Fox News and Tucker Carlson are rooting for Russia. Here's why I'm not.

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I served in the U.S. Navy from the closing days of the Vietnam War through the height of the cold war. Ho Chi Minh was a Russian proxy. The USSR was a sworn enemy of the United States.

From the time that I entered the Navy, the methods used by Soviet spies to compromise servicemen and women were drilled into us. The bottom line was that once an operative, whether man or woman, had the softest of hooks in you, you were compromised.

Once snared, the demands for technical and logistical information increased. Compromised people would be threatened with exposure, no matter how minor the offense. This is what we were taught from day one.

Again, the bottom line was (and still is): America and Russia were enemies. In no manner did Russia have American interests at heart, or vice versa.

Then the Berlin wall came down. And after a long and bloody war, the Soviets were run out of Afghanistan — their Vietnam — with American help. Shortly thereafter, the USSR collapsed. The Soviet bloc was in financial ruin, and collapsed into a diaspora of self-governing nation states.

The oligarch class rose from the ashes of the USSR’s demise. A handful of men essentially bought the country’s infrastructure. They made a lot of money. A lot. Eventually, they needed new fields to till in order to increase their wealth and influence. They looked to the West.

Over the next few decades, and with easing of cold war tensions between the US and Russia, oligarch investments in America increased dramatically for a variety of purposes, but primarily, for money laundering in real estate ventures. And this is when they started buying people.

All of this, like a good KGB/GRU spy op, ran below the surface. Very wealthy, and politically involved or connected Americans became compromised by these interests because they wanted in on the gravy train. The effort to compromise these captains of industry and political figures wasn’t that entirely complex or much different from the cold war tactics in which I was schooled.

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Side with Russia over Ukraine, on what issue? Funny, how they left that part out. You know the part they were actually talking about.
he's opposed to sanctions on Russia, and if we had to choose a side between Russia and Ukraine, we should choose Russia, according to Tucker Carlson. He says it right there in the clip. So what exactly is your question?
 
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he's opposed to sanctions on Russia, and if we had to choose a side between Russia and Ukraine, we should choose Russia, according to Tucker Carlson. He says it right there in the clip. So what exactly is your question?
I don't support sanctions for any country unless we're at war with them. Sanctions are:
1. An act of war.
2. Give the sanctioned country a reason to buy from other countries.
3. Keeps American companies from exporting to the sanctioned country.

My question was what exactly were they talking about. I know what it says in the video. But what was said prior to the video. We've all seen this kind of propaganda before, where short video clips take what's actually being said and the point, out of context.
 
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