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Attention whore. He’s just being an edgy moron, ignore.

The hysteria we see now reveals that westerners lack confidence in their narrative and thus feel compelled to suppress Russian media and prevent interactions between citizens of their countries and Russia. In contrast, during the Cold War, people felt secure enough in their system not to be swayed by what they might hear from the other side.

They better give this guy a full cavity search on his re-entry to the u.s. he’ll probably has a couple of Russian spies inside his cavernous asshole.

That’s just his head

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Neville Chamberlain met with Hitler and judged him based on their one-on-one conversation. Chamberlain trusted Hitler based on this personal meeting and infamously predicted “peace for our time”.

Winston Churchill had to judge Hitler based only on his actions, because he never met Hitler personally. Churchill did not trust Hitler.

Less than a year after Chamberlain’s one-on-one meeting with Hitler, Hitler invaded Poland and began WW2.

Sometimes it’s better to judge people based only on their actions as seen from afar.

Reminder that even if Hitler had decided not to invade Poland, Chamberlain “trusting Hitler” abandoned Czechoslovakia, one of the most fortified and industrialized nations in Europe.

It is not simply possible, it is a certainty that Britain, Poland, France, and Czechoslovakia could have defeated Hitler’s Germany in 1938, a year after the opening of the first concentration camp.

Having played HOI4 I can attest to how fucking impossible it is to win without getting Czechoslovakia rolled over first.

Yeah there were multiple times when the allies could have pushed Germany over before they started steamrolling. When they remilitarised the Rhineland, as you said when they occupied the Sudetenland, and even when they invaded Poland.

France started pushing into Germany once war was first declared and there was basically nothing in front of them. Most of the tanks etc were in Poland. If they had continued pushing then it might have all ended there. Instead they pulled back to the Maginot line and the rest is history.

Frances problem was they were still trying to fight WW1. The Maginot line would have been really effective in 1917

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It would have been effective in ww2 too. However they trusted that the Belgian will defend their short borders, and not surrender like in ww1.

Belgium however did not even really notice the Germans running through their country. Then Belgium surrendered since the Germans were already going through their country and they had no chance of winning any fight (also France did not give them any real support against Germany).

Once in France the Germans mainly ignored the Maginot line or attacked it from the back where it was almost not inforced.

PS: this is what I remember from school history. Probably got a few things wrong.

I’m so confused. Thought out all our wars, we’ve had journalists go to the country we’re fighting and interview our enemies. Why is it now a bad thing?

It’s like when YouTube influencers get invited, all expenses covered plus pocket money, to a sweatshop in China, given a guided tour showing all the utterly happy workers and absolutely fantastic work conditions.

And said influencers then return home and gush over said sweatshop, don’t disclose the paid expenses and perhaps even dunk on real journalists that infiltrated the company and collected evidence for months (the real case I’m referring to: https://www.npr.org/2023/06/30/1184974003/shein-influencers-china-factory-trip-backlash).

I’m happy when actual investigative journalists report from Russia, but those tend to live dangerously and won’t get interviews with the regime’s higher-ups or the tyrant himself. Media in Russia are under complete government control, so Tucker even getting that interview is a clear tell.

People are downvoting you, because they fail to see the reference to Tucker Carlson always being mock confused about even very simple things and making that stupid fart-smelling face.

I’m so confused

Yes, you are. The rest of us are not. Putin is an enemy of free people and Carlson is a traitor.

Because this asshat isn’t a journalist. He makes shit up and spins it how he’s paid to. He has zero morals, zero integrity, and is less reputable than the boy who cried wolf.

There’s been plenty of leaks of him flat out lying on Fox. Combine that with Putin also being a lying psycho, and there’s really no good or truth that can come from this interview. Only propaganda and misinformation.

I watched his video about this. Came off to me like he is disregarding the fact that Russia is attacking Ukraine and more acted like it somehow a mutual war where there was no other option than to fight each other. Like dude, the difference is, if Russia stops fighting everything goes back to nornal. If Ukraine stops fighting, they fucking won’t exist anymore.

