This analyst predicted last year that with the election of Joe Biden our enemies around the world would be emboldened. We said Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Taiwan would be in danger.
The Taliban moved in Afghanistan. The Chinese are gradually moving against Taiwan. The Russians are close to moving directly against Ukraine, taking the next step in their proxy war on the eastern Ukrainian border. The Russians could be bluffing for leverage. Or they could be preparing an invasion. If so, who will stop them? Perhaps only France. And then what? Where is the US government? Scared and running for cover.
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) November 15, 2021
FNC: “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has recently claimed that Russia amassed nearly 100,000 troops near his country’s border as concerns over an invasion continue to mount.
Zelenskyy said that the action made it clear to the world ‘who really wants peace and who is concentrating nearly 100,000 soldiers at our border’ during a video speech broadcast Wednesday on his website. Satellite images released Nov. 8 showed an estimated 90,000 Russian troops gathered at the Ukrainian border, prompting House Republicans to petition President Biden to deploy troops to the region. Retired Lieutenant General Ben Hodges told press that Russia’s recent movements are a continuation of ‘what started back in April.’ They never really went back to their barracks, even though the Minister of Defense [Sergey] Shoigu said they were,” Hodges said.
“We’re very concerned about some of the irregular movements of forces that we see on Ukraine’s borders,” US SecState Antony Blinken said Friday. “I can’t speak to Russia’s intentions. We don’t know what they are, but we do know that we’ve seen in the past Russia mass forces on Ukraine’s borders…I can just say that based on the past, we have real concerns about what we’re seeing in the present. And it would be a serious mistake for Russia to engage in a repeat of what it did in 2014.” Power abhors a vacuum. A strong America is missing from the international stage. It has been replaced by a regime of incompetence, cowardice, and sniveling supplication. Our enemies are not blind to this and are acting accordingly.