A Warning From Biden Or Just Another Confused Statement?

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 17 months ago

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    Biden on Thursday when addressing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee let loose with this ---

    This statement appears to be when Biden went off script. He was closing and decided to add this .....

    "So I guess — I said I was not going to talk very long; I’ve already talked too long.  But — but there’s a lot going on in terms — both domestically and in terms of foreign policy.  And it’s a very —

    Let me put it this way.  Think about it: We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  We’ve got a guy I know fairly well; his name is Vladimir Putin.  I spent a fair amount of time with him.  He is not joking when he talks about the potential use of tactical and nuclear weapons, or biological or chemical weapons, because his military is, you might say, significantly underperforming.

    It’s part of Russian doctrine that they will not — they will not — if the motherland is threatened, they’ll use whatever force they need, including nuclear weapons.

    I don’t think there’s any such thing as an ability to easily lose a tactical nuclear weapon and not end up with Armageddon. "

    Source  --   Remarks by President Biden at Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Reception
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-roo … reception/

    So, what does it all means, Is it just another confused Joe statement, or is he really spilling the beans on what we can expect Putin to do?  Are we heading toward a Nuclear war with Russia, or should I say a proxy Nuclear war to take place in Europe?

    Scared yet?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
      Kathryn L Hillposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      ... we need to have faith in Putin. His mercy is our only hope.
      looks like.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image79
        Sharlee01posted 17 months agoin reply to this

        I can agree it will be up to Putin if he goes forward with using weapons of mass destruction. That decision is in his hands.

        I have not a bit of faith that this president whoever is telling him what to do can handle such a dire situation.

      2. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
        Fayetteville Fayeposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        I'm wondering if the shape of  his nuclear arsenal is similar to that of his  troops?

        1. Sharlee01 profile image79
          Sharlee01posted 17 months agoin reply to this

          Good point. I guess we can trust the Pentagon assessment or not.

        2. Ken Burgess profile image78
          Ken Burgessposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          All it takes is one to work.

          Clever analogy Faye, and if one or two are used, it will age oh so well.

      3. Ken Burgess profile image78
        Ken Burgessposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        True, because the alternative is having faith in this guy:



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        1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
          Fayetteville Fayeposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          The Pentagon says  no sign Putin is planning to use nukes.  He's the boy that cried wolf and at this point he has many sights aimed on him.  He could probably be taken out at a moment's notice and his country would be relieved. Thankful even.

          1. DrMark1961 profile image96
            DrMark1961posted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Yeah, it worked with Castro right?

            1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
              Fayetteville Fayeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

              I'm not sure I get your point. Apart from the missile crisis (which was precipitated by the Soviet Union), Cuba has never been a threat to the United States.  We stared down the Soviet Union at that time and they capitulated.

              1. DrMark1961 profile image96
                DrMark1961posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                I may have not uderstood your original coment but I think you were suggesting that the US "take out" Putin. (Like the US tried to do with Castro several times, even before the Bay of Pigs fiasco.) Besides being against international law, killing a leader is going to lead to all sorts of problems down the road. If the US were to do such a thing a Russian could come along and blow up some place in the US as revenge.

                1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
                  Fayetteville Fayeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  I think he'll be taken out. I think it would be naive to believe that many nations haven't been talking about the possibility and even planning for it. Whether it's by his own people or the Ukrainians or the United States backing either of the two.  Do you really think most of the world is going to continue to put up with this petulant little man threatening nukes? I don't. Mr Trump ordered the hit on Qasem Soleimani and President Biden on al-Zawahiri.  Let's not pretend these things don't happen.

                  1. DrMark1961 profile image96
                    DrMark1961posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    Those were not world leaders.

                    If the US does kill Putin they are going to create a Russian al-Qaeda. We both know what will happen after that.

            2. Sharlee01 profile image79
              Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

              Dr. Mark
              Yes, I am sure  Putin will be sure to tell us before he lobs a Nuke. I guess the people in Ukraine will have plenty of time to evacuate.

              We can only hope Biden is removed from his job before we end up having a nuke lobbed at the US.

      4. Miebakagh57 profile image72
        Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Kathryn, I'm laughing. When did you start believing in Satan?

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
          Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          WW three is in his hands. Whether you want to call him Satan or not. I heard a long time ago that unless a priest is absolutely sure he can extract a demon from someone, he doesn't dare try.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image72
            Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Kathryn, I'm sorry...I refer to Putin, as Satan. But I've since made a U-turn.                                     Yes, WW 3, is in his hands. I pray the Almighty take hold of Putin and put away the puppet in the White House.                                      Your priest, demon, and casting away analogy amused me. Thanks.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
              Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

              We need to help the Almighty.
              Get out of the Democratic Party. Stop cooperating with authorities who do not have our best interest at heart ... which they have no hearts, despite the fact that they act like they do.

              Acting, acting.

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
                Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                Call out their acting.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
      Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Are you?

      1. Sharlee01 profile image79
        Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

        I am very much scared. This president is clearly confused and is sitting in the White House making decisions that are hurting America as well as other Nations. I consider him, and his administration dangerous. I have never witnessed America being so compromised by a president. Not only his mental state, but his family has a lot of accusations of pay-to-play with foreign Nations swirling around them. (I must point out there have been no investigations into Joe Biden's involvement in Hunter dealing to date) However, the FBI and DOJ are currently investigating Hunter Biden

        Hopefully, if the Republicans win the Congress Biden will be removed, and he and his family will be investigated.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          "I have never witnessed America being so compromised by a president."

          Inviting unlimited "immigration" to our country isn't enough; Biden is also destroying a once proud military, while at the same time courting war from at least three sources. 

          It's a fairly long read (~10 minutes), but this article is scary.  Very scary as it is not being publicized at all and no one knows just how much damage is being done by Biden a fellow liberals.

          https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/the-rise … -military/

          1. Ken Burgess profile image78
            Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Who would want to fight for such a country that forces all that garbage down your throat? 

            Who would want to be part of that military?

            That is why they can't meet their recruiting quotas.

            That is why they can't retain their best and brightest soldiers.

            Still, I understand it.

            Rockets and drones don't need someone fit, or mentally stable, to control them.  It's just as easy for a transgender to push the launch button from half a world away as it is for a normal heterosexual.

            1. Readmikenow profile image95
              Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

              Do you think the woke policies instituted by the biden administration have also had an impact on the military?

              1. Ken Burgess profile image78
                Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                I know they have.

                The military, specifically Combat Arms, was where a man went to be a man among men, to prove himself, to channel his energy or rage or whatever fueled him.

                It was a place where men who would otherwise be violent malcontents could find purpose, I don't know what they have filling the ranks today... but I was a dinosaur when I left, that was over 20 years ago, I was part of the old-school thought process, I only made it as long as I did because I was very good at what I did and some very high up individuals knew it.

          2. Sharlee01 profile image79
            Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Great article, I provided it in a thread of its own. Deserves a good look, and should be something that concerns most Americans.

    3. peterstreep profile image81
      peterstreepposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I think it's a stupid and undiplomatic thing to say. As it can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image79
        Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Not sure if Biden had a slip of the tongue or was just having a moment of confusion. Later in the week, he claimed his son was killed in the Iraq war. he factually was in the Iraq war and spent a year there in 2009, however, he died in 2015 of cancer. He clearly was confused when he made that statement. I am inclined to feel his Armageddon comment was said in confusion.

  2. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 17 months ago

    Zelenskyy's plea follows Biden's 'Armageddon' comment
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    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged world leaders to act and stop Russian President Vladimir Putin as he warns that Moscow has begun preparations for the possible use of nuclear weapons.

    "They begin to prepare their society," Zelenskyy said during a BBC interview at the presidential palace in Kyiv. "That's very dangerous. They are not ready to do it, to use it, but they begin to communicate."

    "They don't know whether they'll use or not use it," he stressed. "I think it's dangerous to even speak about it."

    President Biden on Friday set social media into a frenzy when he said that Putin was "not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons," adding that "we have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis."

    The White House defended Biden’s comments, saying, "That kind of irresponsible rhetoric we have seen is no way for the leader of a nuclear-armed state to speak, and that’s what the president was making very clear."

    White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One that officials "have not seen any reason to adjust our own strategic nuclear posture."

    "Nor do we have indications that Russia is preparing to imminently use nuclear weapons," she added.

    Putin’s rhetoric and policy have grown more aggressive after Ukraine made significant gains and drove back the Russian military in the Donbas region, advancing 25 miles in one day this week after Putin claimed to have annexed the rebel region as part of Russia.
    Putin last month approved the partial mobilization of Russia’s military, allowing him to call a draft, which sent Russian men fleeing from the country to avoid military service in what has turned into an extremely difficult campaign for Moscow.

    And that has pushed Putin into a corner from which critics fear he will take the most drastic actions. He made renewed threats of using "any force necessary," including nuclear weapons, to defend what he viewed as Russian territory from other nations.

    Rebekah Koffler, a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer and the author of "Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America," told Fox News Digital that Zelenskyy is worried and has reason to be as Putin’s threat to use a nuclear weapon remains a "real possibility" that Western leaders may unintentionally provoke with their rhetoric.

    "[Zelenskyy] wants the U.S. and NATO to preemptively strike Russia to prevent Putin from unleashing Armageddon on Ukraine, but unintentionally, Zelenskyy as well as Biden … are ratcheting up escalation," Koffler said, explaining that what they see as a deterrent only "feeds into his paranoia."

    "Putin views it as his last and decisive battle that he cannot possibly lose because the stakes are of existential nature for Russia and for Putin," she added.

    Sources
    https://www.foxnews.com/world/zelenskyy … ar-weapons
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-begin … 55710.html
    https://vnews.bksfe.com/zelenskyy-inter … 11141.html
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl … 97726.html

  3. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 17 months ago

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    Emmanuel Macron --  Emmanuel Macron rebukes Joe Biden for ‘nuclear Armageddon’ warning
    The French leader called for ‘prudence’, while US officials sought to reassure that no new intelligence prompted the president’s comments
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/ … rmageddon/


    BERLIN

    The German chancellor on Friday warned against the use of nuclear weapons in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

    “We need to give a clear answer to nuclear threats: They’re dangerous for the world, and the use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable,” Olaf Scholz told a news conference in Prague.  https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/use-of- … ys/2705637

    He made the comments in response to a question about US President Joe Biden’s warning that the world now faces the highest prospect of nuclear war in 60 years.

  4. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 17 months ago

    Oct 4, 2022

    HHS purchases drug for use in radiological and nuclear emergencies
    As part of long-standing, ongoing efforts to be better prepared to save lives following radiological and nuclear emergencies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is purchasing a supply of the drug Nplate from Amgen USA Inc; Nplate is approved to treat blood cell injuries that accompany acute radiation syndrome in adult and pediatric patients (ARS).

    Amgen, based in Thousands Oaks, California, developed Nplate for ARS with support from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), as well as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.

    BARDA is using its authority provided under the 2004 Project Bioshield Act and $290 million in Project BioShield designated funding to purchase this supply of the drug. Amgen will maintain this supply in vendor-managed inventory. This approach decreases life-cycle management costs for taxpayers because doses that near expiration can be rotated into the commercial market for rapid use prior to expiry and new doses can be added to the government supply.

