(PatriotWise.com) — America should stay silent and provide Ukraine information on the whereabouts of Russia’s senior military officials so that they can be assassinated, according to one fellow at the American Enterprise Institute writing for the defense and national security website 19FortyFive.
Russian President Vladimir Putin survived an assassination attempt after two drones reportedly hit the Kremlin. Russia blamed both Ukraine and the United States but alleged that the latter orchestrated the attack because Ukraine just takes orders. While the U.S. denies these allegations, Michael Rubin claims that the best option is for Western leaders to remain silent and continue to give Ukraine whatever it needs to ideally carry out assassination attempts. He argues that it would be “moral” to do so.
Rubin starts by claiming that Putin has a leak in intelligence that would have led to the attack. The leaker knew Putin’s schedule and where he would be at the time that two kamikaze drones struck the presidential palace. These facts allegedly suggest that Putin will ultimately be killed. He continued to say that the “instincts” of President Joe Biden and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan are “wrong.”
“The best way to create a disincentive to aggression is to make the dictators responsible pay a personal price at home,” Rubin writes, adding that this attitude and course of action will also show China that they cannot mess with Taiwan.
Conservatives are less inclined to agree with this analysis and instead deem this thinking as “warmongering.” In December 2022, conservatives lambasted Congress for capitulating to the White House and giving Ukraine an additional $45 billion in military and economic aid for Ukraine. The U.S. has surpassed every other nation in total spending and given Ukraine nearly $200 billion, according to Ukraine. But other reports suggest that Congress has only approved a total of $113 billion.
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