When your country is in a state of disarray, when crime has taken over, when homelessness is a norm, perhaps it’s best not to throw stones.
Such is the case for the United States where every major progressive city more closely resembles a third-world country and not a prosperous western nation.
After Biden ordered the removal of U.S. diplomats from Ukraine, President Zelenskey is fighting back.
On Monday, a source close to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told a reporter that he “does not think there’s any remotely imminent threat to Kyiv.”
“The fact that the US was the first one to announce this is extremely disappointing and quite frankly these Americans are safer in Kyiv than they are in Los Angeles … or any other crime-ridden city in the US,” the source said. “On the one hand, [Washington tells Ukraine] how we should democratize. We stand with you. It’s your right to determine to join the West. We will stand with you against Russian aggression. Then Russia turns up the temperature and they’re the first to leave.”
“Quite frankly these Americans are safer in Kyiv than they are in Los Angeles…or any other crime-ridden city in the US”.
An official in the Ukrainian president’s office has told a Buzzfeed reporter that Ukraine is very disappointed with the US evacuating some of its diplomats. pic.twitter.com/b57xnoJlw3
— Visegrad 24 🇨🇿🇭🇺🇵🇱🇸🇰 (@visegrad24) January 24, 2022
The source said that Zelensky views Biden’s panicky response as “utterly ridiculous” and a sign of “U.S. inconsistency.”
Zelensky’s comment comes as the Biden administration told “dependents of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country,” the Associated Press reported over the weekend.
The State Department mentioned the threat of Russian invasion in a statement, saying that the situation could rapidly change with little notice.
Biden is considering the deployment of “several thousand U.S. troops, as well as warships and aircraft, to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, an expansion of American military involvement amid mounting fears of a Russian incursion into Ukraine.”
“The move would signal a major pivot for the Biden administration, which up until recently was taking a restrained stance on Ukraine, out of fear of provoking Russia into invading.”
The report said that senior military officials told Biden that he could deploy up to 5,000 U.S. troops to the region with the ability to ramp that number up “tenfold if things deteriorate.” Biden is expected to make a decision as early as this week about what course of action he will take.
We can’t help but laugh!
Author: Nolan Sheridan