Regime Change

Regime Change

"As you’ve heard us say, repeatedly, we do not have a strategy of regime change in Russia or anywhere else," Antony Blinken told reporters on Sunday, while visiting Israel. It's wasn't the first time a US Secretary of State was compelled to tell the world a US president didn't say what everyone heard him say, and it surely won't be the last. Blinken found himself pulling damage control duty after Joe Biden punctuated an aggressive speech in Warsaw with this line: "For God’s sake, this man c
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5 thoughts on “Regime Change

  1. I suspect Putin agrees with Biden. After his blunder in Ukraine, he must be very well aware that it is his whole regime and possibly personal freedom that is at stake…

  2. Even though Anthony tries to walk back the remarks, they won’t be forgotten. By saying that they have to be walked back because they may further unhinge a mentally deficient Putin is just as bad. Having a lunatic in power invading your neighbors is also not acceptable.

    1. I’ve always loved that line. A few years ago, FDR’s annotated copy of that speech came on the market for what I thought was a reasonable price and I very nearly bought it. I don’t really know about document markets well enough and I ultimately decided to put the money in other kinds of paper. I did want it though. Cool speech.

  3. Democracy is a very fragile animal, as we all saw with the trumpian shenanigans in your last election and the amateurish attack on your capitol. The beginning of the end of the Roman Republic began when a general was given a year of absolute power to combat the plague of pirates harassing innocent Romans. This was then duplicated for another period and democracy was no more (except in word).

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