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US House speaker announces ‘new axis of evil’

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Mike Johnson reverted to Republican orthodoxy as he vowed to get weapons to Ukraine as a matter of “critical” importance.

In a dramatic break from his party’s hardline conservative base, US House Speaker Mike Johnson this week praised the country’s deep state, called Russia, China, and Iran an “axis of evil,” and vowed to put his job on the line to funnel more than $60 billion to Kiev.

For months, Johnson has resisted bringing a $95 billion foreign aid bill to a vote, arguing that neither he nor his fellow Republicans could support the bill – which would give $14 billion in military aid to Israel and $60 billion to Ukraine – without it being tied to an overhaul of US border security.

However, after a series of recent meetings with US intelligence chiefs, Johnson has changed his tune.

“This is a critical time right now, a critical time on the world stage,” Johnson told reporters on Wednesday. “I think providing lethal aid to Ukraine right now is critically important. I really do. I really do believe the intel and the briefings that we’ve gotten.”

“I believe [Chinese President] Xi [Jinping] and [Russian President] Vladimir Putin and Iran really are an axis of evil,” he continued. “I think they’re in coordination on this. I think that Vladimir Putin would continue to march through Europe if he were allowed.”

Johnson’s comments represented a break with the Republican Party’s pro-Trump wing. These supporters of the former president – most prominent among them Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz – view the country’s intelligence agencies as arms of the anti-Trump “deep state,” and have called for the flow of money to Kiev to be halted.

“Fighting a proxy war with Russia in Ukraine, which is a non-NATO member nation, is not protecting America’s national security interests, it doesn’t protect the United States of America, as a matter of fact, it pushes us closer and closer to world war three,” Greene told journalist Tucker Carlson earlier this month.

Johnson’s reference to an ‘axis of evil’, however, invokes the more interventionist GOP of the past. Coined by speechwriter David Frum, the phrase was first used by George W. Bush to refer to Iran, Iraq, and North Korea in the months leading up to the invasion of Iraq. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton later added Cuba, Libya, and Syria to the list.

Despite resistance from some of its Republican members, the House Rules Committee agreed on Thursday to split the foreign aid bill into three separate bills – one each for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. The House voted in favor of this move on Friday, leaving Johnson free to schedule a vote on each bill for Saturday, even as Greene filed a motion to remove him from the speakership.

Johnson said on Wednesday that he anticipated the move, telling reporters that he was willing to “take personal risk” to pass the bills.

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  1. The new axis of evil is the US CIA, DOJ, FBI, FEMA, IRS and so on.
    What has the CIA “got” on the politicians in the US House and Senate such that nothing ever seems to move or change in any positive direction? How can you have hundreds of politicians that seemingly do nothing?

    • It’s crazy, isn’t it?

      This guy was dead set against pouring more money into the never-ending Zelensky black hole for months now.

      He goes into ONE closed-door “intel briefing” with the spooks and comes out an hour later a full blown neocon RINO, spouting the kind of Bush era cringe that Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney touch themselves to.

      Whatever they have on him, it must be REALLY bad.

    • It’s the fact that the Mossad, FBI and CIA work together for the cause of ‘Greater Israel’.
      Jim Traficant exposed this…
      Those entities merge with the NWO, WEF, WHO the UN, etc. to cause adverse effects on the planet and human race while posing as the ‘saviours of all things economic, political, environmental and human’.
      Nothing could be further from the truth!
      Billions more given to the little Zionist J3w Zelensky, while Veterans literally die homeless on the streets of America, or kill themselves at the VA Clinic and Hospital parking lots at the rate of 22 per day!
      ALLLLL of the he $$ going to the Ukraine could have been better spent at home-especially w/ the bridge ramming incident.
      But, it’s no longer our worry IF we demand that Parliament make NZ a Neutral Nation and stay OUT of the Global Zionist Agendas.

  2. The “axis of evil” currently destroying the planet is none other than the UN, EU, WEF and WHO, all run by the self appointed chosen ones.

  3. Truly shows how disgusting the American politics has become. Both parties are out of control. Instead of fixing the border problems they ignore it.
    They voted to kill thousand more women and children in Israel. Send more Ukraine’s to be butchered instead of seeking peace. They are trying to start a war with china as america can’t compete in the world market.
    American businessman made china great to get the companies more profitable. Build in china not USA costs to much, profit first.

  4. The alphabet agencies don’t need to blackmail politicians anymore. They just make them an offer they can’t refuse. Johnson and his family are safer being voted out than he is refusing to bring the foreign aid bill to a vote. New Zealand will be forced to go with the rest of the G7 and if we think we are poor now – wait until the foreign aid bill arrives for us.

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