    ARS, also known as radiation sickness, occurs when a person’s entire body is exposed to a high dose of penetrating radiation, reaching internal organs in a matter of seconds. Symptoms of ARS injuries include impaired blood clotting as a result of low platelet counts, which can lead to uncontrolled and life-threatening bleeding.
    Nplate is also approved for adult and pediatric patients with immune thrombocytopenia, a blood disorder resulting in low platelet counts. Repurposing drugs for acute radiation syndrome that also are approved for a commercial indication helps to sustain availability of the product and improves healthcare provider familiarity with the drug.

    About HHS, ASPR, and BARDA: HHS works to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans, providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. ASPR leads HHS in preparing the nation to respond to and recover from adverse health effects of emergencies, supporting communities’ ability to withstand adversity, strengthening health and response systems, and enhancing national health security. Within ASPR, BARDA invests in the innovation, advanced research and development, acquisition, and manufacturing of medical countermeasures – vaccines, drugs, therapeutics, diagnostic tools, and non-pharmaceutical products – needed to combat health security threats. To learn more, visit medicalcountermeasures.gov."

    https://aspr.hhs.gov/newsroom/Pages/ARS-Oct2022.aspx

  5. Ken Burgess profile image78
    Ken Burgessposted 17 months ago

    What a f'n abomination this guy is.  Him and Zelensky.

    They started this.

    "Ukraine will take back Crimea by whatever means necessary, including war."  - Zelensky, March 2021

    Well, you got what you asked for, you two nitwits... war with a country that has the largest Nuclear arsenal in the world.  War with a country that considers Crimea part of its nation... NOT part of Ukraine.

    1. Readmikenow profile image95
      Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      "They started this."

      You do like to make the most ridiculous statements.  Are you aware that it is Russia who invaded Ukraine? I think a person with an adequate ability to reason would fault the Russians for this war.

      "Ukraine will take back Crimea by whatever means necessary, including war."  - Zelensky, March 2021"

      That's right.  Russia does not get to take parts of other countries when they feel like it.  When President Zelensky made this statement, it was at a forum on Crimea.  Representatives from other countries cheered his words.

      Again, answer me this, if Russia decided to annex Alaska because it had been part of the Soviet Union, should the United States simply let them have Alaska and forget about it?  Would anyone expect the United States to simply let Russia have Alaska because Russia has nuclear weapons?  Russia could also build a bridge from the Russian mainland to Alaska.  They could say that Alaska is closer to Russia that the United States.  Would you be okay with such a move by the Russians?

      You need to answer this question. I don't think you understand the situation.

      1. Ken Burgess profile image78
        Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        I understand it well enough.

        I've posted on here a break down of Crimean history, and just how many times since being "given" to Ukraine they have tried to separate from Ukraine.

        If Zelensky hadn't pranced around the world talking about taking back Crimea, if he hadn't put into Ukrainian law that they were going to take back Crimea, if Biden hadn't come out and said that America will never accept the secession of Crimea and fully supported Ukraine's efforts to take it back, then Russia would have no excuse for their actions.

        For over six years Crimea has been part of Russia.

        And in 2021 Zelensky, knowing America was going to back the war in every way, decided to make it known Ukraine would take it back.

        I understand just fine why Russia started this war NOW and not five or six years ago.

        Do you?

        1. Readmikenow profile image95
          Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          There is so much you don't know.

          I can tell you that when I went to Ukraine in the 90s after it gained its independence, the Russians still considered it part of Russia. First, they tried to install a fake president based on an election that was more fraudulent than what the democrats did in 2020.  All of the elections had been fraudulent and controlled by the Russians.  Everyone knew it.  Then they installed Poroshenko.  A man who could not even speak Ukrainian and took much of the country's wealth for himself.  That was enough.  The Orange Revolution took care of him.  Ukrainians were not going to take Russia's control over them anymore. 

          This infuriated Russia.  They could not handle having such little control over Ukraine. The Russians tried it again, but they failed.

          This led to the influx of Russian soldiers moving into the breakaway republics as "factory workers" as Russia armed them.  Then the breakaway republics started the war in 2014.  The Ukraine military was not that good at that time.  Still, out of the 65 oblasts taken by them, Ukraine got back 32 until a cease fire agreement was reached.  Ukraine would have taken back more but they agreed to a cease fire.  Russian then annexed Crimea.  Ukraine realized their military could not take on the Russian army directly at that time.

          I could go on. After the Orange revolution, many Russian-only television stations were taken off the air.  The same with Russian-only radio stations.  Russian was made a "second" language in Ukrainian schools.  Ukrainian was now the primary language being taught.  All towns and even road signs in Russian were now changed to their Ukrainian names.  Even the small town where my family resides changed its name to a Ukrainian name.

          The Ukrainian Orthodox church broke from the Russian Orthodox church.  Ukraine's national identity was growing, and Russian influence was being eliminated.  The thought of a truly free and independent Ukraine scared Russians. 

          You can say anything you want, point to any opinion by a military or political person you want, but I'm telling you, the reason for the war is that Russia and Russians are horrified by a truly free and independent Ukraine.

          The bottom-line is doesn't matter why Russia started it. An all-out war has been started between Russia and Ukraine.  Russia is used to the other countries in Eastern Europe just giving into them when they flex their military muscle.  I can only imagine the mental shock they are experiencing by Ukraine fighting them and winning.  Bullies hate it when someone stands up to them.  They made a big mistake in underestimating Ukrainian resolve to be free of all things Russian.  My one relative in Ukraine has banned speaking Russian in his home.  It is often referred to as the "Language of the Devil" by many people. 

          So, Russia has intended to invade Ukraine and take it over since it gained its independence in 1991.  Trust me, when visiting Ukraine, people from Ukraine who worked in Russia would talk about how the Russians wanted it to happen back then.  When they could no longer install their chosen leaders and control Ukraine, they then focused on the breakaway republics and annexing Crimea.

          Russia invading Ukraine was an eventually.

          You never did answer the Alaska analogy for some reason.  I wonder why.

          1. Ken Burgess profile image78
            Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            I didn't answer it because it is totally irrelevant and incomparable.

            Ukraine is being used as a tool for powerful interests being pushed by their front man Biden.

            Russia was happy to be in its little skirmish in the Donbas.  Crimea had seceded and was now part of Russia.  Things could have been negotiated down, Donbas tensions eased, the world remaining at peace.

            That didn't happen, Zelensky made law that Ukraine would take Crimea back by force, Biden supported him (pushed more likely)... and THAT was a declaration of war on Russia.

            Its American weapons, American money, and American experts fighting this war.  Period.  Ukrainians are just the pawns being used and they will fare no better than Iraq for it.

            And now we are very realistically on the verge of Nuclear war... if that happens, Ukraine will become a wasteland, and no Ukrainian will win, all of Ukraine loses.

            That's where this goes. Do you see an alternative that these lunatics (Zelensky and Biden) are offering?  Are they allowing Russia an out that doesn't include the annihilation of Ukraine?  Crimea isn't going to be taken without Russia releasing a nuclear strike, so what is the plan?

            There is no defeating Russia without the complete annihilation of Ukraine and how anyone can think otherwise is beyond my ability to comprehend.

            Not to belittle this matter, but there is a TON going on here beyond Ukraine.  The financial systems in many nations of the world are in total collapse, the Fed seems intent on keeping up its interest hikes until the whole global economy, bonds, stocks, banks, collapse entirely.

            Biden signed Executive Order 14067... one of many EOs signed by Biden that are treasonous and are set to doom all Americans, when the entire global financial system breaks down.  We are heading toward full blown despotism in our own country.  We aren't going to make it to 2024 to have a chance to vote this madman out... by 2024 it will be all over.

            The Biden Administration is dooming the entire world, the suffering that is about to commence will be like nothing the world has ever experienced.

            Ukraine is unfortunately going to suffer the most because of Biden's machinations, but we are all going to suffer, only the truly elite, the richest of the rich, are not going to be affected by it.

            1. Readmikenow profile image95
              Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

              "That didn't happen, Zelensky made law that Ukraine would take Crimea back by force, Biden supported him (pushed more likely)... and THAT was a declaration of war on Russia."

              You are a bit confused.  See, Russia annexing Crimea was an act of war.  Having soldiers move into a region of the country and break away from the host country is an act of war.  It is a shame you don't seem to realize this.

              "And now we are very realistically on the verge of Nuclear war... if that happens, Ukraine will become a wasteland, and no Ukrainian will win, all of Ukraine loses."

              Did you know that in 1991, Ukraine and many nuclear weapons.  They gave them up in an agreement known as the Budapest Memorandum.  It was an agreement between the US, UK, and Russia.  IF the UK and US are to honor this agreement, they would have an obligation to respond to any Russian use of nuclear weapons against Ukraine.

              "There is no defeating Russia without the complete annihilation of Ukraine and how anyone can think otherwise is beyond my ability to comprehend."

              No, Russia's military is failing.  Their population is against the war.  It is paying a heavy worldwide political and military price for this war.  Maybe too much of a price.  Their military will take decades to rebuild to what it once had been.  Once they go back behind their borders, they will have lost.  This will happen.

              The Alaska analogy is very relevant.  Again, I suppose you refuse to answer it because the answer will prove my point.

      2. Sharlee01 profile image79
        Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Mike, what did you think of Biden's statement in regard to "armageddon"?

        "Let me put it this way.  Think about it: We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  We’ve got a guy I know fairly well; his name is Vladimir Putin.  I spent a fair amount of time with him.  He is not joking when he talks about the potential use of tactical and nuclear weapons, or biological or chemical weapons, because his military is, you might say, significantly underperforming.

        It’s part of Russian doctrine that they will not — they will not — if the motherland is threatened, they’ll use whatever force they need, including nuclear weapons.

        I don’t think there’s any such thing as an ability to easily lose a tactical nuclear weapon and not end up with Armageddon. " Joe Biden

        World leaders were quick to respond.

        1. Ken Burgess profile image78
          Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          If Biden spouts off that we are going to have Armageddon, you had better start getting prepared for it.

          Biden spouted off that Russia was going to invade Ukraine, because he knew they had no choice, to not at least try was to simply wait for Ukraine to build up its American provided forces and weapons to take back Crimea.

          Biden spouted off that they would shut off the Nord Stream, and wouldn't you know it, its been shut off, permanently. 

          So when Biden spouts off that there is going to be a nuclear war, expect it.

          He just said if Russia is attacked they will use whatever is at their disposal to defend themselves, and Putin promised that includes nukes.

          So there is a problem, because Russia considers Crimea to be part of Russia, and it has been for 6 years now, with no issues from within Crimea.

          Anyways, don't listen to me, listen to someone far more experienced and in the know... someone who essentially restates everything I have been saying on all these topics... difference is, he is a former Colonel and Senator:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALb2FPXFro4

        2. Readmikenow profile image95
          Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          I think biden should not be permitted to comment on anything beyond what he had for lunch.

          The attitude in Ukraine by those I speak with is "We can't worry about it.  We can't let that stop us from liberating our territories."

