After Biden Sparks “Global Uproar” With Regime Change Comment, Blinken Awkwardly Tries To Walk It Back

by | Mar 28, 2022 | Headline News | 7 comments

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday while on a visit to Jerusalem to meet with Israeli PM Naftali Bennett continued the White House’s efforts to try and clean up the mess unleashed by Joe Biden’s words from Warsaw the day prior where he issued statements tantamount to calling for regime change in Russia.

“I think the president, the White House, made the point last night that, quite simply, President Putin cannot be empowered to wage war or engage in aggression against Ukraine or anyone else,” Blinken said, clearly trying to greatly alter the plain meaning of the words Biden spoke.

Biden had concluded the televised Warsaw speech by bluntly saying of Putin (who he also had called a “butcher” in a separate statement to a reporter)… “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” Within the very hour as headlines spread around the world that the US president called for regime change in Moscow, and none other than the deep state’s preferred mouthpiece, the Washington Post, said Biden “sparked a global uproar“, the White House desperately scrambled to walk it back.

A White House official tried to clarify to Bloomberg, “The President’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change.” But Biden appeared to be reading a carefully prepared written speech from the teleprompter.

Blinken’s Sunday explanation of Biden’s words continued:

“As you know, and as you have heard us say repeatedly, we do not have a strategy of regime change in Russia — or anywhere else, for that matter,” the US’ top diplomat said.

“As in any case, it’s up to the people of the country in question. It’s up to the Russians,” Blinken said.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov had hit back after Biden’s speech, stressing that it is not up to the White House or any country anywhere for that matter to decide who is in power in Russia. “​The president of Russia is elected by Russians,” Peskov said dismissively on Saturday.

Biden’s words also triggered an avalanche of commentary in the West from pundits warning that this kind of talk is dangerous given two nuclear-armed superpowers already appear headed toward a war-footing and possible direct clash over Ukraine. Further, the Russians have already warned that they could completely sever diplomatic ties over Biden’s prior “murderous dictator” and Putin is a “thug” comments.

Those fiery references weren’t absent from Biden’s Saturday speech, where he doubled down of this theme of “evil” Putin, saying, “A dictator bent on rebuilding an empire will never erase a people’s love for liberty.  Brutality will never grind down their will to be free.  Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia — for free people refuse to live in a world of hopelessness and darkness.”

Just prior to the Saturday Warsaw speech, an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal had urged, The President Should Avoid Public Speaking …at least when the topic is important.

Commenting on prior dangerous “gaffes” – the piece stated, “A good number of us will cling to the belief that the president was confused and didn’t understand what he was saying, which is all the more reason for him to avoid deviating from a prepared text in this perilous time.”

The question remains, was this a mere “gaffe”? Anti-war journalist Michael Tracey and others say no: “Biden’s call for regime change in Russia wasn’t some off-the-cuff “gaffe.” It was declared as the climax of a carefully choreographed, “legacy-defining” speech, in a deliberately chosen venue (Poland) where the call would be well-received.

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    7 Comments

    1. Apache54

      Why is Biden still allowed to be siting in the White House? he is shown to be mentally inept and yet NOTHING is being done.
      THAT tells you how far down the rabbit hole our political system is and that has to be fixed.

      • CA Rebel

        Biden’s great fraud organization continues because we allow it. They should have been gone the first week of the fraud presidency. We all saw the intentional destruction of our energy supply. Why are we wallowing in this slime?

      • Bill

        I speak to foreigners from time to time, they are stupefied that someone like prezJB holds the office. I tell them he was selected, not elected. He was the only one running for the office that could be so easily manipulated. The globalists, NWOers, neo-cons, deep/State, all want to fulfill an agenda no mentally sound prez would so completely comply with as the current prez does. The election of prezDT in 2016 basically put them 4 years behind. And they are doing their damndest to try and get as much wrecked as possible because they know the next prez won’t go likely along with all they want. Without resorting to hyperbole, prezJB is merely a puppet, a person who as prez rubber stamps their agenda and gives their activities a veneer of legitimacy. Nothing more, and everyone in WashDC knows it. You can be sure there are people meeting behind closed doors at this moment planning how to steal the election again. And if they determine that stealing the election is not as feasible as it was in ‘20 they may seek to join the opposition party’s candidate to continue using the next prez for their agenda again. However, don’t be surprised if a “crisis” will be contrived to suspend the general elections in ‘24.

    2. Anonymous

      Undoing a Freudian slip that let the truth come out, exposing our (actually the NWO globalists) intentions.

      They got rid of Trump and replaced him with their faithful servant because he stood in opposition to their plans, now it’s time to do the same with Putin (and for the same reasons).

    3. JRS

      What crowd was Biden’s carefully crafted, prompter enabled, speech given to? It was in Poland, but not to a Polish crowd “where it would be well received”. It was well received because it was a partisan American crowd.

      I noticed that the applause and cheers came immediately when some special point was made… no lag for translation. So they must have specially picked certain people for the crowd, because Poles don’t generally speak English. No uniforms, so not US military.

      It was ALL staged for the benefit of the American teevee watching audience to make Biden look tough. Fail…he still came across as a stumbling buffoon.

      Same fake setup when the producer of a Russian state teevee program ran into the live set holding a sign with English on it calling the Russian news propaganda. Anytime you see a foreigner, in their own country, holding up protest signs in English, you know it is staged propaganda for the American public.

      • Bill

        Of course it’s all contrived, with props and all. How can one believe otherwise. Fortunately, it done so amateurishly only the willing sheep eat it up. Thinking and discerning individuals can easily and quickly see through it all. As an American I am actually embarrassed at the child-like level of propaganda the prezJB admin. is pumping out on the world. Simplistic, transparent, childish, inane, laughable rubbish.

    4. JRS

      Here are some more Straussians and their related do-no-gooders in the shadows.

      Besides Tony Blinken, we have his wife Evan Ryan, a Biden White House Cabinet secretary, formerly worked in the Obama administration, was deputy chair of Clinton Foundation, member CFR.

      Blinken’s step sister, Leah Pisar, worked in Clinton’s National Security.

      Blinken’s stepfather was Sam Pisar a famous lawyer and author. He was Robert Maxwell’s (Ghislane’s daddy) lawyer, probably the last person to speak with him (by phone) an hour before he “fell” from his yacht and drowned. Pisar also appears in Epstein’s black book and was the intermediary between Epstein and the law office Epstein used in France.

      They’re all connected under the six sided star. They are the drivers of US foreign policy from the PNAC paper days. There are many more working as unelected bureaucrats, many in the SES, but all on the same page.

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