In Israel on Thursday, President Biden reiterated that he wants to see Russia fail in Ukraine, declaring that Russian President Vladimir Putin must suffer a “strategic failure” in his war.
“Putin’s war must be a strategic failure, and the free world must sustain our resolve to help Ukraine defend its democracy,” Biden said at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid.
“The United States will continue to support Ukraine and the Ukrainian people who have been devastated and displaced by the Russian violence,” the president added.
Biden has made clear that he is ready to back Ukraine in its war for years to come. He said at the recent NATO summit in Madrid that he was willing to support Ukraine for “as long as it takes” to see Russia defeated. That support has come in the form of shipping billions of dollars worth of weapons into the war zone while not engaging in diplomacy with Moscow.
Also on Thursday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told reporters on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit in Indonesia that Russia shouldn’t be taking part in the meetings. “I think I’ve made clear that it cannot be business as usual with respect to Russia’s participation at these meetings,” Yellen said.
While in Indonesia, Yellen is looking to gain support for a plan to set a price cap on Russian oil as Moscow is making more profits than before the war. But the plan is almost certainly doomed to fail as it requires the cooperation of Russia, China, and India. Moscow could retaliate against the effort by reducing oil production, which would send global prices skyrocketing.
Ahead of the G20 summit, Treasury officials said that Yellen wouldn’t engage with the Russian delegation. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently attended a meeting of G20 foreign ministers, where he also chose to shun his Russian counterparts. Blinken hasn’t spoken with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov since February 15.
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war and death for years then rather than a negotiated compromise
Yup – Biden and the rest of the war party want Ukrainians to suffer and die.
Along with the lower classes in the US where, aside from war and tax breaks for the wealthy, everything else must be means tested or abandoned altogether.
Russians can leave at any time. I certainly wounldn’t support the Ukrainians making incursions into Russia past the 2000 border.
I am firmly convinced that if Russia left today, Biden/Blinken would continue to escalate. From their standpoint, Ukraine is just a pawn in a much larger game.
I think you are mistaken. Biden maybe Blinken maybe but the country wouldn’t stand for it, our allies wouldn’t stand for it the whole issue is borders and the need for countries to stay on their side of their borders. So support for Ukrainain advances ends at the border.
I think you underestimate the power of war propaganda, and you overestimate the intelligence of the average American.
I think you are mistaken, it is not a war about any borders. Biden said, Putin must go and Austin continued, he said, Russia must be weakened. This is about unilateral hegemony, and control of Russian resources a war between Russia and the USA.
Putin has said there will be a new multilateral world-order. That is why the USA now is provoking China to start a war with China.
Ukrainians and NATO are cannonfodder. The US and UK will wipe Europe off the face of the earth TO GET THEIR WAY.
The USA has never shared any borders with the nations it has invaded since the war with Mexico for the South West of the US.
I hope you’re right. But I think that Biden/Blinken are incorrigible.
Why would Russia leave? it is obviously winning the military war. If it left, the NATO takeover would be complete.
And that’s what they are going to do, right? Since their situation is worse with the possible additions of Sweden and Finland to NATO, they’ve learned their lesson, right? Now let’s all click our heels together like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” and wish that to be true because if we are counting on that to happen, we will need the Wizard to step in and fix this shit.
What is wrong with congress? What is wrong with MSM, the real propaganda machine? Why do they support this, both parties with few exceptions?
Good luck with that, Biden. Meanwhile, Bernhard at MOA posted an excellent sitrep on the current situation in Ukraine. An excellent read.
Ukraine SitRep – Additional Defense Lines, A Failed Counterattack, Weapon Deliveries
I read MofA and this website very frequently.
“Putin’s war must be a strategic failure” Biden said
Yet that is not within his power to decide
He’s partially right. It’s a strategic failure for NATO and Europe.
Everything Biden has done so far has, in my opinion, facilitated a massive shift that will favor economic growth in Eurasia that has the potential to do to the US what the US did to Spain at the turn of the last century.
If that happens, Biden will be remembered as the man who triggered the largest strategic failure in US history.
I think the destruction of the US and Western Europe is all planned as part of the Great Reset.
Is it possible that Biden is envious of Putin? He is a respected head of state, a statesman and accomplished a lot for the Russian people and the country. But in the US and NATO he has only been demonized.
Putin would never talk like Biden did and still does. Putin has a high approval rating and Biden’s approval is going down the drain. How will he behave and deal after the mid term election with the possible big losses in congress?
