America is BACK: Brandon's Big Plan for Stopping Russia From Invading Was to BEG CHINA TO PRESSURE RUSSIA;
Instead of Helping Brandon, China Betrayed Him and Told Russia All About His Undignified Groveling
Actually, this wouldn't fit in the headline: Brandon shared secret intelligence with China to prove Russia was about to invade.
China showed how much it Feared and Respected Brandon by immediately giving that US intelligence to Russia.
America is Back, baby!
Over three months, senior Biden administration officials held half a dozen urgent meetings with top Chinese officials in which the Americans presented intelligence showing Russia's troop buildup around Ukraine and beseeched the Chinese to tell Russia not to invade, according to U.S. officials.
Each time, the Chinese officials, including the foreign minister and the ambassador to the United States, rebuffed the Americans, saying they did not think an invasion was in the works. After one diplomatic exchange in December, U.S. officials got intelligence showing Beijing had shared the information with Moscow, telling the Russians that the United States was trying to sow discord -- and that China would not try to impede Russian plans and actions, the officials said.
The previously unreported talks between American and Chinese officials show how the Biden administration tried to use intelligence findings and diplomacy to persuade a superpower it views as a growing adversary to stop the invasion of Ukraine, and how that nation, led by President Xi Jinping, persistently sided with Russia even as the evidence of Moscow's plans for a military offensive grew over the winter.
The NeverTrump Dead-Ender told us that Russia would attack the world while RUSSIAN AGENT Trump was in the White House.
Spoiler Alert: Russia did not attack the world when Trump was in the White House. Also, he was not a RUSSIAN AGENT.
He reportedly made a similar threat to Xi, regarding Beijing.
Buh Muh Russian Agent.
Meanwhile, NeverTrump (and the left, but I repeat myself) told us that Brandon would "stare down the Russians" and finally "get tough with Russia" and instead he's kowtowed to them, undid Trump's hold on a pipeline the Russians wanted, given them permission for a "minor incursion," and then sat by as Russia took Ukraine.
So, the bad things they said would happen under Trump, did not happen, and the bad things they said would not
happen under President Shitpants, did happen.
Hey let's listen more to these guys. They seem to be really strong thinkers who are good at their jobs.
I wonder how AllahPundit, David Frum, Matthew Dowd, Jennifer Rubin, Bill Kristol, Matt K. Lewis, and the rest of the NeverTrump Dead-End Gang are going to blame Brandon's Beg China Play on Trump and Tucker Carlson.
I just want to ask them: Which parts of the State Department does Trump control? Which segments of the National Security apparatus answer to him?
Which elements of the US Armed Forces are taking orders from Tucker Carlson?
None, of course. Obviously.
They worked and cheated to force Trump into retirement and now insinuate that he's... still in control of the government.
You know who else believes that Trump still secretly controls the government?
QAnon believes that Trump still secretly controls the government.
The NeverTrump Delusionaries are continuing to spin out yet another Paranoid Fantasy in which the sitting president, who personally controls both the entire diplomatic power of the US as well as the military power of the US, and furthermore, needs no popular mandate to wield either one of these
(short of having to get a treaty signed or a declaration of war -- neither of which is going to happen), is not
responsible for anything that happens.
The people responsible are a former
president, chilling out at his place at Mar-a-Lago, because he sometimes does not condemn Putin forcefully enough, which...
See, they never finish these sentences. They just hint. And they do not finish these thoughts because these thoughts are stupid.
If they finished these thoughts, it would be obvious that they are either delusionary or lying or both.
So let's finish these thoughts for AllahPundit, Bill Kristol, Tom Nichols, Matthew Dowd, Ramesh Ponuru, etc. Let's finish the insinuations they dare not finish themselves:
"Trump sometimes says that Putin was 'smart' to start the invasion in Russia-friendly territory and those words... traveled backwards in time to alight upon Putin's eager ears and thereby convince him that invading Ukraine, which he'd always considered to be a top priority, having already done so when Biden was Vice President in 2014, was a really great idea."
