“Vladimir Putin Will Not Lose This War”: Sen. Ron Johnson And Elon Musk Discuss Facing Reality In Ukraine
February 12, 2024 | Tags: ZEROHEDGE"Vladimir Putin Will Not Lose This War": Sen. Ron Johnson And Elon Musk Discuss Facing Reality In Ukraine
Update (2100ET): During today's Twitter Spaces, Elon Musk and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) discussed their opposition to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
"We all have to understand that Vladimir Putin will not lose this war... Losing to Vladimir Putin is existential to Vladimir Putin. Russia has four times the population and a much larger industrial base," said Johnson, adding "Russia can produce 4.5 million artillery shells per year. We're not even up to 1 million per year. The average age of a Ukrainian soldier right now is 43 years old."
"If you're worried about the people of Ukraine, you have to understand that probably 100,000 of their soldiers have been killed," Johnson continued, adding "The only way this war ends is in a settlement, and every day that the war goes on, more Ukrainians and more Russian conscripts die, more civilians die, and more of Ukraine gets destroyed. Again, sending $60 billion as added fuel to the flames of a bloody stalemate makes no sense."
Musk echoed Johnson's sentiment, saying "As you said, there's no way Putin is going to lose. If he backs off, he will be assassinated. And for those who want regime change in Russia, they should think about who is the person that could take out Putin?"
He also defended his record - saying "My companies have probably done more to undermine Russia than anyone. Space X has taken away two-thirds of the Russian launch business. Starlink has overwhelmingly helped Ukraine."
🚨BREAKING: Elon Musk and Senator Ron Johnson discuss their opposition to escalating the ongoing bloody stalemate in the War in Ukraine.— KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) February 13, 2024
Instead, advocating for peace negotiations to bring an end to the loss of lives and the destruction of Ukraine.@elonmusk: "My companies have… pic.twitter.com/89O09FkYGM
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On Monday, Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) shared a memo sent to his Republican colleagues in Congress which outlines an "impeachment time bomb" hidden in the text of the Senate's Ukraine funding bill in case Trump wins the November election.
According to the memo;
President Trump has said, in regard to the war in Ukraine, "We got to get that war settled and I'll get it settled." He has stated that he would resolve the war in 24 hours.
The bill includes $1.6 billion for foreign military financing in Ukraine, and $13.7 billion for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. These funds expire on September 30, 2025 -- nearly a year into the possible second term of President Trump. These are the exact same accounts President Trump was impeached for pausing in December 2019.
If President Trump were to withdraw from or pause financial support for the war in Ukraine in order to bring the conflict to a peaceful conclusion, "over the objections of career experts," it would amount to the same fake violation of budget law from the first impeachment, under markedly similar facts and circumstances."
According to Vance, Democrats "would seize on the opportunity to impeach him once again."
I just sent the below memo to every one of my Republican colleagues in Congress.— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) February 12, 2024
Buried in the bill’s text is an impeachment time bomb for the next Trump presidency if he tries to stop funding the war in Ukraine.
We must vote against this disastrous bill. pic.twitter.com/uKqet9s0xd
"This is insane," replied Elon Musk - who then arranged for a 'spaces' discussion on X which will include Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Vance, along with Vivek Ramaswamy and David Sacks, at 6PM E.T.
You can listen in by clicking into the post below:
What’s up with this spending bill? https://t.co/nlaY8JQlTx— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 12, 2024