Glenn Beck gave a brief history lesson of modern-day Ukraine on his television program Monday, and said whatever “game” it is that we are playing with Russia, “we’re losing.”
“[Russian President Vladimir Putin is] not afraid of us,” Beck said. “He shouldn’t be. We can’t do anything now. Putin has called the president’s bluff. He ignored his warnings. And he’s the big winner … again. Our president was caught with his pants down.”
President Obama warned Russia that military intervention in Ukraine would be a “costly proposition,” but it is unclear what consequences Russia will actually incur.
Beck said he wants to apologize to the people of Ukraine “because it was our country, my country, that actually convinced them to let go of their nuclear weapons.”
“We promised we would protect them,” Beck said simply. “We’re not going to protect them. Nor should we, I am sorry to say.”
Beck said he is opposed to military intervention in the conflict, but that doesn’t mean we should have disarmed Ukraine on the false premise that we would be there in their time of need.
He said Ukranians remember the “man-made famine” implemented by the Soviet Union in the 1930s that killed between 6 and 8 million people. He’s seen the footage of soldiers guarding the fields, and the children trying to sneak in getting shot by soldiers.
“They know the Soviet Union and Russia is a death machine,” Beck said. “And just like the former Soviet leaders, the Russian leader, Putin, is not going to – under any circumstances – allow Ukraine to fall into control of someone not aligned or easily controlled by him.”
Beck noted that former President Ronald Reagan, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin all warned of Russia’s ambitions.
Sarah Palin is even saying “I told ya so” regarding the conflict in Ukraine, specifically. She said in 2008: “After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”
At the time, her comments were derided as “strange” and “an extremely far-fetched scenario” by Foreign Policy.
“Reagan was right. Palin was right. Romney was right,” Beck asserted. “Is our president really this blind? Maybe he’s just missed too many security briefings. The president has promised that he would heal the world. I don’t think he’s healing it as much as he’s re-ordering the world. They are heating up the globe in order to remold it closer to their heart’s desire.”
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