On Tuesday, Barack Obama’s former US ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, warned that Russian President Putin’s increasingly hostile rhetoric towards Ukraine is frightening him.
On December 21, 2021. McFaul tweeted a video of Putin speaking to his defense ministry, where he fabricated threats against Russia, “We have nowhere to further retreat.” In his speech, Putin blamed NATO and the US for recent tensions over Ukraine while threatening to take “adequate military-technical response measures” in response to “unfriendly steps.”
McPhaul wrote: If Putin is “trying to scare us by acting crazy, he’s “succeeding w/ me.”
“I’ve listened to more Putin speeches than most. I’ve been in meetings with him for five years,” McFaul said. “This speech is something different–Putin’s list of completely fabricated threats here is truly striking … and scary.”
Ive listened to more Putin speeches than most. Ive been in meetings with him for five years. This speech is something different — Putin's list of completely fabricated threats here is truly striking… and scary. If he's trying to scare us by acting crazy, he's succeeding w/ me. https://t.co/NvyvJmT4SX
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) December 21, 2021
In an early-morning address to Moscow, Russia’s evil dictator ramped up his unhinged rhetoric, as he warned the entire West about the consequences of outside interference.
In his televised address, Putin made a clear threat to the West, “To anyone who would consider interfering from the outside – if you do, you will face consequences greater than any you have faced in history!”
In a stark reminder, that (stolen) elections have consequences, America’s feckless leader, who has negligible support from the majority of Americans, Joe Biden responded to Putin: “President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way—the world will hold Russia accountable.”
It’s worth remembering what President Trump said in 2018 to NATO General Secretary Stoltenberg about EU position to Russia and their short-sighted vulnerability:
Miss him yet?