WASHINGTON, DC – Florida-based Republican Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar recently proclaimed that she would support a no-fly zone over Ukraine.
However, when pressed if she understood what exactly that entailed, the congresswoman admitted she doesn’t fully grasp what is required with a no-fly zone .
On March 9th, Rep. Salazar was approached by The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal, where the journalist asked the congresswoman if she would “support a no-fly zone in Ukraine.”
Without hesitation, Rep. Salazar went on to proudly display her solidarity with the Ukrainians, saying, “I support everything that has to do with punishing Vladimir Putin and helping the Ukrainians.”
Of course, as many are already aware, a no-fly zone (once declared) can only be “enforced by military means,” which could include “surveillance, pre-emptive strikes against defensive systems or bringing down aircraft which enter the restricted area,” as noted by the BBC .
Understanding the aforementioned, Blumenthal asked the congresswoman, “Wouldn’t that mean direct conventional warfare with Russia?”
When confronted with that rather critical element regarding no-fly zones, Rep. Salazar admitted she wasn’t aware that no-fly zone enforcement comes with the caveat of potential acts of warfare.
“I don’t know what it will mean, but you know, freedom is not free.”