          If putin is going to use them, there is nothing biden has said or will say that will change his mind.

          1. Sharlee01 profile image79
            Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

            I see Ken's point about Biden's many blunders, that ultimately did come to fruition.  He has a long history of being a man that tries to build up his ego with the persona of --- I know more about this than you" type statements.

            In my view, he should not even be getting briefed on the war. His mouth is dangerous.

            I agree, if Putin did or does decide to use nuclear or bio-weapons, there is little anyone can do. But, we don't need Biden putting Putin in a corner, making it almost look like Putin would be weak if he does not use them.

            In my view, Biden has little care about the people of the Ukraine, as he has little care about Americans. He is fighting a proxy war, a chess game when he does not even have the mental capacity to play checkers.

            1. Ken Burgess profile image78
              Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

              Biden has not made blunders.

              Biden is a key member of the World Economic Forum:

              https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/j … eat-reset/

              Biden is a key supporter of all of the UN's Agenda 2030 goals:

              https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/wash … ion-treaty

              https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-roo … rotection/

              https://www.heritage.org/global-politic … ed-nations

              Biden is fast tracking America to its demise, he serves the interests of global players and corporations that have no qualms sacrificing America's best interests or American's wellbeing.

              Biden is fast bringing us to a terrible place, the suffering will be immense, the destabilization of civilization could become severe, no nation will be free of this anguish.

              Only those "stakeholders" only the very rich will survive unscathed.

              1. Sharlee01 profile image79
                Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                Well, Ken, I made my way through your links... I suggest anyone that picks up on your comment do the same. if I were not already very concerned, I certainly am now. My God how in the world did all this wool be pulled over our heads with such speed? We either wake up to what this administration is doing or become a Nation that is led by dictators.

                They have followed the ideology of Conquer and divide, and sweep in.

                Like no other time do we need to stand for our democracy. It has become apparent to me that over the past two years we have lost many rights, and this does not seem to concern the masses. We are in trouble.

                It shocks me that they would choose Biden as the trojan horse. Such a clearly inept man.

              2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
                Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                There's a simple solution to this problem. Should I say: God save America? But rather Americans should rise up against Biden to be impeached.                                    Nevertheless, America, being God's own country, I pray, God save America!

                1. Nathanville profile image92
                  Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  Miebakagh
                  Where you say in your other comment further down:-

                  “But how come you Brits fought the 'enemy' 'n the air, under the sea, and on the land, under late Prime Minister, Winston Churchill?”

                  In answer to your question:-

                  Britain was at war with Germany during WWII.

                  From the 7th September 1940 until the 11th May 1941 German war planes dropped thousands upon thousands of bombs on cities across Britain, mostly in London; the German bombing raids destroyed over 2 million homes across Britain.

                  Bristol was bombed six time during that time; something my parents and grandparents remembered vividly.

                  The first air raid in Bristol lasted over six hours, with 148 German bombers dropping 1,540 tonnes of high explosive bombs and over 12,000 incendiary bombs down on the city, on that first night alone.  In total 89,080 buildings in Bristol were destroyed during the bombing raid, of which 81,830 were houses, and a further 3,000 houses had to be demolished because of bomb damage.

                  Then from the 10th July to the 31st of October 1940 was the famous Battle of Britain, where British war planes fought German war planes in the British sky.  The British war planes were outnumbered, but fortunately Britain won that battle for air superiority over Britain; if they hadn’t then Germany’s intention was to do a land invasion of Britain.  But because Britain won the battle of the skies, Germany instead targeted Russian rather than Britain for its next conquest.

                  •    Battle of Britain Statistics:  https://youtu.be/O3AsxBQzkmI

                  •    Bristol (where I live) bombed by the Germans during WWII:  https://youtu.be/vIVaXQu5LUI

      3. Nathanville profile image92
        Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Readmikenow; I absolutely agree with you; and where (further down) you say "Russia is used to the other countries in Eastern Europe just giving into them when they flex their military muscle.  I can only imagine the mental shock they are experiencing by Ukraine fighting them and winning.  Bullies hate it when someone stands up to them. Absolutely, well said.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image96
          DrMark1961posted 16 months agoin reply to this

          I did not think Alaska was analagous but the comment did make me think of England and Ireland. How would the UK react if part of the people of Belfast stood up and demaned their independence?

          I guess we already know. They would send in their army.

          Russia is not the only bully in the world.

          1. Readmikenow profile image95
            Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            I think just like Russia and Ukraine that have a history that goes back hundreds of years, the same be said of the relationship between Ireland and England.

            I do know that most residents in Northern Ireland consider themselves to be British citizens.  If you've ever been there, they are proud of it.  So, the question would be does England have a right to protect its citizens? It is not a case where England is being a bully.

            1. Ken Burgess profile image78
              Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

              Russia and Crimea have a history that goes back hundreds of years.

              Crimea is not uniquely or historically tied to Ukraine.

              Ukraine itself is a conglomeration of parts sundered from other nations.

              There is a very real difference in opinions and perspectives and histories between those in Western Ukraine and those in Eastern Ukraine.

              Beyond that, Crimea is even more separate and unique.

              Ireland is good for comparison only in the context that some wanted their freedom from the UK... but they did not have a history and culture with another nation.... Crimea does, Crimea is Russian.

              Crimeans speak Russian, have Russian family members, have always considered themselves part of Russia, moreso than they felt themselves part of Ukraine... the entire time they had been part of Ukraine they attempted to secede, declare independence, or re-unite with Russia... not at any one point, throughout the entire time since they had been "given"" to Ukraine during the USSR... which meant nothing, because they were all beholden to Moscow at that time.

              I don't believe there would be a war in Ukraine today (Donbas skirmishes excepted) without Zelensky declaring Ukraine would take Crimea back by force.

              That saber rattling, that rhetoric, was tantamount to a declaration of war on Russia... fully supported by Biden and DC from day one.

              In truth, they will never let Zelensky negotiate a peace, they will see Russia destroy Ukraine first, that is what they want, enough of an excuse for America (NATO) to become directly involved (even more than it is).

              These fools are going to bring about the destruction of human civilization as we know it, we are all going to suffer for it, unless you are a billionaire and have your own private island or mountain fortress.

              There is no way Ukraine can win without American intervention... and there is no way there will be American intervention without it going nuclear.

              1. Nathanville profile image92
                Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                Ken, where you say “Ireland is good for comparison only in the context that some wanted their freedom from the UK... but they did not have a history and culture with another nation....”

                Well actually, for your information…..  Ireland does have a history, culture and language with another nation: The Celts.

                The English history and culture is predominantly the amalgamation of the Anglo-Saxons (Germans) who mass migrated to England (except for Cornwall) from the 5th century (after the Romans retreated back to Rome (Italy)) and the Normans (Normandy, France, of Viking origin e.g. Scandinavia) who invaded and occupied England from 1066.  Both my maternal and paternal side of the family are of Norman origin, migrating to England after the 1066 invasion.

                While in contrast, the native Irish are Celts, who occupied Britain long before the Roman invasion of England in 43 AD.  The Celts have their own history, culture and language.

                England first invaded Ireland in 1169; and fully invaded and occupied Ireland from 1649, confiscating land from the native Irish and giving it to the English; and from that time, until the Irish rebellion against British rule in the 1920s it was illegal for the native Irish to own or lease land above a certain value – consequently, by 1778 the native Irish held just 5% of land in Ireland.

                In 1800, following a failed Rebellion of 1798, where the Irish fought to end British Rule in Ireland, a Peace Treaty was signed, whereby Ireland (under international law) legally became part of the UK (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).

                Below is the Sinn Fein 2016 General Election Political Broadcast – spoken in the native Irish language:  https://youtu.be/cVMGSvoo6mA

                1. DrMark1961 profile image96
                  DrMark1961posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  Great post, you obviously know about the origin of the northern workers then.My apologies if my earlier comment came out rude.

                  1. Nathanville profile image92
                    Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    Thanks, my interest in Ireland mainly stems from an interest in British history primarily in respect researching my family history (genealogy), and because my wife’s father was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Protestant).

                  2. Nathanville profile image92
                    Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    Dr Mark….

                    Russia signed a non-aggression pact with Germany on 23rd August 1939; and from the 17th September 1939 had a German-Soviet pact of coordinated operations to seize parts of Eastern Europe together.  That pact came to an abrupt end on 22 June 1941 when Germany launched and invasion on Russia.

                    The reason Germany switched its sights on invading Russia instead of Britain is because it lost the Battle of Britain; a 3 ½ month air fight over mainland England for air superiority as a prelude to invading Britain.

                    So yes, if Britain hadn’t declared war on Germany in 1939, after seizing France, and the most of the rest Europe, Britain would have been its next target.

                    Ukraine is not part of the USA, but Ukraine is part of Europe, as is the UK; so yes, my perspective in that respect may well be different to Ken.  But it still doesn’t alter the fact that if Russia were allowed to conquer more and more of Europe, unopposed, it would become a superpower that would be a real threat to America; and by that time it would be too late for America to do anything about it.

                2. Ken Burgess profile image78
                  Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  Again, the two don't compare.

                  Ireland is not Crimea.

                  The escalation of this war centers around Crimea's secession and acceptance as part of Russia, at a time when there was no elected government in Ukraine.

                  Crimea, since it was "given" to Ukraine tried repeatedly to secede, gain it's independence or rejoin Russia, constantly, repeatedly.

                  This is a war about power, energy, control.  To say it is about freeing Crimea or returning it to Ukraine is just the excuse being used.

                  This isn't a typical interference by America, this isn't Iraq or Libya, this is Russia, they have more than a few nukes.  Our escalating this war is pure insanity.

                  This war would be over if America was not injecting billions, weapons, Intel and expertise.

                  No one recognizes this more than the Russians.

                  1. Readmikenow profile image95
                    Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    "Crimea, since it was "given" to Ukraine tried repeatedly to secede, gain it's independence or rejoin Russia, constantly, repeatedly."

                    This reminds me of Puerto Rico.  You need to read about the Jayuya Uprising and the Freedom Fighters.  Yet, it is still part of the United States. Did you ever hear of the saying "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks?"

                    "This war would be over if America was not injecting billions, weapons, Intel and expertise."

                    Ukrainians would still find a way to fight the Russians and remain free.  The only reason Ukraine has the support of NATO and the United States is that it is in their best interest.

                    Russia's military has been degraded to the point where it is not much of a threat to any other country.  This puts the United States and NATO in a superior position to Russia.

                  2. Nathanville profile image92
                    Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    No Ireland is not Crimea, but Ireland was a Sovereign State that was invaded and occupied by a foreign nation e.g. the English. 

                    In response to your initial comment, as I said previously " Ireland does have its own history, culture and language (separate from and different to the English), specifically, they are a Celtic nation, not British.

                    Crimea did not become part of Russia Empire for the first time until 1783, Ireland fully became part of the British Empire in 1649 (by force).

                    Historically there are more similarities between the Russian Empire and the British Empire than you seem to like to admit?

                    And, although the USA, as the biggest economy in the free world is by far contributing more than other nations; it's not the USA alone who is helping the war effort; the Wikipedia link below is comprehensive and detailed in what aid each country is giving.

