Things are heating up with Putin’s next move seemingly obvious.
Russia stormed Kyiv tonight. Meanwhile, Biden’s lack of leadership is shining on a global stage.
Hillary Clinton went on record, accusing Trump of holding responsibility for Putin’s invasion.
Fox News notes:
Appearing on “Morning Joe,” Clinton accused Trump of “giving aid and comfort” to Putin amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine and claimed Republicans were playing into the latter’s ambitions to “undermine democracy” by viewing him as a strong leader who aligned with their values.
But let’s be clear. Putin didn’t execute an invasion on Trump’s watch. Nor would he. In fact, Putin made sure he kept himself on America’s good side. Because he didn’t want to face the wrath of Donald Trump. When Trump says “this would have never happened if I were president,” he’s exactly right. We can blame this war squarely on a rigged election that put a demented clown into an Oval Office.
Now, Democrats are doubling down, praising Biden for his so-called leadership. In fact, Nancy Pelosi called Biden a genius in the middle of this debacle.
Pelosi on Biden/Ukraine: I think it’s really important for people to understand the brilliance with which President Biden is conducting this. This is a man served decades as chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee. He knows the arena. He knows the personalities.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 25, 2022
Lol….We continue buying oil from Russia. We won’t kick them out of international banking system and we’ve shut down our own energy production while gas prices skyrocket but that’s “brilliance”? Just another day of stupid from Pelosi.
— 🇺🇲 Eric 🇺🇲 (@txhorns78) February 25, 2022
At this point, there’s only one thing to say about Pelosi’s assessment.
Is she drunk?
— h aldrich (@homeraldrich69) February 25, 2022
If he were brilliant, there would be no war in Ukraine.
— Gordon Waugh (@boboosta) February 25, 2022
Let’s Go Brandon!
— Mike Mann (@msmann12345678) February 25, 2022
The Body Count
So far, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says 137 civilians and military personnel have been killed in the Russian invasion of his country. And more than 300 people were injured in less than 24 hours of fighting. However, some reports say Russian forces are taking on massive causalities.
A civilian hiding in a bomb shelter said on Friday that Russia has no chance in taking over Ukraine.
“I can tell you that I am here with an awful lot – a group of really angry people. They believe that if he occupies the country, then he has another thing coming for him. Apparently, according to official stats, there has been 2,800 Russian troops killed in Ukraine just today,” Mychailo Wynnyckyj, associate professor at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, told “The Story w/ Martha McCallum” on Friday.
Wynnyckyj said that is about half of what was killed over the 20 years of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
Tonight’s fighting will leave many more bodies on the ground. Meanwhile, Biden is still talking “sanctions.” Instead, the news coming out of the White House should focus on what’s next.
Fox News reports:
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Friday it was unclear if Russian President Vladimir Putin has plans outside of his current invasion inside Ukraine.
“It is not entirely clear if Mr. Putin has designs beyond the Ukraine,” Kirby said. “And it’s because that’s not perfectly clear that we continue to look for ways to bolster our NATO capabilities and to reassure our allies. I mean, one of the reasons we’re doing this is because we want to make it clear to him that we will defend every inch of NATO territory.”
Kirby’s comments contradict warnings issued by President Biden and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg who said Response Forces had been deployed for the first time for collective security following threats made by Putin.
Stoltenberg also expressed the urgency to back other former Soviet nations like Georgia and Moldova.
Meanwhile, Biden’s already put on his depends for the night, so don’t expect any great wisdom from the United States.