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We’re At ‘A Gut Check Moment’ As Russia and China Challenge President Biden, Says Robert Charles

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WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 20 — Robert Charles, commentator at the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], recently sat down with Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto to discuss the clear and present danger posed by Russia as it threatens to invade the Ukraine and China as it continues to harass the independent island nation of Taiwan.  Charles, who served under presidents Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43 in key executive positions, described the increased tensions on both fronts as “a gut check moment.”

To put the situation into context, President Biden told reporters at the recent meeting of the Group of Seven economic powers in the U.K. that he’d spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin, warning him that he and his country would pay “a terrible price” if Russia invades the Ukraine, that it would trigger economic consequences for his economy, consequences that will be “devastating. Devastating.” 

As for China, it has mounted a campaign of threatening warplane overflights of Taiwan as a means of scaring the non-communist Republic of China into submission to Communist Chinese control.  And, Mr. Biden has brazenly and repeatedly stated that America will defend the island nation if attacked, but whether the U.S. is willing to engage in a shooting war in Taiwan’s defense is not clear under our long-standing policy of “strategic ambiguity.” Meanwhile, China’s Foreign ministry warns it will “firmly oppose any form of official exchanges and military contacts between the United States and Taiwan, oppose US interference in China’s internal affairs, and attempts to provoke and stir up trouble.”

As for the Russia-Ukraine conflict, in his interview with Cavuto, Charles questioned President Biden’s resolve. “We look at August 2012 where Obama-Biden said [to Russia] hey there’s a red line and if you cross it in Syria big things will happen and nothing happened … credibility is everything here and frankly the Biden administration’s credibility on this has got to hold … this is a very consequential moment … [does] the United states and NATO stand strong and say you cannot do this or is this another paper tiger.”

Cavuto posed the notion that China and Russia may be coordinating their mischief, with China saying, “you [Russia] keep him [Biden] busy in the Ukraine, and I’ll keep him busy in the South China Sea.” 

Charles said he suspects “very strongly that Russian and Chinese diplomats and military personnel talk every day.  There are a lot of chess pieces that have been moved around on this board already, and what you see, essentially, in Taiwan, is that the United States has provided the lethal defensive capability and is late to the party, a little too late, saying that we’ll defend them.  I think this is a coordinated chess game, and just as Richard Nixon played the China card against the Soviet Union, I think Russia and China are very deftly playing their cards against us.  And I think if we’re not smart enough to see that, if we’re not playing two moves ahead, we’re going to get cornered.

“They’ve looked at what we’ve done in the past.  Number one, Biden is not a good coalition builder.  Number two, his word has not been kept.  Number three, look at how he behaved in Afghanistan.  And so, they say he’s afraid of the Taliban why would he do anything to sort of put us in harm’s way.  He hasn’t got the gumption to go forward, so you know I think this is a real test… this is a gut check moment.”

Charles went on to point out that the G-7 nations are dependent on Russian energy, asking “is this a realignment moment, is this a moment when these European countries say, is the United states with us, are they leading, are they going to guide this process or are they just gonna fall by the wayside and let Russia do what they want and ultimately let China do what they want.”


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CoNMTX
4 months ago

Then I guess America is in real trouble since Loopey Joe doesn’t have any guts or brains. China & Russia will play him like a fine Stradivarious.

Nick Patriot
4 months ago

The modern day axis of evil is Russia, China and Iran. If you think that these godless empires will be intimidated by “sanctions” from Obiden, better think again. Remember when Comrade Obama drew his “line in the sand” regarding Crimea? Then part of Ukraine now belonging to Russia I believe, if memory serves me right. I think all 3 will make their move while the Obiden “window of opportunity for despots” is wide open. Does anyone think Putin is massing his troops on Ukraine for fun and games? Weakness invites aggression and in the USA today we have the King of that gutless domain.

CoNMTX
4 months ago
Reply to  Nick Patriot

Not only is Loopey Joe gutless & brainless, but his whole family is owned by China. He won’t do anything to make his cash cow mad.

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  Nick Patriot

You forgot to mention how evil biden is

Les
4 months ago

Do you think Russia and China is going to be concerned what the laughing stock of the world would say to them.
Let will be ha, ha, ha to what ever Brandon says.

Bright Idea
4 months ago

Hey, I have a great idea! Why doesn’t Biden hire President Trump as a personal advisor. If he followed Trumps advise, maybe we could survive and avoid this excursion into Biden’s communist agenda. It would get us back on track to make this country great again.

