Eric Zuesse – Biden’s Totally Failing Foreign Policies
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Biden’s Totally Failing Foreign Policies
Joe Biden came into the US White House promising to change Donald Trump’s Foreign Policies, but didn’t even try to change them, and instead he has continued them, and has failed with them exactly as Trump did when he was the President. Here are some examples.
Biden in the Vienna Negotiations continued demanding that Iran halt its Missile Program. Iran continued refusing to do any such thing. Biden dragged out the Negotiations, perhaps hoping that Iran would finally cave. Iran continued to stand firm. On August 4th, the Moon of Alabama Blogger headlined “‘Maximum Pressure’ Against Iran Has Failed. What Will Biden Do Next?”, and reported that the longer those fake ‘Negotiations’ continued, the more embarrassing the Results would turn out to be for Biden. This is Total Failure of Biden’s (Trump’s) Iran Policy.
Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline: Biden started his Presidency by demanding that Germany not allow the German Russian Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline to be completed and begin supplying Russian Gas directly to Europe. He threatened Germany with Sanctions if Germany didn’t abandon the Pipeline, and tried to get Germany to commit to buying the far costlier US produced canned and shipped Gas instead of Russia’s directly Pipelined Gas. Biden was continuing Trump’s Policy on that Gas Pipeline, too. Just as had happened under Trump, Germany refused to comply (just like Iran did on the JCPOA). Biden finally caved and didn’t impose any Sanctions against Germany. On July 21st, the Washington Post headlined “US, Germany reach Agreement on Russian Gas Pipeline, ending Dispute between Allies”, and delivered the US Government’s spin on this Capitulation (which was NATO’s spin on it): “In exchange for an end to US Efforts to block the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, Germany will invest in Ukraine’s Green Technology Infrastructure, and Berlin and Washington will work together on Initiatives to mitigate Russia’s Energy Dominance in Europe.” However, Germany’s alleged Concession, or ‘Commitment’, was purely nominal, and would be virtually inconsequential even if it were to become embodied in enforceable Legal Terminology. Again, it was simply Lipstick on a Pig.
On August 3rd, NATO’s main Public Relations arm, the Atlantic Council, then issued, via Politico, a fluff piece trying to present America’s humiliating Defeat on the Nord Stream 2 Matter as having been, instead, a Victory for both America and Germany. The Atlantic Council’s John R Deni headlined there “Why Central and Eastern Europe should be cheering on Nord Stream 2”, and he argued, basically, that the July 21st Agreement – whatever it might turn out to be or to mean – was a Win for Washington, because “The Alternative, Washington’s Unilateral Sanctions on German Businesses, only strengthened the Voices of those in Berlin who favor a more ambivalent German Policy toward Great Power Competition – one that pursues an Equal Distance between the US and Russia.” In other words, implicitly, Deni was saying that Biden’s Objective of Preventing the Completion and Operational Start of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline was stupid, and that NATO was just lucky that Biden had failed on it. This was therefore, implicitly, a statement by NATO praising Germany and criticizing the United States.
Israel and Palestine: On 11 May 2020, the Biden Campaign had issued its vague ‘Policy’ Commitments regarding Israel and the Palestinians, such as this.
11 May 2020
A Biden Administration will
• Sustain our unbreakable Commitment to Israel’s Security – including the unprecedented Military and Intelligence Cooperation pioneered during the Obama Biden Administration, and the Guarantee that Israel will always maintain its qualitative Military edge.
• Work with the Israeli and Palestinian Leadership to support Peacebuilding Efforts in the region. Biden will urge Israel’s Government and the Palestinian Authority to take steps to keep the prospect of a negotiated Two State Outcome alive and avoid Actions, such as Unilateral Annexation of Territory and Settlement Activity, or support for Incitement and Violence, that undercut Prospects for Peace between the Parties.