                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_f … pean_Union

                    As well as financial, humanitarian and military aid, the UK is also hosting training programmes, supported by a number of allies, with the aim of providing military training in the UK of tens of thousands of Ukrainian personnel.  https://youtu.be/VlCb1Lg4WZs

            2. DrMark1961 profile image96
              DrMark1961posted 16 months agoin reply to this

              I have been there many times and have people there. They consider themselves Irish, not British. The English have been killing them for hundreds of years. It is a case of being a Bully.

            3. Nathanville profile image92
              Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

              Yep Readmikenow; until now the majority of residents in Northern Ireland were British (English origin), but in 2021 that changed; for the first time in its history the majority of residents in Northern Ireland are now of Irish (Celtic) origin – Currently, as from 2021:

              •    45.7% of Northern Ireland citizens are of Celtic origin (Catholic), while
              •    43.48% of Northern Ireland citizens are of English origin (Protestant).

              Yep, the Protestants (English origin) in Northern Ireland are very proud to be British; far more patriotic to be British than most English people e.g. the British flag flying on every street and in every house in the Protestant areas of Northern Ireland - Apart from the tourist areas of London, you'll hardly ever see the British flag flying in England.  While on holiday in Durham, England earlier this year, we saw as many Ukrainian flags flying as British or English flags.

              But venture to the Catholic areas of Northern Ireland (people of Celtic origin), and they hate the British; that’s why, over 20 years after the signing of the Peace Treaty in 1998 the two communities in Northern Ireland are segregated by the ‘peace walls’ – the Irish (Celtic origin) and the British (Anglo-Saxon/Norman origin).

              PEACE WALLS IN BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND:  https://youtu.be/62qX5xxYKZ0

              1. DrMark1961 profile image96
                DrMark1961posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                They were never English, they were poor Scots farmers that England put there after they had killed the poor Irish farmers.

                Not all Protestants are of English origin anyway.

                1. Nathanville profile image92
                  Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  Yep, technically you are right, especially in Northern Ireland; I was just trying to keep it simple e.g. the Scots migrated to Northern Irland under British (English) Rule.  Although, as regards to southern Ireland (now the Irish Republic) that was generally occupation by the English and not the Scots.

                  1. DrMark1961 profile image96
                    DrMark1961posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    And they never forget that. I was doing an internship in Tralee with a Dr. Pearse. His family has lived in Ireland for hundreds of years, but he was still considered an outsider since he was not of Celtic origin.

          2. Sharlee01 profile image79
            Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Dr. Mark,  I must add, should America be responsible to stand in to be responsible to protect all of Europe?  Maybe time for the EU to start spending its own money to build up the military. I for one feel NATO just does not do enough.

          3. Nathanville profile image92
            Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Yep, absolutely Dr Mark; historically, Russia is not the only bully in the world, the building of the British Empire (Including Ireland) was just as brutal.

            Well yes, back in the 1920s, what you say above is exactly what did happen, and that led to civil war (war between Ireland and England) where England lost southern Ireland (now the Republic of Ireland), but managed to keep northern Ireland within the British Empire.

            With the signing of the 1998 Peace (Good Friday Agreement), following 30 years of civil war in Northern Ireland ((IRA (Irish Republican Army) fighting the British (English) in Northern Ireland)) from 1968 to 1998, there is written within the Peace Treaty a mechanism that gives the people of Northern Ireland the option of leaving the UK and being re-unified with southern Ireland (Republic of Ireland) via a referendum. 

            The primary objective of Sinn Fein (the political wing of the IRA) is to enact that referendum right (in the Peace Treaty), their main political obstacle in doing so being the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party), DUP (who represent the people in Northern Ireland of English origin) being the political wing of the terrorist organisation that fought the IRA during the 30 years troubles from 1968 to 1998.

            Protestants (English) and Catholics (Irish) in Northern Ireland:  https://youtu.be/z8LCsV6JWc8

  6. Kathleen Cochran profile image78
    Kathleen Cochranposted 16 months ago

    I prefer confusion to collusion. At least he can speak to an important issue without suggesting something ludicrous, like take bleach to fight Covid.

  7. Readmikenow profile image95
    Readmikenowposted 16 months ago

    Anyone who doesn't know or realize what a miracle the Ukrainian military is pulling off against the invading russian forces, here is a good video to watch.  It puts things in perspective.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZkRvCQ8gDM

  8. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
    Fayetteville Fayeposted 16 months ago

    I think some may be forgetting or not taking into account the will and the desire of the Ukrainian people to fight for their country. They aren't turn tails who dropped their weapons and ran. These are people who are deeply committed to maintaining their sovereignty.  No one is twisting there arm to fight Russia. We couldn't stop them if we wanted to.

    1. Ken Burgess profile image78
      Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      It does seem you love to ignore all the timelines and facts.

      Crimea has been part of Russia for over six years.

      No one was fighting over it.

      The Donbas region was contested, but no major military efforts were made in over six years... it was the perfect time to negotiate and end the conflict.

      Then Zelensky went on a world tour about taking Crimea back by force, held an assembly about doing just that, passed it into law that Ukraine was going to do just that.

      That was a declaration of war.  One Biden came right out the gates and said he supported 100%.  Biden said he would never accept Crimea secession, that too was a declaration of war.

      Everything else has been a reaction to that.

      1. Readmikenow profile image95
        Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        "The Donbas region was contested, but no major military efforts were made in over six years... it was the perfect time to negotiate and end the conflict."

        I'm afraid if you think no major military efforts were made in six years, you think wrong.  You might want to read up on that one a bit. 

        I think you don't answer the Alaska analogy because an honest answer would prove you wrong.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image79
          Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

          I must ask, and please do not take this in the wrong light. I simply want your opinion.

          Why do you feel NATO/ Us jumped in so quickly?  I realize they have made claims, I have heard them all. But, is it possible that they wanted to fight their war at the expense of Ukraine? Keeping the war far from their countries they have weakened Russia substantially, to the point Putin is threatening to use Nuclear weapons. They truely will act and subdue Russia if nuclear weapons are used, hence cutting them off at the
          knees.

          I mean NATO as well as the US  certainly knew by supplying weapons the war would weaken Putin, even perhaps force him to use weapons of mass destruction. I don't think they thought he would walk away as a loser. So, you tell me.

          Why was NATO/Us was so quick to jump to war instead of trying vigorous diplomacy?   This all seems very planned, I mean Russia took months with threatening build-up at the Ukraine border. I think it is obvious if NATO/US wanted to stop Putin at the Border they could have, and they should have. Russia was waging war against a sovereign nation.  Ukraine needed the world's help, not just weapons.

          They claimed they would not fight a war in Ukraine due to it not being a NATO nation, yet the US is most defiantly fighting this war.

          1. Readmikenow profile image95
            Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Sharlee,

            To that I have to ask you, "Why does it matter?"

            It is now an all-out war.  I consider the fighting the Russians nothing less than fighting the Nazis during World War II.  They have committed war crimes that are just as horrible.  If Russia isn't stopped here, they will move on to try and capture other European countries.  Maybe that is why the US and NATO are so involved. It only benefits the world if Russia is stopped.  There are articles in Ukrainian media where putin has expressed his desire to rebuild the former soviet union.  It is a dream of his.  putin was shocked that Ukraine put up resistance.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image79
              Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

              First, thank you for responding, I realize your heart is breaking due to your homeland being at war with a man that has no soul.

              Yes, it benefits the world if Putin is stopped. I feel he should have been stopped before they stepped foot in Ukraine, which I think we know could have been done if NATO/US stepped up to stop his aggression.

              My concern is, should not the world have stepped up and put forth some strong diplomacy, a summit to which Putin would have been invited, and strong threats of military support been offered to deter this man? I saw no real serious diplomacy, other than a few world leaders, and NATO/US statements. I found this all too strange. Do you personally feel more importance could have been put forth in regard to world leaders meeting to attempt to stop Putin before war broke out. I mean they had several months to initiate meetings.

              The UN did little --
              https://unric.org/en/the-un-and-the-war … formation/

              The UN did next to nothing while Putin built up troops at the border.

              Simply no real push of diplomacy was used at any stage, and sanctions were late and very weak. 

              What matters more to me is  ---   We as a world community should never have let this happen.

              1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
                Fayetteville Fayeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                Beyond all the diplomacy that was attempted, by many world leaders, what else could have been done to stop a man with a mission?  Even all of the severe sanctions that have been put into place up to this point have taken time to come to fruition. They certainly wouldn't have been enough at the time to make Putin turn back his forces that were on the border.

              2. Readmikenow profile image95
                Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                You are absolutely right!

                (Oh, FYI...Ukraine is not my homeland.  I'm and American. Ukraine is where my father's family is from, and I have relatives and many friends who live there.)

                Everything you stated is correct.

                Like an old saying goes, "When you are in the air, does it really matter why you jumped out of the airplane?  Now is the time to focus on landing."

                So, what mistakes happened in the past don't really matter. We need to focus on finding a way to end this war.

                1. Sharlee01 profile image79
                  Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  I so agree, we need to now concentrate on saving lives, and ending the war.

          2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
            Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Sharlee01, thank you 'diplmacy' is the answer.                                        I'm re-reading your thread and all its posts and replies...and I've hit on that why Putin, didn't handle the challenge diplomatically, when he knows that the US and NATO are bent on declaring war. I wars told Putin summon the  EU and they ignored him.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image79
              Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

              I so agree...

        2. Ken Burgess profile image78
          Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          Mike, I'm going to drop it because I know you are close to the situation.

          It's not personal to me.

          For four years there was no escalation during Trump, now Ukraine is in a war it can't get out of even if it wanted to.

          America/Biden will never allow compromise, the American forces there now will continue to attack Russian targets whether Ukraine wants peace or not.

          We have thousands of Americans in Ukraine fighting this war, and it's American intelligence and American satellites and American money and American weapons fighting this war... But it is Ukraine paying the price for it.

          1. Readmikenow profile image95
            Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            "Mike, I'm going to drop it because I know you are close to the situation.

            It's not personal to me."

            Fair enough. I have many close ties and a long history with Ukraine.

            "We have thousands of Americans in Ukraine fighting this war, and it's American intelligence and American satellites and American money and American weapons fighting this war... But it is Ukraine paying the price for it."

            You are absolutely right.  However, to be fair, there are thousands of people from around the world that went to fight for Ukraine.  Eastern European countries, Western European countries, soldiers from Australia, New Zealand as well as South America and more. They are called the "Foreign Corps." and they number in the tens of thousands of experienced and trained soldiers.

            I agree Ukraine is paying the price, but what is their other option?  The history with Russia goes deep.  I think I mentioned on a forum before there is a saying in Ukraine, "I'd rather die a free wolf than live as a Russian pet." I can tell you from the people I've spoken with in Ukraine, most of the have accepted the fact they could die any day.  The Ukrainians will fight down to the last man, woman and child to defend their land.  It is not just a saying.  They are determined to continue until Ukraine is free no matter what it takes. It is actually inspiring.

