President Biden has been irresponsibly slinging around the phrase “Armageddon” when it comes to potential final outcomes of America’s proxy-war with Russia in Ukraine. Last week he was caught casually telling attendees at a fundraiser about the Armageddon we are facing with Russia. He said it so casually as if he was telling another one of his Corn Pop stories. Biden has been manifesting nuclear war with Russia so hard core that his words are becoming a more realistic reality.
Monday morning, Russia launched a wave of missile strikes across Ukraine. Multiple cities were stuck by missiles, including the capital city of Kyiv.
Infrastructure in Kyiv and other major cities took heavy hits from the Russian strikes as Putin warned he would not tolerate “acts of terrorism.” In the days that preceded Putin’s attack, Ukraine bombed a bridge that was critical to Russia being able to bring military supplies in. Ukraine’s destruction cut them off from coming in through Crimea in the southern part of Ukraine.
“If acts of terrorism continue against Russia, we will respond in a very harsh manner,” declared Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in televised remarks following the strikes.
“The responses will be of the same scale as the threats to Russia. Nobody should have any doubts about this,” he warned.
A member of the Russian parliament, Alexander Baskin, warned that Russia’s response would be “asymmetric,” saying the bridge attack was “a declaration of war without rules.”
“So, russkies, you really think you can compensate for your impotence on the battlefield with missile strikes on peaceful cities?” responded Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence signaling an extreme willingness to further escalate the conflict.
“You just don’t get it do you – your terrorist strikes only make us stronger. We are coming after you,” the Ukrainians vowed.
This entire exchange came after Biden’s provocative “armageddon” comments which set the tone for increased violence.
The President’s comments were flagged bi-partisan as “reckless,” including Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who warned about what this could mean for the future of the globe.
Pompeo said, “First of all, those comments were reckless. Even more importantly, they demonstrate maybe one of the greatest foreign policy failures of the last decades, which was failure to deter Vladimir Putin in the same way the Trump administration did for four years.”
He continued, “When you hear the president talking about armageddon as a random thought, just mussing at a fundraiser, that is a terrible risk for the American people. He ought to be talking to us in a serious way.”
Pompeo added, “More importantly, he should be doing the things necessary to deter Vladimir Putin. We’ve been here in October of ’62 and other times, as well, and America has pushed back by showing enormous resolve, executing quiet diplomacy in the same way we did during our time in office, making clear to Vladimir Putin the cost of him using a nuclear weapon would bring the force of the United States and Europe and the whole world against Vladimir Putin. I hope they are doing this quietly.”