In Response to Biden’s Weak Diplomacy, Russia Plans War Drills Off the Irish Coast


The threat of a Russian invasion into Ukraine continues to escalate. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent more than 100,000 troops and weaponry to prepare for an invasion. Now, in reactionary mode, President Biden is considering deploying United States troops to NATO allies in Eastern Europe. This comes at a time when Russia is conducting live military drills off the coast of Ireland. Overall, this was a failure of diplomacy from the Biden Administration, and it has put us in a dangerous situation regarding national security.

ACLJ Director of Policy Harry Hutchison pointed out what this means for Ireland:

It threatens Ireland’s economy and indirectly it threatens the European community. And this is precisely as Putin designed it. And in fact, Putin has accepted President Biden’s audacious invitation to engage in a minor incursion in Ukraine. So, in other words, this is President Biden’s translation of a Neville Chamberlain acceptance of peace in our time.

ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy and former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell explained how the Biden Administration got to this point:

Look, the Biden Administration in the last year has really taken stable regions and really created instability and chaos. . . . The fact that the Germans who got a pipeline from Russia, and who probably are part of the problem here, because they have been encouraging Russia and been too close with Russia over the last several years and are now undermining NATO allies . . . and telling them that they cannot send military hardware into Ukraine. Think about that. . . . This is a NATO ally who doesn’t pay their own NATO obligations – Germany. Now undercutting the NATO concern that Russia is on the march through Europe, a possible land war in Europe. And a NATO member – the largest economy in Europe is undercutting NATO in multiple ways. They are not paying their obligations. Now, they are telling other countries, don’t arm Ukraine as Russia is on their border. I don’t think it is too much to say that we need to reevaluate whether or not the German actions are good for NATO and whether or not we need to call them out for it.

Ric added what a danger point we are at right now:

The danger point is that powers like China and Russia are smelling weakness and are going to move in on other areas. And that our friends and allies are going to have to face the music of tilting towards Russia or China and away from the United States. This is going to be economically disastrous as well as national security chaos and concerns.

Why would we put our men and women serving our country in harm’s way again? Why would we deploy up to 50,000 American troops along the Ukrainian border, after we watched the botched Afghanistan withdrawal that took the lives of 13 U.S. servicemen? ACLJ Senior Military Analyst Wes Smith explained what this would look like:

Anytime you put troops in a position like this, especially if it is done very quickly, it is not well thought out; it is your third or fourth resort of how you are dealing with this crisis; there is always the potential for an accidental shooting war starting. Here is the thing, President Biden has gone from doing too little and not standing up to Putin and the bullying there, to doing too much. Think about what happened in Afghanistan when we had 13 service members killed. He went from total debacle of withdrawing troops, then in order to appear strong, they do an airstrike and ended up killing 9 or 10 innocent civilians in a van. . . . Putin is calling the shots here. This is very complicated. . . . I do not understand why there’s a potential to send 50,000 troops to Europe. The only time you really deploy troops is if you are willing to start a shooting war.

ACLJ Senior Counsel Andy Ekonomou summed up this very dangerous situation:

I am not meaning this to be an alarmist. But when you are sending United States troops to Eastern Europe and you have Russia on one side and the United States and troops on the other, and Ukraine in the middle, it reminds me of a very bad thing that happened in the Middle East and that is war.

Today’s full Sekulow broadcast is complete with even more analysis of Russia preparing for an invasion into Ukraine.

Watch the full broadcast below.

Used with the permission of the American Center for Law and Justice.

Jordan Sekulow is an attorney and host of Jay Sekulow Live! and Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice’s (ACLJ) weekly television broadcast. Mr. Sekulow has served as a liaison between the ACLJ and its international affiliates. In 2014, he was appointed a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University at Harris Manchester College and served as a member of the Summer Research Institute at Oxford from 2014-2016. Sekulow is a graduate of Regent University School of Law, where he served as co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Regent Journal of Law and Public Policy.