Argh! I hate agreeing with Tucker Carlson
Putin explained his "red line" to Biden, and Biden turned him down.
Namely, that means the U.S. isn’t accepting Putin’s demand that Ukraine be denied entrance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which is the world’s most powerful military alliance.
During their call, Putin told Biden that Ukraine’s bid to join NATO must be denied in return for assurances that Russian troops would not carry out an attack. Ukraine has sought acceptance into the alliance since 2002.
NATO is, and always has been, an anti-Russian military alliance. It's already been marched up to the borders of Russia with the Baltic states. Ukraine entering NATO would begin the process of encircling Russia from the south. It would also trigger a military confrontation over Crimea. Russia is right to be paranoid.
The news media, both the Republican with Fox News, and the Democrat with MSNBC and CNN, are salivating for war. Only one voice with a platform so large that it can't be ignored, is speaking out against demonizing Russia, and possibly avoiding war.
Unfortunately, it's someone that I can't stand, but I am forced to agree with.
Notice how the headline misrepresented Tucker's point. This is Bloomberg, not MSNBC or CNN.
The Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday sided with Vladimir Putin over Russia's military activity near Ukraine, saying the Russian president "just wants to keep his western borders secure."
...In a 14-minute monologue on his show Tuesday, Carlson defended Russia's troop buildup and warned that the US could start "hot war" with Russia if President Joe Biden continued to threaten Putin.
Carlson then accused NATO, for which the US is a major player, of driving Putin to take defensive actions.
"At this point NATO exists primarily to torment Vladimir Putin, who, whatever his many faults, has no intention of invading Western Europe," Carlson said.
"Vladimir Putin does not want Belgium. He just wants to keep his western borders secure. That's why he doesn't want Ukraine to join NATO, and that makes sense."
Making sense. Why is that so difficult for everyone else? If Tucker can figure it out then it must not be hard.
Carlson said Biden was risking war with Russia by being combative.
"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," he said earlier in his monologue. "But that doesn't mean Joe Biden won't do it."