On Sunday, Tucker Carlson, the host of the ‘Tucker on Twitter’ program, released a concise video on the X app, wherein he documented his recent visit to Budapest, Hungary. The purpose of his visit was to engage in discussions with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
The episode, despite its brevity of less than four minutes, contains terrifying and valuable insights into the increasing influence of the Russo-Ukrainian War and its implications for the evolving geopolitical order, which is gradually moving away from American hegemony towards a more intricate and multipolar global landscape.
The video commences with Carlson’s visit to the Serbian embassy in Budapest, during which he highlights Serbia “has the distinction of being one of the countries in the region that has been bombed by NATO in 1999 so he’s got an interesting perspective on what is happening in Ukraine, the NATO war in Russia, that is worth hearing we think.”
The NATO-led bombing campaign in 1999 against the former Yugoslavia occurred within the framework of the Kosovo War, which ensued after the Yugoslav military’s incursion into the territory and subsequent perpetration of acts of genocide targeting ethnic Albanians. In light of the situation, NATO forces responded by initiating a bombing campaign spanning from the end of March to the beginning of June 1999.
The observation entails the visual sighting of Carlson as he enters the embassy premises and engages in interactions with a diverse array of personnel, including staffers, politicians, Serbia’s ambassador to Hungary, and the Serbian prime minister himself.
After an interview that did not appear in the film, Carlson commenced by stating, “We just met with the president of Serbia who as advertised was smart and aware and has a perspective that you don’t get in the United States very often. One of the points that he made is that the war in Ukraine, the war against Russia led by NATO, has crushed the European economy.”
“The destruction of Nord Stream by the Biden administration, either directly or through proxies, is killing the German economy. The German economy is the largest economy in Europe by far so the downstream effects of that, one NATO country effectively attacking another NATO country, are felt throughout Europe. And that’s crazy,” Carlson exclaimed.
According to a report published by the DC Enquirer and detailed by journalist Seymour Hersh, the Nord Stream pipeline, which facilitated the transportation of natural gas from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea, was subjected to a bombing incident. The responsible party behind this attack has been a subject of speculation, with suggestions pointing towards the United States, its allies, or potentially Ukraine.
“This war is hurting everybody, possibly with the exception in the long term of Russia, and empowering everybody outside of Europe,” Tucker warned. “The Gulf states, China, Turkey. So you are really seeing the world reset in response to this war. It is a little more complicated than Hitler versus Churchill, good versus bad, democracy.”
“It is really about a massive shift in power away from the United States and the West to the East. It is all happening right now and very few people in our country seem aware of it for some reason,” he concluded.
Carlson’s assertion is accurate. The conflict in Ukraine has significantly reconfigured the global power dynamics and inflicted considerable harm on American hegemony, potentially surpassing any incident since the post-1945 era. The efficacy of American sanctions in holding Russia culpable for the invasion has been questioned, as they have inadvertently resulted in unintended consequences.
These consequences include the strengthening of Russia’s ties with China and the negative impact on the European economy through elevated energy costs. The potential decline of America’s global hegemony and Tucker Carlson’s endeavors to enlighten the American populace are anticipated to play a pivotal role in the election of leaders who will prioritize the interests of the United States and restore its preeminent position in international affairs.
The U.K.’s Independent reported on the positions of Republican candidates for president regarding the Ukraine war.
Trump has stated that “The US Congress should refuse to authorize a single additional payment of our depleted stockpiles … until the FBI, [Department of Justice] and [Internal Revenue Service] hand over every scrap of evidence they have on the Biden crime family’s corrupt business dealings.”
He went on that he would end the war “in 24 hours with Zelensky and with Putin”.
“And there’s a very easy negotiation to take place. But I don’t want to tell you what it is because then I can’t use that negotiation – it’ll never work. But it’s a very easy negotiation to take place. I will have it solved within one day, a peace between them. Now that’s a year and a half. That’s a long time. I can’t imagine something not happening. The key is the war has to stop now because Ukraine is being obliterated.”
Ron Desantis flip-flopped a bit, eventually saying in April that a ceasefire is “in everybody’s interest.”
“You don’t want to end up in like a [Battle of] Verdun situation, where you just have mass casualties, mass expense and end up with a stalemate” he told another media outlet.
“Here’s how I would do it, their deal with Putin is this: We freeze the current lines of control, the same way the Korean War ended. It’s a Korean War-style armistice, a further commitment that NATO will not admit Ukraine to NATO. But in return, Ukraine does come out with its sovereignty intact, not without parts of the Donbas region, but the rest of Ukraine comes out with its sovereignty intact. But most importantly, I will require Vladimir Putin to exit his military partnership with China. The China-Russia military partnership, that alliance, is the single greatest military threat that the United States faces today.”
The other candidates who are polling low also have stands on the conflict. You can read those here.