Vladimir Putin has never been quiet about his desire to seize Ukraine in an attempt to return Russia to its pre-Soviet superpower status. The Russian President has said on multiple occasions that the dissolution of the USSR was catastrophic and he seeks to rectify that.
However, the United States and her European allies could never allow another land war to break out solely for the purpose of Russian’s triumphant return as a dominant superpower, especially given their stronghold on oil production in the western hemisphere.
Under Trump, the United States tried peace on for size While refusing to plunge his country into unnecessary war, Trump exhibited strength on every level causing world leaders to think twice before pulling any tricks. Trump could point to a number of metrics in proof of America’s greatness: oil production and energy independence, booming economy, manufacturing, expansive military, unemployment, etc.
It simply was not the opportune time for Putin to invade.
But now, with Biden at the helm, the United States appears weaker than ever and no one knows that better than Vladimir Putin.
Russia has reportedly launched their full scale invasion into Ukraine during the early morning hours on Thursday, according to a top U.S. Senator.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, tweeted, “The Russian invasion of Ukraine is now underway.”
In the hours to come #Russia will
-conduct strikes on air defense systems
-move to cut off #Kyiv from eastern #Ukraine
-move to cut off Ukraine’s military forces on the line of contact in the east to prevent them from falling back to defend Kyiv
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 24, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a speech that was broadcast during the early morning hours on Thursday that a “special military operation” was underway with the goal of demilitarizing the country. Putin told Ukrainian soldiers to lay down their weapons and go home.
Vladimir Putin warns Joe Biden in case of external interference in the Russia-Ukraine conflict: "Our people must know that Russia's response will be immediate and will lead to consequences that you have never experienced in your history." pic.twitter.com/j4zJQccdMd
— RadioGenova (@RadioGenova) February 24, 2022
He also issued a threat that appeared to be aimed at NATO and the United States, saying, “A couple of words for those who would be tempted to intervene, Russia will respond immediately and you will have consequences that you never have had before in your history.”
Eye witnesses began reporting on explosions being heard in Ukrainian cities across the country.
— Chris Avramidis (@chris_avramidis) February 24, 2022
It’s also been reported that Ukrainian military systems as well as top government officials have been under a cyberattack from Russia.
U.N. Secretary General António Guterres pleaded with the Russians during an emergency meeting, saying, “President Putin, stop your troops from attacking Ukraine.”
NOW – UN Security Council emergency meeting begins.
"President Putin, stop your troops from attacking Ukraine." pic.twitter.com/prFs2fiTJH
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 24, 2022
After Putin ordered a full-scale invasion into Ukraine, the most inarticulate and useless politician “president” Joe Biden issued a statement in which he blamed “Russia alone” for the “death and destruction this attack will bring” — but we all know that isn’t true.
If Biden never destroyed energy independence in the United States and subsequently our allies Ukraine would never be in this mess.
BREAKING: President Joe Biden has released a statement on Russia's attack on Ukraine pic.twitter.com/6mlUNtq6Ft
— NewsChannel 5 (@NC5) February 24, 2022
How the United States proceeds in the coming days will say everything about Joe Biden and his ability to lead.
Author: Nolan Sheridan