Biden’s view on sanctions shifts and now claims that they were never meant to deter

On Thursday, President Joe Biden claimed additional sanctions on Russia are aimed at ‘intensifying the agony’ for Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he referred to as a ‘brute’ during a contentious press conference in Brussels.

Biden admitted that sanctions “never dissuade” military aggression, contradicting one of his own administration’s talking points in the run-up to Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Mr. Biden’s remarks come just hours after the US imposed new sanctions on Russia, targeting 300 politicians, including the majority of Russian parliamentarians, as well as more than 40 defense businesses.

The decision was lauded by the White House as a measure to block Russian efforts to fund its attacks in Ukraine, according to a White House fact sheet. However, Mr. Biden admitted to reporters following the NATO meeting in Belgium that they don’t really work.

He stated, “Sanctions never deter.” “Maintaining sanctions, intensifying the suffering, and demonstrating why I requested this NATO summit is to ensure that after a month, we will be able to sustain what we’re doing, not just next month, but for the rest of the year.” That’s what’ll put a stop to him.

Biden also chastised the reporter for questioning why he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin will alter direction as a result of the penalties announced on Thursday.

“Sanctions aren’t a solution in and of themselves. They’re there for the greater good. And the goal is to dissuade and prevent,” Daleep Singh, the deputy national security adviser, said last month.

They’re intended to deter and prevent a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, which may include the seizure of major cities like Kyiv. They’re designed to avoid widespread human suffering that could result in tens of thousands of deaths in a fight.

Last month, Vice President Kamala Harris claimed that the penalties would have a “significant” deterrence effect, adding that the United States’ partners agreed.

At a White House press briefing in February, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan stated that sanctions would prevent a Ukrainian invasion. Mr. Sullivan stated, “The president believes penalties are intended to deter.” “And in order for them to operate — to deter — they must be put up in such a way that if Putin acts, the costs would be enforced.”

7 Responses

  1. The only people to suffer with the American people Joe Biden knew that, the fact is they do not care about the American people they only care about their pockets and their agenda but soon very soon all that’s going to be turned around on them and they’re going to pay out their ass for it

  2. There is always conflicting info coming from Biden & the WH. THIS CONFLICT (WAR) WOULD not have happened if Biden never cut off America’s independent energy. We would have supplied fossils fuel to Europe and other countries not Russia. Russia would not have had the money to build themselves up in the last year. America would be solvent after the pandemic or at least on our way to getting America on its feet. Now we have inflation. Ridiculous gas prices. Etc. Biden has the blood of the Ukrainians on him.

  3. There is always conflicting info coming from Biden & the WH. THIS CONFLICT (war)WOULD not have occurred if Biden never cut off America’s independent energy. We would have supplied fossils fuel to Europe and other countries not Russia. Russia would not have had the money to build themselves up in the last year. America would be on the road to recovery from the pandemic & solvent after the pandemic. Now we have inflation, ridiculous gas prices still high unemployment, etc. Biden has the blood of the Ukrainian’s on him.

  4. This man needs to make up his mine, first they do then they don’t. Will have to wait til the end of the year. There won’t be many people alive by the end of the year there. If this isn’t an invasion now what the hell is it. Just like all the invaders coming across the border every dam day. It is more important to let the people from Ukraine in here then these dam illegals coming here to get free shit on the tax payers back. This country of ours is being destroyed day by day.

  5. Puppet Mondo Duke Dementia Joe is only being told what to say by his puppeteers … President Obama, President Pelosi, President Schumer, President Hillary Clinton, and President Soros.

  6. Quid-Pro-Joe is so cognitively impaired that he doesn’t remember what three key figures on his staff said recently that the purpose of sanctions is to deter military intervention. Once again, his derangement is in evidence by his lashing out at anyone who raises questions about his policies. There are patients in mental institutions and assistant living facilities who display higher levels of functioning than our feckless and incompetent “leader”.

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