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The claim of an “imminent” invasion of Ukraine has been endlessly repeated by the US administration and parroted by the media. In his speech on Tuesday, Joe Biden was forced to acknowledge that there had been no Russian attack. At the same time, he stepped up the threats against Russia.
Joe Biden’s speech consisted of hypocrisy, lies and warmongering from beginning to end. To quote just a few passages:
Joe Biden began his remarks by saying, “From the beginning of this crisis, I have been clear: the United States is prepared no matter what happens.”
Does “no matter what” include nuclear war? How exactly is the US “prepared” for this possible catastrophe? The phrase “no matter what happens” can only mean that Biden and his advisers have not thought through the potentially catastrophic consequences of their provocations and threats.
After noting the withdrawal of Russian military units from positions near the Ukrainian border, Biden responded not with an attempt at de-escalation but with an intensification of war rhetoric. He said:
We will not sacrifice fundamental principles. Nations have a right to sovereignty and territorial integrity. They can chart their course and choose with whom they will align.
Since when is the sovereignty of other nations a “fundamental principle” of the United States? If one had to list all the violations of the USA against the “sovereignty and territorial integrity” of other countries, one would need quite a few pages. Suffice it to cite the most egregious examples of the last 25 years: