There are many fronts where President Joe Biden is on the brink of absolute disaster. One of those is the dangerous situation with Russia and Ukraine possibly on the brink of war.
Biden announced he will be “moving U.S. troops to Eastern Europe” to deal with the burgeoning conflict, Breitbart reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin has amassed 100,000 troops along the two country’s borders.
“I’ll be moving U.S. troops to Eastern Europe in the NATO countries in the near term. Not a lot,” Biden told reporters about his plans for dealing with the situation.
As of Monday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had alerted 8,500 American troops into “heightened preparedness to deploy.” Prior to Biden’s statements Friday, the administration’s public message was more focused on diplomacy.
“Even as we’re engaged in diplomacy, we are very much focused on building up defense, building up deterrence,” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken had said. “NATO itself will continue to be reinforced in a significant way if Russia commits renewed acts of aggression. All of that is on the table,” he promised.
Since taking office, Biden had been easy on Putin despite the obvious threat that he and other adversaries posed to the U.S. Prior to the announcement that he would be sending in troops, the administration was focused on economic sanctions against Russia that do little do deter Putin, according to a Fox News op-ed penned by Newt Gingrinch.
“Weakness when facing dictators is always dangerous,” the former Speaker of the House wrote. “The situations in Ukraine and Taiwan are both dangerous. Our commander in chief appears incapable of meeting the dual challenge,” Gingrich said, mentioning another simmering crisis in China.
This is the first major test of Biden’s backbone when it comes to dealing with an outright conflict that’s just beginning. However, based on his actions to this point, it’s likely he will botch it and embolden our enemies.