            1. Ken Burgess profile image78
              Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

              In my opinion Ukraine is led by a lunatic determined to destroy his nation, if not the world.

              Zelensky this weekend was calling for nuclear strikes in Russia, asking NATO to make the first strike.

              I cannot support this madman, as I have repeatedly said, he started this war in 2021 when he made it Ukrainian law/policy to take Crimea back by force.

              I wish there were leaders in control wanting to find peace, not those we have now that keep pushing to escalate it.

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
                Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                I know.

                Dear Putin,
                Please, please do not bomb ... anybody, anywhere!
                Yes Ukraine, the Nato countries and the US might deserve it. Yes, they have been disrespectful of your place in the world and in history.

                No, they do not understand your need for survival as a country and a nation. No, they do not understand that you are actually in a vulnerable position economically and physically. That even though you are a large country, you only have a small area where people live and thrive. They do not understand your vulnerable position of being bordered by NATO nations.

                I hope you can forgive the US for not staying neutral, which they should have done.  After all, what have you done to us? You put up with Trump for one thing, We were thankful for that tolerance and the peace your friendship brought during that time. Of course, the US, The world and YOU will benefit from refraining from using nuclear or chemical defense tactics.
                Thank you, for your consideration.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  ~ too much?

                2. Readmikenow profile image95
                  Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  "Ukraine, the Nato countries and the US might deserve it."

                  You really need to take some time and educate yourself on this topic.  It is obvious there is much you don't know about Russia, their history, or how they have treated Ukrainians.

                  Read about Holodomor. I don't think you know about it.

                  "The Ukrainian Genocide"

                  In 1932 and 1933, millions of Ukrainians were killed in the Holodomor, a man-made famine engineered by the Soviet government of Joseph Stalin. The primary victims of the Holodomor (literally "death inflicted by starvation") were rural farmers and villagers, who made up roughly 80 percent of Ukraine's population in the 1930s. While it is impossible to determine the precise number of victims of the Ukrainian genocide, most estimates by scholars range from roughly 3.5 million to 7 million (with some estimates going higher). The most detailed demographic studies estimate the death toll at 3.9 million. Historians agree that, as with other genocides, the precise number will never be known.

                  Through a study of the Holodomor (which has been referred to as the Great Famine), students can come to understand that the Holodomor is an example of how prejudice and a desire to dominate and control a particular ethnic group can lead to the misuse of power, mass oppression, and genocide."

                  https://cla.umn.edu/chgs/holocaust-geno … /holodomor

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    ... and after the worst of abominable nuclear or chemical disaster strikes, you will still be right.

              2. Readmikenow profile image95
                Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                Many, many Ukrainians disagree with you.

                President Zelensky is loved and admired by most of the population. He has been a truly inspiring leader.

                Did you take the time to read about the Budapest Memorandum? The US and UK committed themselves to protecting Ukraine from attacks with nuclear weapons, because Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons.

                Maybe it is the leaders of the US and UK who agreed to the Budapest Memorandum you believe are madmen. President Zelensky is only mentioning what was previously agreed to by other countries. 

                I still think you are confused. The war started when Russia invaded a sovereign nation with for no reason.

                1. Ken Burgess profile image78
                  Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  There is a lesson to be learned there, regarding making a deal with the US especially when it comes to disarming yourself.

                  Zelensky is not someone I admire or think positively about.  I don't believe you should rattle the saber of war, and then beg the rest of the world to come to your rescue.

                  For me it comes down to his declaration to take Crimea back by force, when you start talking sh__ don't be surprised when someone calls you on it, whether that be an individual or a nation.

                  1. Readmikenow profile image95
                    Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    "I don't believe you should rattle the saber of war, and then beg the rest of the world to come to your rescue."

                    The world is not rescuing Ukraine.  They are acting in their own self-interest.  The Ukrainian military has significantly degraded the Russian military.  They have put on display for the world the many flaws of the Russian military.

                    This information is vital for NATO and the US.  A seriously degraded Russian military is much less of a threat to Europe and the US.

                    "For me it comes down to his declaration to take Crimea back by force"

                    So? Again, there was no invasion of Russia. The invasion was of Ukraine. If President Zelensky did not act strongly and make such bold statements, who knows what else the Russians may have taken from Ukraine.

                    You don't know Russians. They don't respect looking weak. When you try to negotiate with them after they have taken something from you, they will laugh.  Brute force is the ONLY thing they know or respect.  Trust me, it was President Zelensky's back that was against the wall.

                2. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  Putin had a reason. Not a good one, but one. More than one.
                  Why do you not consider his view?

                  1. Ken Burgess profile image78
                    Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    Here is some non-MSM opinion/news worth considering on this matter:

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUq4zd5xjpU

                    First few minutes

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct7OBxEZWTo

                    First few minutes

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fqgcUwdAbQ

                    First few minutes

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjEqiv40YvE

                    This is what is coming... this is where Biden has led us.

                  2. Readmikenow profile image95
                    Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    Would you have considered Hitler's views?

                    Do you have any concept of the destruction he has done to Ukraine for no reason?  Have you heard the stores form the liberated towns and cities?  The public executions, the rapes, the looting, the murders of Ukrainian people. The UN has recorded thousands of war crimes. Now, because Russia is losing to the Ukrainian military, he is attacking civilian targets in Ukraine.

                    Putin is the 21st century Hitler. 

                    So, again, would you have considered Hitler's views?  I'm sure he had some.

    2. Readmikenow profile image95
      Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      You are right. There is so much history there most Americans know nothing about.

      This video confirms what you say

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZkRvCQ8gDM

  9. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
    Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago

    Putin's response to the destruction of the Crimea bridge:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs3iffgtK9M

  10. emge profile image80
    emgeposted 16 months ago

    I am inclined to agree with you and many of my articles on the subject articulated this viewpoint. I have another problem with the Americans they have always ditched their allies at the critical moment. You will remember Richard Nixon ditched General Chiang Kai Shek who was the American ally for nearly 3 decades in 1972 when he threw in the towel to Chairman Mao. The same thing happened in Vietnam when the Americans let the Saigon government go to seed in the face of North Vietnam's invasion. One cannot forget the frantic calls by General Yaya Khan who invoked the mutual defense pact with the USA in the face of Pakistan's defeat in East Pakistan. The Americans just sat on the request and the Indian army won. Similarly, they ditched the  Shah of Iran at a critical moment and allowed Khomeini to take over. In other places like Iraq and Syria, they have created a wasteland. I am pretty sure the same thing is going to happen to Ukraine which is already destroyed with 8 million refugees. the only solution is the removal of Zelenskyy which will happen ultimately.

    1. Ken Burgess profile image78
      Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Your views are harsh.

      But they are also far more objective than most Americans could give themselves.

      Elon Musk's views on this are similar to my own.

      https://www.thestreet.com/technology/el … ous-crisis

      His twitter poll:
      Ukraine-Russia Peace:

      - Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people.

      - Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake).

      - Water supply to Crimea assured.

      - Ukraine remains neutral.

      Did not get majority support.

      Its a shame, Ukraine will be made a wasteland that makes Syria look like a utopia, before Crimea is taken from Russia.

      That the West (America) refuses to accept this and pushes Zelensky to the idiotic demands he keeps making simply dooms millions more people to their deaths.

      Truly sad, Ukraine was doomed the minute Biden was elected.

      1. Readmikenow profile image95
        Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        You are truly detached from the reality of Ukraine, Ukrainians as well as the history and relationship between Ukraine and Russia. Your comments only make this painfully obvious.

        So sad.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
          Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          big picture vs tiny.

      2. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
        Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        +1

      3. Readmikenow profile image95
        Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        I can honestly say that most Ukrainians would display their middle finger to these proposals.  They have done so to Elon Musk.  It displays a total and complete lack of understanding of the Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.  I would add total ignorance of its history. From the perspective of most Ukrainians these proposals are beyond ridiculous.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
      Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I can agree on that...but not only Zelensky, but the 'half-brain' Biden, plus the leader of NATO.

  11. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 16 months ago

    "Nobody Fuc-s with Biden"
    https://hubstatic.com/16189389_f1024.jpg
    So now Biden is threatening the Saudis...  And like they care?
    What will Joe do, stop buying their oil? LOL, Or perhaps cancel selling them multiple billion dollars with weapons? 

    Biden warns there will be 'consequences' for Saudi Arabia after the oil production cut

    Yes, old Joe is once again sticking his foot in his mouth ---  Really Joe? So, let's all sit by and wait for the fallout due to Biden's words. He is a man of lots of words, but no ability to fix any given problem.

    "President Biden warned Tuesday that Saudi Arabia would face "consequences" after OPEC+ last week announced the biggest cut in oil production since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Senior Democrats on Capitol Hill have condemned the decision by Saudi Arabia, the de facto leader of the oil-producing alliance, to reduce the global supply of petroleum. Higher oil prices are seen as helping Russia, the world's second-largest oil exporter, finance its war in Ukraine.

    "There’s going to be some consequences for what they’ve done with Russia," Biden said of Saudi Arabia in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. “I’m not going to get into what I’d consider and what I have in mind. But there will be — there will be consequences.”
    https://www.aol.com/news/biden-warns-co … 39870.html

    1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
      Fayetteville Fayeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Saudi Arabia is hugely dependent on U.S. defense assistance. They  purchase the vast majority of their arms from the United States. The country cannot substitute defense suppliers unless it wishes to partner with Russia, Iran or China for far inferior systems which have no interoperability with their existing weaponry.  I think President Biden will likely pause arms sales for a brief time for the Saudis to reconsider their position on oil.  It's our leverage, why not use it? 
      Without the United States, they will be compromising their kingdom's defense for quite some time.

      1. Ken Burgess profile image78
        Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Or the Saudi's will pour billions into ensuring Democrats lose elections across the board in 2024, especially the Presidency.

        In fact, I suspect there will be massive amounts of donations unlike in any election prior... and not for Biden and the democrats. 

        Also, I suspect the OPEC alliance and the BRICS alliance and the China-led Central Asian alliance to begin efforts to unshackle themselves from the dollar, or at the very least begin strengthening their alliances and further distancing themselves from America.

        We very likely are coming to a crisis point, where it is the Western World vs. the rest of the World.  The UN unity, or as close as it ever was going to get against Russia, will begin to fracture as more nations suffer in the coming months due to shortages of food, energy and collapsing economies.

        I think Russia's stance against the West (America) is going to inspire and galvanize a great many nations to move away from America, to resist American influence.

        I think Biden is the worst thing that ever happened to America, his coming on the tail of the Pandemic and his insistence to start a war with Russia may very well hasten America's downfall as global leader... and that fall may come amazingly quickly, in 12 months the majority of the world may turn against America, certainly Russia, China, and the nations allied to them are already there.

  12. Ken Burgess profile image78
    Ken Burgessposted 16 months ago

    Yes there will be consequences... to the American financial system, to people's pocket books, we may be returning to the 1970s long lines for gas, gas rationing, etc.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image79
      Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Definitely, And I imagine they will slam him with a Nov surprise. I mean Ken, how long will it take for this man to be impeached?   Today a few Democrats came out backing his threat, stating they hope he cuts back arms sales. Not sure if they got the memo -- the Saudis are proud, and unlike Biden won't let a threat die without a very substantial counterjab in the gut.

