Sean Hannity, in a delusional statement, said that NATO airstrikes should target the 40-mile long Russian convoy extending out from Kiev, a city the Russians seem poised to take.
Fox News’ Sean Hannity suggests NATO should launch a strike on the 40-mile-long Russian convoy headed towards Kyiv.
He says members state should deny it so Putin wouldn’t know who to retaliate against.pic.twitter.com/sjMuJIhE3P
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) March 2, 2022
As you can hear, Hannity said, during his program:
As of this morning, this forty mile convoy of Russian troops and Russian tanks and munitions and fuel, they’re only eighteen miles outside of Kyiv. And let me tell you, when I look at that, I’m thinking uh oh, this is about to become — it’s about to go to the next level. And I pray to God almighty I’m wrong. And the next level would be a massacre, and the next level would be the toppling of the government of Kyiv. The next level will mean thousands upon thousands and likely tens of thousands of people dead, and that might be on the low side. That’s what I fear the most now.
Now you would think that maybe these European countries would get together and they’d be arming the Ukrainians that show that they’re willing to fight.
You know, if we can see on satellite imagery where the convoy is, I don’t know, maybe some smart country, maybe NATO might take some of their fighter jets, or maybe they can use some drone strikes and take out the whole damn convoy. And then nobody takes credit for it, so then Putin won’t know who to hit back.
That’s delusional. Putin will want to hit back if we turn one of his armored fists to ash and to believe otherwise is insane.
Hannity then compounded his error and showed his lack of understanding all the more in the last bit of the rant about why we should target the convoy, saying:
“‘Well, he’s threatening nuclear weapons, Hannity, you’re talking about nuclear war’ — I’m not talking about nuclear war, nor would I support one American boot on the ground here. But at what point is this gonna end?”
Well, he is talking about nuclear war; that’s the probable outcome of NATO bombing a Russian convoy.
So, he was quickly ripped to shreds on Twitter, with New Right conservative Darren Beattie, the brain behind Revolver News, calling him “the true cattle whisperer,” a reference to his seeming willingness to echo whatever the least informed of his audience want to hear and lead them toward a regime viewpoint.
The true cattle whisperer https://t.co/SSfglhUzGb
— Darren J. Beattie (@DarrenJBeattie) March 3, 2022
Another hit him for what basically amounts to calling for war crimes (attacking an enemy without declaring war), saying:
— Hernan Cortes (@CyberPunkCortes) March 3, 2022
Another hit his neocon sympathies, pointing out that his support for war now is much the same as all the commentators that called for war with Iraq, Syria, or anywhere else in the world over the past few decades:
— Rose of Dawn (@Rose_Of_Dawn) March 3, 2022
Another ripped Hannity for siding with the regime on this issue, noting that the obvious goal is to push NATO into a war with Russia:
These people want a NATO Article 5 escalation of this conflict into WW3.
Both the right and the left. https://t.co/DHE3DDdw6c
— Chase (@sovereignbrah) March 3, 2022
Hannity made a major mistake in calling for NATO to attack the Russian convoy; in making such a call, he aligned himself with the war-mongering elites and against the populist MAGA base.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather