Biden Warns Russia "It's Time To Stop Talking, And Start Acting"

Tyler Durden's picture

Vice President Jo Biden's show of support arrival in Ukraine started with a somewhat back-handed statement that left some questioning Biden's diplomatic skills once again. "You face some very daunting problems and some might say humiliating threats are taking place," Biden spoke to Ukraine officials, pledging an additional $50 million to help Ukraine's beleaguered government with political and economic reforms. As CBS reports, The White House has also announced $8 million in nonlethal military assistance for the Ukrainian armed forces, including bomb-disposal equipment, communications gear and vehicles. Biden concluded his oratory with a threat - that seemed oddly worded given the 'actions' of the last few days, warning Russia that "it's time to stop talking and start acting."



As CBS reports, in the most high-level visit of a U.S. official since crisis erupted in Ukraine, Biden earlier told leaders from various political parties that he brought a message of support from President Obama as they face a historic opportunity to usher in reforms.

"The opportunity to generate a united Ukraine and getting it right is within your grasp," Biden said. "And we want to be your partner and friend in the project. We're ready to assist.


Biden met acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov and acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and democracy activists before announcing the new aid.




"You face some very daunting problems and some might say humiliating threats are taking place," Biden said.

And promised more aid - to help the Ukrainians deal with their humilation?

The vice president also announced the United States would provide an additional $50 million to help Ukraine's beleaguered government with political and economic reforms.


The money includes $11 million to help conduct the May 25 presidential election, including voter education, administration and oversight. It also will help fund expert teams from U.S. government agencies to help Ukraine to reduce its reliance on energy supplies from Russia. Other technical advisers will help fight corruption.


The White House has also announced $8 million in nonlethal military assistance for the Ukrainian armed forces, including bomb-disposal equipment, communications gear and vehicles.

But the anti-Russia rhetoric was strong...

In a very loosely veiled reference to the alleged Russian troops in eastern Ukraine, Biden urged Russia to "stop supporting men hiding behind masks." Russian President Vladimir Putin flatly denied that any of his special forces were in eastern Ukraine in a live television appearance last week, dismissing the claims as "nonsense."


Biden told the lawmakers a priority for the U.S. is to help them become independent from Russian energy supplies. "Imagine where you'd stand today if you could tell Russia to keep your own gas," Biden said.




Biden added, "You have to fight the cancer of corruption that is endemic in your system right now."


"I want you to know I do not underestimate the incredible pressure you all are under," Biden said. "I do not underestimate the challenges you all face. And I do not underestimate the frustration you all must feel when someone like me comes along to say what a great opportunity this is for you all."

Frustration indeed. But his final words were for Putin...

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.

Or else...

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I am more equal than others's picture



Fuck biden, an epic ass clown.

Arius's picture

8 million greenbacks ??? you got to be jocking ... thats not enough to pay me to make your case with some stupid comments on ZH... these people have no idea what things costs these days ... even in Ukraine

john39's picture

kiev regime is living on borrowed time.  another epic fail for the glorious nwo.

Latina Lover's picture

Pledging 58 million dollars was so important that it required Biden to deliver it? Wow, that should buy lots of cookies for Kiev.


Oh how the mighty have fallen!


sushi's picture

$58 million for a failed state will not put it back together again. Too bad the USSA did not notice the populace was being plundered by the oligarchs from befoire the time of the "Orange Revolution." Of course one set of corrupt Oligarchs will have problems seeing the failing in a second set of corrupt Oligarchs.

One the claim that the uniformed med in Eastern Ukraine are Russian troops this is unlikely'

1) they lack the communications gear that each individual "little green man" in the Ukraine was equipped with.

2) Their camo pattern is very different from the LGM. Likely looted uniforms from Ukraine army stocks.

3) They lack the body armour worn by the LGM. Russian body armour is quite sophisticated and will stop a 5.56 NATO round. The armed men in the Eastern Ukraine appear to lack any body armour.

4) The dudes in Eastern Ukraine do not tuck in their shirts. The LGM gave every sign of being a highly disciplined force.


old naughty's picture

Don't you get the feeling he's talking...and not really acting (em, may be the other way around)...

What's the wait?

Looney's picture

...Fuck biden, an epic ass clown.

