Biden ran promising to return to Russia’s scam START arms control treaty which it repeatedly violated and which President Trump had promised to get us out of. Now Biden is crawling back into it with a five-year agreement with no preconditions where Putin had been willing to settle for at least a one-year extension.
That’s the equivalent of offering a used car salesman $50,000 for a 1989 Chevy that he was offering for $1,000.
Naturally, the media has to spin this as Biden getting tough with Putin.
“In first call with Putin, Biden marks a return to skepticism from the top,” the Washington Post
State propaganda from the Amazon CEO’s paper is always hilarious. Democracy does die in darkness.
The AP coverage is at least moderately professional. I’m sure that will change in time as the echo chamber keeps being rebuilt.
According to the White House, Biden raised concerns about the arrest of opposition figure Alexei Navalny, Russia’s alleged involvement in a massive cyber espionage campaign and reports of Russian bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. The Kremlin, meanwhile, focused on Putin’s response to Biden’s proposal to extend the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control treaty.
Putin is talking about what Biden wants to give him. Biden raising concerns about bounties or Solar Winds doesn’t matter because it’s not backed by any action.
It’s like lecturing the used car salesman about his ethics before you give him $50,000 for the Chevy anyway. That’s typical Democrat failed diplomacy.
Here’s how the state propaganda press at the Washington Post tries to spin it, “President Biden laid out a bill of complaint against Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, airing allegations of human rights abuses, cyberspying and more while making a hard pivot away from the deference that former president Donald Trump often displayed toward Russia.”
President Trump actually defended America’s interests by refusing to return to the fake arms control treaty. Meanwhile, Biden makes meaningless statements about Russia while giving Putin everything he wants.
In his first phone call with Putin, President Trump blasted the START treaty as a bad deal that gave Moscow a free ride.
And he tried to get us out of it. Meanwhile Biden will help Russia build up its nuclear arsenal while limiting ours and his state propaganda press will call it getting tough.