Opinion: Biden Blackmails America with US Lives for Ukraine
Americans are getting increasingly weary of spending tens of billions of dollars we don’t have to protect the Ukraine’s borders, while at the same time ignoring our own.
And as Americans balk and congressional Republicans drag their feet on additional aid to what has turned out to be a corrupt regime, the Biden administration is turning up the heat — by threatening to send U.S. troops.
One such threat is alleged to have come Wednesday from Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense, according to former Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
“The Biden administration is openly threatening Americans over Ukraine,” he said Thursday. “In a classified briefing in the House yesterday, defense secretary Lloyd Austin informed members that if they don’t appropriate more money for Zelensky, ‘we’ll send your uncles, cousins and sons to fight Russia.’ Pay the oligarchs or we’ll kill your kids.”
The statement stunned tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, who questioned whether Austin “really said” it. Carlson replied, “He really did. Confirmed.”
Still, it sounds surreal. Ukraine isn’t, after all, a NATO country, and if the United States were to send U.S. troops there to fight Russia, it would mark the beginning of World War III.
As unfathomable as that sounds, we’ve been getting hints of this all week. Yesterday, the same day Carlson dropped his bombshell, John Kirby, the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, said something similar.
“And if Putin gets all of Ukraine, then what? Then where does he go?” he asked.
“Because right then, he’s up against the eastern flank of NATO. And if you think the cost of supporting Ukraine is high now, just imagine how much higher it’s going to be — not just in national treasure, but in American blood — if he starts going after one of our NATO Allies.”
President Biden presented the same scenario the day before — that Putin won’t stop at Ukraine.
“Then we’ll have something that we don’t seek and that we don’t have today,” the president announced Wednesday: “American troops fighting Russian troops — American troops fighting Russian troops if he moves into other parts of NATO.”
On September 30, Congress passed a funding measure that failed to include the Ukraine funding that Biden wanted. He was not pleased and released a statement that same day.
“While the Speaker and the overwhelming majority of Congress have been steadfast in their support for Ukraine, there is no new funding in this agreement to continue that support,” Biden’s statement said. “We cannot under any circumstances allow American support for Ukraine to be interrupted. I fully expect the Speaker will keep his commitment to the people of Ukraine and secure passage of the support needed to help Ukraine at this critical moment.”
People wondered why the rush. And thoughts of Biden’s shady business dealings surfaced.
“Why?” asked one. “Is Zelensky going to release the dirt he has on the Bidens if the money stops?”
Said another, “We can not under any circumstances allow money from America to Ukraine to be interrupted because if that happens, my crooked deals with the dictator Zelensky will be shown to the world plus my 10%.”
But Biden pinned his hopes on a speaker who lost his job three days later. Kevin McCarthy of California lost that spot on October 3. The new speaker, Mike Johnson of Louisiana, wasn’t chosen until October 25.
And Johnson doesn’t have the same love and commitment for Ukraine that his predecessor had — and for good reasons, including:
- The United States has been Ukraine’s primary support from day 1. It’s time for Europe to do its part.
- It makes no sense to spend billions of dollars defending Ukraine’s borders while ignoring our own.
- Evidence suggests Volodymyr Zelenskyy may be crooked as a corkscrew. Is America’s generosity lining his pockets?
- Assuming he is crooked, is he also blackmailing Biden?
- And as far as that goes, does the president’s “10% for the Big Guy” extend to the funds Zelenskyy receives from the United States?
Besides, Biden’s own weakness placed Ukraine in this position. His predecessor had established sanctions to prevent a Russian invasion that Biden later removed.
But ultimately, the threat of paying later with American blood and American lives is predicated on Russia controlling all of Ukraine, then extending its reach into NATO countries.
But evidence suggests Russia has already overextended itself just trying to control a small part of Ukraine. And in the unlikely event he did take over the entire country, would he risk fighting the entire NATO alliance? No — he’s mad but not stupid.
Yesterday, Biden accused Republicans of blackmailing the White House to fund border security. Ironically, Biden is blackmailing Republicans with American lives.
Who’s the real blackmailer here?
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