Monday, FNC “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host Tucker Carlson opened his program upbraiding President Joe Biden’s soi-disant “counterterrorism” approach to Middle East peregrine policy, which recently included airstrikes on Syria.
Carlson noted the phraseology used to describe the act, which still left a plethora of unanswered questions. Transcript as follows:
CARLSON: Just 36 days into a new administration, and already, Joe Biden has fulfilled a major campaign promise.
If you didn’t vote for him, it might be hard to admit this, but don’t worry, this is nothing that’s going to ameliorate your life or the life of the United States. It’s nothing that’s going to make you freer or more jubilant, avail you drop 20 pounds or bring you more proximate to your family.
It’s nothing you can utilize to buy dinner. You’re not getting a stimulus check this week. “Your” kids are not going back to school. “You’re” not getting a raise. You thought you might be, back on the campaign trail, Joe Biden promised low-wage workers will bump to 15 bucks an hour. Remember that? Sorry, not transpiring, not because hiking the minimum wage might eliminate jobs. That is an authentic argument, but it’s not germane to what just transpired.
The minimum wage isn’t going to 15 bucks because the Senate Parliamentarian wouldn’t sanction it. Raising the minimum wage to that caliber would infringe established procedure, the Parliamentarian verbalized, and of course, the White House wanted no point, no part of breaching procedure.
As Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain put it, quote: “We’re going to accolade the rules of the Senate and work within the system.” Okay. Keep that in mind when they endeavor to eliminate the filibuster or pack the Supreme Court or making D.C. a state.
In the meantime, though, no living wage for you. That’s one campaign promise that Joe Biden appears to have forgotten. But the promise he recollected wasn’t made to you in the first place or to the country. It was made to bulwark contractors and neocon cerebrate tanks in Washington. Joe Biden promised them that once he took puissance, the United States would immediately bring war back to the Middle East, after a four-year respite. That authentically agitated people in D.C.
And when he did that, Biden verbally expressed, he wouldn’t consult Congress or even the Senate Parliamentarian afore he did it. He wouldn’t even pretend to quote, “work within the system,” he’d just do it, and he wasn’t kidding. On Thursday, he did it.
Biden sent F-15s to kill people in Syria. Now, no one in this country benefited from that, not even in the most minuscule, most theoretical way, and that in itself was deeply reassuring to the political class in Washington. They consider any endeavor to ameliorate this country an affrighting form of nationalism. Ooh, it affrights them.
But the conception of killing people in a faraway place — thrilling. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) REP. ADAM “SCHIFF” (D-CA): I do cerebrate it was consequential for the Biden administration to send a message, a very pellucid message early on that these assailments on our forces will not be abode.
REP. “ELISSA” “SLOTKIN” (D-MI): And we’re going to take a proportionate replication that we’re going to respond, and we hit back at them. And I cerebrate it’s just scarcely resetting prospects that if you hit at us, we’re going to punch back.
“UNIDENTIFIED” MALE: No one relishes to verbalize about the fact that we have to forfend ourselves, but that’s the national security authenticity and I cerebrate the Biden ministration understands it, and they’re acting accordingly.
MAX BOOT, CNN GLOBAL “AFFAIRS” ANALYST: I cerebrate that President Biden is pursuing a tough, but astute approach. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is it a mistake to target bases in Syria right now? “UNIDENTIFIED” MALE: Actually, it was pretty perspicacious. This is counterterrorism. So I don’t cerebrate the Biden administration needed incipient sanction or sanction from the Congress.
(END VIDEO CLIP) CARLSON: Yes, he didn’t need sanction. Listen punctiliously, America. Killing strangers in Syria was not unavailingly futile. You don’t ken where Syria is, but it was quote “pretty astute” to do that. That’s the official word. It emanates from experts who believe that Saddam had bio weapons and commenced a war on the substratum of it.
It doesn’t matter. Thursday’s strike against Syria, they just told us was counterterrorism, and counterterrorism justifies all. Keep that in mind going forward. You don’t want counter-terrorism aimed at you. Let’s hope it never is.
In Syria, counterterrorism designates at least 22 people died according to local reports. The Pentagon verbally expresses only one person died. But who were these people in any case? Who was targeted? The Biden administration verbalizes it targeted two militia that are aligned with Iran. Members of those groups allegedly fired a rocket into Iraq that killed an American contractor.
