The media is mythmaking again.
Biden’s Surreal and Secretive Journey Into a War Zone – New York Times
Cloak-and-dagger moves allow Biden to sneak into Ukraine’s war zone — Washington Post
Months of planning and days of secrecy led to Joe Biden’s historic trip to Kyiv – CNN
A parade of world leaders had already visited Ukraine Ex-UK PM Boris Johnson went three times. French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kyiv came last June. Others included Canada’s Justin Trudeau and the EU’s Ursula von der Leyen.
Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell and even Jill Biden all made “secret” visits already.
A whole bunch of members of the Senate and Congress already visited Ukraine including Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), Jeanne Shaheen, Chris Murphy, Amy Klobuchar, Kevin Cramer, and Roger Wicker.
And that’s just at a casual glance.
Visiting Ukraine has become like stopping by the Statue of Liberty or Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Everyone does it sooner or later even if they get nothing out of the experience.
It’s been done so often by top officials that pushing the idea that Biden was in grave danger is nonsense.
The only real danger in Biden’s trip to Ukraine would have been not telling the Russians. Killing a United States president, even if it’s Joe Biden, would (unlike everything people have said be much more likely to take us to WWIII.) Then again a defector to Russia killed JFK and Democrats spent generations blaming a “climate of right thing hate in Dallas”, the Cuban mafia and anything vaguely conservative to change the subject.
Still, there’s zero chance that the Russians would have rolled those dice. And yet media accounts insist that the Russians were not notified. If true, that would have actually put Biden at risk. It also would have allowed the Russians to claim plausible deniability if they did something.
So there are two possibilities here.
1. Biden’s people were dumb enough not to notify the Russians
2. They told the Russians, but lied to the American people about Biden’s whereabouts to make him seem cool.
I’m going to go with door number two.