On Saturday, President Joe Biden fixed The Russian people likened their government’s invasion of Ukraine to World War II – and said Vladimir Putin could not “keep in power”.
The explicit call for regime change in such an important speech has caused big trouble for the White House and will surely have an impact on the future U.S. foreign policy.
Biden made the remarks while speaking in front of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, a landmark there because it was severely damaged during World War II.
“For God’s sake, this man can’t stay in power!”
After denying that NATO expansion had anything to do with destabilizing Russia, Biden ended his speech in Poland with a strong demand for regime change in Moscow.
Washington’s ultimate goal is clear. pic.twitter.com/vjg6Vxs7dw
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) March 26, 2022
Biden calls for regime change in Russia
Biden’s speech in Poland seems is an attempt In a moment that defines legacy, there are numerous references to Pope John Paul, World War II, and a reminder of the Soviet Union.
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Biden assured Russian citizens that they were not “our enemy” as he likened Russia’s invasion to the atrocities of World War II.
“These are not actions of a great country,” Biden said of Putin’s actions.
“Of all, you people of Russia, and all of Europe, remember similar situations in the 30s and 40s, the Second World War, still fresh in the minds of many grandparents. Region, ‘ the president continued.
Biden calls for regime change in Russia.
No matter how hard the White House tries [once again] Take his word back, the tape doesn’t lie. That’s one of the most dangerous things the president has ever said in the face of another nuclear power. He + his advisors are not suitable.
— Murray 🇺🇸 (@Rothbard1776) March 26, 2022
Biden revisits memories of what the WWII generation experienced in Russia.
“Whatever your generation has been through, whether it’s been through the siege of Leningrad or heard from your parents and grandparents, the train station is crowded with horrified families fleeing their homes, hiding in basements and cellars at night , sifting through the rubble of your home in the morning — these are not memories of the past — no longer, which is exactly what the Russian military is doing in Ukraine now,” Biden said.
At the end of his orchestrated speech, Biden then blurted out a call for regime change.
“For God’s sake, this man cannot stay in power,” the president said.
White House tries to walk back
The White House tried almost immediately walking back Putin, as Biden put it, “cannot stay in power.
“The president means that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over its neighbors or the region,” a White House official said. “He is not discussing Putin’s power or regime change in Russia.”
Secretary of State Tony Blinken provides a similar explanationsaid, “I think the president, the White House, last night made it clear that, quite simply, President Putin has no right to start a war or aggression against Ukraine or anyone else.”
America miracle today Biden comments: “Is this a gaffe or an escalation? Biden raises concerns after saying Putin ‘can’t stay in power'”
Biden himself Coming back to my own comment:
Top U.S. diplomats played down his statement on Sunday, when Biden answered without a word: “No.”
Some notable people argue that the withdrawal was not enough to convince Putin that the U.S. was actually seeking to remove him from power.
White House walks back @POTUS Calls for regime change are unlikely to be washed away. Putin sees it as confirmation of what he has always believed. Mistakes in discipline can prolong the scope and duration of a war.
— Richard N. Haass (@RichardHaass) March 26, 2022
Richard Haas, chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and former special assistant to President George H.W. Bush, tweeted: “The White House walks back [POTUS] Calls for regime change are unlikely to be washed away. Putin will see it as confirmation of what he has always believed. “
“Mistakes in discipline could prolong the scope and duration of the war,” Haas added.