Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov gave a clever response to US President Joe Biden’s latest insults against his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. After the American leader called the latter a “murderous dictator” and a “pure thug”, Peskov replied that “Bearing in mind Mr. Biden’s irritability, fatigue and forgetfulness, which eventually results in aggressive statements, we will possibly prefer to refrain from making any strong comments so as not to trigger more aggression.” That quip is sure to get under Biden’s skin since his administration is ultra-sensitive about anything which suggests that his mental faculties aren’t up to par.
The language employed by Peskov hints at an intimate familiarity with US domestic political discourse. The “fatigue” part references former US President Donald Trump’s “Sleepy Joe” nickname for Biden while the “forgetfulness” aspect reminds everyone of the incumbent leader’s many gaffes that are attributable to what his critics suspect is his accelerated dementia. The sarcastic statement about not wanting to “trigger more aggression” can be interpreted as the Kremlin’s conclusion that Biden’s mental faculties have so rapidly declined in recent months that he can no longer control his outbursts. All of this “diplomatically” insults Biden much worse than Biden just undiplomatically insulted President Putin.
Anyone can resort to spewing the most dramatic accusations against anyone else like Biden did when he called his Russian counterpart a “murderous dictator” and a “pure thug”, but it takes intelligence to be able to cleverly insult them in a way that nevertheless retains some “plausible deniability” like Peskov just did. Furthermore, because the presidential spokesman alluded to some of the American administration’s top taboos, he’s sure to earn some praise in conservative circles even if only a few folks feel comfortable reporting on what he just said. That’s because Biden’s Russian-friendly and Russophobic critics alike know very well that his team can’t tolerate such talk about that sensitive issue.
It’s “politically incorrect” in the Democrat-dominated Mainstream Media discourse to even bring up Biden’s mental health lest the “offender” immediately ends up “cancelled” on the false pretext of supposedly spreading a so-called “conspiracy theory” though practically all of his opponents know that there’s quite a lot of truth to speculation about his cognitive faculties as evidenced by plenty of footage proving that he seriously struggles sometimes. By defying the Democrats’ dogma with such a clever response, Russia is giving Biden’s many critics a much-needed laugh during these ultra-tense times that were triggered by the US-led West’s response to its ongoing special military operation in Ukraine.
Among those who might find Peskov’s rhetoric amusing are folks who could then consequently start following him on a regular basis in order to find out how creatively Russia might respond to the US the next time that Biden or some other senior figure insults it or its leader. That could in turn possibly make them better aware of Russia’s position towards that conflict which is in reality an unprecedented crisis between it and NATO provoked by the incessant efforts of that bloc’s American leader to violate the Kremlin’s national security red lines. In any case, hopefully those who become aware of Peskov’s clever response will at least crack a smile at the thought that he just got under Biden’s skin.
Source: One World