Roger Waters defends Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in new interview

In a new interview with CNN, Roger Waters discussed the provocative political messages featured on his current This Is Not a Drill tour. In doing so, the formerpink floyd the vocalist/bassist shared what many might consider a revelation regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

When CNN Michael Smerconish asked Waters why the president Joe Biden was featured in a video segment on the show calling a number of politicians “war criminals,” Waters replied, “Well, he’s fueling the fire in Ukraine… That’s a huge crime.”

The 78-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer continued, “Why isn’t the United States of America encouraging [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky to negotiate, obviating the necessity of this horrible, horrible war? »

When Smerconish suggested that Waters “blamed the side that was invaded”, Waters seemed to place the blame on NATO’s actions in the region.

“This war is basically about NATO action and reaction pushing to the Russian border,” he argued, “which they promised not to do when [Soviet leader Mikhail] Gorbachev negotiated the withdrawal of the USSR from all of Eastern Europe.

Waters also made an exception when Smerconish referred to the historic role of the United States as “liberators”, countering: “You have no role as liberators!” You entered World War II because of Pearl Harbor. You were completely isolationists until that… horrible day.

He added: “Thank God the Russians had already won the bloody war almost by then. Don’t forget that 23 million Russians died protecting you and me from the Nazi threat.

Later in the interview, Waters defended China’s recent threatening actions toward Taiwan in response to the Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosirecent visit to the latter country.

“Taiwan is part of China!” Declared waters. “It has been absolutely accepted by the entire international community since 1948.”

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