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GOP to Tucker Carlson: We’re the decision-makers on Ukraine, not you
[ Editor’s Note: Oh my, trouble comes to Fox News and the Republican paradise with them huffing and puffing about Carlson’s commentary over the make believe pending Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Here we have a whole list of GOP Senators who have no problem at all supporting the worst of the worst drivel that comes out of Trump, that make Carlson wayyyy past even being a second stringer in the geopolitical hype game.
And for the rest of us, who have watched both he and the Repubs treat the Jan 6 Committee like a joke by giving full support for the Insurrectionists, excuse us if what happens to Ukraine is way down the list.
Attention should be on Ukraine for having done nothing to fulfill the Minsk agreement. And the two EU ‘guarantors’ of the agreement, France and Germany did nothing to push Kiev to honor the agreement, something that Putin will remember I am sure.
The political griftering, primarily to get news exposure is hardwired into our system, where the more provocative the statements, the more coverage one can get. Trump was certainly the master of that con. He was…the Don of the News Con… Jim W. Dean ]
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First Published … February 02, 2022
In recent days, Carlson has attacked Republicans who are pushing for a stronger response to Moscow’s aggression — slamming Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) as “ignorant” and Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) as “a moron masquerading as a senator” and “pompous neocon buffoon” simply for advocating long-standing GOP orthodoxy when it comes to Russia.
…Meanwhile, Ukraine remains under active threat from an invasion that some are warning could be just the first domino to fall in Eastern Europe.
“I don’t agree with those views,” Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said when asked about Carlson’s monologues. “[It’s] the U.S. interest not just in Europe but around the world in not having countries decide, ‘That belongs to us, we’re going to go ahead and take it.’
…“At least some share of the Republican Party’s base is now at the very least confused about what’s happening between Russia and Ukraine, and at worst putting pressure on Republican elected officials to, in effect, take Russia’s side,” said Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.), a former top State Department official who just returned from a bipartisan delegation in Kyiv.
…“Why is it disloyal to side with Russia, but loyal to side with Ukraine?” Carlson asked during a Jan. 24 episode, calling Ukraine “strategically irrelevant” to the U.S. He later said that Putin “just wants to keep his western borders secure.”
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Politico’s position is full of holes. First of all it rests on the fiction that the current Ukrainian government is legit. Secondly it legitimizes US involvement with that government. I am sick of this jingoistic crap from sick minded “experts” who just justify American Hegemony over all else.
Let them eat each other. It was one of the more delightful and predictable scenarios.
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