The rioters of January 6th and the racist terrorists of BLM share many traits. Now they share another. Their actions have been used by a foreign adversary against the United States government. Yes, Joe Biden’s government is a foolish one. But those who put these talking points in the hands of Putin never thought of Biden one way or another. Like the thugs they were and are, albeit of somewhat different ideologies, they share in common a thirst for raw power gained through violence.
FNC: “President Biden called Vladimir Putin’s comparison of Russian opposition protests to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot ‘ridiculous.’
‘I think that’s a ridiculous comparison,’ Biden said in a news conference following his Geneva meeting with the Russian president on Wednesday. Putin, in his own news conference following the meeting, likened both Black Lives Matter protests that raged across the U.S. and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to the pro-democracy movement led by opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Russia.
Putin just criticized the US for allowing organizations like BLM “to cause destruction in the US. We don’t allow such things in our country.”
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The Russian president was asked about the long list of his opponents who are dead or in jail and how Putin has prevented anyone who supports Navalny from running for office.”
“What are you so afraid of?” a reporter asked Putin. Putin responded. “America just recently had very severe events, well-known events, after the killing of an African American,” referring to protests following the drug-induced death of George Floyd. “And the entire movement developed known as Black Lives Matter. I’m not going to comment on that but here’s what I do want to say. What we saw was disorder, destruction, violations of the law, etc.,” Putin said. Score one for Putin.
“We feel sympathy for the United States of America but we don’t want that to happen on our territory. We’re doing our utmost in order to not allow it to happen.” Score two for Putin.
Putin continued. “People rioted and went into the Congress with political demands. Many people were declared as criminals, threatened with imprisonment from 20 to 25 years. These people were immediately arrested after those events; on what grounds we don’t know always,” Three.
Biden lamely responded. “It’s one thing for literally criminals to break through … go into the Capitol, kill a police officer and be held accountable,” Biden said. But Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick’s death was judged a result of natural causes. Biden even got that wrong. Another Biden embarrassment, this time in exchange with Putin. Four and game.