This is Just Like A Video Game
Addressing a concerned nation and anxious world, President Joe Biden vowed in his first State of the Union address Tuesday night to check Russian aggression in Ukraine, tame soaring U.S. inflation and deal with the fading but still dangerous coronavirus.
Biden declared that he and all members of Congress, whatever their political differences, are joined “with an unwavering resolve that freedom will always triumph over tyranny.” He asked lawmakers crowding the House chamber to stand and salute the Ukrainians as he began his speech. They stood and cheered.
In Tuesday’s speech, Biden highlighted the bravery of Ukrainian defenders and a newly reinvigorated Western alliance that has worked to rearm the Ukrainian military and cripple Russia’s economy through sanctions. He acknowledged costs to the American economy, as well, but warned ominously that without consequences, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression wouldn’t be contained to Ukraine.
“Throughout our history we’ve learned this lesson – when dictators do not pay a price for their aggression, they cause more chaos,” Biden said. “They keep moving. And, the costs and threats to America and the world keep rising.”
Our president comparing Putin to Hitler. What’s the implication to that? That we must do whatever necessary to stop Putler. I have no idea how anybody could step away from that speech and feel content. This speech makes you feel worse and that anything could happen next. This is the truth, but not something the masses can handle. This tension is good for us. The more tension and the more people feel uncomfortable, they will then become agitated and cling to that which is offering an alternative.
From Wall Street Journal:
The sweeping orders will mean any plane owned, certified, operated, registered, chartered, leased, or controlled by, for, or for the benefit of a person who is a citizen of Russia will be prohibited from flying over the U.S., the agencies said. The prohibition applies to scheduled and charter passenger and cargo flights.
The U.S. move, earlier reported by The Wall Street Journal, follows prohibitions by European and Canadian authorities. The restrictions, which Russia has retaliated against by issuing a similar ban on European and Canadian flights, have choked off Russia’s access to large swaths of the world as its invasion of Ukraine escalates.
Reciprocal flight bans have upended global aviation networks, forcing airlines to scrap flights and take more circuitous routes in some cases.
Russia needs nothing from America. Putin took a nation wrecked by poverty and crime and grew it into a superpower without the help of NATO. These bans hurt us more. These paper cuts we keep throwing will be remembered by our enemies. We will have to pay, all of us.