Joe Biden has made it clear that he intends to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over “human rights abuses” when the two leaders meet later this month. However, he could be made to regret doing so.
During a Memorial Day speech, Biden announced that “I’m meeting with President Putin in a couple weeks in Geneva, making it clear we will not stand by and let him abuse those rights,” a remark that elicited a quick response from the Russians.
According to an AFP report, the wily Putin is prepared to turn the tables on Biden by bringing up the election integrity protesters who are being held without bail in miserable conditions for their role in the January 6th “insurrection” at the Capitol.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “Of course, we will be ready to discuss everything, including problems that exist in the United States,” told reporters on Monday, adding that “A lot of interesting things are happening there,” he said, adding that the topic of the “protection of opposition rights” in America could likely come up and that Russia was monitoring the “persecution” of the political prisoners.
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Biden said that “It’s time to remind everybody who we are,” and nothing speaks better as to “who we are” than hellish human rights abuses. Political dissidents have been locked down in solitary confinement in a “special” jail opened just for them in the heart of militarized capitol. The facility has been referred to as “Shawshank” for the cruel and unusual punishment that has been inflicted upon those who held captive there.
A horrifying report by Politico provided graphic details on how Trump supporters who were swept up in the so-called “insurrection” are being held in the swamp’s jail. Their show trials won’t commence for months and they are regularly subjected to savage abuse by their guards.
Capitol riot defendant alleges beating by jail guards – POLITICO https://t.co/ELbrT1DAkD
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According to the report which was published in April, one detainee was beaten so severely by guards that he was rendered “blind in one eye, has a skull fracture and detached retina.” Others have been terrorized, racially berated, and are in constant fear for their lives. They remain trapped in an indefinite state of legal limbo while the Biden Justice Department constructs a case against them.
The prisoners are also being subjected to 23 hours of isolation a day, a severe psychological torment that is reminiscent of the punishments inflicted in a Soviet gulag.
An attorney for one of Biden’s political prisoners states that his client “was zip-tied, moved to a cell outside the view of surveillance cameras and brutally beaten by guards.” He said, “I have seen Ryan. He has two black eyes to this day, two weeks later. All the skin is ripped off both wrists, which shows the zip ties and how tight they were,” other inmates said his face looked like a tomato that was stomped on.”
Another prisoner, 60-year-old Richard Barnett told a journalist that abuse from the guards was commonplace. The man whose picture of him sitting in Nancy Pelosi’s office with his feet on her desk went viral and who was released in April said that another detainee was beaten in his cell in the middle of the night. “They damn near killed him.” said Barnett.
Barnett also recounted a hostility toward religion straight out of a Chinese prison: “We couldn’t even talk about God” and when he and others tried to hold worship on Sunday mornings, the guards were “nasty and insulting” he said.
Biden’s promise that “It’s time to remind everybody who we are” rings true since by “we” he means Democrats. The abhorrent and un-American treatment of political prisoners including torture was a hallmark of the Obama era. Not to mention the use of the nation’s mighty surveillance apparatus against Trump supporters along with secret courts and secret police. All the traits of the Old Soviet Union when it was under the control of mass-murdering communist dictator Joseph Stalin is what Democrats want to see in America.
It used to be that the United States occupied the moral high ground. However, the Biden regime’s human rights abuses and persecution of political dissidents has already dealt a severe blow to the nation’s credibility on the world stage. Biden’s hypocrisy is going to be shoved right back in his face by Putin as well as President Xi Jinping of China who aren’t about to be lectured by a fellow human rights abuser.