Just a few months ago, the world watched in horror as Afghanistan was taken over by terrorists. Joe Biden had been in office for six months, and he had already failed miserably on the world stage. The United States basically gave up. Everyone was watching as our weakness was portrayed to the world. Vladimir Putin was also watching.
As the Taliban literally walked into Kabul and everyone else fled, Vladimir Putin was watching. He saw how botched the U.S. retreat was, and he saw how easy it was to invade a sovereign nation without any repercussions. So, he decided that now was the perfect time to carry out his dream plan.
To truly understand what’s going on in the Russian invasion you have to understand the mindset of Vladimir Putin. He’s a former KGB agent who has adamantly expressed his dream to bring Russia back to its height of global power during its Soviet Union days. No, that’s not a conspiracy theory, he has expressed that publicly numerous times. Putin is going to claim that he’s invading Ukraine because he feels “threatened” by them wanting to join NATO, but we all know that’s not the real reason. He would have invaded without reason at all as the NATO “threat” is just a good excuse to throw out there in an attempt to cover up his war crimes. What everyone has to understand is that it doesn’t stop in Ukraine. In fact, Ukraine is just the start. Now that Putin has a taste of more global power and more control in Europe, he won’t stop. There are a lot of countries bordering Russia that he can easily invade and take over next. That’s why it’s so pivotal that we can’t show weakness and put a stop to this.
At the end of the day, this all could have been avoided and it was all predicted. Donald Trump predicted this type of invasion if weakness was shown and made it clear to Putin that an invasion of Ukraine would not happen under his administration. In a New York Post article published this week, they reported that Trump warned Putin, "“If you move against Ukraine while I’m president, I will hit Moscow.”…Putin reportedly scoffed, “No way,” leading Trump to say, “All those beautiful golden turrets will be blown up.”…Trump reportedly told Xi that any military move against Taiwan would be met with an attack on Beijing. Xi, like Putin, is said to have been stunned.”. It’s not a coincidence that Putin didn’t make a move in the 4 years Trump was in office but he invades Ukraine with Biden in office for just a little over a year. At the end of the day, it’s not a partisan talking point, it’s the truth: Donald Trump showed strength and now Joe Biden is showing weakness. Trump was right, again. Obama was right as well. As you may or may not remember, he infamously said privately while Biden was considering a run for President, “Never underestimate Joe’s ability to f**k things up!”. Robert Gates was right too. He was the Secretary of Defense under the Obama/Biden administration and warned that Joe Biden had “gotten a lot wrong” in the past when it comes to foreign policy.
As Russian troops are attempting to take over the sovereign nation of Ukraine city by city, the world is watching again. The world is watching The United States fail on foreign policy promises again. And this time, Xi Jinping is watching. He’s watching how easy it is to invade an independent nation without being stopped. If this pattern continues, China will attempt to invade Taiwan next, and from Xi Jinping’s point of view, now is the best time. The Beijing Olympics are over and nothing is holding them back. The morning after Russia invaded Ukraine, Taiwan reported that Chinese aircraft had invaded their airspace and were flying over their country. China is making moves, and if we don’t stand up, they will try to invade Taiwan.
Brilyn Hollyhand is a 15-year-old Conservative Commentator and the Editor in Chief of The Truth Gazette, a conservative news service fighting back against the Fake News Media!