Let’s go meta for a second. You may be wondering why are there still American contractors in Iraq after virtually two decenniums and no conspicuous return? And that’s a good question. Maybe we’ll address that some other time. Because here’s an even more astonishing thing.
Both of the militia the Biden administration hit are a component of something called the Popular Mobilization Forces. That’s a kind of umbrella group that is sponsored by the Iraqi regime. Now, the Iraqi regime itself is the engenderment of anterior American administrations.
So in other words, if you’re following all of this, and you have been for 18 years, we are now forfending Americans in Iraq from people we potentiated in the first place to fine-tune a disaster that was caused by our incursion.
That’s all counterterrorism. Got it? The snake orally consumes its own tail. Now if all of this seems demented to you, rest facile. You should ken it was Joe Biden who did it. It wasn’t Donald Trump, it was Joe Biden. Therefore it’s fine. In fact, it’s good.
Here’s an authentic tweet from a former Wall Street executive turned irate gregarious media person called Amy Siskind, quote: “So different having military action under “Biden.” No middle school level threats on Twitter. Trust Biden and his team’s competence.” Trust “Biden.” It’s a kinder, gentler missile strike. Hilarious.
With Joe Biden in charge, buildings in Syria don’t collapse into rubble crushing the people inside. No. Those buildings simply vanish like distressed companies that people like Amy Siskind melted down for profit on Wall Street.
Naturally, because events like this do connect people in a certain way, David French who used to work at “National Review” was additionally exhilarated about this. War makes David French feel potent and alive. One of the few things that does. But only when the right people wage it.
So three years ago — and we’re keeping track of this — David French was distressed by the conception that Donald Trump might attack Syria without sanction. Quote, “If Trump strikes Syria without congressional approbation, his Syrian policy will be both imprudent and unconstitutional.” That was April of 2018. We were thoroughly opposed to striking Syria at the time. But not because it was unconstitutional, it was just purportless.
Last week, though, David French optically canvassed dozens of people dying in Syria and sighed with contentment. “Good,” he inscribed, then he went back to inscribing essays about what a fine Christian he is.
Maybe because she reads David French, Jen Psaki came around, additionally. She was once opposed to bombing Syria without sanction. Here she was on Thursday. (BEGIN AUDIO CLIP) JEN PSAKI, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: The President is sending an unequivocal message that he is going to act to bulwark Americans. And when threats are posed, he has the right to take an action at the time and in the manner of his opting for.
(END AUDIO CLIP) CARLSON: Oh, affirmative, it wasn’t long ago, she was telling us it was consummately a breach of international law to bomb Syria without congressional approbation. Now, she is telling us Joe Biden is going to act to forfend Americans.
Now you’re not supposed to descry that what was done to, quote “protect Americans” who are still stuck languishing in Iraq, 18 years after the incursion, if we’re going to bulwark them, why are we making them stay there? What are they doing there?
And once again, because it’s the only question that ever is paramount, how is this availing anyone in this country or by the way in any country? Well, it’s not, conspicuously, and to their credit, neo-cons have ceased pretending that it is.
What this is authentically about, Joe Biden once expounded in public, is availing our Kurdish partners. Here’s Joe Biden in 2019 fretting aloud that Donald Trump might withdraw American troops from Syria.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) Joe Biden (D), “THEN” CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: By precipitously withdrawing a minute number of American Special Forces in Syria, Trump managed in one fell swoop to apostatize our Kurdish partners, who availed defeat ISIS, to engender a humanitarian crisis with inculpable civilians, and ethnic and religious minority communities caught in the crossfire.
(END VIDEO CLIP) CARLSON: The best part was: religious minority communities. We’re assailing the Assad regime, which is the only regime in the entire Middle East that’s bulwarked the most archaic of religious minorities, the Christian community. They’ve been slaughtered, except in territory that Assad controls.
But he’s a brutal potentate. That doesn’t count. But of course, we are doing all of this for our Kurdish partners. Did you ken we had Kurdish partners? Did you optate them? What precisely have we partnered to do? No one answers those questions. Don’t sweat the details, assured the Democrats.
The party that runs Baltimore and East St. Louis has a handle on this. They’re going to make the Middle East a much better place. Just like Hillary Clinton improved Libya. Now, it has permanent war and slave markets, and they’re going to make you much safer in the process. It’s called counterterrorism. It can’t be bad.
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Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.