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  Bright Idea

biden is too evil to work with Trump. Besides that I don’t think Trump would want to be associated with that kind of evil

Kdubs
4 months ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

If he cared about the country, as opposed to only himself, Trump would.

anna hubert
4 months ago

Why is US responsible for every ill on the planet,where is that fat over bloated tick ,that should have been squashed 70 years ago,called UN

Gunny Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

Anna,
I was and still consider myself as a very, very, small part of America’s responsibility to peace. We truly know not, what the higher power of the Universe, has in mind, but in the past no matter how reluctant we were, we eventually lead the way to Peace.
This time it shall be different, the Russians and China have the capability to put the world and us (U.S.) back to the stone age. That and the fact if they move, Mexico and maybe, Canada will invade us, (Mexico, Central, and South America are already to and extent).
There shall be nothing left for us (USA) to fight with, or we will be so busy internally, we will nor cannot respond.
Why the USA you ask, we did not ask for the job, it was given to us by the above-mentioned higher power. Not our asking, yes there was men of less than desirable leadership involved that in the big picture, did not have America as we understand it as their goal. Leadership like Obama Nixion, Carder, Clinton, and the Bush father, son team, is not new to America. But we as a people did not ask for the job. The other people of the world, for the most part want only their shelter food and family, who or what controls all of that is of little concern to them. We the people of the United States want one more item, FREEDOM, I and the generations, below me have not experienced the freedom that, my father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and their families experienced. But freedom that is guaranteed in our Constitution, is what drives us to be responsible for peace, not the world’s policeman as my generation, the one before, and the ones after having been, and were used. For in the long run, we want our Freedom, Family, Shelter (Home), and food, and to be left the hell alone to enjoy said same.
Our schools, (K-12 and colleges) are in part responsible for the one half or so or our population that want something less that the above-mentioned American dream. The breakdown of the family structure, church, and our news media. Above all ignorance of just how bad another form of government is and how dammed good we have it, maybe it is as my mother use to say “we got it too good and too easy”!

anna hubert
4 months ago
Reply to  Gunny Joe

Pardon me but I thought the League of nations the brain child of St. Wilson was formed so that what happened in WWI would not repeat itself so much for that one as for UN? it is run by biggest rogues on the planet

Tim Toroian
4 months ago

Shouldn’t the title of the article be Gutless Check?

Garye
4 months ago

More failure from joebama and anti American democrats!
Throw them out

Bill on the Hill
4 months ago

Yes we are at that ” gut check moment ” & both Putin & Xi are fully aware of it…My best guess, some time after the CCP Olympics are done & over with, Mr. Xi will be looking real closely at Taiwan & knowing full well they have China Joe along with his sidekick son Hunter acting as the bag man in their back pocket, as clearly explained by PaulE further down in the comments…Putin can make his move whenever it suits him & Xi anytime after ” his ” Olympics are done…America has lost her way in International politics on many levels at this point & at the same time we have a incognizant senior citizen acting as a potus, i.e. (he was put there) that can barely complete a sentence without losing track of what he was saying just seconds before…There will be NO red lines to cross, the Obama era cabinet couldn’t possibly be that stupid again, could they?
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year…
Bill… :~)

Max
4 months ago

How right you are.

Felix
4 months ago

Both Russia and China know that they have an open window with this resident of the Whitehouse.
Putin and Xi see how weak and stupid Biden is, and will take full advantage.

anna hubert
4 months ago
Reply to  Felix

That window was open by FDR to Stalin and in 1946 to China nazism has been dealt with without hesitation for some reason no one will dare to question or denounce communism, elites can not get enough of it it is a darling of the media and the world leaders pussy foot around it in this country party is alive and well that poison spreads across the world bringing misery and civil war and we keep sending food and meds it’s a mad mad mad world

Doug Collis
4 months ago

I read this as “Two Bears against a loud-mouthed Chihuahua.”

Becky
4 months ago

This is exactly what happens when braindead fools elect a stupid and demented president, and the demonRat Communists steal the election.
America is in for a world of hurt. Let’s just make sure when the bombs come, all demonRats are in those cities.
Of course they are joining up to make our top fool look as foolish as he really is. Anyone familiar with History recognizes this gambit.

breachplug
4 months ago

Well, folks, the cognitively challenged idiot in the White House has finally accomplished what no other president since Lyndon Johnson did. He created a situation that will only lead to major war, with enemies that know this a**hole hasn’t a backbone or clue how to defend the United States. They also realize this country doesn’t have any REAL generals left to lead our forces, only woke kiss asses (we haven’t forgotten Afghanistan already, have we?)!
Top that off with the fact the rest of the world has been put into a strategic position they cannot refuse, it’s August 1915 all over again! This time, this war “will” be the “war to end all wars”, because nothing is going to be left to fight over! Enjoy what life we have left, because the tyrannical peace we have now, it isn’t going to last much longer! A couple of months at best.
I’m not sure if there is anything we can do now to stop this apocalypse, short of chopping off the ugly empty head of the Medusa at the top, and the sooner, the better. God help us, because we haven’t any leadership to rely upon to abort this coming catastrophe.

Richard Buchas
4 months ago

Gutless Joe? . . . Yes! . . . Clueless Joe? . . . Always!

