Disinfo: Joe Biden has senile dementia and is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons

Summary

The Biden Administration is led by somebody who has been diagnosed with senile dementia, where Joe Biden has no real weight, his head doesn’t work anymore. He is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons.

Disproof

The affirmations are false. The claim that president Joe Biden has senile dementia has been promoted by his domestic political adversaries in the US and amplified by pro-Kremlin disinformation as part of its campaign against him in the US 2020 election, but it has been repeatedly debunked by independent fact-checkers. On 15 April, 2021, Dr. Kevin O’Connor of The George Washington University released a three-page medical summary of Biden's health at the request of his patient, in which he described Biden as a “healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief.”

The claim that Biden has no real weight in its own administration and is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons is a conspiracy theory not based in any evidence.

See other examples in our database, such as claims that Biden has a lethal illness and is being kept away from the public, that Biden is a puppet of other powers behind him, that the Pentagon may prevent his reelection to avoid a war with Russia, or that his Administration is an illegitimate and anti-American regime.

This disinformation message appeared in the same TV programme as the claims that “Pro-Nazi Ukrainian battalions may carry out a purge in Donbas, leading Russia to intervene”, that “Russia is not directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine, which was the result of a Western coup” and that “Ukraine is violating the Minsk agreements and the West prefers to ignore it”.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 240
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/04/2021
  • Article language(s) Spanish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Joe Biden

Belarus

see more

Disinfo: Kyiv is hysterical and has practically declared war on Moscow with Washington's encouragement

Washington is implicating Kyiv in a war against Russia that it is unlikely to involve itself in, despite the loud statements.

In Europe, they are loudly talking of an impending war, for the first time since the war in Yugoslavia. The aggravation of the situation in Donbas, the hysteria of Kyiv, which has practically declared war on Moscow, and the US declarations that it will "not leave Ukraine" alone in its confrontation with Russia, prompt a serious consideration of military options to solve the Donbas conflict.

Disproof

This disinformation claim combines a few pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the war in Ukraine.

First is that Ukraine is the aggressor in the conflict in Donbas and that Russia is never the aggressor. There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Donbas. Since 2014, Russia has been actively involved in violating Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by financially and militarily backing the separation of Donetsk and Luhansk. An InformNapalm study shows that thirty-one weapons systems found in the Donbas entered service with the Russian military between 2004 and 2015 and have never been produced in, or sold to, Ukraine. In 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine.

Disinfo: Russia to intervene in Donbas if Ukraine boosts conflict

A ramping-up of the conflict would lead to the end of Ukraine, with the Kremlin forced to stand up for its citizens living on the territory of Donbas. In recent years, Moscow has made it much simpler for those living in Ukraine to get a Russian passport, and many have taken up the offer. Everything depends on what the scale of fighting will be. If there is, as Putin says, a Srebrenica, Russia will be forced to stand up for its citizens.

Disproof

This is a reappearing disinformation message accompanying the current Russia’s military build-up near borders of Ukraine and on occupied Crimea.

Russia will be forced to intervene to defend its citizens if Ukraine launches an offensive in Donbas, according to a recent statement by Dmitry Kozak, Vladimir Putin’s deputy chief of staff. These words echo a 2019 statement by Putin, in which he compared this possibility with a massacre similar to that in Srebrenica in 1995. Bosnian Serb troops killed 8,000 Muslim men and boys back then in what is considered to be the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. Putin said that if Ukraine got control of the border between its breakaway region and Russia, local residents might be persecuted because they had been offered no security guarantees. The Russian may have forgotten, or ignores, the fact that Russia was the only member of the UN Security Council to veto the resolution in 2015 that would have described the Srebrenica massacre as "genocide".

Disinfo: EU made a mistake abandoning Sputnik-V

The European Union made a mistake in its assessment of abandoning the Russian vaccine, "Sputnik V". European countries dealt coldly with the importance of the Russian vaccine and were not enthusiastic about it because it is Russian, without taking into account the laboratory results and this also applies to the Norwegian government.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin echoed disinformation about the EU, vaccination and the current EMA rolling review of Sputnik V, trying to link the Sputnik V authorisation process to Russophobia.

From 4 March 2021, Sputnik V vaccine is under the rolling review of the European Medicines Agency, and the decision will be fully decided on a scientific not a political basis.

Subscribe to the DISINFO REVIEW

Your weekly update on pro-Kremlin disinformation

No, thank you.