If it’s a day ending in a “y,” then Psaki must have said something rather out of line from her pompous podium at the White House.
And, sure enough, she’s managed to not only say something out of line, but also something that fully reveals the extent of her geopolitical ignorance.
After all, Psaki apparently thinks economic sanctions (and only economic sanctions) delivered after a successful invasion will magically keep Putin from further invasion.
“Well, I think as we’ve talked about a little bit in here, our collective view from our national security team is that sanctions are meant to be a deterrent,” Psaki remarked ignorantly, “They are not – if you put all of the sanctions in place now, what is stopping them from invading?”
Note to Psaki: Such geopolitical ignorance is only acceptable in a freshman-level poli-sci class. You know, where uninformed opinions tend to not have literally nuclear consequences.
“What is stopping them from invading?”
Gee, who knows? Perhaps such sanctions may freeze up some of the funds that are clearly necessary for Putin to continue amassing upwards of 150,000+ troops on the border?
After all, Dictator Trudeau is attacking the bank accounts of truly peaceful protestors in Canada, who Psaki and Co. are eager to skewer, yet the entire American government tiptoes around Putin and his funding?
Heck, Democrats are actually filibustering to ensure that Putin continues to enjoy his energy dominance over Europe while they were all too eager to immediately kill the Keystone XL Pipeline that would have employed Americans and Canadians.
Psaki’s remarks were quickly met with ridicule on the domestic front, with Senator Lindsey Graham observing the rather ineffectual approach the Biden administration has taken in terms of dealing with Putin.
“He’s got 100,000 troops amassed on the Ukrainian border, and he’s paying no price at all,” Graham remarked, “So I’d like to hit him now for the provocation and have sanctions spelled out very clearly, what happens to the ruble and his oil and gas economy. I think that’s what’s missing.”
Of course that’s what’s missing. Frankly, that’s been missing ever since Emperor Biden has taken over.
However, the emperor clearly has no clothes in the face of Putin, Xi, and pretty much every other serious danger in the world, which is especially evident from him taking aim at conservative parents, conservative truckers, and pretty much every other remotely conservative person or entity that dares to believe in concepts as controversial as freedom.
After all, free speech is already far too much for the left to bear, which is precisely why they immediately began targeting freedom of movement and freedom of peaceful assembly immediately after COVID began snaking its way through the nation.
Unless, of course, the “assembly” consisted of BLM and Antifa. In those cases, entire cities could be held hostage while being burned and looted during the supposed height of the pandemic.
Needless to say, Psaki did not leave a breathtakingly favorable impression upon the world either, in particular the Ukrainian President, whose remarks rather blatantly put the perpetually condescending Psaki in her already excessively constrained space.
“You’re telling me that it’s 100% that the war will start in a couple of days. Then what [are you] waiting for?” Ukrainian President Zelensky exclaimed in disbelief, “We don’t need your sanctions after the bombardment will happen, and after our country will be fired at or after we will have no borders or after we will have no economy or parts of our country will be occupied. Why would we need those sanctions then?”
And, just like that, geopolitical neophyte Psaki and her obliviously insensitive commentary are smacked down on a global stage.
If only the stakes weren’t so high …
Author: Ofelia Thornton