The US President Joe Biden has likened Vladimir Putin to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas which has sparked anger with the Kremlin.
The Kremlin said that President Biden’s comments are “unacceptable,” which is quite true as both Putin and Hamas do want to annihilate democracy which has played out through their actions.
President Biden said in his address on Thursday evening that Hamas and Putin represent different threats, however “they both wanted to completely annihilate a neighbouring democracy.”
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Biden said in a special address to the American people, “Hamas and Putin represent different threats, but they share this in common; They both want to completely annihilate a neighboring democracy – completely annihilate it.”
Biden then called on all US politicians to unite at this “inflection point” in history.
President Biden added, “We can’t let petty, partisan, angry politics get in the way of our responsibilities as a great nation. We cannot and will not let terrorists like Hamas and tyrants like Putin win. I refuse to let that happen.”
The Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, “Such rhetoric is hardly suitable for responsible heads of state.
Such rhetoric can hardly be acceptable for us; we do not accept such a tone towards the Russian Federation and towards our president.
Peskov warned that the threat to Russian citizens will grow exponentially once Israel starts the ground offensive against Hams for “total annihilation.”
Israel has mobilised around 400,000 soldiers along the Gazan border as they are set to enter Gaza as the army has been given the “green light” to launch their ground offensive.
Israels Economy Minister Nir Barkat told ABC News that the Israeli military has been given the “green light” to start the full-scale ground offensive.
Barkat said, “We shall do all efforts to bring our hostages, to bring our hostages [back] alive,” adding, their “first and last priority” is to totally destroy the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
On Thursday evening the Israeli military were told by the Defence Chief that the ground offensive is nearing as they “will soon” see Gaza “from inside.”
Yoav Gallant told troops gathered neat to the Gaza Strip border that they will see the Palestinian territory “from inside,” his office announced, which suggest the ground offensive could be imminent.
The Israeli Defense Minister told infantry troops on Thursday evening, “You see Gaza now from a distance, you will soon see it from inside. The command will come.”
Gallant met with Israeli troops on Thursday and earlier on in the day he told his troops who are stationed near to Gaza in the town of Mavkiim the “battle will be extensive.”
Gallant told troops, “The battle will be an extensive one, a difficult one, and we will be precise, sharp, and deadly.
“But there will be a price for that, and we will have a price to pay, but we will go on until we complete this operation to the fullest.”
The Defence Minister told Israeli troops to “get organised, be ready” to enter into Palestinian territory, vowing there will be “no forgiveness” for Hamas just “total annihilation.”