Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson has refused to go along with his network’s script of war propaganda, and is calling out malign actors within the Republican Party who are pushing the U.S. into a conflict with Iran.
Carlson called out Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well as infamous neocon war hawks Max Boot and John Bolton, during a segment on his show broadcast on Friday night. He pointed out that Pompeo could only point to vague “threats in the region” during an appearance on CNN, not anything imminent from Iran that put Americans directly at risk.
“Threats in the region? If you don’t live in Washington, here is the translation. That would be in hostile Middle Eastern countries, places where American troops would never be in the first place were it not for the insistent demands of non-geniuses like Max Boot and John Bolton,” Carlson explained.
“But never mind. No one in Washington is in the mood for big-picture questions right now, questions, the obvious ones, like: Is Iran really the greatest threat we face? And: who’s actually benefiting from this? And: why are we continuing to ignore the decline of our own country in favor of jumping into another quagmire, from which there’s no obvious exit? By the way, if we’re still in Afghanistan 19 sad years later, what makes us think there’s a quick way out of Iran?” Carlson asked.
Carlson also called out Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), who he has previously exposed as a shill for globalist oligarchs, for beating the war drums following Thursday’s murderous drone strike against Iranian General Qasem Soleimani near a Baghdad airport.
“This is very simple: General Soleimani is dead because he was an evil bastard who murdered Americans. The President made the brave and right call, and Americans should be proud of our servicemembers who got the job done. Tehran is on edge – the mullahs have already slaughtered at least a thousand innocent Iranians – and before they lash out further they should know that the U.S. military can bring any and all of these IRGC butchers to their knees,” Sasse said.
Other neocon war hawks in the GOP have issued similar statements as they lick their lips over the possibility of a war in Iran.
“Qassem Soleimani was an evil and deadly terrorist with the blood of thousands, including hundreds of Americans, on his hands. President Trump was right to order decisive action to kill Soleimani to prevent further attacks and defend American lives and interests,” said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY).
“Qassem Soleimani masterminded Iran’s reign of terror for decades, including the deaths of hundreds of Americans. Tonight, he got what he richly deserved, and all those American soldiers who died by his hand also got what they deserved: justice,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said.
“Wow – the price of killing and injuring Americans has just gone up drastically. Major blow to Iranian regime that has American blood on its hands. Soleimani was one of the most ruthless and vicious members of the Ayatollah’s regime. He had American blood on his hands. I appreciate President Trump’s bold action against Iranian aggression. To the Iranian government: if you want more, you will get more,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Carlson finds the bellicose rhetoric of these neocons, many of whom cheered on the disastrous Iraq War and other catastrophic military conflicts, to be completely unacceptable.
“Before we enter into a single new war, there’s a criterion that ought to be met. Our leaders should explain to us how that conflict will make the United States richer and more secure,” Carlson said in his rant against the war mongers.
“There are an awful lot of bad people in this world. We can’t kill them all. It’s not our job. Instead, our government exists to defend and promote the interests of American citizens. Period. That’s why we have a government. So, how has the killing of Soleimani done that? Maybe. No one in Washington has explained how,” Carlson added.
Carlson’s full segment can be seen here:
Must Watch @TuckerCarlson Monologue on Iran
“There are an awful lot of bad people in this world. We can't kill them all, it's not our job. Instead, our government exists to defend and promote the interests of American citizens. Period."
Exactly, America First! pic.twitter.com/gxyLPK0CDo
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) January 4, 2020
NEW: Joe Biden Bashes Incoming Trump Administration In Leaked 2016 Call to President of Ukraine
Joe Biden speaks in critical and partisan terms of the incoming Trump administration in a new leaked call to the President of Ukraine unveiled Wednesday.
In the call, conducted in November 2016 a week after then-candidate Trump’s election victory, Biden bashes the incoming administration to the foreign leader, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Biden assails the Trump transition team as incompetent, turning down the idea of visiting the country before the January transition before Trump is “fully briefed” on matters related to Ukraine.
In a second call, Biden asks for Poroshenko to describe his conversations with incoming President Trump, going to to speak of Trump in more dismissive terms. He describes Trump as a “dog who caught the car, and who doesn’t know what to do.” Not quite a “dog-faced pony soldier,” but definitely not an appropriate way for an outgoing vice president to describe an incoming president to a foreign leader.
A Ukrainian comedian originally released the calls, suggesting questionable operational security within the conversations of Joe Biden and Poroshenko. Biden has a lengthy history of ethical questions regarding his relationship with Ukraine, including looking the other way as his son Hunter secured an extremely lucrative position at a Ukrainian oil company without any experience whatsoever in the energy industry.
Biden himself would later go on to demand the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating corruption allegations against the younger Biden, a clear conflict of interest Biden merely dismissed when he spoke openly of securing the prosecutor’s firing at a Council on Foreign Relations public event.
This is a totally inappropriate way for a Vice President to speak to a foreign leader, and the public should be concerned about how Biden plans to conduct diplomacy should he be elected President.
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