In case you’re waiting for any real action from “President” Biden regarding the ongoing war crimes in Ukraine, you will likely be waiting a very, very long time.
Considering how openly he’s deceiving the nation over the realities of the increasingly intractable conflict.
On Twitter, the Democrats’ favorite mouthpiece, Biden made a rather remarkable statement, especially considering how many facts run to the contrary of his brazen fiction.
“The United States has imposed unprecedented costs on Putin to deny him the revenue he needs to fund his war against Ukraine,” Biden boomed.
Time to flag Mr. President for brazen disinformation.
Since when has Putin’s revenue been denied in light of sanctions?
If anything, Putin’s revenues have increased in the wake of the White House’s moronic measures, as reported by The Guardian.
“China’s crude oil imports from Russia soared by 55% from a year earlier to a record level in May, displacing Saudi Arabia as the top supplier, as refiners cashed in on discounted supplies amid sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine,” the publication noted.
Nice work, Biden.
Not only have you decimated Americans’ savings, courtesy of preventable high fuel prices, but you’ve also handed discounted gasoline to China on a silver platter, which is also noted by the vastly more reliable British publication.
“The discounts of up to 30% have helped Russia to keep its coffers filled despite the sanctions from the west that are designed to cripple the country’s economy. The Kremlin raked in around $20bn (£16.6bn) from oil exports in May,” the report continued.
So much for “unprecedented costs” to Putin.
More like “unprecedented costs” to Americans, who are growing increasingly disempowered courtesy of Democrats’ deliberate economic incompetence.
Who is Biden really representing, America or China?
As one of them is clearly paying through the nose, and it clearly isn’t China …
Moreover, the discounts of 30 percent enjoyed by China are clearly offset by the fact that the price of oil has skyrocketed over the past several months, much to the glee of the Kremlin, as detailed in the same report from The Guardian.
“The soaring price of oil has also played a large part, with prices up by more than 60% in the past 12 months at about $112 a barrel for international benchmark crude on Monday,” the publication continued.
Nice work, Biden. All of that could have been prevented by daring to keep America energy independent.
Of course, his real puppetmasters in Beijing will never permit that.
Needless to say, just as it did in the case of NSA and CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Guardian will go where the White House won’t: straight to the real elephant in the room.
“The purchases by China are also part of Beijing’s careful positioning over the Ukraine conflict, which has seen the president, Xi Jinping, offer strong implied support to his authoritarian ally in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin,” The Guardian added.
One would think that Biden might, just might, shift his focus to the Asian superpower that not only sickened the world with COVID, but also currently funds the ongoing bloodshed in Ukraine.
Not to mention the same superpower posing an imminent threat to Taiwan, which just happens to be home to the vast, vast majority of semiconductor production, or chip production.
Chips are vital for virtually all elements of modern life, including military superiority, which is precisely why Trump focused so intently on China from Day 1.
Unfortunately for Americans, China clearly wanted Beijing Biden in power, given Hunter’s nefarious financial ties to various equity firms with direct links to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Which is precisely why President Xi has felt emboldened enough to blast Biden’s sanctions as “financial terrorism,” as well as have his own administration openly bully the United States in Singapore mere weeks ago.
And how does Biden respond to this rather open, surprising aggression from China?
Alas, it appears that everyone in the Biden administration is utterly clueless, based upon his most recent “threat” to Putin.
“Together, the G7 will announce that we will ban the import of Russian gold, a major export that rakes in tens of billions of dollars for Russia,” Biden boomed.
Oh yeah. That’s really going to put a dent in Russia’s war machine.
In fact, Biden’s latest threat is nothing short of a complete insult to anyone with even half a brain (granted, that’s a half too many for most liberals).
As reported by NPR, banning gold imports into the United States will hardly make a dent in Putin’s gargantuan revenues.
“Of Russian gold exports, 90% was consigned to G-7 countries. Of these Russian exports, over 90%, or nearly $17 billion, was exported to the UK. The United States imported less than $200 million in gold from Russia in 2019, and under $1 million in 2020 and 2021.”
So, Biden, gold imports to the United States from Russia totaled a grand $1M from 2020-2021.
Exactly how is a ban going to do anything?
Never mind the fact that the origins of gold, much like raw diamonds, cannot exactly be traced with certainty.
Moreover, even if the gold could be traced, such tracing still won’t stop Putin, as reported by Al Jazeera.
“Swiss customs authorities are tracking three tons of gold of Russian origin that entered Switzerland from the UK last month to watch for potential violations of economic sanctions against Russia following President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine. Officials are looking into the import of 3.1 tons of Russian gold in May, the first imports since the Kremlin sent troops into Ukraine on February 24,” Al Jazeera remarked.
The report would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad.
Only the Harris-Obama-Biden administration can declare that they will ban a grand total of $1M in Russian gold, only for a Swiss bank to lap up more than $200M worth routed through the United Kingdom at the same time.
“The gold is worth 194 million Swiss francs ($202m), officials said on Friday. The Federal Office for Customs and Border Security said it consistently monitors imports of gold from Russia, which it said are not prohibited under a raft of Swiss sanctions against Moscow imposed over Russia’s invasion,” Al Jazeera continued.
Well then. How convenient.
Putin must be really shaking in his shoes over Biden’s gold ban. Looks like he’ll just (gasp!) do what he’s done all along, and route it, apparently legally, through the United Kingdom.
And, courtesy of Switzerland’s notorious protection of all types of questionable money and precious metals, he can do so with ease.
“[Swiss officials] said in a statement it could not for legal reasons say who imported the gold of Russian origin from the United Kingdom,” Al Jazeera helpfully added.
Nice work, Biden.
Keep on uselessly banning gold and keep on propping up China, and next thing you know, Ukraine is another Afghanistan … though that may well have been his intent all along.
Author: Ofelia Thornton