You know, I’m getting just a little sick and tired of seditious douche bags like Traitor Tot and Mike Pimp-eo extolling the virtues of war criminal Vlad the Imp. And even more sick and tired of Donnie Depends slobbering about how Putin never would have tried such a stunt when he was President. What pure, unadulterated bullshit.
The simple fact of the matter is that Putin didn’t need to make an aggressive move against Ukraine when the Cheeto Prophet was in charge, simply because the Trumpster Fire gave Putin a free hand in whatever he wanted to do. And even better yet, Trump spent 4 long years doing everything he possibly could to completely dismantle NATO, which has long been Putin’s wet dream.
Me personally? I think that the Mango Messiah is at least personally responsible for the position that Putin currently finds himself in. Because Trumpenstein did such a good job of fractionalizing and demoralizing NATO that Putin thought he could sit back, pick his spot, and move against Ukraine without NATO or the US putting up significant resistance.
But the commie bastard miscalculated, badly. What he miscalculated was the extent to which a flaming moron like Trump could be effective in anything he did, and he completely underestimated President Biden’s international negotiation skills and resolve.
Once Biden plunked his ass down behind the Resolute Desk, his first job, after dealing with Covid, was to start to undo the monumental damage Trump did to the NATO alliance. He went to NATO, he talked to the leaders of NATO countries on the phone, even had some of them to the Oval Office. He reiterated the United States firm resolution to honor Article 5. And he put his money where his mouth was.
When Russia started to mass troops along the border with Ukraine, Biden didn’t just send blankets and cots, he sent money to prop up the Ukraine economy, and most importantly, he sent lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine. And once he did, he cheek rubbed and elbow twist other NATO nations to send lethal aid too. And suddenly, Ukraine’s army wasn’t so under armed anymore.
But from where I’m sitting, Biden’s greatest achievement was once accomplished in secret. Almost a year before Putin’s invasion, Biden received rock solid intelligence of an upcoming Russian invasion of Ukraine, including preliminary plans. And he shared that information with his most trusted NATO allies. As a result, NATO has had the luxury of having almost a year to plan their response to the impending Russian aggression.
Which is why the NATO response to Russia has been so totally unified and unanimous. They had almost a year to discuss which sanctions would be most effective, and in which order to deploy them. The decision to sanction Putin personally was the diplomatic version of the Senate’s nuclear option, and it wasn’t something they just decided in a day or two.
This isn’t just Presidential leadership, this is global leadership. Biden, with more than a decade of dealing with Putin, recognized the threat, not just to the United States, but to world order. And he took the necessary steps to deal with it. I have no doubt that Biden’s decision to declassify national security information and release Putin’s plans at every step put him back on his heels. And the unified, lockstep response of NATO to the Russian invasion has turned Putin into a global pariah. If that isn’t leadership, then I don’t know what is.