In a letter to the editor submitted to The New York Times on Wednesday, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) warned “that the world must not turn a blind eye to the dangers posed by the New Axis of Evil.”

Senator Blackburn’s letter was in response to a piece entitled “A New Axis?” written by David Leonhardt and published on August 2.

“Mr. Leonhardt stopped short of asserting that Russia, China and Iran are cooperating against the U.S. I wish he hadn’t. A new axis of evil is indeed in play, and its success depends on our willingness to mince words,” said Blackburn.

“These governments have spent decades encroaching on Western interests without firing a shot. For their weapons Moscow chose energy, Beijing chose critical supply chains and Tehran lured the West into a farcical attempt at nuclear diplomacy,” she said.

Blackburn added the entanglement of this “New Axis of Evil” is as dangerous as a bomb.

“This entanglement is no less dangerous than a bomb specifically because so many proclaimed “experts” have waved it off as the natural result of global competition. Vladimir Putin and the rest may have finally embraced the trappings of diplomacy, but their rival interests have meshed far too cleanly for us to accept the coincidence,” she said.

“The ‘coordinated campaign of aggression’ began long ago (indeed, my references to this new axis of evil stretch back to 2018) and reflects not only shared interests, but also a willingness to align from afar,” Blackburn wrote. “Handshakes are redundant when the goal is the destruction of democratic norms. An understanding is all these dangerous men require.”

Blackburn has been talking about this issue for a long time.

In 2018, she tweeted: “As the new axis of evil (Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea) presents an ever-growing threat, the United States and our allies sent a clear message last night. We will always fight to protect innocent civilians and defend the free world.”

In 2020, Blackburn continued sounding the alarm, saying, “China has to be held accountable for [coronavirus],” Blackburn said. “They are not our friend. When you talk about the new axis of evil — China, North Korea, Iran, Russia — these are people who are not our friend. And you have seen that China feels like they can exploit the rest of the world.”

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