Are you ready for Operation Wag the Dog?
Yesterday the Pentagon announced that 8,500 US troops have been put on heightened alert as the White House prepares for Russia’s “imminent invasion” of Ukraine.
From the constant drumbeat and collective panic emanating from Washington and the American news media, you’d think things in Ukraine would be on a knife’s edge right now. After all, the White House is telling us a Russian invasion is “imminent.” Those Ukrainians must be running through the streets screaming in terror.
Only, they’re not.
According to reports from the country supposedly on the brink of imminently invaded, things are calm.
From Just the News:
As Eastern European and Western governments rush to a prewar footing over an anticipated Russian invasion of Ukraine, the mood inside Kiev remains calm and skeptical, local citizens told Just the News.
People in town are not worried, said former infantry officer Yaroslav Vasylyuk, who served in the Ukrainian armed forces.
“The majority of the population don’t believe in the intentions of Russia,” Vasylyuk said. “It looks like a political game, despite all the deep concerns in the U.S. and E.U.”
But, but, but WE WERE TOLD INVASION IS IMMINENT!!!
This is Operation Wag the Dog.
Even the Ukrainians have a better grasp of the political nature of this performative drama.
I mentioned yesterday that Jesse Kelly warned that “These people will send your sons to die for their poll numbers.”
If Bill Clinton will bomb an aspirin factory to distract from the Monica Lewinsky scandal, don’t doubt for a second that Ron Klain’s White House would launch an Operation Wag the Dog over Ukraine to distract from the president’s disastrous poll numbers.
My guess is, the only “intel” the White House received last week that prompted Operation Wag the Dog had nothing to do with Russia and everything to do with internal polling showing that Biden’s polling is even worse than they are admitting.
The blowback from his vitriolic speech in Georgia and the bungling remarks in his first press conference in 78 days coupled with yet another defeat at the Supreme Court and in the Senate have damaged old Joe even further.
What better way to change the subject than to engage in a little saber-rattling?
And while the White House amps up Operation Wag the Dog, Ukraine officials are calling for calm, saying there is “no reason to panic.”
According to the Associated Press, Ukraine’s Defense Minister
Alexander Vindman Oleksii Reznikov said yesterday that Russia has formed no battle groups that would indicate an invasion is imminent. He told Ukraine’s ICTV channel while there are risky scenarios, as of Monday no such threat currently exists.
Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council secretary Oleksiy Danilov also tamped down the war talk yesterday, saying there are no grounds for the statements warning about an imminent full-scale invasion.
If I had to guess, I’d say the objective here isn’t really to take us to war. It’s to pretend the threat is imminent when it isn’t so when the “imminent threat” never materializes, Biden can strut around like General Patton and claim credit for preventing it.
Then the media will dutifully burp out the White House talking points about what a masterful Commander-in-Chief Joe Biden is for “facing down Putin” and getting him to blink.
Operation Wag the Dog is nothing but a made-for-TV performance with US servicemen playing background extras.
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