Biden Reversing Himself Again on Regime Change in Russia.

A few days ago in Warsaw, President Biden stated that President Putin “cannot remain in power.” Within hours the White House corrected the President saying that regime change was not White House policy(As if the policies of the President and the White House he lives in represent different branches of government).

The White House explained that the President was not calling for regime change and was just upset over Putin and Russia’s conduct in Ukraine.

Now, President Biden is repeating a previous claim that Putin is a “war criminal” and would be held to account which certainly would entail regime change first to charge and then try him before a UN War Crimes Commission or the International Criminal Court.  If found guilty, he would certainly have to step down in order to serve his prison sentence.  The White House is not walking it back this time or explaining what the President really meant to say but was unable to clearly say when he said it.

The administration’s previous stance before Putin was to be careful not to upset him for fear of provoking him to further military aggression directed at the West or NATO, but with a Russian army shot full of holes, demoralized and in retreat after a failed invasion, President Biden(and the apparently separate entity of the White House staff) may see Putin as a limping and wounded beast that can be picked off now.

By only naming Putin as a war criminal the administration may also be hoping that those closest to Putin might arrest him(or bump him off) to get themselves clear of being charged with war crimes themselves.


Russia softens its negotiating position and may be looking at May 9th as their off-ramp to end operations in Ukraine

Russia is no longer calling for the surrender of Ukraine or its “denazification” and appears ready to bend on demands that Ukraine not join NATO and instead is asking for the country to have official neutrality as Switzerland has.

President Zelensky for his part is willing to discuss Ukraine being neutral but not while Russian troops occupy the country and only with third-party security guarantees and a referendum vote by Ukrainians.  He has rejected calls by Putin to disarm the country while saying he cannot risk WWIII by trying to take back separatist regions like Donbas.