chairperson Joe Biden drew a line in the sand, and the Republican Party. Mitt Romney is criticizing its position. After building an impressive alliance to support Ukraine when faced with Invasion of RussiaBiden is now opening fire for not sending MiG fighters to Ukraine.
“I believe there’s a mentality that we’re scared of what Putin might do,” Romney said on Wednesday, “and what he might see as an escalation. It’s time. [Putin] afraid of what we might do. “
I like Romney’s can-do attitude, which reminds me James “Mad Dog” Mattis‘ in response to the question, “What keeps you awake at night?” His answer? “No. I keep other people up at night”.
America is the most powerful country on Earth. We cannot walk on eggshells as if we were afraid of our shadow. But the important thing to remember about Russia: THEY HAVE IT.
This caveat complicates things. Are we willing to risk starting the end of World War III, as the author and Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance put ita country 6,000 miles away?
I don’t think we should allow Russia’s nuclear arsenal to hold the world hostage. At some point you have to draw the line. But when the stake is this high, the path has to be intentional and clear.
Biden has pledged that the United States will “defend every inch of NATO land. This is probably your red line with Russia.
As a non-NATO member, Ukraine is on the wrong track.
Now, there is a danger that Putin thinks this is a hoax. After all, Putin saw as Biden’s former boss, former President Barack Obama, drew a red line regarding chemical weapons, which Syria passed with impunity. Despite that, NATO territory seems to be the line that Biden is trying to tread, which makes me feel like a reasonable position.
That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t support Ukraine. we We! But the nuclear threat means we have to be cautious and vigilant – considering how devastating even a conventional war between the US and Russia would be.
If we are too soft, we will energize, appease, and cheer up a brutal dictator who will continue to devour his neighbors, even as we abandon our friends. a terrible outcome. We should take steps to show our strength and stop our enemies while minimizing the chances of, you know, Armageddon fusion. If we risk a clash with Russia, the decision to do so must not be made out of a mistake of negligence.
Biden has an ungrateful job. Even if he tries to walk – he will still necessarily disappoint the hawks and doves. Ukrainians want a No-Fly Zone in an understandable way. I think it’s true that Biden has determined that to be unwise.
Which brings us back to Romney’s comment. “I simply don’t understand the logic of not sending the MiGs to Ukraine immediately,” Romney said. “No logic was provided to this committee or to the country regarding the lack of promptness in making this decision. Does not make any sense.”
I will try to explain it by summarizing this: Poland is said to have supplied the MiGs to Ukraine. Then they surprised us by confirming that they would send the planes to an American airbase in Germany, where they would then be sent to Ukraine. This is likely to increase the odds of a direct confrontation between the US and Russia. Regardless, it’s one more step to getting dragged into a fight.
But why draw a line about the US sending MiGs? I mean, The US provided military support to Ukraine. This is not even an open secret. It’s not like the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, which the US tries to maintain reasonable denial in its otherwise obvious relevance. We don’t even have unbelievable denied to Ukraine. We have announced our plans to “packing“The planes that Poland had to send.
Besides, Putin has said that our economic sanctions are “like an act of war.“And if he needs an excuse, he can use some excuse to attack us.
Let me explain how slippery slopes work: Just a month ago, if you said we were going to use an American airbase to send planes in against Russia, it might have happened. caused great fear and surprise. Today, it seems like the next logical step, if you’re interested in Ukraine.
How can Biden justify helping Ukraine without giving them everything they want? The easy thing to do is accept strict isolationism or, conversely, become the policeman of the world.
In my opinion, our goal with Ukraine should be to support the besieged nation morally and militarily (including Billion in Humanitarian aid), when surname fight. This will hopefully deter Russia (and China) from any invasion by its neighbors. And it would also avoid a direct confrontation with Russia over the fate of a non-NATO member state.
These goals are stressful, and accomplishing both will necessarily leave you feeling unfulfilled. Understandably Ukraine would want more. But we should see this as part of a long-term strategy for prevention and deterrence.
I want to find a way to get those planes to Ukraine. But this could be an example where Joe Biden’s stubbornness pays off in the long run.
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