White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan gave a press conference today again emphasizing that an attack on Ukraine was likely. Sullivan also recommended that all U.S. citizens in Ukraine depart within the next 24 to 48 hours. However, for reference, the White House has been making this “imminent” claim for over a month.
When pushed by media for how these determinations were made, Sullivan reiterated his position that “it’s not his responsibility to convince anyone.” Overall, the entire situation still looks like a manufactured White House distraction from domestic criticism.
Russia has previously scheduled military exercises in the region. This could be cover for Russia for the increased military presence prior to a cross border incursion, or the exercises could be the justification, or cover story for the White House to pretend that an invasion into Ukraine is likely. The latter seems most likely.
Regardless of all of it, the White House has not made a case for why Americans should be worried about what happens between Russia and Ukraine, other than to say the financial interests of a lot of people and groups in Washington DC are connected to U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine.
WASHINGTON – National security adviser Jake Sullivan warned Friday that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could come before the conclusion of the Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, but he did not say whether U.S. officials had determined whether Russian President Vladimir Putin had made a final decision on a course of action.
“As we’ve said before, we are in the window when an invasion could begin at any time, should Vladimir Putin decide to order it,” Sullivan said at a White House news briefing. “I will not comment on the details of our intelligence information, but I do want to be clear: It could begin during the Olympics, despite a lot of speculation that it would only happen after the Olympics.”
[…] Sullivan also urged Americans still in Ukraine to depart the country within the next two days, saying President Joe Biden would not send troops into harm’s way to evacuate U.S. citizens who could have left the Eastern European country when they had the chance.
“We want to be crystal clear on this point: Any American in Ukraine should leave as soon as possible and, in any event, in the next 24 to 48 hours,” Sullivan said, adding: “If you stay, you are assuming risk with no guarantee that there will be any other opportunity to leave and no prospect of a U.S. military evacuation in the event of a Russian invasion.”
Sullivan went on to describe, seemingly for the first time, what the opening campaign of a Russian invasion would look like in Ukraine. Such an attack “is likely to begin with aerial bombing and missile attacks that could obviously kill civilians without regard to their nationality,” he said. (read more)
Why should the U.S. care about Ukraine?
The honest answer from the White House would be… The Biden and Obama administration are doing all this stuff in Ukraine, for Ukraine and under the auspices of protecting Ukraine, because a whole bunch of people from both political parties in/around the DC beltway – along with their families – receive massive amounts of personal financial wealth from the DC laundering operation of foreign aid money in/around Ukraine.
That’s the real answer, and NATO members also know that American politicians enrich themselves and their families through the laundry of foreign aid to their own bank accounts.
If Ukraine President Zelensky does not allow himself to be a proxy for the United States in Europe, the people who control U.S. policy will create a war with Russia to get rid of him. Biden is really a stammering stupid doofus and tool of the deep state, who isn’t strong enough to battle his own corrupt policy team; and Biden Inc, which includes his entire family, is paid by the DC manipulators to shut-up and just read.
Zelensky has to pretend like Joe Biden represents the U.S. interests, while knowing Biden doesn’t really have any control over U.S. policy.
The war mongering crew deep in the U.S. government are in control. The Fourth Branch of the U.S. government and the national security apparatus are in full operational control over the dynamic. Zelensky is stuck between Russia and the U.S. Deep State. Quite frankly, he’d be better off embracing Vladimir Putin and coming to terms.
However, the problem is Zelensky doesn’t want to end up being Ukraine to Russia like North Korea is to China.
If Zelensky refuses to allow U.S. interference in his country, then the U.S. system (writ large) will withdraw any support or assistance for Ukraine, and Russia will absorb his country quickly. That’s the unfortunate dynamic.
Zelensky wants to stop being a hostage to the West by joining NATO. However, Russia will not allow a formal NATO relationship.
It’s a mess.
At the White House press briefing, President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told the press it’s “not my job…to convince any of you of anything.”