

        • #492744
          jbnw
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          Hillary’s public face and private face comment was one of those that she probably didn’t mean to say . . .

        • #492794
          Voltairine
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          The slow motion collapse of the US empire turning into free fall is change, the kind of change that the US imperialists might consider fundamental…

          Aloha!

      • #492817
        djean111
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        The Dems are so used to lying and getting away with it that making false promises comes easy to them. And it works every time – there will be VFTB shit smeared all over JPR.

        America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

        "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

        A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

    • #492786
      chknltl
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      No it is not President Biden but seeing as how the man can’t remember what day it is, I dedicate this to him.

      It’s a present from the Ukraine:

      Aida Nikolaychuk sang this in X-FACTOR, Ukraine.

    • #492790
      Babel 17
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      Unlike Hillary Clinton, he wouldn’t be running around, able to defend himself, if the party kicked him to the curb.

      Everyone could play along with this, including his cabinet, who could claim to have had opposing views to every decision that didn’t work out. Once Biden became incommunicado because Jill Biden didn’t care for him humiliating himself, or because he was in a home, or dead, journalists and historians wouldn’t be able to have Biden to contradict whatever narratives got ginned up.

      And then of course there’d be Zelenskyy, another loose end. I can see journalists suddenly uncovering evidence that he’d misappropriated Ukrainian funds, and that would both motivate the press to forget about him, and be rationalized as making him, along with Biden, responsible for Russia ending up having the upper hand when a peace treaty got signed.

      The establishment would survive to parasitically sink its tendrils deep into the next administration. Maybe it will be South America’s turn again to pay for covering our oil with their soil.

      Don't Kill the Whale
      Don't feed the trolls

    • #492886
      3fingerbrown
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      ”Don’t underestimate Joe Biden’s ability to fuck things up” I remember reading a certain ex-president telling us.

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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