Biden himself is so far gone with dementia he barely knows Putin exists. But the collective Biden – his staff, advisors, wealthy sponsors – all very powerful men and women – they are furious with envy. They’re in a rage with Putin, they hate how successful he’s been, how he’s overcome Western sanctions, how they’ve been humiliated with failure in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, whilst Putin has been successful in Georgia, Syria and now Ukraine. The smarter ones are realising they’ve gone over a tipping point and America is never again going to be able to stride over the world doing what it wants like it used to do.
“Biden has made clear that he is ready to back Ukraine in its war for years to come.”
Biden and many democrats will be gone before very long. US regime change will result in a cooperative and helpful new form of government or else.
Victoria Newland’s or Obama State Department War (birth 2014) Chairman Biden & the Oligarchs that decide U.S. policy are not fooling many with their Lexicon games.
Bad news for Ukraine but Biden’s math works out: “The president has made clear he plans to support Ukraine for years to come” = until the last Ukrainian.
Who is the failure. Inflation is heading toward 10%. The FED is poised to raise rates a full one percent, something not seen before in the modern era.
They want to kill workers’ wages too.
The focus on the necessity for Russia to fail, rather than the Ukraine to succeed, is pretty telling. The USA has no burning, endless desire to make sure Israel fails in its annexation of the Golan Heights (which were not part of the UN Palestine mandate, and thus there is not even a figleaf of justification for the annexation of Syrian territory….Israel can perhaps claim a right of occupation, as, officially, it is still at war with Syria, but not unilateral annexation). Indeed, President Trump recongized the annexation on behalf of the USA, and I don’t exactly see President Biden working overtime to overturn that decision. (Fun fact: a new Israeli “settlement” on the stolen land is to be named “Trump Heights” in honor of Trump’s decision.) Nor that Turkey, a NATO ally, fails in its decades long illegal occupation of territory on Cyprus, which followed a series of illegal invasions of the same. To name just two examples of US acquiescence/approval of the very thing that, for some reason, Russia “must” fail at.
There is simply no moral imperative here, at least none that the USA has any business insisting on. Beyond that, why in the world is it so friggin’ important that the frontier between the Ukraine and Russia remain exactly where the Soviet apperatus placed it decades ago, when it was merely an internal border of convenience between sub-national administrative units? It just isn’t. Not morally, not legally, and not as a matter of US national interest. Spite, imperialism, politics are the only plausible justifications for Biden’s and Co’s intransigence.
Agree. The obsession about the borders is economic. I really think that Kyiv wants the Donbass, preferably without the ethnic Russians who live there, because that’s where the money is.
“Putin says Amerikkka’s proxy war in Ukraine must be a strategic failure”
It is interesting that after many prominent analysts (including Bhadrakumar) declared that US is staring at the strategic defeat — that Biden is using the same terminology? Biden is staring at strategic defeat — and “influencers” in the shadows are coming out to declare their positions. Janet Yellen is speaking in the first person, declaring that Russia does not belong to G20! Who is she? Waiting for more such disposables to come out to rally the “international community” against Russia.
The delusion of our plutocrats is stunning. They cannot will their wishes to come true.
UK ditched Boris Johnson, Macron has no majority in Parliament, and Mario Draghi’s throne is shaking. And anybody else coming to power will be beholden to plutocrats. And the disintegration of economy and scientific progress continues apace.
While telling the wotkd to unquestioningly listen to West dictats.
Ukraine’s administrative borders within Soviet Union never made sense. By insisting that Ukraine becomes Russia’s enemy — West condemned Ukraine to disintegration.
At which point do the citizens of US and other Western countriies recognize the utter failure of the leadership — in front or behind the curtain?
It is not promissing. We are STILL being advised to take boosters for COVID — number three or four, while COVID is marching apace in every Western country? We have an absolute charlatain lead out effort’s in
space. And have a cluque stuck in the eightees run our foreign policy. Sadness on home front, from schools to health care, from infrastructure to housing crisis as inflation eats away at income and savings.
We have ti take it. There are no options. Both parties are crazed, beholden to private interest with just lip service given to public interest. As taxpayers’ owned money and assets are flowing freely into privatized pockets, and myths of private miracle endures. All the while, it is now fashionable to take private property on a basis of governmental decree. Always good excuses, something we will swallow.
