Vladimir Putin is NOT afraid of Joe Biden.
Not in the least.
In fact, if the latest actions by the Russian military are any indication, Putin feels the EXACT opposite of fear when it comes to the sitting American President.
After meeting with Biden just a few short days ago, Putin is already testing America’s strength by conducting Russia’s largest war game exercise since the Cold War by sending a fleet of ships to the Pacific to practice the simulated sinking of an aircraft carrier.
What makes this a problem is the fact that the Russians chose to conduct this exercise a mere 35 miles off an American shoreline—an act that could be viewed as “hostile” by even the most tempered pacifist.
Why is that?
Well, do you know which country has the most aircraft carriers in operation today?
If you guessed the US, good job. There’s a good argument to be made that these aircraft carriers are one of the biggest factors in America’s military superiority over every other country on the planet.
So, you can understand how the simulated sinking of an aircraft carrier is symbolic. It shows the world that Russia has the capability to take down America’s floating fortresses….and they don’t care who knows it.
But there’s a lot more to this story.
The Shoving Match Begins
The Russian Defense Ministry announced the simulated sinking of the carrier by a fleet of at least 20 Russian warships, submarines, and support vessels, covered by at least 20 fighter jets, and the report claimed the exercise took place 300 miles off the coast of Hawaii.
However, satellite images proved that to be false. In reality, it happened only 35 miles off the coast of the island chain state.
Either Russia deployed the WORST navigators on the planet or they’re lying because they know exactly where they are and where they were headed.
This bold and dangerous move is obviously not good for the already-strained relationship between two of the biggest military powers in the world.
These kinds of threats—and make no mistake, conducting these exercises 35 miles off the coast of Hawaii IS a threat—can lead to the kind of war that would be catastrophic for all humanity.
Twice in the month of June alone—first on June 14th and then again on June 18th—the Pentagon was forced to scramble F-22 fighter jets from Hawaii in response to Russian bomber flights.
Luckily, the bombers never enter the US airspace (or as it’s known in the military, our Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) perimeter) and so they were not intercepted by US forces.
And things are ramping up even further from there.
During that same week, the Navy revealed that the USS Carl Vinson and her strike group were operating near Hawaii without unveiling when they had arrived or their reason for being moved there.
There was just a simple statement by the Navy, which tweeted a photo of the ship and said, “Vinson transits with USS Dewey in the Hawaiian Islands Operating Area. Vinson is participating in integrated ops with the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, training to a variety of missions, from long range strikes to anti-submarine warfare.”
One can’t help but feel that this was in response to the Russians being so close to American soil.
Who Can We Count On?
If you don’t think this has anything to do with how weak America looks under the “leadership” of Joe Biden, then you’re probably a Liberal and I have to wonder why you’re even reading this.
These maneuvers have EVERYTHING to do with Sleepy Joe and his Liberal sensibilities.
Do you know how we know?
Because Putin did the same thing under Barack Obama—but he didn’t even think about being so brazen under Donald Trump.
When Putin smells weakness, he jumps on it…and Biden is making America appear VERY weak at the moment.
All we can hope is that cooler heads prevail and Putin doesn’t take these threats to the next level.
The last thing America—or the world at large—needs right now is a war.
So, cross your fingers and pray – because we know that Biden isn’t going to be our savior here.
Where’s the Orange Man when you need him?
“We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.” – Jeane Kirkpatrick