Fuck Biden? Thanks, but no thanks! I wouldn’t let my goat fuck that cunt. ;-)


Latina Lover's picture

Biden: Hey Ukrainians, imagine today where you would be if you had your own gas......I guess the locals never considered this question, LOL

PT's picture

Someone tell Joe it's all okay.  Ukraine bought a shotgun.

Doubleguns's picture

Putin is acting. Biden and BO are doing the talking, talking shit actually.

fx's picture

11 million $ for funding the presidential election and "the education of voters". 11 million bucks - that is sufficient to ensure that the right US puppet will be "elected"? Seems deflation has arrived long ago....

AdmTirpitz's picture

Thats the best comment I heard in a long time

AdmTirpitz's picture

Thats the best comment I heard in a long time

DaveyJones's picture

does an "ass clown" wear pants?   

I am more equal than others's picture




only down around his ankles while attending a Desert Spring 'white party'

SDShack's picture

Plugs Joe, just like Principal Strikland..."Eat Lead Slackers!"

Kayman's picture

Russia to Biden- it's time to stop talking....

just-my-opinion's picture

The plan : get Russia so distracted in the Ukraine

Israel can send Iran to allah.../sarc

Fíréan's picture

Payment for the Blackwater /Academi guys, heavily armed, roaming around the country behind balaclava masks ? The first down payment ?

Biden pays Kiev, they pay   Blackwater / Academi,  it all goes back to the "right" people one way or another , isn't that the 'game' those guys play ?

DavidC's picture

Even Victoria Nuland had $5 billion to play with.


Latina Lover's picture

If you give Biden 5 billion dollars, he might do something really stupid like start world war 3. Naw, 58 million of our money is enough.

J S Bach's picture

Biden is such a scrawny ass-licking paper tiger... so typical of today's U.S. politician.  He is so obviously subservient to a higher money power.  God only knows the blackmail material they must have on puppets like him and Barry Soetoro.

kridkrid's picture

I find the scandals that take some politicians down, but not others, interesting to consider. I remember when Bill Clinton was running for the nomination and the whole Jennifer Flowers thing came to light. It was a moment that felt like the Gary Hart - Donna Rice thing all over again. I remember saying, "whelp, I guess that Clinton fella is out". While this is basically just my theory, in hindsight it seems pretty clear that the "media" was ready to declare Gary Hart as finished, where as Bill Clinton was going to become the cardiac kid. Gary Hart was done in a day. He was declared finished as soon as the story was confirmed.

It's not like they really have to have a ton of "blackmail" stuff on any given politician... the media can annoint or destroy anyone with very minimal coordinated effort. When the Jeremiah Wright stuff came up in 2008 I thought the same thing. The media could end this campaign right now, if they wanted. At any point during the hillary vs. obama show they could have easily moved the needle either way. Instead, Obama and Hillary were called off of the campaign trail for a secret meeting and an agreement was reached. This is ALL just theater.

Cathartes Aura's picture

I've been going with the idea that all "news" is a narrative, which parallels your "theater" call. . .

the newsy-speakers report/act what is fed them as prompts from the sidelines, and all tuned in get the running dialogues. 

I've found the longer the story/plot runs, the more episodic the "news" - the more entertaining the plot - the more it is designed for distractions.

so your notion of "theater" and the fact that Clinton's drama was dragged out over time, vs. the short cut of Hart, is agree-able to me.

I reckon anything that is reported in episodes is training minds to think/opine a story. 

and it's the short-sharp-shocks that are the narrative run wild, with endings no one is in total control of.

we wait.

kridkrid's picture

Perfect response, which leads me to another similar observation that should likewise support your theory on the duration of the news cycle. The silly "shoe bomber" episode vs. the guy who flew his plane into the IRS building in Texas. One of these events "could have" led to an "event" one was actually an event. Which one was pushed through the media, non-stop, for weeks? The "could have" non-event. The guy in Texas, a guy with a legit gripe and an articulate "manifesto" got a mostly muted 48 hour cycle, never again to be mentioned, at least as far as I can observe.

By the way, thanks for linking the article yesterday on the Democracy Now USAID interview. I actually caught the interview when it happened and found it a little odd. Makes more sense now.

