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DECEMBER 2021

“Soul-less” Putin Challenges “Killer” Biden To A Live Debate

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Update (1730ET): In addition to the tit-for-tat slur-trading, Russian President Putin told a Russian state television reporter:

“I’ve just thought of this now… I want to propose to President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it basically live, as it’s called. Without any delays and directly in an open, direct discussion. It seems to me that would be interesting for the people of Russia and for the people of the United States.”

A live TV debate?

“I don’t want to put this off for long. I want to go the taiga this weekend to relax a little,” Putin said.

“So we could do it tomorrow or Monday. We are ready at any time convenient for the American side.”

The Russian leader also said he wished Biden “good health.”

“I would say to him: ‘Be well.’ I wish him good health. I say that without any irony, without jokes,” Putin said.

Given that it has been over 60 days since President Biden has taken questions in a formal press conference, we suspect The White House will not be jumping at the chance; though we are sure Biden will suggest “taking him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded to Biden’s explosive Wednesday interview wherein he agreed with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that Putin is a “killer”. In his characteristic way of using his wry humor and wit to perhaps lighten the intensity of the situation and expose it as somewhat asinine, the Russian leader simply said that evaluating other countries “is like looking in a mirror”.

“I wish him good health” Putin quipped while noting the US president is probably engaged in a bit of psychological projection, according to Russian state sources. “I say that without irony or joking.” Here’s what Putin said in context:

“It takes one to know one,” Putin said in televised remarks, using a saying from his childhood.

“That’s not just a children’s saying and a joke. There’s a deep psychological meaning in this.”

“We always see in another person our own qualities and think that he is the same as us.”

Putin added that he wished Biden, 78, good health. “I’m saying this without irony, not as a joke.”

"Soul-less" Putin Challenges "Killer" Biden To A Live Debate

“When I was a kid, when we were arguing with each other in the playground, we used to say, ‘Whatever you say [about others] is what you are yourself,'” Putin explained.

The comments were made on Russian television Thursday, the day after Biden’s ABC News interview aired wherein Biden also asserted that Putin “doesn’t have a soul”.

Here’s the key controversial part of that interview that Putin is responding to:

Asked whether he believes Mr Putin is a “killer” in a pre-taped interview that aired on Wednesday, the president responded: “I do.”

“The price he’s going to pay, you’ll see shortly,” he said. Mr Biden recalled meeting Mr Putin, during which he reportedly told him that he “doesn’t have a soul”: “I wasn’t being a wise guy.”

“He looked back at me and said, ‘We understand each other’,” Mr Biden said.

“I know him relatively well,” Biden had introduced the comments with, and added that “the most important thing dealing with foreign leaders in my experience… is just know the other guy.”

Meanwhile amid the rapidly spiraling relations the Kremlin had recalled its ambassador to the United States late in the day Wednesday.

When pressed about Biden’s “killer” comments about Putin, Psaki tried to play it down:

At Wednesday’s press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to specify whether the president believes the Russian president, literally or metaphorically, is a killer.

He’s not going to hold back in his direction communications [with Russia]. He’s not going to hold back publicly,” Psaki said.

And further on the recalling back home to Moscow of Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov, Psaki said the administration “is going to take a different approach in our relationship to Russia than the prior administration. …We are going to be straightforward and we are going to be direct in areas where we have concerns.”

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BMWA1

A daring move on Putin’s part. With the Great Sheppard Biden now being advized not only by Tommy, but also now it seems by the Great British Thinker Terrence F. Whitte, formerly of the esteemed Viz Mag (Fat Slags, Mr. Logic etc.)…his rhetorical prowess must by now be retired to the highest possible levels.

Supreme Blyat

The stocks didn’t move one point.

Ivan Freely

Neither did the interest rate.

Supreme Blyat

I think you know how the stocks were shaking when Trump haad spars with Xi

farbat

you obviously dont seem to understand that the american stock market fed and most of the economy are decoupled from eachother

Supreme Blyat

Stock market is international not american.

farbat

you cant work with the american numbers they are all fake the inflation on the ground is not shown because they make stuff cheaper put trash in food outsource and other stuff like that to hide it but america is right now pretty much not just in a depression but inside the first steps of the collapsing phase and i said it for a long while now it was 3 presidential cycles and now its just 2 left til america will be completely collapsed and changed

Supreme Blyat

Stocks are not “american numbers”. All the countries participate.

johnny rotten

“I met with incumbent US President Joe Biden at various international events,” Medvedev pointed out. “He gave the impression of a reasonable person then,” he added. “However, it seems that time hasn’t been kind to him,” Medvedev said, declining to give further comment. “I can only quote Freud: ‘Nothing in life is more expensive than illness and stupidity’,” Medveded said.

BMWA1

But bolstered now by the advizes of Terrence F.-Whitte?

Just Me

The make believe President Joe Biden has turned down a debate challenge from Russian President Vladimir Putin after being called for labeling Putin a
“killer” with no “soul,” in a massive optical foreign relations defeat
for the Biden administration and casting serious doubts about his mental state and worsening dementia.

The New York Post reported Thursday that White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki immediately shut down any prospects of a Biden-Putin debate.

“​I don’t have anything to report to you in terms of a future
meeting. The president will, of course, be in Georgia tomorrow and quite
busy​,” Psaki said.

As National File reported Thursday afternoon, Putin’s careful and calibrated response to the Biden insulting “killer” comments dealt a serious verbal counterpunch to the old gaffe prone U.S.President, who in a confused state has also called Kamala Harris as the President.

Just Me

It is now official Biden is a moron and a puppet.

Video of Joe Biden Saying ‘President Harris’ Viewed Over 2.5 Million Times

SOF

Everyone with a few brain cells of awareness knows US is cornered and checkmated. Russia has recalled its ambassadors, and US is telling those working on Nord Stream 2 to stop work and leave. This is not a good sign.

HiaNd

For some irrational reason many people expect that Putin saves the planet after saving Russia…
US will self destruct and many positive things will take their course of action by themselves.
Flow with the tide…

Lazy Gamer

“We understand each other” lol. Putin must have been exposed to a lot of difficult negotiations to come up with such a half diplomatic half mafia style reply. Damn, both have no souls then and treat each other without. lol
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=foT9rsHmS24

burqa

Putin is backing up with President Biden leading this dance.
Putin knows Biden is preparing a response to the info war Russia has been waging against the West.
President Biden will take his time, consult others, look at things from different perspectives and work with our NATO allies whom Putin has also been attacking.
The coordinated response will be a strong one, sending lily-livered Trumpsters diving under the bed, whimpering.
Putin got out over his skis when he authorized electronic espionage against the Democrats in 2016 and had agents like Andrii Derkach feed fake Biden dirt to Rudy Giuliani and Republicans on the House and Senate intelligence committees. Another blunder was making it personal by going after Biden’s son.
Now Putin knows the hammer is coming down, but he doesn’t know when or where it will fall.
He just knows pain is on the way.
All Putin can do is bluff.
The chickens among us will scurry around cackling in fear.
President Biden will call his bluff as he leads a coordinated response by NATO.

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