      This man just never realizes he is thought of as a weak ineffective leader, one would think whoever is pulling his strings would try to shut him up.
      Maybe the string puller is the inept weak leader?

      You know what this fool has the entire civilized world messed up due to his crazy agenda. No really, if one looks at what problems he caused, affected the world. His war on oil, his Russia war, his spending war...

      1. Ken Burgess profile image78
        Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Does he have an agenda?

        Lets see, war with Russia.

        Threatening war with China.

        Threatening dire consequences to Saudi Arabia... You know, the country the petrodollar aka the American dollar depends on just a bit.

        Oh yeah, almost forgot, half of America is a threat to Democracy, potential terrorists... I'm sure he has something in store for them after the elections.

        Biden is on one heck of a role and we haven't even reached the two year mark!

  13. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 16 months ago

    Speaking near Vail, Colorado on Wednesday afternoon (Oct 12, 2022), Biden declared the Camp Hale continental divide a national monument, and Biden shared he lost his son in Iraq. But this is just not factual...
    https://hubstatic.com/16190594.jpg
    This man is beyond confused!  A clip of Biden's comments was posted on Twitter by the Washington Examiner, receiving more than 600,000 views.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98tBhyYWAHY

    "The president said: "Just imagine, I mean it sincerely, I say this as a father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the conspicuous service medal, and lost his life in Iraq. Imagine the courage, the daring, and the genuine sacrifice—genuine sacrifice they all made."
    https://www.newsweek.com/video-joe-bide … al-1751433

    Beau Biden, the president's eldest son, did serve in Iraq with the Delaware Army National Guard from 2008-2009, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.

    However, Beau Biden died of brain cancer on May 30, 2015, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, rather than in Iraq.

    The then-vice president's son, who also served as Delaware attorney general, was 46 when he died."

    In my view, Biden is clearly suffering from dementia, and it would seem it is time that Congress deals with the issue we have a president that can not be trusted to make sound decisions.

    What is Confabulation?
    'The neurodegenerative processes that cause dementia have pronounced effects on a senior’s behavior, emotions and ability to think rationally. However, even as the brain incurs damage, it still struggles to make sense of the information and stimuli it receives and to work around lapses in memory and cognitive ability.

    Many dementia patients rely on confabulation to fill gaps in their memories, especially when compensating for memory loss in the early stages of the disease. According to a review article published in the International Journal of Neurology and Neurotherapy, “confabulation is the creation of false memories in the absence of intentions of deception.” Although a dementia patient’s distorted recollections of memories (and even events that never happened) may seem like blatant lies to a family caregiver, the truth is that “individuals who confabulate have no recognition that the information being relayed to others is
    fabricated.”

    https://www.agingcare.com/articles/how- … 144204.htm

  14. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 16 months ago

    BRAIN-FREEZE OR ONCE AGAIN JUST INAPPROPRIATE AND CONFUSED?
    https://hubstatic.com/16194014_f1024.jpg
    "A day after President Joe Biden drew criticism from conservatives on social media for giving unsolicited dating advice to a young teen girl in California, the president is again in hot water for claiming the "economy is strong as hell."

    The comment came during a conversation with a reporter at a Baskin Robbins in Portland, Oregon, who asked the president if he had any worry about the strength of the U.S. dollar amid rising inflation.

    With a chocolate chip ice cream cone in his hand, Biden answered: "I’m not concerned about the strength of the dollar. I’m concerned about the rest of the world. Our economy is strong as hell."  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llwEUH4Lnb4

    He added: "Inflation is worldwide. It’s worse off than it is in the United States. So the problem is the lack of economic growth and sound policy in other countries not so much ours."   

    "It’s worldwide inflation. It’s consequential," Biden also said.--- Read more
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden- … m-portland

    Hey Joe did ya pay more for your Choc Choc?

    Baskin-Robbins Menu Prices - PriceListohttps://www.pricelisto.com › Restaurants
    Item    Price    Change
    Kid's Scoop 2.5 oz. scoop    $3.6 +1.95%
    Triple Scoop    $7.33     +0.69%
    Double Scoop    $5.75     +0.52%

    Maybe you better start thinking more about the fact you were hired to represent America...

    AND THEN THERE WAS THIS
    https://hubstatic.com/16194053_f1024.jpg
    Creepy’ Joe Biden offers unsolicited dating advice to a young girl in an awkward photo op

    President Biden raised eyebrows this week when he got a bit too close for comfort to a young woman during an event in Irvine, Calif.

    After delivering remarks Friday at Irvine Valley College where he talked about his administration’s plans to reduce inflation and lower drug costs, Biden stopped for photos with a young woman, put his arm on her shoulder, and offered her some unsolicited dating advice.  “Now a very important thing I told my daughters and granddaughters — no serious guys until you’re 30!” he told the unnamed woman — leaning in close.

    “Ok,” she said, awkwardly laughing off the remark. “I’ll keep that in mind.”

    YUCK!

  15. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
    Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago

    Hypocrite

    Noun:
    1. A person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion.

    Adjective
    2. A person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.

  16. Brenda Arledge profile image79
    Brenda Arledgeposted 16 months ago

    There are many prophecies in the Bible...
    It could be that some of them are upon us.

  17. Readmikenow profile image95
    Readmikenowposted 16 months ago

    For those of you who wonder why Ukrainians are fighting the Russians so hard, watch these 60 minutes episode about the murders in Bucha.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8crdog2b_Bg

  18. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 16 months ago

    Biden ridiculed for spelling out ‘dot’ in website URL: ‘He will literally read any words’

    President Biden faced backlash from yet another embarrassing gaffe on Monday while trying to share a website to stop fraud in his student debt handouts plan.

    Biden stumbled along promoting the FTC’s website, spelling out the word "dot" while giving the URL.

    He is clearly getting worse... Thinking his son die in the war in Iraq.

    Democrats demanded Trump have a cognitive test and produce a report from his yearly physicals. Time for Americans to demand this man have a cognitive test, and a report of what medications he takes.

    So, when will our Congress do the right thing, and remove him from office?
    OH wait some did request several times Biden take a cognitive test.

    More than 50 Republicans call for Biden to take cognitive test, amid Dem concerns about president's age  -   More Republicans are joining calls for Biden to take a cognitive test
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/more-t … idents-age

    1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
      Fayetteville Fayeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      As long as we can get an IQ test on this one...

      https://m.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/ … 505212268/

      1. Sharlee01 profile image79
        Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Well, that seems fair. My money would be on her to score higher than Biden.

  19. Readmikenow profile image95
    Readmikenowposted 16 months ago

    The analogy between Crimea and Alaska may become very relevant very soon.  This is how the Russians test a country's air defense.

    "Russian 'Bear' Bomber Planes Seen Near Alaska Made to Carry Heavy Payloads

    Two Russian Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" bomber planes capable of carrying heavy payloads over long distances were intercepted as they flew near Alaska on Monday, according to a joint U.S.-Canada air defense organization.

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said in a statement Tuesday that the Russian planes were "detected, tracked, positively identified and intercepted" while entering and operating in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). The Federal Aviation Administration defines an ADIZ as "an area of airspace over land or water in which the ready identification, location, and control of all aircraft...is required in the interest of national security."

    "Two U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft intercepted the Russian aircraft which remained in international airspace and did not enter American or Canadian sovereign airspace," the release said.

    1. Nathanville profile image92
      Nathanvilleposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Yep, and on the 29th September a Russian fighter plane fired a missile in the direction of a British fighter plane in international airspace over the Black Sea - Fortunately, the missile missed.

  20. Kathleen Cochran profile image78
    Kathleen Cochranposted 16 months ago

    I always get a kick out of republicans questioning President Biden's intelligence. Seriously? After you elected Trump? And still support him?

    1. Sharlee01 profile image79
      Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I never witnessed Trump having signs of dementia. In my view, it is obvious that Biden is having cognitive problems, and should be removed by Congress. I have faith the American people will vote, and right the ship in regards to taking the majority, and the presidency.

      I always get a kick out of a particular liberal attribute.  Many seem to feel they have the right to just assume who another supports politically.

      1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
        Fayetteville Fayeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        I think it's a  fact that everyone has memory lapses, more often as they age, and that’s not the same as dementia. It's true as well that President Biden occasionally goes awkwardly off script, or gets testy, or mangles sentences, but he has been doing all that for decades. I'd call it a personality trait.

        Attacking President  Biden for his age seems like a strange way to court the baby boom and silent generations.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image79
          Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

          First, I did not attack Biden for his age, I made no mention of his age. You have once again read something into my comment that is not there.   As a nurse, I can share that dementia is not a gimmie with age.

          The leader of the free world needs to have all his faculties, in my view, Biden does not.

          1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
            Fayetteville Fayeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            My comment or choice of the word "attack" was meant for those in the Republican party/right wing media , not for you.. that's why it was followed with the statement about courting older voters.  Focusing on age-related decline is a strange way to appeal to older voters.
            I'd have to say again, you take things way too personally when there is no intention whatsoever.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image79
              Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

              I will take you at your word, and offer my apology.  I am going to take better care to read your comments more carefully.

              1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
                Fayetteville Fayeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                No worries.

  21. Kathleen Cochran profile image78
    Kathleen Cochranposted 16 months ago

    " never witnessed Trump having signs of dementia." It must have just been all the lies and crimes he committed. Comparatively, dementia would be a welcome change.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image79
      Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Well, in my view, our president needs to be cognitively sound.   Not sure Trump has ever been indicted for a crime. And in regard to mistruths, come on Biden has told his share.

  22. Readmikenow profile image95
    Readmikenowposted 16 months ago

    IF you support Russia, this is what you're supporting.  An army acting like the Nazis of World War II.  It is what Ukrainians are fighting to stop as well as free its people.

    "Russia kept Ukrainian prisoners in open-air cages and used mock executions to extract information, witnesses tell NYT

    After Russian troops retreated in eastern Ukraine, witnesses described widespread abuses.
    A witness told NYT of open-air cages; another spoke of being put through a mock execution.
    The reports came as the UN said Russia was responsible for many human rights abuses in Ukraine.

    Ukrainians in newly recaptured parts of the country have alleged that Russian soldiers put them through horrors such as open-air cages and mock executions, The New York Times reported.

    Following the retreat of President Vladimir Putin's forces in eastern Ukraine, stories of widespread abuses have filtered through. Witnesses told the NYT of multiple instances of torture, rape, mutilation and arbitrary imprisonment.

    A UN investigation into human right abuses released on Tuesday found Russia responsible for the "vast majority" of human-rights violations in the war.

    One police official told the NYT that the full toll of abuse may eclipse what was uncovered in Bucha — the city in the Kyiv region where, in March, more than 400 people were massacred.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ru … 35f7918f5e

  23. Kathleen Cochran profile image78
    Kathleen Cochranposted 16 months ago

    Sharlee: You (and many others) have lost your judgement.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image79
      Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Bless your heart --- LOL

      1. Readmikenow profile image95
        Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Did you ever notice what some people post is much easier to ignore than others?