It's stupid. It makes no sense. Which is why they never say it.
They just keep bringing this up, going "See? See? See!?
AllahPundit? What, specifically
, are you claiming was the tangible effect on the world that Trump's statement had?
And why do you continue shrieking about things whose tangible effect on the world you cannot (or will not) even put into words while you assiduously refuse to mention things that plainly did have a tangible effect on the world, like Brandon's cancellation of US pipeline construction and drilling?
Right now, Brandon is Reassuring the World that not a single sanction he's imposing will even touch
Russia's chief (and virtually only) exports, oil and gas.
In fact, energy is so off-limits to sanctions that even wood is protected from sanctions.
The reason? Well, thanks to Brandon undoing Trump's work in making the US a net energy exporter, oil is short again, and Europe will not tolerate making energy more expensive.
In addition, people are saying that slapping sanctions on Russia's oil and gas would benefit Russia,
because sanctions would just increase the price of oil and gas. Russia would still sell its oil and gas -- but at higher prices. In some markets -- black and gray market -- they'd have to sell at a discount, but that would be at a discount from prices artificially spiked by sanctions. They'd still be making more on oil and gas than they are now, and, thanks to Brandon reducing US energy production, they're already making more money on oil and gas than they did under Trump.
So that's a tangible, real, actual, concrete way in which Brandon, who NeverTrump told us would finally Get Tough on Russia, has actually made Russia stronger and in fact given Russia the whip-hand in Ukraine and in Europe.
And what does AllahPundit and NeverTrump whine about?
"Trump said something I didn't like about Putin's tactics being 'smart.' And that tangibly impacts real-world events because mumble mumble mumble Traitors All Among Us.
This is what neocons always do -- they have no plans, they have no solutions, so they just smear opponents as Traitors.
What are they actually arguing for? They do not say. They obviously do not want war with Russia. (I... hope? I admit, a lot of them are positively deranged -- I can't say for certain. Maybe some do
now want the Cleansing of the Unclean World With Nuclear Fire. We have sinned, Trumpishly; we must be made pure again.)
So what do they actually want
? They claim that anyone who does not join them in Uncritically Supporting Brandon is Undermining the Unified US Front and stopping them from executing their great plan, whatever that is.
So what is that plan? When I'm not clapping hard enough for Brandon, what is the great plan I'm actually blocking from taking effect?
They never say. Because there is no great plan. And because there is no great plan, they have nothing to sell, except for smearing their opponents as Traitors and Foreign Spies.
You know, like people really committed to democracy and Civil Discourse always do.
If we gave you all
the "support" you require for your great plans, and all
the political power you so obviously crave, what exactly would you do?!?
You never say, because you don't know!
You have no ideas! You have nothing! You have literally no thoughts, no plans, no ideas, no solutions except the one Guiding Holy Writ:
That's literally your only stock in trade. If you have anything more than that -- prove me a liar right now by telling me what exactly you would do if you had carte blanche.
1. Everyone uncritically supports Brandon and denounces Trump
3. Profit and also Putin is thrown out of a Kremlin spire Because Democracy
You've got nothing. You have nothing except derangement and bitterness and the vig to collect for fundraising for Democrats.
By the way, National Review's Charles Cooke says "Putin has been clever here" to invade the Russian-friendly areas,
precisely because the American public doesn't quite know what to do in situations where there's a colorable claim of a "liberating force" coming to the aid of a "breakaway republic."
Is Charles Cooke now also a Traitor? Does he also now Work For Putin, simply for recognizing that a clever, though amoral, stratagem was in fact a clever, though amoral, stratagem?
And, more importantly, can we say that just as Trump somehow retroactively caused the Ukrainian invasion by afterwards calling Putin's scheme "smart," should we also say that Charles Cooke's admission that Putin's scheme was "clever" had a similar time-traveling retroactive causation of the invasion?
No seriously, let's listen to these Very Serious Thinkers some more:
Posted by: Ace
at 01:24 PM