The atrocities that are happening in Ukraine are nothing short of stomach-turning sickening. Throw in the finger wagging of the international community while it continues to purchase Russian oil and it gets even more disturbing. But you already knew all that. Common Sense Conspiracy is here to make you think about what is not obvious from your gas pump or the local news. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the Russian invasion of Ukraine with our patented common sense approach.
Ukraine, Ukraine — Where Did I Hear That Before?
If you are thinking that there was a time that Ukraine didn’t dominate American headlines, well, you’d be right about that. Ukraine was of little to no significance for a really long time, until a fellow named Donald Trump called the President of Ukraine (yes, that same Zelensky guy) and asked him to step up an investigation into an American citizen that had been involved in some interesting business dealings in Ukraine. That phone call got Donald Trump impeached. However, it also set us on this weird course for Ukraine to dominate everything.
See, what no one talks about right now is who benefits the most if Zelensky doesn’t survive the Russian invasion. It’s not Putin. Zelensky would become a martyr and probably just inspire more resistance. Who else could it be?
Look no further than the American President. That’s right. Joe Biden and his son Hunter have certainly noticed that this is an unbelievably fortuitous series of events for their family and his presidency. After all, Zelensky is one of just a handful of people in this world alive right now that knows exactly what Hunter and the Biden clan were really up to in Ukraine. And there’s an excellent chance that his time alive could be in serious jeopardy.
Is Putin a Genius?
Donald Trump called Putin a genius on a conservative talk show that has many in America questioning his mental capacity as well as his motives. Is Putin that smart? Hard to say. One thing is for sure. He has spent the last decade or more building a war chest to the tune of the hundreds of billions. Sanctions are more symbolic than anything. Yes, the Russian people will suffer, and in some cases, the American people will suffer. Putin, not so much. He didn’t dream up this plan last month. He has built up the capability to what he is doing, and he seems to be all-in Texas Hold’em style. Meaning no turning back.
Did Putin realize the Zelensky-Biden connection? Almost 100% chance yes. He knew that Biden would want to stay as standoffish as he possibly could. After all, Russian forces rolling into Kyiv and killing Zelensky is like a political jackpot. Nothing eliminates your problem quite like, well, eliminating your problem.
Grand Conspiracy? Great Timing?
The answer probably lies somewhere in between. If you are asking if we think that Joe Biden orchestrated this all somehow to save his own presidency and his son… the answer is no. He’s not that smart, nor does he have the gift of that kind of foresight. Does he realize right now that Zelensky dying would be a huge win for him and his family? Almost definitely, and that’s even if someone else had to point it out to him.
So, with the rest of the international community sans China and North Korea behind him, Joe will wag his finger, pass meaningless sanctions that hurt all the wrong people, and quite possibly enter the United States into some terrible deals with other major oil producing nations that are just as questionable as the Putin regime. What he won’t do right now is commit to a wider effort to stop the atrocities in Ukraine. Why? Well, it would be a lot cooler if we could just wait until Zelensky goes down first.
Is Zelensky now just a pawn? Should Putin try to capture him? Does the United States really even want him to survive? We would like to hear your thoughts in the comments below.