Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised interview last week he has noticed Joe Biden’s “sharp, anti-Russian rhetoric” during his presidential campaign, while giving credit to President Trump for improving the two countries’ relationship.
Putin has largely stayed quiet on the U.S. election. Democrats have been critical of what they see as a cozy relationship between President Trump and Putin and have blamed Russian collusion for contributing to Trump’s victory in 2016.
During Putin’s interview on Russian state television, he did not refer to Biden by name, instead referring to him as “the candidate from the Democratic Party.” He said Russia is “unfortunately” used to the rhetoric.
Biden, who has called Trump “Putin’s puppy,” recently recalled the time, when he was vice president back in 2011, that he met with Putin.
“I said, ‘Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul’… And he looked back at me, and he smiled, and he said, ‘We understand one another.’”
U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia is playing an active role in trying to hurt Biden’s chances to win in 2020, even though Putin denies the charge.
The Associated Press said Putin seemed intent on hedging his bets in the event of a Biden victory in November. He said he was encouraged by Biden’s intention to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), which is set to expire shortly after the New Year.
“This is a very serious element of our potential collaboration in the future,” Putin said.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Rumor (history?) has it that the Cold War between the U.S. and Russia, which began in 1947, ended in 1991. But rather than seeking Peace on Earth and keeping relationships respectful, most of America’s politicians and all of the military-industrial complex – and their western counterparts (i.e., “allies”) – have not stopped waging the Cold War.
As we have been reporting since the end of the Cold War – from America’s Gulf War, Kosovo War, Afghan War, Iraq War… to its military interventions in Somalia, Libya, etc., plus its 800 military bases in 70 countries – Russia is a minor war-mongering nation compared to the U.S. track record of killing millions and stealing trillions from its taxpayers to wage these wars.
And, as we have reported in detail since the so-called “Russiagate” was launched by the Democratic Party and its media Presstitutes immediately following Trump’s win of the 2016 election, there has not been one shred of hard evidence proving Russia interfered with the election.
Yet, the drama continues, and most people buy it, just as most have swallowed other lies sold to them by their governments over the centuries. “Remember the Main”?
As the founder of Occupy Peace & Freedom, as I see it, to keep peddling hatred between the two nations, rather than creating movements toward peace, is morally, spiritually, and economically destructive. Indeed, America was an ally of Russia in World War II and would not have achieved victory when it did without them.
Yet, following World War II, Russia became its enemy, while Japan and Germany – for which over 400,000 Americans died fighting – became U.S. allies and business partners.