Bwa Ha
4 months ago

The Chinese and Ruskies are all laughing at biden and his whole cabinet. Not to mention laughing at all of the other politicos who are hyping up the biden administration and those who have chosen biden’s mandates as their “live by” codes. Nah, biden’s a hapless, bumbling geriatric who needs to stay home, eat his oatmeal and watch t.v. If, for no other reason but for the good of our Constitutional Republic. Just stay home slow joe… there’s professionals who can handle it. IMHO

Have a safe and merry Christmas everyone!
MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  Bwa Ha

No professionalism in the current communistic administration, if that’s what you want to call it

Jack
4 months ago

Could dementia Joe be complicit with Russia and China behind the scenes? Do their money deals with Biden (Joe and hunter) prove that Joe has already sold out to them?

Bwa Ha
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Yes and Yes. IMHO

Have a safe and merry Christmas everyone!

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

Becky
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Yes.
I just saw this article, yet it has 18 hr responses? ATT you’ve become useless!

Dennis Morek
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack

FJB is dead. Do some research. That guy is an actor in a mask.

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Finally, someone else who sees what is happening here

PaulE
4 months ago

Let me just net this all out for everyone. Look at Biden’s entire career in politics. Has he ever been right on anything related to foreign policy? Answer NO NEVER. He has been wrong consistently for decades. Now as so-called POTUS I doubt his political and leadership instincts have improved any. As a matter of fact, with his cognitive abilities in obvious decline, he shouldn’t be involved in any major policy matter either foreign or domestic, but that is another story.

That leaves Biden’s Cabinet and senior administrative staff, who are actually running the show. They are all either former Obama era personnel or people pulled from Ivy League universities, because of their socialist or communist views with no real world expertise in containing or managing anything of any real substance. Thay can write white papers extolling the virtues of socialism or nationalizing everything, but any closet commie can do that without much effort.

On the foreign relations front, the same Obama era personnel that oversaw the last invasion of Ukraine by Putin are once again in charge at the State Department. The same folks that offered MREs and blankets to Ukraine, when what they asked for was heavy weapons to push back against Putin. European leaders for the most part did little but issue “stern rebukes” and other mostly meaningless, symbolic gestures at the time.

As for China, these same Obama era people bent over backwards to accommodate whatever President Xi desired. That is pretty much what we have returned to with China today under the Biden administration. That’s also pretty much the same for most European leaders today. More than a few European leaders have publicly stated this year that they value their economic ties to China over any perceived American foreign policy concerns.

So to net it all out for everyone, no one should be expecting the Biden administration or most European leaders to do anything of any real substance against either Putin or Xi if and when either leader decides to make their move. Both Putin and Xi respect and fear only one thing and that is the real threat of overwhelming force being put on the table to counter any of their moves. That is something that neither the Biden administration nor any of the European leaders are seriously prepared to do. So both Putin and Xi rightly see this as an opportune time for make their moves, if they so desire.

Kim
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

It looks like “strategic patience” has spawned “deliberate indifference” under biden’s sleepy eye, so it’s no wonder European leaders align themselves with strong leaders. They won’t find one here for the next 3 years. If conservatives take back both houses of Congress in 2022, we might have a shot if China and Russia don’t act before then.

PaulE
4 months ago
Reply to  Kim

European and Middle Eastern leaders are all moving in the direction of aligning themselves more with China than the United States as a result of Biden’s disaster in Afghanistan. The Saudis and the U.A.E. just being the latest to shift their alliances more towards China. Biden is just the gift that keeps on giving…to our enemies.

As for the 2022 Congressional elections, they honestly won’t impact either Russia’s or China’s plans one way or another. Biden will still be the POTUS snoozing in the White House and ignoring whatever China or Russia choose to do until 2024. By then, both China and Russia will have done whatever they wanted to do with respect to their specific land grabs. Most likely in 2022 after the Olympics are out of the way. All the Republican members of Congress can do, even if they take back both houses of Congress in 2022, is run to the nearest TV camera and microphone and shout that “Biden should do something!”. That won’t motivate the White House to actually do anything, just like it had no effect to motivate Obama to do anything when Russian seized Crimea.

Pete from St Pete
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Xi and Putin had better watch out or Joe will threaten to take them behind the barn and beat the crap out of them.

Bill on the Hill
4 months ago

That was funny, however I think Vladimir would be the one kicking ass…
Got any snow down there?
I’m looking at a fresh 8″ up here in VT…
Bill… :~)

Max
4 months ago

Agree that Vladimir would come out on top with an arm tied behind his back.

Garye
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Once Republicans are majorities in both bodies of Congress, maybe this bozo joe and the democrat ilk can be removed for treason!

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  Garye

They don’t have the kahunas to do anything

Garye
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Not joebama or any of his democrat cronies have a clue.
It should scare Citizens because neither China, Russia,think this clown show can stop them.
Sad, sad days for an America that President Trump propelled back to #1, now these progressives,marxist,Marxist, democrats are destroying Our Country from within and our enemies from the outside.
Throw these losers out!

Sara J Grosso
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

PaulE: I wanted to agree with you, but Amac said I already did. Which I did NOT.
Sara

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