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Biden to Putin: I don't think 'you have a soul'
The Hill ^ | 7/21/14 | Justin Sink

Posted on 07/21/2014 1:55:51 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Vice President Biden told Vladimir Putin that he did not believe the Russian leader had “a soul” during a visit to the Kremlin in 2011, the vice president said in a New Yorker magazine interview published Monday.

Biden said the incident occurred while he was touring Putin’s office in the Kremlin.

“I had an interpreter, and when he was showing me his office I said, ‘It’s amazing what capitalism will do, won’t it? A magnificent office!’ And he laughed. As I turned, I was this close to him,” Biden said, signaling that the two leaders were standing just inches apart. “I said, ‘Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul.’”

Pressed on if the anecdote was true, Biden confirmed, “absolutely, positively.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: bhorussia; footinmouth; hack; oldnews; reset
These people were going to open a better era of foreign relations, remember?
1 posted on 07/21/2014 1:55:51 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
The only people Obama has embraced and made happy during his term: Muslim Brotherhood and Iranian mullahs.

Period. Full Stop. End of Story.

2 posted on 07/21/2014 1:56:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Coming from the idiot, Biden, I’m sure Putin took the remark as a compliment.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 1:56:57 PM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Putin to Biden - “I don’t think you have a brain”.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 1:57:53 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not exactly. He has made leftists in Europe very happy too. And his buddy Putin. Never mind the Red Chinese for his lack of action in the Pacific, South China Sea and Sea of Japan.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 1:57:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SoFloFreeper
Oh yes, Obama also has made Hamas happy:

Hamas 'happy' with Obama's $900 million pledge

6 posted on 07/21/2014 1:58:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ilovesarah2012
Putin to Biden - “I don’t think you have a brain”.

Ahh, you beat me to it!

7 posted on 07/21/2014 1:58:59 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Putin to Biden; "I don't think you have a brain".


8 posted on 07/21/2014 1:59:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SoFloFreeper


I guess that make Putin the Tin Man.
9 posted on 07/21/2014 1:59:11 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: ilovesarah2012

LOL, you beat me to it! 8^)


10 posted on 07/21/2014 2:00:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SoFloFreeper

It was just made up yesterday so somebody in the administration can pretend to not be an idiot.

Imagine you’re in a group of people looking for somebody to pass off as savvy, tough and intelligent and somehow Biden’s your best option.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 2:01:45 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Personally, I think this was a scripted comment in order to focus attention on Bush’s comment, years ago (that some of us cannot let go).


12 posted on 07/21/2014 2:02:43 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ilovesarah2012

+1.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 2:05:11 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Joe Biden has such a well-documented history of lying and plagiarism that I wouldn’t believe him if he told me my own name was ‘Bob’.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 2:05:28 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Where’s that Hillary reset button Biden?


15 posted on 07/21/2014 2:07:42 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: SoFloFreeper

“I said, ‘Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul.’”

************

When Putin looked back at Biden’s eyes all he saw was a vacant, empty stare. The lights were on but nobody was home.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 2:09:09 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Jewbacca



17 posted on 07/21/2014 2:11:53 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: SoFloFreeper
♫ I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain ♫
18 posted on 07/21/2014 2:15:31 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: ilovesarah2012

19 posted on 07/21/2014 2:17:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

Exactly. He has no credibility or gravitas whatsoever. Who would believe anything the guy says? He’s political clown.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 2:19:28 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: SoFloFreeper; Red Badger

This was posted earlier today. This comment was hilarious.

To: TigerClaws

...and Putin looked Biden in the eye and said, “You have no brain. I can see the roots of your plugs.”...............

3 posted on 7/21/2014, 1:10:46 PM by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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21 posted on 07/21/2014 2:20:44 PM PDT by dforest
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To: SoFloFreeper

But I have the Crimea, and I’m coming for more


22 posted on 07/21/2014 2:25:35 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: 1rudeboy

Good point. I think you’re right. Scripted comment all the way. Biden is incapable of an original comment.


23 posted on 07/21/2014 2:25:54 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard
It's just too convenient . . . as if the Administration's handlers read FR in order to determine what splits us.
24 posted on 07/21/2014 2:27:37 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SoFloFreeper

Its so awfully smart and such GOOD US foreign policy to make petty smart a$$ remarks to a former KGB officer who controls enough nukes to destroy the world ...

like we might never need to have Putin to COOPERATE with us on anything ...

sarc


25 posted on 07/21/2014 2:34:37 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity
The Joe Biden who said he played college football ...