  24. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
    Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago

    Who can save us from the Super Lefties? (... rather like the Blue Meanies.)
    https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Blue_Meanies

  25. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 16 months ago

    Back to the subject for a short moment --- This man is not able to think clearly and seems to just make it up as he goes.

    President Joe Biden falsely claimed last week that he got his student debt forgiveness initiative passed by Congress.

    During an on-camera discussion conducted by progressive organization NowThis News and published online on Sunday, Biden told young activists that they “probably are aware, I just signed a law” that is being challenged by Republicans." passed by a vote or two."

    Last I heard his student loan forgiveness was an EO, not a law that congress pushed through. President Biden did promise to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt per borrower and wanted Congress to pass legislation to implement it. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. However,  the bill did not include any student loan forgiveness.

    It almost seemed when Biden made the statement that he truely believed what he was saying.

    During another answer,  the president appeared to forget the name of Roe v. Wade

    "Guess what, we need the same votes we need to overrule Dobbs, to, uh, reinstate, uh, the decision that was struck down by the Court," he stumbled during a conversation about abortion.

    In my view, it's time for Congress to do its job,  ask Biden to retire or impeach him.

    Watch the video -   https://news.yahoo.com/got-passed-vote- … 33816.html

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
      Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, bring on Kamala!

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
        Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Then Nancy,

        Bhah!

        The next two years are going to be a real wild ride.

        Time to shut off the electricity.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
      Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Biden, is obviously enjoying himself. He's taking WE THE PEOPLE for a ride.                                              To ask him to 'resign or be thrown out of office' is certainly a child's play. Biden, isn't late Richard Nixon, (reincanated) to compile.                Critically, from day one prior to the presidential election, all these cognite issues were clearly presented and it were debated upon. Yet, a scarf was tired over  the face of the voting American public righteously to decide against Donald Trump!                                        First, get Nancy Pelosi, resigmed. Then biden falls. And, why should I say that again and again? It's 10.35 pm (Nigerian time). Good night...sweet dreams.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image79
        Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, some of us knew something was very wrong with a presidential candidate that hid out in a basement, and pretty much made a fool of himself when he did come out of that basement. Nothing has changed, and yes I think he enjoying himself. It appears he does possibly believe the stories he makes up and thinks he is doing a wonderful job. It was all about getting rid of Trump, having a shell of a man that would do anything he was told for an ice cream cone.

        Karma is a horrible bitter pill... And the Dems in Washington will be made to swallow that pill without water.

  26. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 16 months ago

    In my view, Biden seemed to believe what he says.
    https://hubstatic.com/16209233_f1024.jpg


    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/ex … ctive-liar

    Energy experts unload on Biden after latest gas price gaffe: 'An instinctive liar'
    The average price of gasoline nationwide was $2.39 a gallon on Jan. 25, 2021, roughly 109% lower than Biden claimed it was Thursday

    Energy policy experts slammed President Biden after he falsely stated Thursday that the average price of gasoline was $5 a gallon when he took office in January 2021.

    "Because of the actions we’ve taken, gas prices are declining," Biden remarked at an event in Syracuse, New York. "That’s adding up to real savings for families. Today, the most common price of gas in America is $3.39 — down from over $5 when I took office."

    However, the average price of gasoline nationwide was $2.39 a gallon on Jan. 25, 2021, roughly 48% of what Biden claimed it was, according to the Energy Information Administration. In addition, while some estimates show that the most common price of gas is currently around $3.39 per gallon, the average pump price in the U.S. ticked up to $3.76 a gallon on Friday, AAA data showed."

    So, is anyone concerned in regard to Biden's cognitive state? Does he continue to literally just say whatever comes into his mind?

    Has America become a society that can look the other way, and not even ask questions about a president that does appear to be confused, and cognitively impaired?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      "Has America become a society that can look the other way, and not even ask questions about a president that does appear to be confused, and cognitively impaired?"

      Only if that president is not Trump.  And if you are a part of the liberal MSM.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image79
        Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

        In my mind, this man is so badly confused and needs to be removed from office, retire, or impeached.

        What in the hell is wrong with people that they can't see the mess this man has made of America, and the world?

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          Still hating on Trump - anything anyone else does is fine as Trump is gone.  Unable to acknowledge a massive mistake as it could be taken to mean Trump was better, but Trump was the most evil, diabolical, worst person in the history of mankind.

          1. Sharlee01 profile image79
            Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

            So true, but many are coming around to see the man they voted for has made a historical mess, that will take a great president to walk in and clean up the mess or at least try.

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

              Not true.  Or at least not a large number.  Biden was elected as a method of getting Trump out; the entire message then was to dump Trump.  Not to actually accomplish anything, just get rid of Trump.

              Now that Biden is making an unholy mess of the country, it must be hidden, or at least remain unspoken.  To do otherwise is to acknowledge that Trump did a much better job than Biden is.  An impossibility , as nothing can be worse than Trump.  Not Hitler, not Genghis Khan, not Satan himself and certainly not a fine upstanding Democrat like Biden.  Therefore Biden is doing very well and the country is much better off than with that evil maniac.

              All it takes is liberal logic!

              1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
                Fayetteville Fayeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                I think that President Biden was elected because people seek moderation. Citizens wanted a centrist candidate. I don't think most of us out here want to shove our views down anyone's throat. Rather we would like to see compromise happening in Washington. That seems increasingly like a fantasy these days.  A president needs to lead for the entire country not just their own base.  It has to be a give and take otherwise where will we be?

                1. Sharlee01 profile image79
                  Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  I don't think those that voted for Biden deserve blame. They were promised a moderate and got a president that is clearly not moderate or his handles are not moderate. I think when our new Congress moves in you will see a team effort to fix problems. Yes, a president needs to lead and care about all Americans.

                2. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  Biden, moderate?  You have to be kidding!  What moderate has ever spent money the way he has?  What moderate has ever opened our borders to waves illegals numbering in the millions? 

                  But I will grant you that Biden's campaign promises (except for bringing illegals in) aren't matching his actions much.  Perhaps he pulled the wool over eyes.

                  But whether that's true or not, I stand behind my statement that he was elected primarily to get Trump out of the White House.  Simply looking at the massive effort to get new voters (successful, too) and the effort to demonize anyone even remotely connected to Trump makes that as clear as crystal.  The hatred directed at Trump and anyone daring to declare support for him went beyond anything our country has ever seen.  It was almost tangible, and it didn't stop at campaign rhetoric, but also came right from the people in the street, stopping to hassle the MAGA crown wherever they were found.

                  1. Sharlee01 profile image79
                    Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    Well said.

                  2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
                    Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    Exactly. Even a look at  Bidens foreign policy per the war torn Israelite-Palestine country and  Russia-Ukraine war doesn't depicted a moderate mind. At most, what one can say is Biden, is ego-centric.

              2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
                Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                Wilderness, I chuckled...but I'm getting it. You're a good philosopher!

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

                  How neat!  Someone finally understood my sarcasm!

                  (Probably just means your mind is as twisted as mine is. lol)

                  1. Miebakagh57 profile image72
                    Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    lol!

                  2. Sharlee01 profile image79
                    Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

                    Hey, and mine ! LOL

          2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
            Miebakagh57posted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Wilderness, 'Trump was better, but Trump was the most evil'...'. A positive plus a negative, positive, or negative? One one shouldn't equate evil with good. Trump, is either good or evil.

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

              Thus the conundrum!

  27. Kathleen Cochran profile image78
    Kathleen Cochranposted 16 months ago

    "What in the hell is wrong with people that they can't see the mess this man has made of America, and the world?" Exchange "this man" for Trump and the same question can be asked.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image79
      Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Well, in my opinion, w were doing very well when Trump was President. No inflation, no war, no open borders, not the crime we are seeing now, and just felt very good having a man in the White House that was a good problem solver, not a cognitively impaired man that can't be trusted to make a sentence or even stick to the script.

  28. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 16 months ago

    OH MY GOD! I CAN"T REALLY KEEP UP WITH BIDEN" CRAZY STATEMENTS --- can't they just keep him out of sight... What the hell next?
    https://hubstatic.com/16214058_f1024.jpg

    Biden says he 'spoke to' man who 'invented' insulin, A man who died before the president even was born. And he really looked crazy.

    President Biden spoke about insulin to a crowd of supporters on Tuesday in Hallandale Beach, Florida. President Joe Biden told a room full of supporters in Hallandale Beach, Florida, on Tuesday that he spoke with the man who "invented" insulin, who said it was never patented because it was supposed to be available to everyone.

    The president was giving a speech to gain support for the Democratic Party going into the midterms.  During his speech, Biden spoke about the Inflation Reduction Act and the effect it will have for those on Social Security and Medicare.

    One of those benefits is capping the cost of insulin at $35, and the reason, Biden said, is because the diabetes treatment was meant to be available for everyone.

    "How many of you know somebody with diabetes, and needs insulin," Biden asked the crowd. "Do you know how much it costs to make that insulin drug for diabetes? … It was invented by a man who did not patent it because he wanted it available for everyone. I spoke to him, OK?"

    However, insulin, a hormone produced in the body, was never invented but was discovered by Frederick Banting.

    The late physician and scientist died at the age of 49 on Feb. 20, 1941. Biden was born on Nov. 20, 1942.

    So, I say this was not just a mistake in words, this is a man that is living in another reality. He is sooooo confused.  But there is more, much more, and it is all very bizarre

    https://www.newsweek.com/bidens-gaffe-f … sm-1756156
    Biden's Gaffe-Filled Speech Sparks Criticism

    President Joe Biden delivered another speech Tuesday in which his gaffes overshadowed his message.

    Campaigning in Florida to promote the successes of his administration's Inflation Reduction Act and potential Republican threats to repeal popular programs like Social Security, the 79-year-old Democrat made numerous questionable claims and missteps that quickly picked up steam on the internet and drowned out his closing arguments in the often-contentious state.

    Among the errors: misstating his son's cause and place of death, mistakenly referring to Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as "Senator," and a claim that he had spoken with the people who invented insulin that was quickly contested by conservative commentators.

    Others called him out for using similar word salad often deployed by his predecessor, Donald Trump, in explaining inflation, which he falsely claimed was among the "lowest in the world." (World Economic Forum data show that is not even close to being the case.)

    "That's what I call inflation," he said. "The end of the month. What you have left. You have no money. That's inflation. What's, what do you, the things you need. Are they going up? They are. They are."

    Explaining the cause of inflation, he pointed to the "war in Iraq" before correcting himself to Ukraine, saying shortly after he thought of Iraq "because that's where my son died."

    While his son, Beau, served in Iraq, he died of brain cancer six years after his deployment ended. (The president noted this shortly afterward, in a line discussing the high cost of the drugs needed to treat his condition.

    A more minor gaffe came early in the speech when he referred to the recent hurricane that wreaked havoc across Florida, Hurricane Ian, as "Hurricane Ivan," the 2004 storm that caused significant damage in the Caribbean and upon making landfall in Alabama.

    One contested claim, however, was plausible. Discussing legislation he'd worked on to cap the co-pay cost of insulin at $35 in his federal relief package, Biden noted that its inventors—James Collip and Charles Best—initially sold the patent to the University of Toronto for $1 because they wanted everyone to be able to access it.