There is no institution championing public interests to counter political class latest milking cow — Ukraine.
Biden Says Russia’s War in Ukraine ‘Must Be a Strategic Failure’.
It will be for America and Europe!
The war in Ukraine will be “a strategic failure” for everyone as it is moving dangerously towards world war. Nobody seems to remember Deterrence Doctrine and the need to avoid nuclear Armageddon. And tragically people are quick history and its dire warnings.
More likely Biden’s presidency will be a failure than Russia’s incursion in feckless Ukraine!!!
Biden must have been looking at a mirror when he made this statement…!
America can ship in as many weapons as they like sooner or later the Ukraine government will begin to run out of volunteer soldiers and conscription will be begin , that will spell the end of the war in Ukraine in Russia favour , without infantry wins wars , no infantry you lose.
Conscription began within days of the invasion — all adult males.
Putin’s war in the Ukraine is a strategic failure.
America and NATO’s response to it is just sheer stupidity though.
More peope need to realize WW III will truly be a war to end all wars.
Well we already know what’s a huge strategic failure – these insane sanctions. It has done next to nothing to hurt Russia but have sent the entire western world into record inflation while India and China buys up the Russian energy.
“never negotiate” and “nonstop sanctions” what terrible foreign policy mottoes.
We have this war because of the many years the US has been ever-more involved in Ukraine.
Biden says the US won’t stop. Putin says he will stop it.
This grinding war will decide.
It is more like the US and puppets sanctions are a strategic failure. Bye bye USD.
Nobody notices the years of reports on Ukraine’s massive corruption and debts, and now the banning of all political Parties not supporting comedian Ze. To use the word democracy, or independence for Ukraine since 2014 is mockery.
EU may cut financial aid to Ukraine – Bloomberg
We all realize Europe has concerns over its economy. That’s where Russia’s $300 billion in “frozen” reserves comes in. Sending $9 billion a month to Ukraine is a consummate waste where corruption is all encompassing.
If Russia obliterates more of western Ukraine, one might see the justification for said funds other than Ukraine has been a failed economy for decades.
Brussels has played its cards and Moscow will retaliate in due course.
The nation needs regime change, Biden is not fit for the job. Biden is in bad mental health shape, he is mentally disabled and is in need of a court appointed Guardian, he is not fit to sign legally binding documents. Is the nations democracy so fragile, unable to function when there is a mentally disabled president. This is a nightmare, he is less than half in his first term and it has been a disaster.
What Free world and what Democracy? As for who is paying the price, It’s not Biden or any of the US’s oligarchs, it’s We the People, whether that’s the people of Russia or the people of Ukraine or the people of the US or the people in Africa who are already suffering thanks to covid’s effects on supply chains.WE the People of the World are once again being screwed by the war mongers who make this shit happen.
Who wins this war? Our Defense industry and Russia’s, ultimately Russia will take whatever territory it chooses and will pay whatever price they feel they must. Who wins the new cold war? That one is harder to say but considering the massive debt the US is taking on, don’t count on it being us. It certainly won’t be Europe.
OBiden’s Americans Last policy sucks. This war Operation Pyrrhic Victory sucks too, it’s the American Pot-latch all over again, lets see which tribe can burn their possessions the fastest, that will prove who has the greater resolve. Except our leaders don’t toss away their possessions do they?
Just politically alone Biden sure picking a loser of a hill to die on. Not a winnable war and Putin, hate him if you want, is holding all the cards. Only hope for Biden is he plays them wrong and death and destruction escalate over a longer time. What a wish!
That says a lot about Biden the man, he is a despicable creature. He would go on fighting a war just for the killing and nothing else. What a monster. He is a mad man. Hitler was a mad man and Biden is no better.
He made it clear, he wants no negotiated settlement, he wants unconditional surrender, let us be clear about that. His behavior and actions confirm it. This nation better wake up, Biden is evil.
Come November, I think Biden will be neutered. Hopefully, Blinken will be gone as well. Blinken is evil. Everywhere he goes, incredible suffering is sure to follow.
Biden Says US War in Ukraine ‘Must Be a Strategic Failure’
Biden has easy talk, he may not even be around a year from now, Ukraine is not a democracy, even a knucklehead like Biden knows it. Zelensky eliminated the opposition and incarcerated their leaders. Biden should at least keep up with the news, and this is old news. I understand his mind is on the next election because his approval ratings are going south.
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