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Are We Preparing For War With Russia Over Ukraine?

The Biden family’s lucrative entanglements with Ukraine seem to be drawing the United

States closer to some kind of confrontation with Russia.


Alexandra Odyanova reporting for CBS News said Ukraine's government claims that requests by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to speak with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about the escalating conflict in eastern Ukraine have been ignored. Moscow denied receiving any request from Kyiv for such talks.


Tension between the neighbors has grown steadily for several weeks, with intensified skirmishes in eastern Ukraine — a region that has been mired in conflict since Russia first backed Ukrainian-Russian separatists there seven years ago. Putin has sent thousands of troops toward the Ukrainian border recently, raising concerns among leaders of the United States and European Union.


CBS further reported Russia had massed more than 40,000 troops on Ukraine's eastern border, and more than 40,000 in Crimea, the region that Putin unilaterally annexed away from Ukraine and declared Russian in 2014.


The Biden response to this latest European crisis has been mixed, to be charitable.


"President Biden's been very clear about this: If Russia acts recklessly or aggressively, there will be costs, there will be consequences," Biden's Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during an interview over the weekend.


Does this mean Biden is about to adopt Trump’s approach and demand that Germany kill the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia once and for all?


According to reporting by Oliver Towfigh Nia the Biden administration is "determined to use all available levers to prevent the completion of Nord Stream 2," the spokesman for the US embassy in Berlin, Joseph Giordono-Scholz, told Der Tagesspiegel.


If the answer is yes, Biden is continuing Trump’s effort to reduce Russian adventurism by depriving Putin of the income from the pipeline and the leverage over European energy supplies it would bestow that would be good.


But the Biden people have remained mum on any lethal aid for Ukraine’s beleaguered forces, which lost four soldiers to Russian shelling last week, Biden’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin instead announced that the U.S. would not draw down its troops in Germany as Trump planned, but would instead send 500 additional troops.


When asked if the additional troops were a signal to Russia opposing its buildup of forces at the Ukrainian border, Austin somewhat bizarrely said it’s a message “that we support NATO in the fullest extent.”


That statement was bizarre because Ukraine is not a member of NATO.


Ukraine signed a partnership agreement with NATO in 1997 and launched talks on full membership in 2005. But, as Defense News reported, those talks never progressed far, and the situation was dramatically complicated when Russia invaded Ukrainian territory in 2014, annexing Crimea and launching irregular warfare in other parts of the country.


Admitting Ukraine to NATO at this juncture would, in essence, mean committing the United States and our European allies to defending Ukraine and perhaps even going to war to kick Russia out the Ukrainian territory it now occupies.


So, do Blinken and Austin think Russian tank forces are going to come pouring through the Fulda Gap as the old Cold War Doomsday scenario once suggested?


And what are the 500 guys they are sending to Germany going to do about it if the Russians are coming?


President Trump’s approach to European security was based on the Europeans looking after themselves by increasing their defense spending, disconnecting them from dependence on Russian energy and providing the Ukrainians with the lethal aid necessary to keep the Russians at bay, all while reducing the American military footprint in Europe.


At this point it is unclear what Biden intends, but his kneejerk instinct to do the opposite of whatever Trump did bodes ill for American taxpayers and the goal of peacefully curbing Russian ambitions to reestablish the old Soviet Empire in Eastern Europe.


  • Russian military buildup

  • Ukraine

  • Vladimir Putin

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

  • Russian troops

  • Crimea

  • Antony Blinken

  • Nord Stream 2 pipeline

  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

  • U.S. troops in Germany

  • NATO

  • Russian energy dependence

  • Lethal aid for Ukraine

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Charles Cook
Charles Cook
Apr 16, 2021

biden is brain dead,and the hol is worth less .she was put in charge of our southern board and has done nothing but giggle about it.god hell the USA

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LARRY HYAK
LARRY HYAK
Apr 14, 2021

It is my opinion, that this kind of thinking by this Biden mob is a lot like the Jiminy Carter days when think small was the by word and we got ourselves into problems never before seen and failed a lot, this resulted in our losing our sphere of influence....Our oversight of the Panama canal, the Monroe doctrine was down sized and we have seen S. America plagued with political trouble and foreign influence that is not in our best interest.....Barry Sotero laxity with our middle east presence, the military and security has had a direct influence on our negotiating ability...We were on the right track and the left's lie, cheat and steal an election act has put us back…

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Van Snyder
Van Snyder
Apr 14, 2021

Nikita Khrushchev was Ukrainian. In 1954, he gave the now-disputed Russian territory to Ukraine. Even under Soviet law, he was required to get consent from the Duma to do this. He didn't. With a stroke of a pen, he created today's problem. The way Putin sees it, he's just trying to reclaim what Nikita gave away illegally.


The United States (and NATO) should butt out.


If Joe gave a big strip of Maryland to Delaware, do you think Maryland might want it back after a few decades?

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allergg
allergg
Apr 14, 2021

When the cat's away , the mice will play . The United States has NO leadership at the moment . Everyone , including Putin , knows this . The two boobs and their Lieutenant boobs who are running the country are all vacuous , un-insightful, erroneous , and incapable of adequately representing us . Biden is about to be tested and i fear he'll fail . This is dangerous . It's just too bad that the DEMOCRAT's coup d'état succeeded . The Democrats have placed us in grave danger .

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Tan Jean Pierre
Tan Jean Pierre
Apr 14, 2021

The world had a peace for four years with President Trump in the White House. Now crazy Joe only more than two months, everywhere there are the war. Who is extremist, who is dangerous ? Democrats is.

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