The Joe Biden who said he had a full academic scholarship?

The Joe Biden who said he voted against the Iraq and Afghanistan wars ...

The Joe Biden who said his wife was killed by a drunk driver ...

The Joe Biden who said he was in the room for negotiations to save Security ...

The Joe Biden who said FDR got on television after the Stock Market crash ...

The Joe Biden who said his family were poor coal miners ...

26 posted on 07/21/2014 2:35:23 PM PDT by x
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To: SoFloFreeper

We are supposed to believe that out of no where Biden breaks out a line about whether Putin has a soul.


27 posted on 07/21/2014 2:41:45 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Was this before or after Biden complimented Russia for their porn? You have to put this event into context.


28 posted on 07/21/2014 2:42:07 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The pot calls the kettle black.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 2:49:30 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: SoFloFreeper
Pressed on if the anecdote was true, Biden confirmed, “absolutely, positively.”

I am highly skeptical that this might be true.

If it were, Biden would have blabbed it long ago, one strongly suspects.

And, even if it were true, one of the principles of diplomacy is never to publicly insult or embarrass the person with whom you must negotiate. Reprisals just might be another concern.

BTW, IIRC, aren't these are the same Dems who gave away much in defense negotiations to Mister Putin (and his representatives), and had once promised to be more "flexible"?

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30 posted on 07/21/2014 2:55:05 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 1rudeboy

Putin is a total psychopath who is probably personally responsible for the deaths of multiple people (before he became president of Russia). There simply is NO WAY Biden the Bumbler would have the balls to look Putin in the eye and say something like that, and there ain’t enough booze in the world to give him those balls. Biden probably pissed himself just saying hello.


31 posted on 07/21/2014 3:03:35 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: SoFloFreeper

Funding its very enemies has been a US practice ever since the UN was created, and always our presidents have supported that foolishness.


32 posted on 07/21/2014 3:05:10 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: ilovesarah2012

Putin to Biden: “I don’t think your boss has accessories”.


33 posted on 07/21/2014 3:08:35 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: All

“absolutely positively bullcrap”


34 posted on 07/21/2014 3:16:13 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He should know since I’m don’t think Biden has a soul either.


35 posted on 07/21/2014 3:44:56 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: dead
Imagine you’re in a group of people looking for somebody to pass off as savvy, tough and intelligent and somehow Biden’s your best option.

True. In the kingdom of the blind, one-eyed man is king. In a roomful of idiots, the mere imbecile is a genius.

36 posted on 07/21/2014 3:58:26 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

And Joe hasn’t a brain!
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37 posted on 07/21/2014 5:08:23 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: 1rudeboy
It's just too convenient . . . as if the Administration's handlers read FR in order to determine what splits us.

Boy, we're really going to get the Obama administration with the Lois Ler....

SQUIRREL!!!

38 posted on 07/21/2014 6:15:44 PM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: silverleaf

I agree, these are the buffoons of America, kerry, biden, pelosi, reid, mccain, graham, the list continues,

It’s as if they think their heroes in some fawning reality TV show where they’re the idol of millions, where they’re used to expressing any whim and their surrounding sycophantic followers are always nodding in agreement,

KGB putin hasn’t drunk the same koolaid, I think it might surprise some of them to realize that,

The world is starting to burn around them, but they think their immune from it, that it will never come to their doorstep,

Its these kinds of moments that can create fractures in relationships, that when some dark day does come, it can quickly escalate beyond what anyone believes is possible, or even unthinkable,

America has been given over to vain, arrogant, petulant, corrupt, botoxed rulers with reprobate minds,

Collectively, our nation and its pleasure seeking entitlement population have raised up leaders just like they are, and so far the pain has been minimal, but the strain is beginning to show and we’re starting our decent, we’re sliding down from the mountain top and we’ll soon pick up speed before hitting bottom,


39 posted on 07/21/2014 9:01:33 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: ilovesarah2012
"Putin to Biden - “I don’t think you have a brain.”


40 posted on 07/22/2014 2:49:18 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: fr_freak

LOL! Ya never know what your crazy Uncle Joe is going to say when someone lets him out of the attic. No barrier between brain and mouth.

At least that is probably how Putin looks at him.
Anyone else think the Russians might be more concerned about Biden EVER being president of the USA than is half of America?


41 posted on 07/22/2014 5:02:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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