Biden On Putin: ‘I Think He Is A War Criminal’

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President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” Wednesday, a rhetorical leap that came as civilian deaths mount in Ukraine.

It was the harshest condemnation of Putin’s actions from any US official since the war in Ukraine began three weeks ago.

Previously, Biden had stopped short of labeling atrocities being documented on the ground in Ukraine as “war crimes,” citing ongoing international and US investigations.

But on Wednesday, speaking with reporters at an unrelated event, Biden affixed the designation on the Russian leader.

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“I think he is a war criminal,” the President said after remarks at the White House.

The shift from the administration’s previous stance came after an emotional address to Congress from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who aired a video showing Ukrainians suffering amid Russia’s onslaught. Zelensky asked American lawmakers and Biden for more help defending itself, including a no-fly zone and fighter jets.

Biden responded in his own address a few hours later, laying out new American military assistance to Ukraine — including anti-aircraft and anti-armor systems, weapons and drones — but stopping short of acceding to Zelensky’s requests.

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  1. From the Speigel interview on July 23, 2007, the outspoken Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, a Russian novelist, and one of the most famous Soviet dissidents–

    Solzhenitsyn: I can name many reasons, but the most interesting ones are psychological, i.e. the clash of illusory hopes against reality. This happened both in Russia and in West. When I returned to Russia in 1994, the Western world and its states were practically being worshipped. Admittedly, this was caused not so much by real knowledge or a conscious choice, but by the natural disgust with the Bolshevik regime and its anti-Western propaganda.
    This mood started changing with the cruel NATO bombings of Serbia. It’’s fair to say that all layers of Russian society were deeply and indelibly shocked by those bombings. The situation then became worse when NATO started to spread its influence and draw the ex-Soviet republics into its structure. This was especially painful in the case of Ukraine, a country whose closeness to Russia is defined by literally millions of family ties among our peoples, relatives living on different sides of the national border. At one fell stroke, these families could be torn apart by a new dividing line, the border of a military bloc.

    So, the perception of the West as mostly a “knight of democracy” has been replaced with the disappointed belief that pragmatism, often cynical and selfish, lies at the core of Western policies. For many Russians it was a grave disillusion, a crushing of ideals.

    Do a search for (including the quotation marks) the entire Spiegel article:
    “July 2007 spiegel-interview-with-alexander-solzhenitsyn-i-am-not-afraid-of-death”

  2. Apparently, the US war-criminal-in-chief is too senile to remember the time when he openly boasted of his own war crimes, which confirms the correctness of the phrase, “it takes one to know one!”

    Do a search for:
    “Clip Of Biden Boasting He Proposed NATO’s 78-Day Airstrikes On Belgrade Goes Viral In China”
    (include the quotation marks)

    Obviously, the brain-dead US officials are unaware of the irony in approaching China to ask them to sanction Russia.

  3. Coming from the biggest war criminal of them all. All the countries the US have invaded and killed many innocent people in the name of freedom and democracy. Nonsense. It’s okay for y’all to do it, but Putin can’t. The rest of the world applauds the US when they start war, but hates Russia.

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