Biden Used The ‘G’ Phrase. No, Not ‘Groomer,’ You F*cked Up Rightwing Perverts, He Mentioned ‘Genocide.’

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Properly, one thing monumental occurred in Russia’s warfare towards Ukraine, and it’s that Joe Biden gaffed out loud that Vladimir Putin is committing “genocide.” Why did Joe Biden say this? As a result of Vladimir Putin is committing genocide. Additionally it isn’t a gaffe, identical to it wasn’t when Biden known as Putin a warfare legal.

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We do not actually have any scorching tackle this apart from that we’re glad he mentioned it. Utilizing the proper terminology is vital.

After all, it is fascinating that Biden said it throughout some Construct Again Higher occasion in Iowa, and it was within the context of how life for Iowans should not suck as a result of “a dictator declares warfare and commits genocide a half a world away.” He later defined that it wasn’t an accident that he mentioned the G-word:


“It’s turn into clearer and clearer that Putin is simply attempting to wipe out the concept of being Ukrainian. The proof is mounting. It seems totally different than final week,” the president mentioned earlier than departing Iowa. “Extra proof is popping out, actually, of the horrible issues that the Russians have performed in Ukraine. And we’re gonna solely be taught an increasing number of in regards to the devastation, and we’ll let the legal professionals resolve internationally whether or not or not it qualifies, nevertheless it positive appears that solution to me.”

So that’s that. Politico notes that when Biden mentioned it, different members of his administration like Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan and Secretary of State Antony Blinken decidedly had not used the G-word. It’s a huge deal for the president of america and chief of the free world to make use of the phrase, and it was an enormous deal when he mentioned “warfare crimes.” (Additionally, Politico notes a little bit of a sample right here, of Biden getting in entrance of his administration on messaging. We expect it is humorous as a result of one of many QAnon/Republican smears on Biden, on prime of how he’s the groomer-in-chief, is that he is simply too senile to steer and is being puppeted round. Feels like he is simply high quality main the best way!)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy noticed:


In order that’s all fascinating. And it looks like it is coming at a second of this warfare that is fairly dang vital. (“The warfare’s decisive second,” Eliot Cohen writes in The Atlantic.) We’re studying stories that the Pentagon is speaking about how one can “vastly develop weapons for Ukraine,” because the Washington Put up puts it. In the meantime, it is seeming more and more likely that Russia has already used chemical weapons in Ukraine, as everyone knew they’d, as they’re nugatory genocidal trash. Joe Biden mentioned the US must reply to that in a proportional method. We could quickly discover out what which means, if Russian use of chemical weapons can be proven.

In different Russia/Ukraine information, you might keep in mind proper firstly of this battle that Tucker Carlson was spreading conspiracy theories about how Ukraine was the REAL thug and Zelenskyy was the REAL dictator, and “no nation that jails its opposition chief is a democracy.” After all, Tucker was mendacity, and the person he was speaking about was Viktor Medvedchuk, the previous chief of an opposition occasion in Ukraine who simply occurs to be so near Putin that Putin is his daughter’s fucking godfather, who’s truly been underneath indictment for treason.

Because the AP explains, he wasn’t truly in jail, however moderately underneath home arrest, however in some way POOF he bought away when the tanks rolled in. And now Zelenskyy’s forces have performed a mission and re-arrested Putin’s buddy:

In his nightly video tackle to the nation Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposed that Russia might win Medvedchuk’s freedom by buying and selling Ukrainians now held in Russian prisons.

Ivan Bakanov, the pinnacle of Ukraine’s nationwide safety company, mentioned on the company’s Telegram channel that Medvedchuk had been detained.

The assertion got here shortly after Zelenskyy posted on social media a photograph of Medvedchuk sitting in handcuffs and sporting a camouflage uniform with a Ukrainian flag patch.

Yeah, that statement from Zelenskyy’s tackle was fairly nice:

“I suggest for the Russian Federation to alternate this man of yours for our girls and boys who are actually in Russian captivity,” Zelensky mentioned in a video tackle posted on Telegram. Medvedchuk was handcuffed and matted, wearing military fatigues with a Ukrainian flag patch—a disguise worn to flee from the nation, in accordance with Ukrainian officers.

Need your boy, Putin? Zelenskyy is aware of one bizarre trick for that.

For an extended clarification of who the fuck this Medvedchuk chump is, and an entire bunch of whiiiiiiiining from Russian media about it, hit this Daily Beast link from Julia Davis.

Heaps extra articles in regards to the present state of Russia’s warfare in case you examine “web.”

However we do not really feel like typing anymore, so right here is your OPEN THREAD.

[Politico / AP]

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