A bad situation just got even worse.
The world is already in a dangerous moment after Russia invaded Ukraine.
But now, Joe Biden has made that situation even more dangerous.
One of the biggest questions about the war between Russia and Ukraine is how it ends, and how to restore stability to the world and reduce the nuclear threat.
The answer has to involve negotiations of some kind. Putin is going to remain in power in Russia, whether we like it or not, and we have to figure out a way to deal with him, the same way we deal with other dictators like Xi Jinping or Kim Jong Un.
But some world leaders, like Joe Biden, are so obsessed with revenge that they can’t see the reality of that situation.
And when Biden blurted out a call for regime change in Russia in a speech in Poland, he put the world in an even more dangerous predicament than it was already in.
“For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power,” Biden said off the cuff in his speech.
He signaled to the Russian government that he was planning to launch a regime change operation to invade Moscow and take out Putin, the same way we did to Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
The difference is that, because Saddam didn’t have WMD’s – contrary to the lies of the U.S. intelligence community – there was no threat of him nuking the U.S.
Invading Russia to try and take out Putin would put the world at serious risk of nuclear war.
Now, NATO is beginning to split between those who want to negotiate an end to the war, and those who just want to continue to escalate the violence into oblivion.
According to a report from Bloomberg, “As NATO allies discuss the terms of any potential peace deal to be struck between Russia and Ukraine, signs of strategic splits are emerging from within their ranks.”
“Some of those differences spilled into the open at the weekend after U.S. President Joe Biden said that Putin couldn’t remain in power and then backtracked as his comments drew criticism.”
“’We shouldn’t escalate, with words or actions,’ President Emmanuel Macron told French television when asked about Biden’s remarks. To avoid a military confrontation, the aim is to achieve a cease-fire now and then the withdrawal of Russian troops via diplomatic means, Macron said.”
Biden’s declining mental acuity and reckless behavior may have seemed like a secondary issue during peacetime, but now that there is a major war in the world involving a nuclear power, it is nothing short of terrifying.
The goal should be to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine and find a way to end the war, while making it difficult or impossible for Putin to ever pull a stunt like this again.
That is an achievable goal, but Biden seems to not even have the mental acuity to realize it.
And that means Zelensky and NATO will have to negotiate a peace deal on their own, without the help of the U.S. government.