Regime change hasn’t worked on the junior varsity nations the U.S. government has set its sights on, and now they want to try it against Russia, which is definitely varsity. From Matt Taibbi at taibbi.substack.com:
How many examples of “regime change” blowing up in our faces do we really need before realizing that it’s a disastrous policy? Will we really try it with a nuclear-armed adversary?
Not long ago, candidate Joe Biden’s most troubling behavioral tendency was the surprise outburst of belligerence. Campaigning, he’d challenge questioners to push-up contests, jam fingers in the sternums even of supporters, and plunge into rambling monologues about leg hairs and chain-fights.
Now, the president’s face is often a mask of terror, like a man unsure of how he came to be standing in the middle of an intersection. Mental cars racing past, he met the press Monday, to clarify a statement made last week about Vladimir Putin: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” Many interpreted this as a call for regime change. Not at all, Biden said, reading from a large-print cheat sheet — this reportedly happened — that reminded him to say he was merely expressing “moral outrage,” and “not articulating a change in policy.” When he ran out of pre-prepared remarks, he drifted back to danger, saying: