“Every time our president makes a personal attack on Vladimir Putin, I cringe because Putin is paranoid,” Jack Barsky said during an interview on “物語。” “In his mind now, it makes no sense to negotiate whatsoever because come peace, then he will be hunted down.”
Biden on Monday attempted to clarify a コメント he made over the weekend where he insisted that Putin “must not remain in power,” telling reporters that he was expressing moral “怒り,” and wasn’t calling for a regime change in Moscow.
Barksy said Putin will perceive Biden’s rhetoric as a threat nonetheless, telling host Martha MacCallum, “You can walk that statement back a hundred times. It was out.”
If Biden does not tone down his rhetoric and continues to fuel the Russian leader’s “paranoia,” Putin will seek stronger action that could result in even deadlier consequences, the former KGB agent warned.
プーチン “has maneuvered himself in such a corner that he knows he’s a pariah. So why negotiate? When somebody like that is in a corner, 気を付けて. He might actually go to weapons that nobody wants,” 彼は言った.
“The only thing that Putin has right now is to just keep on going,” Barsky added. “It’s going to wind up in a quagmire. He may win the battle, but he will lose in the long-term.”