Boris Johnson: This Clown Is Not-Funny
During President Zelenskyy’s speech to the British parliament, he gave special praise to “Boris” for organizing support for Kyiv “from day one” (he was still Prime Minister at the time). Johnson responded by calling for delivery of all the “extra equipment they need to defeat Putin”. “That means longer range missiles and artillery. It means more tanks. It means planes. We have more than 100 Typhoon jets. We have more than 100 Challenger 2 tanks. The best single use for any of these items is to deploy them now for the protection of the Ukrainians—not least because that is how we guarantee our own long-term security.”
It is certainly true that Boris Johnson, in the service of the British Empire, has done his best to prevent a negotiated settlement to the conflict. Last April, after a tentative agreement had been reached between Presidents Putin and Zelenskyy, he immediately flew to Kyiv to persuade the Ukrainians to cut off the talks with Russia. Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett just recently revealed that he, too, had brokered an agreement between Kyiv and Moscow in March, which Johnson also nixed, as he “advocated more radical measures”.
In the past few weeks, the former Tory Prime Minister has engaged in frenzied activity to try and prevent a solution. On Jan. 19, he was in Davos, at a breakfast event of the World Economic Forum, where he demanded more arms and more finance for Ukraine. Three days later, he was again in Kyiv, to be filmed strolling around the capital with Zelenskyy.
On Feb. 1, Bojo was deployed to Washington to try and whip up more support for the war among conservative circles, including in Congress and at the Atlantic Council. He insisted that Ukraine will win, provided it receives enough weaponry.
Back in London, he gave an interview to TalkTV, where he discussed a possible nuclear war with astounding nonchalance. He stated that it is highly unlikely that Vladimir Putin would use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, and that “in practical terms, it wouldn’t make that much difference on the battlefield” anyway. Note that this is a narrative increasingly used by the war party.
Finally, we note the confirmation by Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Medvechuk in a Jan. 26 interview to RT, that the UK has a much greater influence on President Zelenskyy’s action than any other country, including the United States. “It’s the UK that pulls the strings in Ukraine”, he added.