Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) sure seems carefree about World War III potentially starting over Ukraine.
On Thursday, a reporter caught up with the septuagenarian, who promptly spilled the beans that he would not care whatsoever if Ukraine invaded Russia, let alone if they did so with U.S.-supplied weapons.
“Are you concerned that they will enter into Russian territory?” The Epoch Times’ Liam Cosgrove said of Ukraine.
“I’m not concerned. I wouldn’t care if they did,” Nadler said.
After the reporter explained that Russia could view this as a U.S.-backed invasion of Russia, the congressman was dismissive and even smirked about the intensification of the war.
Nadler also refused to say if he would condemn Ukraine if they used American-made F-16s to attack Russia.
BREAKING: Rep. Jerry Nadler says he “wouldn’t care” if Ukraine used American F16s to strike Russian territory and “personally wouldn’t mind” if Ukraine invaded Russia.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 25, 2023
Last week, it was announced that Biden backed sending American F-16s to Russia. It is uncertain whether the U.S. will send its own F-16s or whether it will simply allow European countries to export American F-16s to Ukraine. This decision came after months of the Biden administration denying that the U.S. would ever do so. Biden was reportedly pressured into sending the jets by the Pentagon and European allies. He eventually relented.
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In response, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said, “We see that the Western countries are still adhering to the escalation scenario.”
Grushko intimated that the West could suffer even more consequences if that happened.
“It involves enormous risks for themselves,” Grushko added. “In any case, this will be taken into account in all our plans, and we have all the necessary means to achieve the set goals.”
Grushko’s assessment isn’t simply Russian propaganda.
The Biden administration has long felt that providing the planes could prolong the war and increase its volatility.
Per The Associated Press, “…with this decision, the Biden administration has made a sharp reversal, after refusing to approve any transfer of the aircraft or conduct training for more than a year due to worries that it could escalate tensions with Russia. U.S. officials also have argued against the F-16 by saying that learning to fly and logistically support such an advanced aircraft would be difficult and take months.”
What does escalation look like? Well, at the very least it means more dead Ukrainians and Russians. The death toll in the war is already in the hundreds-of-thousands. At worst, it means that NATO is dragged into the war — which means that the U.S. would be also.
You wouldn’t think that is a laughing matter for a member of Congress. Nadler is pretty nonchalant about it all — even absolving himself of any responsibility. It is a pretty serious issue that requires statesmanship, but we’re not led by serious men at this time. We are being sleepwalked by fools like Nadler into war with nuclear power.
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