By Ann Coulter
Andrews McMeel Syndication
I don’t know what President Donald Trump said during that two hours when he met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but like so many in the media, I know what I hope he said: Mr. Putin, I need you to publicly admit your complicity in our illegal alien problem.
Only if Putin owns up to deploying a vast network of Russian assets to personally direct the movements of millions of illegal aliens across the Sonoran Desert, through dozens of checkpoints and into our country, in fulfillment of his master plan to attack America’s financial viability, national security and future prospects, will the media, the Democratic Party and corporate Republicans ever emerge from their stupor and admit that we have a huge problem on our southern border.
Illegal immigrants have killed multiple times more Americans than Russia has in its entire history – or could ever hope to kill, even with a well-placed nuclear bomb.
But nothing will be done, unless we can prove Putin is behind it.
Our media and government want you to fixate on Russia’s annexation of Crimea as the big problem facing our country, hoping you’ll forget about the gaping hole on our border.
Annexation of Crimea
I haven’t counted to see how many Americans died as a result of Putin’s reacquiring Crimea – yes, I have! Zero. Meanwhile, Mexican drug couriers kill more Americans every week than the Communist Soviet Union did when it shot down Korean flight 007 for flying into its airspace, almost starting a nuclear war.
Obsessing over irrelevant, unsolvable problems in remote parts of the globe is how liberals prove they are intellectuals. North Korea, Syria, Russia – that’s what you’re supposed to care about. Not your own country. Only Walmart shoppers care about their own country.
It would be as if in 1939, as the Nazi threat was looming, British newspapers discussed nothing but the brush fires in Victoria, Australia. How many died? Do they need our help? What shall we do? Where does the prime minister stand?
With Russia, liberals get an extra bonus of bludgeoning Trump over his nonexistent collusion with Russia – our greatest enemy since very, very recently.
At least no Democratic president ever publicly embraced a Russian dictator, while handing him all of Eastern Europe at Yalta, so the left’s conscience is clear!
Actually, no. Until all the Roosevelt statues come down, liberals need to settle down about Russia. At least Trump isn’t calling Putin “Uncle Vlad” and giving him one-third of Europe, as he is being advised by two Russian spies.
While I’m sure Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea were a grave threat to every man, woman and child in America, Putin should also be held to account for the rape and murder of thousands of Americans on our own soil every year, as a result of apparently unstoppable illegal immigration. (Who knew a wall was such an inconceivable engineering feat?)
Where else to lay the blame for this monstrous attack but on Putin, the most evil man since Hitler?
True, liberals have spent decades lobbying for a never-ending flow of illegal aliens. But that shouldn’t be a problem. They also spent decades defending Russian dictators.
Abandoning every position they’ve ever held to attack Trump is standard operating procedure these days.
In addition to Trump’s not challenging Putin to a fistfight in Helsinki, the media have gone bananas over the fact that he cited the findings of our intelligence agencies – but then added that Putin denied the charges.
He’s believing Putin over our own intelligence agencies? Moral equivalence! Treason! High crimes and misdemeanors! Kristallnacht! Trump might as well have trampled on a portrait of George Washington. (Or, since we’re talking about liberals, Stalin.)
But the way I remember it, elected Democrats – even Democratic candidates for president – have criticized our intelligence agencies pretty ferociously, particularly regarding the Iraq War.
The media turned that clown Joe Wilson into a national hero for ridiculing the findings of our intelligence agencies.
At the inception of the war, U.S. intelligence, British intelligence and the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that Saddam Hussein had been seeking massive quantities of uranium from Niger.
But Joe Wilson was sent by his wife, a noncovert, paper-pushing CIA agent, on a trip to Niger, where he looked government officials directly in the eye and asked them: Did Saddam send envoys to this god-forsaken country that has nothing to sell but uranium in order to buy uranium? Be honest! I have absolutely no way of knowing if you are lying, and powerful, nuclear-armed nations will be really mad at you if you say “yes.”
It was on the basis of this conversation that Wilson concluded, as he wrote in The New York Times: “I have little choice but to conclude that some of the intelligence related to Iraq’s nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat.”
Far from condemning this unpatriotic lout for crapping on our intelligence agencies, the media made him a star! Only a fool like George W. Bush would believe our inept intelligence agencies over the word of a government official from Niger.
So doing an about-face on a previous, long-held position is no problem for liberals, provided it serves the larger purpose of getting Trump.
I don’t know if liberals have noticed, but trying to work the public into a white-hot rage over Putin’s annexation of Crimea hasn’t been wildly successful.
Apart from the fact that who owns Crimea is of absolutely no conceivable national security interest to the United States, Crimea has been a part of Russia since forever. (Technically, since 1783 – when they took it from the Muslims, bless them.)
Google “Potemkin village.” The story is that an aide to Russian Empress Catherine II, Grigory Potemkin, tried to impress her with her newest territorial possession by setting up fake villages along their route through it. Dateline: Crimea, 1787.
The left needs something a little more consequential to make us mad at Russia – and illegal immigration is just the ticket! The only thing liberals care about is Russia, but the only thing most Americans care about is their own country.
The solution is staring us right in the face. Convince Putin to admit that he is responsible for the millions of foreign invaders sneaking into our country, depressing wages on a good day, and raping little girls and committing sickening murders on the bad days.
In exchange, we’ll give Putin Bill Browder and George Soros.
Ann Coulter is a conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist and lawyer.