Tucker Carlson, presenter of the ‘Tucker on Twitter’ program, published a brief video on the X app documenting his recent trip to Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday. The objective of his visit was to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vui.
Despite its brevity of less than four minutes, the episode contains frightening and valuable insights into the growing influence of the Russo-Ukrainian War and its implications for the evolving geopolitical order, which is gradually shifting away from American hegemony toward a more complex and multipolar global landscape.
The video begins with Carlson’s visit to the Serbian embassy in Budapest, during which he notes that Serbia “has the distinction of being one of the countries in the region that has been bombed by NATO in 1999, so he’s got an interesting perspective on what is happening in Ukraine, the NATO war in Russia, that is worth hearing we think.”
The 1999 bombing campaign conducted by NATO against the former Yugoslavia occurred within the context of the Kosovo War, which followed the Yugoslav military’s incursion into the territory and ensuing genocide against ethnic Albanians. In response to the circumstances, NATO forces launched a bombardment campaign from the end of March to the beginning of June 1999.
The observation includes the visual surveillance of Carlson as he enters the embassy and interacts with a variety of personnel, including employees, politicians, the Serbian ambassador to Hungary, and the Serbian prime minister.
After an interview that did not appear in the film, Carlson commenced by stating, “We just met with the president of Serbia who as advertised was smart and aware and has a perspective that you don’t get in the United States very often. One of the points that he made is that the war in Ukraine, the war against Russia led by NATO, has crushed the European economy.”
“The destruction of Nord Stream by the Biden administration, either directly or through proxies, is killing the German economy. The German economy is the largest economy in Europe by far so the downstream effects of that, one NATO country effectively attacking another NATO country, are felt throughout Europe. And that’s crazy,” Carlson exclaimed.
The Nord Stream pipeline, which facilitated the transport of natural gas from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea, was bombed, according to a report published by the DC Enquirer and detailed by journalist Seymour Hersh. Suggestions point to the United States, its allies, or possibly Ukraine as the party culpable for this attack, which has been the subject of speculation.
“This war is hurting everybody, possibly with the exception in the long term of Russia, and empowering everybody outside of Europe,” Tucker warned. “The Gulf states, China, Turkey. So you are really seeing the world reset in response to this war. It is a little more complicated than Hitler versus Churchill, good versus bad, democracy.”
“It is really about a massive shift in power away from the United States and the West to the East. It is all happening right now and very few people in our country seem aware of it for some reason,” he concluded.
The claim made by Carlson is accurate. The conflict in Ukraine has significantly reshaped the global power structure and inflicted substantial damage on American hegemony, possibly surpassing any incident since the post-World War II era. The effectiveness of American sanctions to hold Russia accountable for the invasion has been questioned due to their unintended side effects.
These effects include the strengthening of Russia’s connections with China and the negative impact of rising energy prices on the European economy. Tucker Carlson’s efforts to educate the American public are expected to play a pivotal role in the election of leaders who will prioritize American interests and restore the country’s preeminent position in international affairs.
The Independent of the United Kingdom reported on the positions of Republican presidential candidates regarding the Ukraine conflict.
Trump has stated that “The US Congress should refuse to authorize a single additional payment of our depleted stockpiles … until the FBI, [Department of Justice] and [Internal Revenue Service] hand over every scrap of evidence they have on the Biden crime family’s corrupt business dealings.”
He went on that he would end the war “in 24 hours with Zelensky and with Putin”.
“And there’s a very easy negotiation to take place. But I don’t want to tell you what it is because then I can’t use that negotiation – it’ll never work. But it’s a very easy negotiation to take place. I will have it solved within one day, a peace between them. Now that’s a year and a half. That’s a long time. I can’t imagine something not happening. The key is the war has to stop now because Ukraine is being obliterated.”
Ron Desantis flip-flopped a bit, eventually saying in April that a ceasefire is “in everybody’s interest.”
“You don’t want to end up in like a [Battle of] Verdun situation, where you just have mass casualties, mass expense and end up with a stalemate” he told another media outlet.
“Here’s how I would do it, their deal with Putin is this: We freeze the current lines of control, the same way the Korean War ended. It’s a Korean War-style armistice, a further commitment that NATO will not admit Ukraine to NATO. But in return, Ukraine does come out with its sovereignty intact, not without parts of the Donbas region, but the rest of Ukraine comes out with its sovereignty intact. But most importantly, I will require Vladimir Putin to exit his military partnership with China. The China-Russia military partnership, that alliance, is the single greatest military threat that the United States faces today.”