BURN: Deputy Chief Of Russian Security Council Says U.S. Should Not Be A ‘Refuge for the Senile’


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Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chief of the Russian Security Council and former president, took an apparent satirical shot at U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday by saying the United States should become a “responsible superpower,” not a “refuge for the senile.”

“While the U.S. establishment wants Russia to collapse, Russia wants to see the United States a strong and smart country rather than a final refuge for those who are gradually slipping into senility,” Medvedev said in a post on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram, according to a translation by Russian news agency Tass.

Medvedev pushed back against U.S. sanctions against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by saying America should become a more “responsible” state that “seeks to solve its numerous domestic problems instead of undermining the development of other countries.”

“All this is possible unless you believe that the U.S. president’s name is Volodymyr Zelensky and keep asking your aides if the correct spelling is Iraq or Iran,” he jeered, taking shots at the supposed dominance of American politics by Ukraine’s leader, and the current American president’s confusion of Iran and Iraq in his first State of the Union address, respectively.

Medvedev, a loyal ally of dictator Vladimir Putin and his temporary puppet fill-in as president of Russia from 2008 to 2012, has been putting in overtime as the regime’s attack dog over the past few weeks. For example, he is one of the Russian mouthpieces most prone to threatening nuclear war if the Western world pushes Moscow too hard.

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