Epidemic of insanity strikes America’s leaders

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Epidemic of insanity strikes America’s leaders
Biden administration is sleepwalking America into wars it can’t feasibly win against
Russia and China
by Spengler January 21, 2022
It must be a hitherto unreported side-effect of the Omicron strain, perhaps a malignant
protein activated by the rays of the full moon. America’s political class, Democrat and
Republican alike, appear to have gone babbling, barking mad, starting with President Joe
Biden, but afflicting his political opponents as well.
Biden’s January 19 press conference drew pity from the global press, with verbal gaffes
unlike anything that has escaped the mouth of an American president before. He predicted a
Russian military move into Ukraine: “My guess is he will move in. He has to do something.”
Russia will be “held accountable if it invades,” Biden said, but added, “It depends on what it
does. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do
and not do, et cetera.”
A baffled reporter asked if he was giving Russia permission for a “minor incursion,” and
Biden dug himself in deeper: “If it’s something significantly short of a significant invasion or
not even significant — major military forces coming in…for example, it’s one thing to
determine that if they continue to use cyber efforts, we can respond the same way, with
cyber…There are differences in NATO as to what countries are willing to do, depending on
what happens. The degree to which they are able to go.”
The White House press office spent the next several hours “clarifying” the “minor incursion”
remark. The world simply concluded that Biden was senile.(…)

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