The Biden Democrats say we have to choose. Either we are for them or we are against them. Okay, then, we are AGAINST. Moreover, I’ll go further and say they pose a far greater threat to our freedom and safety than #Putin. He’s the lesser evil. They are the greater one #Ukraine— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 24, 2022
I think the war in Ukraine is a tragedy and that it could have been avoided.
It is definitely not something that I am cheering on. It looks like the ultimate outcome will be the fall of Zelensky, the surrender of Ukraine and its demilitarization and neutralization. Why couldn’t this have been accomplished without a war? Couldn’t Zelensky have just agreed that Ukraine wouldn’t join NATO or continue to be flooded with American weapons instead of laughing off a Russian invasion?
I’ve never supported any of these wars that have been fomented by the bloodthirsty American foreign policy establishment which is constantly trying to push the Empire into new far flung corners of Eurasia. These wars only leave behind debt, death, dismemberment and destruction. They have all made us poorer, less safe and less free in the United States. They have cost millions of lives all over the world.
We saw it happen in Iraq and Afghanistan on George W. Bush’s watch. These unfortunate countries were joined by Syria, Libya and Ukraine on Barack Obama’s watch. Now, war has flared back up in Ukraine again on Joe Biden’s watch, which is not an accident given that the same people who initiated this chain of events by overthrowing the government of Ukraine in 2014 are back in power.
Hillary Clinton still has her eyes set on the real enemy … us.
“Russian president Vladimir Putin pines for the old Russian empire and takes Ukraine’s independence as a personal affront. But the invasion of Ukraine is not a limited regional dispute between neighbors. Putin is also motivated by a deep opposition to democracy more broadly. That is why he has waged a long-running shadow war to destabilize free societies and discredit democratic institutions in the United States and around the world. Ukraine is one flash point in a larger global struggle between democracy and autocracy—one that stretches from the steppes of Eastern Europe to the waters of the Indo-Pacific to the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
The scope of that wider struggle was on vivid display on February 4. In Beijing, the world’s two most powerful autocrats—Putin and China’s Xi Jinping—cemented their deepening alliance. In the United States, where American leaders should have been unified in championing democracy against these aggressive adversaries, the opposite happened: The Republican National Committee formally declared the violent insurrection of January 6, 2021, to be “legitimate political discourse.”
Much has been said about the assault on American democracy by a radicalized Republican Party, but its international consequences have not gotten the attention they deserve. Republican leaders are abandoning core tenets of American democracy even as the stakes in the global contest between democracy and autocracy are clearer and higher than at any time since the end of the Cold War. They are defending coup-plotters and curbing voting rights while Russia tries to crush Ukraine’s fragile democracy and China menaces not only Taiwan but democracies everywhere, from Australia to Lithuania.
Putin is not just a garden-variety nationalist; he is a paranoid, chronically underestimated, implacable enemy of democracy. And while Russia poses an immediate threat to peace in Europe and to the integrity of our elections at home, it is Xi’s China that represents the greatest long-term challenge to the future of democracy. The United States faces a serious and sustained competition with China that may shape the rest of the 21st century as profoundly as our Cold War with the Soviet Union defined the latter part of the 20th century. The world is very different than it was during the Cold War, and China is bigger, richer, and more integrated into the global economy than the Soviet Union ever was. But the competition with China is a similarly multidimensional struggle that is economic, cultural, technological, diplomatic, military, and ideological all at the same time. That means the U.S. will have to invest and compete across all these dimensions—while bolstering democracy at home and abroad. …
This is not just another political dispute; it’s a five-alarm national-security crisis. The hard truth is that if Republicans won’t stand up to Trump, they can’t stand up to Putin or Xi.
The failure by Republican leaders to defend American democracy is all the more tragic because many of them know better. Some may be genuinely attracted to authoritarianism and disdainful of pluralism and equality. …”
The American establishment is now in a three front war.
The war is against Putin’s Russia, Xi’s China and, of course, Hillary’s domestic enemies in Middle America whose existence and opposition is a threat to “democracy.” The shitlibs are synonymous with “our democracy.”