Biden Threatens Putin with ‘World War III’ If He Attacks NATO
'We have a sacred obligation'
Democrat Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that any attack against NATO could spark "World War III."
Biden spoke on the conflict at a House Democrat retreat in Philadelphia, promising to defend “every inch” of NATO territory from Putin and the Russians.
“Granted, if we respond, it is World War III, but we have a sacred obligation,” he said to his fellow Democrats.
Biden also reminded Putin he had deployed 12,000 American forces to NATO countries on the Eastern front to protect them.
He then warned fellow Democrats from urging military action in Ukraine itself.
As Breitbart noted:
He said any military action against Russia in Ukraine could escalate quickly, cautioning Democrats from supporting the idea of sending in American-operated warplanes and tanks or any American troops into Ukraine.
“Just understand. Don’t kid yourself. No matter what you all say,” Biden said.
“That’s called World War III. OK?” Biden said.
Apparently referring to Putin, Biden continued:
“Let’s get it straight here, guys … that old expression, don’t kid a kidder.”
“We will not fight World World War III in Ukraine,” he concluded.
The Biden administration continues ratcheting up pressure on Russia through economic measures, including sanctions.
Biden taunted Putin earlier Friday for believing the United States and Europe would not unite to support Ukraine and punish Russia with economic sanctions.
“He hoped to dominate Ukraine without a fight. He failed. He hoped to fracture European resolve. He failed,” he said during a speech at the White House.
“He hoped to weaken the transatlantic alliance. He failed.”
Biden also warned Putin he would pay if he chose to use chemical weapons in the ongoing war in Ukraine.
“Russia would pay a severe price if they used chemical weapons,” he told reporters at the White House after a speech Friday.