Eternal war then? Who put up a peace agreement and who rejected it?

To add to what others have already answered, if Ukraine accepted such a “deal”, more war would be coming to Europe.

  • When Russia still falsely assumed they could destroy Ukraine in just weeks, they were already prepared to march right through into Moldova (there’s ample reporting from mainstream and non-mainstream publications an internet search will reveal)
  • Intense propaganda is currently aimed at Europe’s right wingers to seed distrust and destabilize Europe and to form positive opinions on Russia
  • Hungary is controlled by a pro-Russian far-right dictator, Poland just barely teetered back from the brink
  • Germany’s fascist party wants “Dexit,” (and “Brexit” was a Russian undertaking, too). Yes, pro-Russian far-right parties again, both. Same old.
  • Russia is working with Republicans to pull the US out of NATO and destroy America from the inside out (surprise, another pro-Russian far-right party)
  • A heavily Russian-influenced billionaire bought Twitter and allowed unchecked government propaganda from Russia under the guise of free speech to aid in the previous undertaking.

I have every reason to believe that Russia will just move on to the next target and that things would be far worse in Europe already if Ukraine wasn’t keeping a large portion of Russian resources aimed at them.

Also consider that any time Russia offered a ceasefire (such agreements were accepted several times), they always used it to safely rush supplies to the front lines and broke the ceasefire immediately after, often just hours after it was instated.

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So when I show up to your house with weapons and force my way in, it’s totally reasonable for me to whine and complain when I tell you I only want to take over your bathroom and you don’t like that deal? Or will you shoot me dead (or call the cops to do so) unless I leave?

The ladder.

I guess just war until the Russian colonisers are expelled, putting an end to the imperialist invasion. Stop the expansionary push to exploit weaker, foreign countries. It’s pretty clear-cut.

It’s a good thing that life is a Marvel movie, and the good guys always win.

I see you consistently with the most brain-dead takes on this site. It’s honestly kinda hilarious to me how often I see a comment on this site that is almost entirely false and then I look at the username and it’s yours lol

What? I’m agreeing with you guys; we don’t need to consider the possibility that Ukraine won’t win a total victory. Ukraine are the good guys, and the script says good guys always win.

I’m glad Nazi Germany eventually had to stop fighting. Unfortunately, many of their brains went to work with the US with pretty much no repercussion.

https://ips-dc.org/the_cias_worst-kept_secret_newly_declassified_files_confirm_united_states_collaboration_with_nazis/

Everybody I don’t like is Hitler

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Everybody I don’t like is Hitler

Well, that’s unfortunate, because it’s going to probably stop you from noticing the cases where it’s a decent comparison. I suggest you try not taking such an extreme view of everyone you don’t like.

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AlL wArS I dOnT lIkE aRe GeNoCiDeS

Drafting from occupied territories, who did NOT do that? Ukrainian culture, sure.

But people?

Genocide is the intentional destruction of a people in whole or in part.

Then why does Russia hold most of Ukrainan refugees ( even from ouside the occupied territories ) and civilian deaths are really low compared to other modern wars?

( For example the third Iraq War 13-17 had double amount of casualties while using significantly less weapons and shells https://news.un.org/en/story/2024/02/1146297 https://www.iraqbodycount.org/database/)

Every dead person is someone important, not coming back. But escalating is not going to help reduce the casualties.

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You know what has the least casualties? Not invading your neighbors.

True that. But now we are already in the mess, ain’t we?

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They can stop invading whenever they are ready.

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What’s your opinion of warm water ports?

Soon all ports will be warm water ports. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/04/they-told-me-were-all-russians-re-education-of-ukrainian-children

You can’t argue for someone that starts a war to be the good guy, no matter what.

Thats why Russia did a USA and did not start the war, but “intervened“ in the Ukrainian civil war.

Intervened in their already happening war against ukraine under no flag but now with flag. It’s a fact that russian equipment and troops were fighting the “civil” war in ukraine since 2014

True that. But also supporting one side with Intel, equipment and volunteers. Is nothing new. Its a pritty common geopolitical move. If any other country had a civil war on they’re border I’d think they would also go around doing the same. Any historian may check but I think thats pre Napoleonic.