DaveyJones's picture

...and what sucks about political theatre is that, at least in real theatre, the groundlings have a good time

Cathartes Aura's picture

oh yes, excellent observation comparing the narrative life-span.

as someone who hasn't watched TeeVee in many, many years, my first *hit* of awareness of how it is used was after nein eleventy, when the news ran non-stop on all channels, and the edit'd clips of the "planes" hitting towers, and subsequent collapse was endlessly repeated, even when the talking-heads were prattling on about something else in the narrative.  it was so obviously a mind-program-trick, visuals running while a voice tells you what to think!

the more attention I paid to the actual content & the monologues created to describe the visuals - and I'm referencing newsy narratives from online sources here - the more my critical eyes narrowed. . . adding in my awareness of the PNAC dudes wish list, well, yeah. . .

glad you found that link of interest, the blog has some very interesting perspectives in the history-content -from comments & blogger both - since the Great Greenwald took possession of "Snowden's Secret" - my initial scepticism appears to be shared by more than a few others, heh.

here's a wee story planted that caught my eye today.  lots of bells going off in the storyline there, y'never know.

be well.

pods's picture

Some just implode on their own though. Remember the corndog chick?  


MeMongo's picture

Spot on krid! Now if we could just do something about those pesky arabs having such control of the media and all.

DaveyJones's picture

world to Biden: Stop "acting" and start talking

PT's picture

You could get a really nice shotgun for 58 mill.  maybe even buy two!   Naw, on second thought, that might be a bit much.  You only need one.  Just point them barrels out the window and fire off two blasts ...

You don't need a ...

itchy166's picture

$58million is just over a half-hours worth of QE.  Its like me lending my friend $50 bucks to stop a mob-hit against him.  Its a big charade for the sheep.




kridkrid's picture

Something here doesn't add up. The US just pledged a billion dollars to Iran tied to some such something or other around nukes... basically on the DL, but sent our #2 to the Ukraine for this grab-ass moment of absurdity? Biden should sit facing the door and shouldn't let anyone at the table use the restroom.

dogismycopilot's picture

Biden's Air Force 2 depreciation, av gas and hotel bill probably cost 2 million

intric8's picture

GTFO of ukraine, Biden! Need we remind you of how shitty things are back home?

max2205's picture

Please let Joe stay there.....permanently

sunnydays's picture

Biden wants Russia to act?  Well Russia might just do that at Biden's urging.  Ways Russia could act?  Sell off all the U.S. t-bonds in one day.  Stop using the dollar for oil and accepting it for their gas.  Oh yes, there are many ways Russia could act and not one of them would be good for the U.S.   Watch out Biden may well be punked when Russia uses his words against him and the U.S. 

dreadnaught's picture

hear hear ! fuck the NeoCON artists and their communist style plans for the world

Latina Lover's picture

This is the funniest shit I heard coming out of Biden's mouth in a long time.  Putin must be laughing, a deep, happy, mocking belly laugh, at what passes for US foreign policy in the Ukraine.



SubjectivObject's picture

Quiet as it's kept, his/this is only an articulation of US foreign policy per se.

The intended audience is the domestic audience, aided, abetted, and fomented with/by the US corporape media.  The unfortunate thing about this policy, is that it is effective on its intended 3 standard deviations of the target audience.  The US is being led to war, any way this can be efficiently done, and to see behind the scrim of lies, knowing full well 95% don't care/know or/nor want to know, is disturbing at a primal level.

Tooter McGooter's picture

Wake me up when the ruling class steps into integrity -- or else the populous elects real leaders with integrity.  Everything else until then is just griping.

withglee's picture

His plane ticket cost more than that.

Latina Lover's picture

So does Obamas multiple trips with Reggie Love playing italian golf, balls outside, putter in the hole <g>

CrimsonAvenger's picture

Compare this to how much Michelle spends on a vacation trip.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

$8M.  What's that, the bar bill for Joe and the Boys?

Let's see how long it takes, before Ukrainians revolt against the revolting revolters, i.e. CIA's puppet regime.

Latina Lover's picture

They already are.... check out the youtube videos of local militias in south eastern ukraine.  Just wait till gas bills go up by 120%, pensions get cut, wages are frozen. The Ukies will string up Yats the rat by his shrivelled balls.

flapdoodle's picture

You don't understand. The 8 million is to pay for Biden and his entourage's Hotel bill, restaurant, ho and blo expenses on this trip...

indygo55's picture

Tax payers in the USA poaid more then *8 million dollars to send that ass clown over there. 

Stoploss's picture

This is what happens when you move hair from your ass, to he top of your head...

pods's picture

I will put order keyboard on my to do list, thanks.