TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): But Nigel Farage, had you asked him, could have predicted all of this. In fact, he did predict it, back in 2014 as the leader of the U.K. Independence Party. Farage gave a speech to the European Parliament that year which unfortunately we just saw yesterday. In retrospect, his words seem prophetic. Farage understood what would happen because he saw clearly what had already taken place. Watch this carefully, we think you'll agree it's an analysis worth hearing. Here's Nigel Farage, 8 years ago, on Ukraine:
NIGEL FARAGE: Do we actually want to have a war with Putin? Because if we do, we are certainly going about it the right way. Perhaps we ought to recognize that the West now faces the biggest threat and crisis to our way of life that we have seen for over 70 years. The recent beheadings of the British and American hostages graphically illustrates the problem. And of course we have our own citizens from our own countries engaged in that struggle, too.
In the war against Islamic extremism, Vladimir Putin, whatever we may think of him as a human being, is actually on our side. I suggest we grow up. I suggest we recognize the real threat facing all of our countries, communities, and societies. We stop playing war games in the Ukraine and we start to prepare a plan to help countries like Syria, like Iraq, like Kenya, like, indeed, Nigeria to try to help them to deal with the real threat that faces us. Let's not go on provoking Putin, whether we like him or not.