Tucker on Ukraine: How can US lawmakers be so self-destructive and stupid? China is certain winner here

Once again, Tucker Carlson questioned the American strategy of supporting Ukraine in a possible conflict with Russia, thereby making potential allies of Russia and America’s larger enemy, China.

In a monologue on Monday’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Fox News host  immediately looked for a motive: “When permanent Washington pushes for war with Russia, who benefits?”

He answered his own question easily, saying, “China benefits, period. The Chinese government is the only certain winner here.”

He pointed out that people on both sides of the aisle are calling for the government to impose economic sanctions, such as the “foreign direct product rule,” which would essentially give us the right to cut off Russian access to products like semiconductors that are made with U.S. technology. In the eyes of those pushing for the sanctions, this would deprive Russians of tech toys like smartphones and video game consoles.


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As Carlson so astutely noted, “Russians are still going to have smartphones. They’ll just get their components somewhere else, meaning from China. The Chinese have already pledged to help, and they have every incentive to make good on that promise.”

He also expressed concern that leaders feel untouchable economically, which is why they feel the threat of sanctions is so intimidating. But, Carlson reminded viewers, “The only reason the U.S. government can enforce international sanctions is that the U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency.”

So what if, he posited, Russia and China lobbied the rest of the world’s powerful nations, accusing the U.S. of abusing its monetary position? What if they convinced other nations that they might be on the receiving end of sanctions next?

What if the world “decided to drop the U.S. dollar in favor of a new currency?”  Carlson asked. “Where would that leave us?”

He answered the question by stating simply that the U.S. would no longer be able to run the economy “based on debt.” And this would make Americans poor, almost immediately, in his estimation.

Carlson then questioned again why America should go to war on behalf of Ukraine, specifically. He pointed out that the U.S. has no obligation to any country to send money and soldiers to defend its borders. So why, he wondered, would we decide to defend Ukraine over, say, Russia in this matter? Neither country, he noted, has our same interests at heart.

Carlson decided to follow the money, which led him straight to defense contractors pulling the strings of the media.

He noticed that, for example, a recent story in Politico pushing for war on behalf of Ukraine was “presented by Lockheed Martin.”

And he found a January 20 op-ed in The Washington Post written by a man who “sits on the board of the weapons contractor BAE Systems.”

“That would seem relevant because war with Russia would be potentially, in any case, highly profitable for VA systems. But somehow, the Washington Post didn’t bother to tell readers about this. It remained undisclosed,” Carlson noted.

Carlson ended his monologue on a somber note, noting that China is likely celebrating over America’s proposed course of action: “The Chinese must be watching this happen with their jaws open, completely delighted. They can’t believe their good fortune. They watch as the entire political leadership class of the United States runs at full speed in the wrong direction.”

Carlson envisioned China asking itself, “[H]ow could these people be so stupid and so self-destructive?”

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