Emmy Griffin / October 31, 2022

Putin vs. Biden and the West

Vladimir Putin blames the West for his actions; Joe Biden responds with derision.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a multi-faceted speech last Thursday that simultaneously blamed, threatened, and pleaded with the West. He spoke to an audience of non-Western sympathizers to his cause. There were representatives from India, Moldova, Pakistan, Indonesia, and China — the ever-lurking sneaky bully in the background. Conversely, President Joe Biden dismissed Putin’s threats, and the Leftmedia sought to capitalize on the Russian dictator’s rhetoric ahead of the midterms.

Putin’s speech was reportedly over three hours long. In it, he continued to justify his invasion of Ukraine, citing NATO and the West provoking him with their supposedly imperialist moves. He also blamed the Western elites, specifically in America. He said: “There are at the very least two Wests. One is the West [of] traditional, primarily Christian, values, freedom, patriotism, the richest culture.” Here he intimates that this is the West with which he feels kinship. “But there is another West — aggressive, cosmopolitan, neocolonial, the one acting as a tool of the neoliberal elites. And Russia, of course, will never put up with precisely the dictate of this West.”

This is not an incorrect statement when applied to the United States; after all, it’s a criticism made by American conservatives regarding leftists. However, it’s reasonable to assume that Putin is trying to make an appeal where he thinks there might be sympathy. Make no mistake: Putin is not a good guy. A man who uses his people like meat puppets and fodder for his war machine and who murders political opponents is not an ally of Western conservative Christians.

Putin also made another thinly veiled threat. He said: “We’re at a historical frontier. Ahead that is probably the most dangerous, unpredictable and at the same time important decade since the end of World War II.” Putin is feeling the pressure. Ukraine’s resistance has turned into a tactical advantage, which is making the Russian dictator ever more desperate. He, more than anyone, understands the consequences of looking weak. His hold on power depends on never appearing so.

The Washington Post points out: “In previous remarks, Putin has often said that he is prepared to use ‘all available means,’ hinting at Russia’s vast nuclear arsenal, but he insisted Thursday that Russia never openly threatened to use nuclear weapons and had no need to do so in Ukraine.” He has done this while simultaneously claiming that Ukraine will use dirty bombs and then blame Russia. Putin is using every rhetorical means in his power — even blaming the British military for the destruction of Nord Stream 2 — to garner sympathy from other countries.

This brings us to the U.S. response. Biden responded to Putin’s talk about dangerous times with this statement: “If he has no intention, why does he keep talking about [the dirty bombs]? Why does he talk about the ability to use a tactical nuclear weapon? He’s been very dangerous in how he’s approached this. He can end this all — get out of Ukraine.”

This reads more like a taunt than a demand for peace. This isn’t news since it’s the Democrats who are very hawkish on the Ukraine war. Those Democrats who have asked for peace were denounced by their fellow party members in Congress; their urgings for peace were quickly stifled. Our commander-in-chief has even deployed troops to Romania ready to defend NATO soil. Also, isn’t the Democrats’ warmongering a big part of the reason former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard left the Democrat Party? Gabbard said, “I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are hostile to people of faith & spirituality, demonize the police & protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.”

The United States is at a critical point. Our leadership can work to quell the tensions in Russia and Ukraine and seek to bring peace, or it can continue to fan the flames of division. Which do you think leaders will choose?

If the way the legacy media is treating this story is any indication, an inferno is incoming. The Washington Post and The New York Times, the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party, pounced on Putin’s appeal to conservative Christians. By mentioning this part of the speech, they no doubt are trying to further show how evil Republicans are. But they are playing right into Putin’s game.

Putin is playing 4D chess, trying to create more division among the American people in order to distract from what he is really aiming to do. It’s patently obvious that he is exploiting the political division of his geopolitical enemy.

Our Mark Alexander warned that Putin is dangerous when cornered. The only question is if Biden and his foreign policy gurus are clever enough to navigate this foreign policy snafu. This administration’s track record isn’t good.

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