59 years after the Cuban missile crisis, a new source of tension threatens to bring the United States and Russia to the brink of war. But instead of John F. Kennedy, we have Joe Biden and his hapless minions in the White House. I wouldn’t trust Biden and his national security team to navigate us through a pancake crisis at the local Waffle House, and so I am definitely not optimistic that they will be able to handle the crisis in Ukraine. Unfortunately, at this point there isn’t much wisdom in the halls of Congress either. For example, on Tuesday U.S. Senator Roger Wicker went on television and told Fox News viewers that a nuclear first strike against the Russians should be an “option” that the Biden administration should keep open…
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) told Neil Cavuto on Tuesday that the United States should keep all options available when dealing with potential Russian aggression against Ukraine. That even includes a first-use nuclear strike against.
That will definitely calm nerves in Moscow.
I can’t believe that any member of Congress would be so reckless. Relations with Russia are now the most tense that they have been since the height of the Cuban missile crisis, and Wicker is talking about sending our military vessels into the Black Sea and raining “destruction on Russian military capability”…
Well, military action could mean that we standoff with our ships in the Black Sea and we rain destruction on Russian military capability,” the senator said. “It could mean that. It could mean that we participate – and I would not rule that out. I would not rule out American troops on the ground.”
Is he insane?
Because any rational U.S. Senator would not speak like that.
But what was even worse was when Wicker starting talking about “first-use nuclear action”…
He added that as a matter of policy, in the U.S. “we don’t rule out first-use nuclear action. We don’t think it will happen. But there’s certain things in negotiations – if you’re going to be tough – that you don’t take off the table. And so I think the president should say that everything is on the table.”
This is the kind of talk that can start a war.
And when the time comes, I guarantee you that Russia will not hesitate to pull the trigger on a first strike if they believe that we are about to launch one.
So we should be doing all that we can to bring emotions down.
Wicker’s appearance on television came just hours after a very tense video call between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.
When the video call began, Putin was ready to roll, but Biden forgot to turn his microphone on…
“I welcome you, Mr. President!” Putin said at the start of the call, according to a brief video of the opening moments.
Biden experienced some technical difficulties on the call, apparently forgetting to switch his microphone on.
During the call, Putin specifically asked for two things…
And, in its readout of the two leaders’ call, the Kremlin said that Putin asked Biden for guarantees that NATO would neither expand in an Eastern direction nor deploy ‘offensive strike weapons systems in the states adjacent to Russia.’
Putin keeps making these points over and over again.
Just like we didn’t want Russian missiles in Cuba in 1962, he doesn’t want western missiles in Ukraine.
Also, Putin is absolutely determined to keep Ukraine out of NATO.