ICYMI: Kremlin Official Claims That Hitler Was Jewish!

Gibberish.  Nonsense. Gobbledygook.  These three words seem to sum up just what it is that the Kremlin believes passes for legitimate political discourse these days, and as the their invasion of Ukraine continues to devolve into an embarrassing fiasco, their proclivity for the preposterous grows all the more common.

Take, for instance, the incredibly egregious claims made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this week regarding World War II, Hitler, and The Holocaust.

Lavrov made the assertion on Italian television on Sunday when he was asked why Russia said it needed to “denazify” Ukraine if the country’s own president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, was himself Jewish.

“When they say ‘What sort of nazification is this if we are Jews’, well I think that Hitler also had Jewish origins, so it means nothing,” Lavrov told Rete 4 channel, speaking through an Italian interpreter.

“For a long time now we’ve been hearing the wise Jewish people say that the biggest anti-Semites are the Jews themselves,” he added.

The world was immediately furious.

Leaders from several Western nations denounced the foreign minister’s comments and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy accused Russia of having forgotten the lessons of World War Two.

In a sign of sharply deteriorating relations with Moscow, the Israeli foreign ministry summoned the Russian ambassador and demanded an apology.

“Such lies are intended to accuse the Jews themselves of the most horrific crimes in history that were committed against them,” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement.

The suggestion comes as Russia clings to their wholly false claim of attempting to “de-nazify” Ukraine.