The Biden White House announced on Friday that Russia could invade Ukraine next week. They even advised Americans in Ukraine to evacuate within the next 24 to 48 hours.
Sounds like a pretty big deal, doesn’t it? Biden doesn’t seem to think so.
In the afternoon, he got on a helicopter and left for a weekend at Camp David.
The Associated Press reports:
US ramps up Ukraine warning, says Russia may invade in days
The Biden administration on Friday escalated its dire warnings about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying it could take place within days, even as diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis continued.
The White House said it still didn’t know if Russian President Vladimir Putin had made a decision to invade, but it said Putin has assembled all the elements to do so quickly and told Americans in Ukraine to leave within the next 48 hours.
The stark warning accelerated the projected timeframe for a potential invasion, which many analysts believed was unlikely to start until after the Winter Olympics in China end on Feb. 20. The heightened U.S. rhetoric followed new intelligence that showed another increase in Russian troops near the Ukrainian border and the start of a major Russian military exercise in neighboring Belarus.
“We can’t pinpoint the day at this point, and we can’t pinpoint the hour, but that is a very, very distinct possibility,” President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan said. ”The strong possibility of action, the distinct possibility of action, in a relatively near term time frame … is backed up by our view of what’s happening on the ground.”
Well, Biden doesn’t seem too worried, does he?
Amid an international crisis, Biden leaves for vacation. pic.twitter.com/yq2sITUEga
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This is exactly the sort of thing that would have caused the media to lose their minds under Trump.
Biden gets a pass, as always.