The geopolitical situation here on planet earth is turning a bit turgid over the last several months, particularly when it comes to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the desperation of the Kremlin in that fight.
Moscow’s armies have been failing miserably in Ukraine, and turning to atrocious war crimes in the process. As even these horrendous actions fail, Vladimir Putin has begun to threaten Ukraine and the world at large with his apt nuclear arsenal – something that has the rest of the world sitting up and taking notice.
But those reactions haven’t always been the most helpful, and one specific statement by US President Joe Biden has some politicos bristling.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that President Joe Biden was “reckless” in warning last week about the possible use of nuclear weapons by President Vladimir Putin and Russia.
“Those comments were reckless,” said Pompeo, who served in the Cabinet of former President Donald Trump, on “Fox News Sunday,” calling Biden’s statements “a terrible risk to the American people.”
Biden’s statement sparked a great deal of concern.
“We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” Biden said Thursday during a fundraiser, referencing the October 1962 crisis that put the United States and the Soviet Union on the verge of nuclear war for almost two weeks.
On Sunday, speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said: “The president was reflecting the very high stakes that are in play right now.”
Kirby added in reference to Putin: “Neither we nor our allies are going to be intimidated by this and we’re going to continue to provide support and security assistance to Ukraine as is necessary.”
While many on the world’s stage have dismissed Putin’s bluster as nothing more than the offsetting bravado of failure, there is evidence that a number of Russia’s nuclear assets are currently on the move.