    The catch, however, was that Collip died in 1948 and Best in 1978, five years after Biden was elected to the U.S. Senate.

    The speech came one day after a viral video in which Biden said during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania that the U.S. has "54 states" instead of 50.

    Youtube ---   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfqfmQxSFHU

  29. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 16 months ago

    "I spent more time with Xi Jinping of China than any world leader has. When I was vice president and when I was out of the office for four years and I was a professor, and now president," Biden said.  https://nypost.com/2022/11/04/biden-say … g-classes/

    Confused or true?  I say confused about this one. Hopefully? LOL

  30. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 15 months ago

    Can't keep up with the mistruth, Biden is knee-deep in mistruths. So,  I will let WAPO and CNN do the job of keeping track.  The fact can really be a pain in the butt...


    Fact check: Biden’s midterms message includes false and misleading claims
    Source: CNN
    Washington   ---   "President Joe Biden has been back on the campaign trail, traveling in October and early November to deliver his pitch for electing Democrats in the midterm elections on Tuesday.

    Biden’s pitch has included claims that are false, misleading or lacking important context. (As always, we take no position on the accuracy of his subjective arguments.) Here is a fact-check look at nine of his recent statements"
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/05/politics … index.html

    WAPO   -- Analysis | A Bottomless Pinocchio for Biden — and other recent gaffes
       https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics … nt-gaffes/

    I can't say I have ever witnessed so many out-and-out lies from a President while campaigning. I mean Joe must know the power of the Fact-checkers, and just not care.
    "say it enough and they will believe it"

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Joe (presumably) believes his lies - Trump still (presumably) believes the election was "stolen".

      The only real difference is that the Trump haters of the country believe that Joe always tells the truth and that Trump always lies.  Unwilling to actually question their beloved leader, they will never comprehend the truth - both Presidents lied.  Trump a few big ones, Biden a constant stream of little ones.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image79
        Sharlee01posted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I have the feeling Biden does believe what he says.  It does appear, Trump believes the election was fixed. The difference Biden is clearly making up stories, and even stats on the economy. he is confused, Trump is not confused. He either believes the election was stolen or he is using a lie to keep his base in his country.

        Yes, I think many did buy into Bidens lies, until now, the fact-checkers are hot on his trail. They have abandoned old Joe, and are picking apart every word he says. And they don't need to do much work to prove his mistruths, I mean lately, he has come up with some whoppers.

        I think Americans got Joe's number, at this point.

        I feel tomorrow will be telling about what Americans are thinking and feeling about Biden, and the Democrats as a whole.

  31. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 14 months ago

    https://hubstatic.com/16280606_f1024.jpg
    It is very obvious at this point that Biden is a confused man. He seems to be getting worse, he continually makes up long stories and seems to believe what he is sharing.

    "Biden skewered for ‘ridiculous tall tale’ about giving uncle a ‘Purple Heart’: ‘Biggest serial liar elected'

    Conservatives on Twitter blasted President Joe Biden for telling another "ridiculous tall tale" about himself in a speech, claiming that his uncle won a Purple Heart for his actions during World War II.

    Critics slammed the claim, asserting there is no evidence it is true.

    "Biden made the remarks during a town hall for U.S. veterans in Delaware on Friday. At one point during his speech, the president stated, "My dad, when I got elected vice president [in 2008], he said, ‘Joey, Uncle Frank fought in the Battle of the Bulge.’ He was not feeling very well now — not because of the Battle of the Bulge, but he said, ‘and he won the Purple Heart and he never received it. He never got it. Do you think you could help him get it? We will surprise him.’"

    He continued, claiming, "So I got him the Purple Heart. He had won it in the Battle of the Bulge. And I remember he came over the house and I came out and [my father] said, ‘Present it to him, okay?’ We had the family there."

    Biden concluded the story, claiming he gave the medal to his uncle despite his Frank’s humble protests.

    Though the New York Post shot holes through the story in a Friday report, stating, "The known facts indicate it’s not true. Biden’s father, Joseph R. Biden Sr., died in September 2002 — more than six years before his son was elected vice president. Frank Biden, Joe Sr.’s brother, died in 1999."

    The piece also noted, "Frank Biden’s tombstone does not identify him as a Purple Heart honoree, nor does his obituary. A partial registry of known Purple Heart recipients also doesn’t note anyone by that name receiving the award, though that database is not comprehensive."

    The RNC Research Twitter account, which shared a clip of the statement to Twitter, debunked Biden’s speech, saying, "Joe Biden says after he was elected VP, he awarded his Uncle Frank with a Purple Heart he earned at the Battle of the Bulge. There is no evidence any of that is true — and Biden's uncle died in 1999, while Biden wasn't elected VP until 2008."   https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-ske … ar-elected
    Live video is available at the link

    Joe Biden is not mentally fit to be president and needs to be removed from office. Or at best keep him out of the public.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image72
      Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Why do presidents like Biden choice to lie always? Is it because it's harder to tell the truth?                                               The truth is that if you tell a lie, it should not necessary be a big one, or having a good memory. But should look out that all those present at the scenario are dead. While they're living, they'll rise up against you.                                   However, if you tell the truth and you know it'll do more harm than good tell it to a close confident privately. Or rather discretely in public. A publc functionary shouldn't lie  with open face, or impunity. It has even lead to war internally, or between nations.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image79
        Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I can only share my view. I think he has Dementia. Dementia reduces the brain’s ability for a person to interpret and at times understand what is going on around them. It also causes memory problems, which can lead to false ideas.

        If someone is unaware that their memory has become poor, they may create a story or explanation in which someone or something else is blamed.

        Is it very common for people with dementia to make up stories.
        It is thought that persons with dementia will often make up stories to cope with memory loss.  This symptom of dementia can occur at any stage. However,  it is most common among older adults with mid-to-late-stage dementia and will get worse as dementia progresses.

        Joe Biden has almost all of the classic signs of dementia, right down to hand gestures, such as making fists or solve like hand gestures, when he walks.

        I am very shocked that the White House physician does not come forward and be honest about Biden's condition.  I am also very shocked to realize Congress is not recognizing his condition, and asking him to resign.

        In my view, he is not mentally healthy enough to be president. It is also clear to me, someone else is making decisions. When left to his own, he is much of the time verbally inappropriate, such as his affinity to making up flowery stories.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          "I am very shocked that the White House physician does not come forward and be honest about Biden's condition.  I am also very shocked to realize Congress is not recognizing his condition, and asking him to resign."

          Sharlee, have you become a politician?  Because there is no possible reason for you to be shocked at a personal doctor not giving up their job of tending to a very high politician by telling the truth of their mental problems.  Neither is there any reason to be shocked at a Democrat congress failing to remove a Democrat President, no matter what he does.

          That would tend to point to you not telling the truth about being shocked.  Are you?

          1. Sharlee01 profile image79
            Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

            I am shocked in light of the continuous serious bouts of confusion Biden exhibits, and that all around him are actually not trying to hide it. I would assume they are confident that Americans don't really care.

            You would not be the first to point out that Democrat congress will not and have no interest in removing Biden, no matter what he does.

            But should we stop thinking and sharing what should be done with a cognitively damaged president? Should we fall in line?

            I am shocked, on several counts --- with little hope that anyone else cares.

            Every word you have shared is ultimately true. Yes, I should know the skinny, after witnessing the past years of all kinds of corruption being dished up in plain sight. But, I am holding on to what should be done when a president is mentally incompetent to do the job.  Just can't buy into, shut up, and put up...

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              No, do not buy into, shut up or put up.

              Mostly I was just making fun, but there is truth in what you say; we should all be concerned and should all be asking "why?".

              1. Sharlee01 profile image79
                Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                I have come to know you well, and I do know you were sharing a bit of sarcasm. I mean if we could not laugh, would we not be crying? LOL

                You can be assured I will never buy into anything that common sense does is not a factor.  My entire life I have stood out and asked the questions no one wanted to hear.  I would guess I will continue on the path.

                I always enjoy our conversations, we share common sense, do we not?

              2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
                Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                In my part of the world, they's this saying: "Alabo ba pubu furu ke'. That is, the gas emitted by a Chief does not carry offensive odour. In other words, the Couldn't do wrong.                                                Of course we know for sure a cheif can do wrong. We're watching and he's on guide.                                         But let him go against this one thing: 'Omoni nime se wari bo mo wori'. That is, calling a member of his extended family a slave. Being democratically elected, the Chief is demoted instantly.                                            In this scenario, I ask myself is Biden secure as the late Queen of England? She can do wrong many times and over, but doesn't do it. Biden no matter his mental state, is being indocrinated to destroyed the USA. God save America!

  32. Sharlee01 profile image79
    Sharlee01posted 13 months ago

    Is anyone concerned about Biden's cognitive state? Anyone ---

    Biden mocked for repeating debunked Amtrak story once again: 'This is disturbing stuff'
    President's factually impossible Amtrak tale repeated at least half a dozen times during his presidency

    "Fox Across America" host Jimmy Failla mocked President Biden for once again repeating a story about an Amtrak employee Monday that has been long debunked by fact-checkers. On "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, Failla criticized the media for ignoring Biden's gaffes and warned that U.S. adversaries are watching as the president repeatedly tells falsehoods.

    JIMMY FAILLA: This is disturbing stuff… Biden's Amtrak story, it's like Large Marge in "Pee-wee's Big Adventure." Pee-wee goes in and mentions someone who had died 12 years ago. Everybody's like, ‘"[What's] wrong with this guy?" But in this case, he is the president of the United States. And it's a shame on the other networks that they don't highlight this because you know who does pay attention to this? Maybe left-wing media doesn't, but our enemies do. People are watching our president who quits talking in the middle of a sentence because he's done… And it's only going to get worse. "


    I can not believe Congress is not demanding this man take a cognitive test.

  33. Kathleen Cochran profile image78
    Kathleen Cochranposted 13 months ago

    " Trump was the most evil, diabolical, worst person in the history of mankind." Well, pretty much, yes.  I don't expect to admire politicians, but I do draw the line at trying to dismantle democracy.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image79
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      KATHLEEN COCHRAN
      I appear to have hit a nerve with the subject of my thread...  Not sure what elicited your response in regard to Trump Wow!  Evil, Diabolica, the worst person in the history of mankind ...   

      Please, Let me orient you to the subject of this thread. First The Title  -- A Warning From Biden Or Just Another Confused Statement?

      The comment you replied to was all about just once again Biden standing before a crowd and repeating a very untrue account of something that just never happened to him.   He has been caught 6 times telling this story. A story that was fact-checked by several outlets, and found to be untrue.

      This Thread has nothing to do with Trump. Perhaps you could start a thread on Trump, and the view you shared. I certainly would join in on that conversation. But, this thread offers a very current problem with the current president, and his propensity to not tell the truth, perhaps just due to confusion.

      At any rate, thanks for sharing your view. Perhaps you could share your view on Biden telling this untrue story over and over. . Especially when each time he tells it, it causes a media report about it being untrue. Any thoughts?

      Shar

 
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