As grave of a threat as deliberate war is, unintended escalation from miscommunication and misperception can be as bad. Biden is the perfect vessel for such risks.
IMHO, Biden has now become the gravest threat to our national security. He is so prone to enormous gaffes, that I could easily see him getting into a war merely through his blatantly impaired cognitive skills. And Kamala is worse.
Your insight into today's "hands-off" topics are incredible. Thank you for all your effort. Keep shouting from the rooftops.
If our own country can neither understand the position of this administration nor even the words of its president, an awful lot seems to be riding on the judgment of Putin alone.
The Biden presidency seems like I'm watching a Coen Brother film.
What very brave international leadership, goading Ukraine into baiting Russia, then letting our defense industry supply the arms to prolong the war, which we will fight to the last Ukrainian!
I seem to have forgotten the biden campaign's and the press's lauding his promises of $4.50/gal gas, war in Europe, and ____% inflation in early 2020? Good news, though, we're getting a black possibly female scotus judge, so we got that going for us.
"Elections" have consequences.
I think what is most amazing is that we just had a self absorbed, reality star, international idiot as the president of the United States, and he seems to be the most intelligent option we've had in years.
The shame of it is, that Joe Biden was the best the D party could throw up, and they backed it with a person that got to the top of the political food chain via well documented "favors" and barely got 1% of the votes in the primaries. The crime of it is, that this party of idiocy actually won, and won on the backs of shamed White male voters.
So here we sit with a mentally incompetent old man who should be in a nursing home traveling the world and spewing stupidity pushing us towards serious issues. How in the world could we have gone to a place where Donald Trump as president actually somehow seems like the more stable and sensible option? It's truly remarkable. Anybody at this point that thinks there is a future, might want to rethink their own intelligence.
This is the article I have been waiting for. Thank you. Very needed read. Peace to us all.
Considering that certain parties in The US have been using Ukraine to launder money since "regime change" in 2014 (Obama, Nuland), the $1 billion in foreign aid funneled back to USA (Hunter Biden, Romney associate, Pelosi's son) via Burisma, and now the revelation, by Nuland, of dangerous biological "research" facilities funded by (unaware) US taxpayers, it's not surprising that Russia (Putin) believes that Ukraine is a proxy for the same (dangerous and deep-state) US players who fabricated the "Russiagate" scandal and other anti-Russia propaganda. That those same parties (Democrat deep state, DNC) were behind the scenes in Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, etc., reveals the level of insidiousness of our state department. That also explains why the real power in DC made it their life's work to oust (and destroy) outsider Trump who became aware of these machinations and tried to stop some of them. What's galling is that we as US citizens do not have an honest media to expose such dangerous plots and schemes, and on top of that, it is our tax money that is funding much of this. The beneficiaries are walking the halls of Congress and the American billionaire oligarchs who are participating and benefiting in this form of graft.
We have to consider the fact that the Biden administration is completely compromised. If Hunter's laptop is real (it is), then the scandals it contains are real. Shady business deals with the Chinese, funding 'science projects' in Ukraine, trading on the Biden name -- it's all true.
What would a president under the sway of China be doing right now? Hurting the American economy with crippling sanctions on Russia, undermining the petrodollar, and drawing us into a war we can't possibly win?
Obama is reported to have said, "Don't underestimate his ability to f%$# things up."
Russia is a large country with plentiful resources. The US overlords want those resources. They think that they can provoke a war in Europe which will kill off enough Russians to enable them to waltz in and exploit those resources, the way they did in the 90s.
Putin has warned that the coming war will not be limited to Europe, with the US sitting across the ocean untouched, the way they did in the last two world wars, sweeping in after the carnage to take over.
The US war planners ignore that. Their greed drives them to escalate this war, but their hubris allows them to think they can control how far it goes.
I think they are wrong.
'biden' is clearly now only a figurehead POTUS who is only wheeled out to read his lines, and even then he is ad libbing in a very dangerous way.
So who is in charge?
How quaint, in Adam Smith’s time, taxes went down when wars ended
Thank you for another courageous, thought-provoking piece. Assuming we survive the military part of this madness, we will also need to deal with the consequences of the mind-boggling stupidity (or was it evil planning?) of the sanctions the collective West has imposed on Russia. Some predict the sanctions will hurt Russia badly but will also spell the destruction of many western economies--that's us. If you know of any economists who are fearless enough to address this topic, please invite them to publish a guest column or two.
The most serious epidemic is the proliferation of ignorance that makes so many so susceptible to manipulation. The corrupt media are actively conspiring to spread this pathogen by withholding the truth. Many thanks to Glenn and his readers for providing the treatment for this epidemic. The tyrants and their disciples can oppress us only if we allow it.