The Washington Examiner reported this week that President Joe Biden recently had a telephone conversation Russian leader Vladimir Putin about concerns that he is planning to attack Ukraine.
While the paper quoted Biden as saying that he threatened Putin with economic sanctions, he added that sending American troops is “not in the cards right now.” However, statement from some in his administration sound far more sinister.
State Department spokesperson says US is “prepared to act”
According to the BBC, State Department spokesman Ned Price has warned of serious consequences should Russia not leave Ukraine alone.
“If Russia chooses to fail to de-escalate, if Russia chooses to move forward with any plans it may have developed to continue its military aggression or to aggress militarily upon Ukraine, to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty, its independence, its territorial integrity, we and our allies would be prepared to act,’ Price declared. “We would be prepared to act resolutely.”
The network noted that those words came in response to the over 90,000 Russian troops which intelligence officials say are amassing along Ukraine’s eastern border.
Tucker Carlson says America would “gain nothing” from war in Ukraine
For his part, Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently dismissed any suggestion that American should get involved in a conflict between Russia and Ukraine, insisting that the United States “has nothing to gain” from such a venture.
“There is nothing we could possibly gain from a military confrontation with Vladimir Putin and there’s very much we could lose including of course many thousands of American lives,” Carlson told viewers this week.
“The United States would gain precisely nothing from taking over Ukraine,” host stressed, demanding, “Why would we want to do that?”
“At best, we would be driving Russia, and we are in fact, deeper into the arms of the government of China. Now it would be a disaster for the United States and a disaster for the world.”
What’s more, Carlson thought it was odd that the Biden administration would make protecting Ukraine’s border a priority given it has done so little to secure borders at home.
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard agreed with Carlson’s assessment, warning that the same people “who dragged our country into regime change wars in places like Iraq and Libya and Syria are the same ones who are pushing us very quickly into this war with Russia and never stating once, ‘Hey what’s our objective?”
Gabbard concluded by pointing out that Russia continues to have the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, a fact that Americans should remember before entering into any conflict.