Tulsi Gabbard accuses warmongers of wanting Russia to invade Ukraine

by mcardinal

Lauren Moye, FISM News


Former Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard has launched a media blitz calling U.S. and North American Trade Organization (NATO) leaders “warmongers” who want to see Russia invade Ukraine so they can profit off the ensuing war.

According to Gabbard, the question Americans should be asking is why these leaders don’t prevent war by giving Russian President Vladimir Putin what he wants: blocking Ukraine from NATO membership.

“It is highly, highly unlikely that Ukraine will become a member of NATO anyway, so the question is why doesn’t President Biden and NATO leaders actually just say that and guarantee it?” Gabbard told Fox’s Tucker Carlson on Friday. This simple question becomes the foundation of the rest of her argument.

Gabbard’s “clear as day” answer is that those leaders want Russia to invade Ukraine. She explained this invasion would give the Biden administration a “clear excuse to go and levy draconian sanctions” as a “modern-day siege” against the Russian people while “cementing the Cold War in place.” Gabbard also suggested another motive is an invisible puppet master lurking in the background of geopolitical concerns: the military-industrial complex who she said is positioned to make more money from a war with Russia “than fighting against al-Qaeda.”

The former Democratic Hawaii representative and presidential nominee told Carlson, “The military-industrial complex is the one that benefits from this. They clearly control the Biden administration. Warmongers on both sides of Washington have been drumming up these tensions.”

As reasonable as her line of logic sounds, it all hinges on one very important question, “Is it unlikely that Ukraine will never join NATO?” The consensus at the 2008 NATO summit was that both Ukraine and Georgia should one day become members of NATO.

However, their petitions were not approved that year despite strong support from the U.S. and then-President George W. Bush. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky asked in an early 2021 TV interview, “I have a very simple question. Why is Ukraine still not in NATO?”

A few months later in September, the Russian amassment of troops along the Ukraine border began. Despite Gabbard’s claim that a Ukrainian NATO membership might undermine Russian security by placing nuclear weapons closer to their border, Russia and Ukraine had an agreement that required Ukraine to disarm their nuclear weapons. Russia already violated their side of this treaty when they invaded and annexed the Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

As one final attack against a U.S. defense of Ukraine, Gabbard critiqued the White House’s stated protection of democracy. She tweeted out a clip of that portion of the interview, claiming, “Warmongers argue that we must protect Ukraine because it is a ‘democracy.’ But they’re lying.”

Between two different tweets, Gabbard accused Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky of undermining democracy in his country by shutting down TV stations that spoke against him and imprisoning political opposition. She added this had been done “all with the support of the U.S.”

On Friday, Gabbard bluntly told Carlson, “I have a hard time seeing how President Biden or anyone can say with an honest face we are defending democracy and the reason is because our own government has supported these authoritarian actions by the Ukrainian president in shutting down their own political opposition.”

“Let’s not be sheep,” Gabbard urged her Twitter followers.

However, once again the issue is not as straightforward as Gabbard would like to paint it. The TV stations in question were owned by a lawmaker in the pro-Kremlin For Life party. When the decision was made to close them down early last year, Ukraine officials stated it was necessary to “protect national security” because the stations were funded by Russia and being used as “tools of the war against Ukraine.”