Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Calls Biden a ‘War Criminal’ on CNN

During a stunning interview on CNN, Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters accused Democrat President Joe Biden of being a “war criminal.”

While speaking with CNN personality Michael Smerconish, Waters ripped into the foreign policy of the United States under Biden.

The two entered into a heated back and forth when Smerconish asked Waters to explain a video in which he calls Biden a war criminal during his recent concert.

The question appeared to be an attempt to get Waters to bend the knee and say Biden’s U.S. is the good guy right now.

Waters refused to do so, however.

Instead, he defended his viewpoint and attacked Biden’s Ukraine policy along the same lines as many dissidents.

He argued that Biden should be encouraging peace talks rather than war.

He then accused Biden of fanning the flames of war, declaring that it makes him guilty of “a huge crime.”

“Joe Biden is fueling the fire in Ukraine for a start,” Waters fired back at Smerconish.

“That’s a huge crime.

“Why won’t the United States of America encourage Zelensky to negotiate, obviating the need for this horrific, horrendous war?”

Waters cleared ruffled the feathers of Smerconish, who snapped back in the defense of Biden and Ukraine President Zelensky.

“You’re blaming the party that got invaded,” Smerconish argued back.

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“You’ve got this reversed.”

Normally, that would be enough to end it, as few have the courage to push back against the “current thing.”

But not in this case.

Rather, Waters kept fighting back, blaming the US and NATO for the war.

In his words, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine “is basically about the actions and reaction of NATO pushing right up to the Russian border, which they promised they wouldn’t do when Gorbachev negotiated the withdrawal of the USSR from the whole of Eastern Europe.”

Smerconish tried to fight back by claiming that the US is a “liberator,” a comment that drew nothing but scorn from Waters.

“You have no role as liberators!” Waters scoffed.

He then went on to harangue the US for only getting involved in World War II after Pearl Harbor, at which point, he said, Russia had basically won the war.

That timeline is a bit incorrect; the Russians were in serious trouble in the winter of 1941, as the Wehrmacht had reached the edge of Moscow.

However, his basic point that World War II in the West was won largely with Russian blood (the Soviets suffered over 20 million casualties), is largely accurate.

Nevertheless, it leaves out the role played by US equipment in the war.

In any case, visibly agitated, Waters then told Smerconish to “go away and read a bit more and then try to figure out what the United States would do if the Chinese were putting nuclear-armed missiles into Mexico and Canada.”

Waters went on to claim that Taiwan is part of China and that the US is worse that the Chinese regime because they didn’t invade Iraq and kill a million people in 2003.


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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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