Hitler is an apt comparison for a genocidal dictator who invaded his neighbor.

his neighbor.

I like how you had to add this pointless qualifier to stop your statement from also applying to most Western leaders. Invading countries on the other side of the world is fine!

US has invaded far more countries than Russia has, and is occupying a larger percentage of Syria than Russia is of Ukraine. Weird, how western hypocrites don’t seem to care about that though. You people are utterly morally bankrupt, and everyone living outside your bubble can see you for what you are.

And Tucker cheered on those same invasions.

And so did lots of people in the west, and nobody sanctioned US, nobody compared it to Nazis, and so on. When you fail to apply the same standard to yourself, nobody is going to take your crocodile tears seriously.

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Next he will interview Xi Jinping.

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That’s pretty unlikely unless he’s doing a big pivot in his branding, he quite literally has said the US should team up with Russia to fight/oppose China.

Carlson’s dissenting line on Ukraine policy has to be understood in light of his obsession with fighting China. As he outlined back in 2019, his dim view of Washington’s Russia strategy came from the fact that he viewed China, not Russia, as “our main enemy,” and that “the United States ought to be in a relationship with Russia aligned against China to the extent that we can.”

He reiterated this point three years later: because “China is the preeminent threat to the United States,” and because it’s impossible “to engage meaningfully simultaneously in Europe and in Asia,” the US focus on Ukraine only “detracts from our attention to China,” while at the same time pushing Moscow “into an alliance of convenience of necessity with the Chinese government.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/tucker-carlson-isn-t-an-anti-imperialist-he-s-a-rabid-china-hawk/ar-AA1atnj3

“the United States ought to be in a relationship with Russia aligned against China to the extent that we can”

Sad to say I agree with the broken clock, as China is truly a bigger long-term threat… but never to the extent of appeasement or allowing Russia to invade other countries.

That’s not a broken clock moment; you and Carlson have the same ideological goals on foreign policy (the maintenance of American dominance through force), you just disagree on strategy (whether Russia should be allowed into the club of “good guy” nations who are allowed to impose their will on other nations unilaterally.

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Posting Holocaust denial to own the SeeSeePee

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Denial? That is quite the reach. Does the holocaust happening somehow imply that all other genocides do not?

Every single crime the Nazis committed, the CCP have done worse and likely at a large scale.

The only way for this sentence to be true is if you believe the Holocaust didn’t happen.

That would be great, I see no issue in journalists interviewing anyone. The converse is MSNBC that literally wouldnt show a trump speech for some contrived reason.

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The converse is MSNBC that literally wouldnt show a trump speech for some contrived reason.

That reason being they are under no obligation to give airtime to fascist insurrectionists? (or anyone at all, really) I don’t watch MSNBC, but is Trump going to say something that’s going to suddenly change my mind about him? We’ve already determined that his supporters won’t change theirs no matter what he does, so they didn’t really need to see it, either.

Well yeah, but tucker isn’t a journalist

He shouldnt be, but the media sucks so bad that he is now one of the most influential journalists. He actually questions things, as opposed to the shameful journalists we have now.

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You think dictators aren’t controlling every single aspect of the interview? It is a glorified publicity stunt.

You think presidents arent controlling every single aspect of the interview? Putin was not going to make Tucker disappear if he asked the wrong question.

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Psh, Putin would Merk Tucker for looking at him wrong. Do you have any idea how many journalists Russia has put down?

Putin can kill as many journalists in russia as he wants, if he disappeared on of the top 5 most popular journalists in the US, that would be an international incident.

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More or less of an incident than invading a neighboring nation then playing the victim card to said “journalist?”

Tucker isn’t a journalist, hes a columnist, and he certainly isn’t top 5.

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He is already at war, what does he care?

Just like when the Saudis did it right?

… right?

Did the Saudis kill one of the US top 5 most popular journalists?

He’s just waiting for the invasion of Taiwan

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