The US military is “filled with delusional hubris, blinding it to the actual danger of nuclear war,” said an American journalist and political analyst, after Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby stated that there is “clear evidence” that the Russian military is conducting war crimes in its military campaign in Ukraine.
“Russia is the aggressor here and I think we have seen here at the Pentagon — we're certainly seeing clear evidence that the Russian military is conducting war crimes,” Kirby told “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday.
“We think it's important for the investigative process to continue. We're going to contribute to that. But obviously, relations with Russia are not at a premium nor should they be given the unprovoked and illegal aggression that Russia has put on the people of Ukraine,” he continued.
“To me,” said Don Debar, “what's scary is that, by having such a hack as its face, the Pentagon is signaling that it is as filled with delusional hubris, blinding it to the actual danger of nuclear war, as the maniacs in Congress and the dementia patient in the White House.”
“The Pentagon press room is already filled with laptop warriors from the US media who are ready to fight Russia from their desks. That the guy at the podium is mouthing the same idiocies does not bode well for humanity,” DeBar told Press TV.
Last week, US President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "murderous dictator" and a "pure thug,” after calling him a "war criminal.”
Biden criticized Putin and the Russian military action in Ukraine, saying, "My generic point is that, you know, now you have Ireland and Great Britain... standing together against a murderous dictator, a pure thug who is waging an immoral war against the people of Ukraine."
Biden on Wednesday called Putin a "war criminal" over the military operation in Ukraine.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has also said that his agency will be documenting possible war crimes.
The Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday the US and other countries were documenting potential evidence to help investigators at the international level determine if Russia has committed war crimes.
Kirby said that “there will be consequences for that on the international scale.”
“We see that the Russians are clearly — there's clear evidence that their military — their forces are conducting war crimes. We're not shying away from that,” Kirby said. “I mean, you can see it for yourself in just the video footage that you guys show every day.”
The accusations came from the officials of the country that has invaded and occupied about half a dozen countries since 9/11.
Biden, in the entire course of his political career, has never opposed US military exploits or condemned their devastating effects on other countries.
Russia denounced the comments as “unacceptable and unforgivable."
"We believe such rhetoric to be unacceptable and unforgivable on the part of the head of a state whose bombs have killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.
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