Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., the newly elected Speaker of the House, who was championed as an America-First “MAGA” politician, has shown in his young speakership that he is an interventionist keen on confrontation with Washington’s greatest rivals.
Johnson appeared on Fox News several times in the days following his election and told Sean Hannity that China, Russia, and Iran make up the “axis of evil” and it is an increasingly dangerous time for the world.
“We have Israel being attacked, we have unrest, we have the Ukraine situation we’ve got to deal with, we have China being aggressive, we have Iran with all the meddling, and China, Russia, and Iran working together. This is a dangerous time,” he said, according to AntiWar.com.
He continued, “Hamas and Hezbollah are proxies of Iran, and they’re tied in now with Russia and China. I mean, it is a new axis of evil. That’s how we see it.”
He called the threat the U.S.’s largest since WWII.
Johnson said it is important that the U.S. continues to pump Kyiv with weapons because if Russian President Vladimir Putin is not stopped, his forces will continue to advance. He said China is also likely watching the conflict and could invade Taiwan if Washington loses interest in Kyiv. See:
● “UKRAINE COUNTEROFFENSIVE A BLOODY FAILURE” (3 Oct 2023)
TRENDPOST: It is worth noting that Georgie W. Bush, the daddy’s boy war criminal who lied America into the Iraq War, first coined the phrase ‘axis of evil’ when referring to North Korea, Iran, and Iraq.
Arms Control Association noted that these countries brushed off the president as sophomoric.
“North Korea’s state-run television called Bush a ‘nuclear maniac’ and characterized his remarks as ‘reckless’ and ‘tantamount to a declaration of war.’ In a statement carried by Iran’s official Islamic Republic News Agency, Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said Bush’s rhetoric was ‘intervening, warmongering, [and] insulting.’ Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan rejected Bush’s charges as well, calling them ‘stupid’ and ‘inappropriate.’”
It is worth noting that Johnson visited the Republican Jewish Coalition—a group of ‘pro-Israel’ donors and mentioned how his first move as speaker was to bring an Israel support bill up for a vote and to visit the group.
He received a long applause and said, “I hope they hear this around the world so there’s no ambiguity about this.”
He told Hannity that he would support American troops fighting for Israel, but hopes it doesn’t come to that.
TREND FORECAST: Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy was booted from his post—in part—because of a secret agreement with President Joe Biden believed to support the sending of some $24 billion more dollars to fight the Ukraine War. The so-called “MAGA” wing of the Republican Party said that it wanted accountability. But it didn’t take long before it became evident that Johnson would not only support sending more money to Ukraine, but also to send billions in money and armaments to Israel.