https://nypost.com/2021/06/20/the-media-bought-vladimir-putins-flattering-lies-devine/ The media bought Vladimir Putin’s flattering lies Russian disinformation is so yesterday. Vladimir Putin speaks the gospel truth, now that he’s declared Joe Biden is not the senile old fool he’s been painted to be by a hostile media, especially in Russia. Biden is a “professional” who is “completely knowledgeable on all issues,” the former KGB case officer told an audience of college graduates last week after his meeting in Geneva with our 78-year-old president. “You need to be very careful when working with him so as not to miss something. He himself does not miss a thing, I assure you, and this was absolutely clear to me. “He is focused, he knows what he wants to achieve and does it very skillfully, and you can instantly sense it.” In China, there is an expression for this sort of shameless puffery: “peng sha,” praising someone in order to destroy them. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Trump was absolutely right about Putin being smart. So was Hitler, Stalin, and other dictators of large countries throughout history. Unless it's thru monarchy, it's not possible to rise to that level of leadership and power without being smart. Sometimes our enemies outsmart us. Japan beat us at Pearl Harbor. The Soviet Union beat us by launching the first satellite, then later came their first man and woman into space. Every left wing media and their lemming followers are out there bashing Trump for calling Putin "smart" as if Trump liked him or something. Trump doesn't like Putin. The proof of that is Trump placed heavy sanctions against Russia. Trump was just overall trying to get along with Putin while being tough at the same time, so we all don't get nuked. Trump didn't embolden Putin, but there's no need to anger him either. It's known as proper diplomacy among superpowers. Trump's strategy was not only brilliant, it was correct. It kept the peace for four years without even a hint of war from any of our enemies. Now a nuclear power plant was just bombed, and nuclear war is again on the table. Thanks to a totally feckless Joe Biden and his even worse vice president Kamala Harris. Biden calling Putin a "killer" right off the bat in his presidency, along with his overall incompetence, not only angered Putin, but emboldened him as well. A double whammy that without question has led to the crisis and now the war that is occurring in Ukraine. Hopefully next time in 2024, the American voter will be much more careful who they select as president. Everything that is happening now with Joe Biden, was clearly warned about in a number of articles posted on this forum during the 2020 campaign. Unfortunately the predictable chaos has come to fruition, with no end in sight.