One would think that a certain subset of a certain political party could not have been so visibly working on behalf of the Russian government while the country moved on like it was completely normal.Sometime in the future (if ever), the 23rd century version Gibbon Will fight the chapter on how America embraced nearly open Russian assets (or at least behaved like it) in the White House as historians wrote the definitive scholarly book on “The Rise and Fall of the American Empire and the Rise and Fall of Western Liberalism.” “
Today is Steve Bannon talking about “blurred boundaries” (as if this were a reason to bomb schools and apartment buildings. But yesterday It was Tucker Carlson who asked the billionaire to pay every Republican who backed McConnell’s continued aid to Ukraine for the primary.or Wednesday Tulsi Gabbard (on Tucker’s show) said the U.S. position that the Russian state is too weak to do so again could force Russia into a situation where they have to — understandably — use nuclear weapons.
But on Friday, at least early on Friday, it was Bannon’s turn to stand up for Russia’s slaughter of tens of thousands of innocents in mass graves, asserting that none of it would affect U.S. interests.From media affairs:
The Ukraine thing is embarrassing, you are dead wrong, no one in the world can sit around and argue that this is in America’s vital national security interests. it doesn’t exist…
… In Hong Kong, Cardinal Zeng was rounded up, and the Vatican said we were watching him with great interest. The State Department said oh yes, he should be released.
All of this is in line with the important national security interests of the United States against the Chinese Communist Party. Not the struggles of the east, unclear, oh they hate me saying, unclear borders, wait for it, bloody land.
Shortened: The border between Russia and Ukraine is blurry, so Putin’s atrocities not seen since Rwanda are acceptable, and China is the real problem. Ever noticed that with MAGA, China is always the bad guy, not the Russians?
Is it normal for an American adversary like Russia, with close ties to the then president, to invite eight senators over a long weekend of July 4, 2018? And oddly there are all eight senators from the same party? This comes after the U.S. intelligence community and Robert Mueller established the fact that Russia worked hard to elect Donald Trump. To this day, with Russia committing war crimes in a totally unjustified war, the same MAGA elements, the same people closest to Russia, continue to tell us to hold back Russia, or why Ukraine probably deserves some of this treatment ?
Former General Mike Flynn says the biggest mistake the U.S. could make is to keep sending Ukrainian military aid. “This will only prolong the suffering of the Ukrainians,” Flynn said on Emerald Robinson’s “Lindel TV.” A former U.S. general has argued that U.S. policy should be for the Russians to win as soon as possible, and then Ukraine will suffer under Putin. All of this continues as the country grows on a massive scale, as if it were just more political manipulation.
Within the mainstream U.S. sphere of influence, Russia has an open, visible, and dangerous presence that needs to be exposed. This doesn’t happen naturally. While it’s true that many MAGAs like Tucker would prefer a more “rotten” government for the US, the unanimity of opinion, the closeness of the bloc with Trump’s closeness, has a stronger underlying thread that can be traced directly to the Kremlin Palace is as solid as the secret passage to Russia that Jared Kushner and Flynn sought before Trump was sworn in.
This is all acceptable, normal, don’t worry.
It also happened when the increasingly reckless and cornered Putin got people talking about moving nuclear weapons. From the Moscow Times, the former president of Russia:
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned on Thursday that Russia would deploy nuclear weapons near the Baltic states and Scandinavia if Finland or Sweden decided to join NATO.
If the countries join, it would more than double Russia’s land border with NATO members, Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council and 2008-2012 president, wrote on Telegram.
People who act in various ways like Russian assets must be exposed. This is not normal. This is not acceptable. It’s too dangerous, ask Ukraine. As for U.S. interests in the region? America’s interests are less a “region” than a principle, a democracy based on classic Western liberalism. Putin firmly believes that democracy cannot function in the world of the 21st century. It seems like too many people here agree. Enemies, at home and abroad.
Jason Miciak believes that a day without learning is a day without life. He is a political writer, feature writer, author and lawyer. A dual Canadian-born citizen, he spent his teenage and college years in the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He now enjoys the life of a single father to a young girl, writing on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. He enjoys making pots, cooking, while also researching philosophy of science, religion and the non-mathematical principles behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please feel free to get in touch with a presentation or any concerns.