“I know not with what weapons WW III will be fought, but WW IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”-Albert Einstein
Biden to date has committed over $90 billion to support Ukraine. This spending binge by Biden is more than Putin has available in his annual budget for the Russian military.
Russia Was Deliberately Provoked
Diplomats who oversaw post-Soviet negotiations with Russia in the 1990s knew that if NATO ever expanded to the Russian border, it would lead to war. Russia would no more tolerate the expansion of NATO to its border than the U. S. would tolerate Russian missiles in Cuba.
During the Russian troop build-up before the February 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine, rather than promising Russia that Ukraine would not be invited to join NATO, the leadership at NATO encouraged Ukraine to fast-track NATO membership.
In another action designed to goad Russia into attacking Ukraine, a week before Putin’s February invasion, Ukraine was bombing an area of eastern Ukraine occupied by ethnic Russians.
Nuclear Threat From Allied Russia and China
The U. S. nuclear arsenal and strategy have been designed to handle only one nuclear adversary: Russia.
Russia has the largest nuclear arsenal in the world with 1,500 nuclear weapons and 6,000 warheads. The U. S. has the second largest nuclear arsenal with 1,400 nuclear weapons and 5,500 warheads.
China is reported to have 350 nuclear weapons and Chinese warheads may be as high as 3,000. China’s leaders are increasing ties with Russia and the U. S. is not prepared for a nuclear challenge from a combined force of Russia and China.
James Fanell, former Director of Intelligence for the Pacific Fleet, said “The number one priority must be the rapid fielding of a nuclear arsenal and tactical nuclear weapons positioned in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. When measured against the backdrop of China’s nuclear breakout and Putin’s nuclear blackmail over Ukraine, the U. S. does not have a moment to lose.”
CIA Blew Up Nord Stream Pipelines
Famed journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh published a bombshell report on February 8, 2023, concluding that the CIA blew up the Nord Stream pipelines.
Long known for his impeccable insider sources, Hersh wrote that the pipelines were blown up because “As long as Europe remained dependent on the pipelines for cheap gas from Russia, countries like Germany would be reluctant to supply Ukraine with money and weapons needed to defeat Russia.”
The White House denied the report but found it difficult to walk back the fact that on February 7, 2022, Biden defiantly declared at a press conference that “If Russian invades Ukraine, there will no longer be a Nord Stream 2. We will bring it to an end.”
Putin had expected a decisive win within days of the February 24, 2022, invasion. What he has gotten, thanks to massive aid to Ukraine led by Biden, is a brutal mess.
The longer this embarrassment for Putin drags out, the more likely Putin will align with China, North Korea, Iran, and other anti-American countries and escalate the conflict to WW III.
Biden is stumbling and bumbling his way into a global conflict of epic proportions.
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