Tucker Carlson Interviews Putin

I just finished watching the two-hour Tucker Carlson interview with Vladimir Putin.  


Putin claimed that Ukraine is historically part of Russia.  This seems to me to be a bit like China claiming ownership of Tawaiin.

Putin tried to make the case that outside forces have tried to oppress Russia.  He claimed that there were previous agreements that NATO would not expand toward Russia which it has done five times.  He claimed that Ukraine was going to have American military bases which would be a threat to Russia.  He claimed that Ukraine supports modern-day Nazis.

He claimed that Russia has been willing to negotiate peace but the other side hasn't, and that it is the United States that is preventing negotiation.  However, he contradicts himself by saying that to get negotiations the United States has to stop supplying Ukraine with weapons "and it will all be over in a few weeks and then we will be willing to negotiate."

Putin comes across as very nationalistic, which is normal, but it seems to me that he is authoritarian and brutal in his methods.

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