• Reverse the Trump Administration’s destructive Cutoff of Diplomatic Ties with the Palestinian Authority and Cancellation of Assistance Programs that support Israeli Palestinian Security Cooperation, Economic Development, and Humanitarian Aid for the Palestinian People in the West Bank and Gaza, consistent with the Requirements of the Taylor Force Act, including that the Palestinian Authority end its System of Compensation for Individuals imprisoned for Acts of Terrorism.
• Firmly reject the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) Movement – which singles out Israel and too often veers into Anti Semitism – and fight other efforts to delegitimize Israel on the Global Stage.
• Hold Iran’s Government accountable and rejoin a Diplomatic Agreement to prevent a Nuclear Armed Iran, if Iran returns to Compliance with the JCPOA, using renewed Commitment to Diplomacy to work with our Allies to strengthen and extend the Iran Deal, and push back against Iran’s other Destabilizing Actions.
• Ensure that support for the US Israel Alliance remains Bipartisan, reversing Trump’s Exploitation of US Support for Israel as a Political Football, which harms both Countries’ Interests.
• Support the critical Economic and Technological Partnership between the United States and Israel, further expand Scientific Collaborations and increase Commercial Opportunities, and support Cooperation on Innovation throughout the Region.
For example regarding “Reverse the Trump Administration’s destructive Cutoff of Diplomatic Ties with the Palestinian Authority and Cancellation of Assistance Programs that support Israeli Palestinian Security Cooperation, Economic Development, and Humanitarian Aid for the Palestinian People in the West Bank and Gaza” the only thing that Biden has done thus far on this is
“Blinken announces US Plans to reopen Jerusalem Consulate”
25 May 2021
“Blinken did not give a precise date for reopening the Consulate but said it would be ‘an important way for our Country to engage with and provide Support to the Palestinian People’.”
America’s Foreign Policies are Bipartisan, at least 95% Neoconservative (this is supporting US Imperialism) in both of America’s Political Parties. The permanent Warfare State is America. And the Continuation of the Warfare State after WWII (post 1945) in America is what made it permanent here. When World War II – the War against the Axis Powers (the Fascist Powers) – ended in 1945, the Militar Industrial Complex took control in America, and instead of waging War to preserve Democracy (which had been Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s objective), the Goal of America (starting on 25 July 1945) has been waging War to spread the US Empire everywhere. In this, both of America’s Political Parties are united. It’s the American Sickness, which infects all successful US Politicians. It does so because America’s Billionaires profit enormously from expanding the US Empire, and won’t support any Politician who opposes Imperialism. There’s no actual Market for Peace, in America, because America’s (that is, its actual Rulers’, its Billionaires’) aim is Global Conquest – not National Security, and not Peace.
War is America’s Business; and, after WWII, it’s all based on Lies, and this is how it’s sold to the American Public (by Lies), so that, other than “Small Business,” the Military is the most Trusted Institution in America (and “the Military” used to be clearly the N° 1 most Trusted American Institution). Neoconservatism (US Imperialism) has replaced Patriotism, in America, ever since the End of WWII. America is on the Warpath.
We lost in Vietnam and many other Places, but America’s Billionaires keep on winning, and so the Lies for yet more Wars keep on coming, and they apparently never stop. But, perhaps now that “Small Business” is as Trusted by Americans as “the Military” is, that might now start to change.
This is why (for example) on 6 August 2021, an eloquent and accurate Op ed by Maitreya Bhakal at RT headlined “The Richest and Most War Mongering Nation on Earth is still Addicted to Bombing Poor, Defenseless Nations”, and he opened “A Nation State Version of a Psychopath, the US refuses to give up its Addiction to Bombing Innocent People. In just over a month, it’s bombed Syria, Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan – and shows No Signs of Developing a Conscience.” Nothing he said there was an Exaggeration. And the US Regime’s Top Rule is Never apologize. It didn’t apologize to Vietnam. It didn’t apologize to Iraq. It didn’t apologize to Syria. It didn’t apologize to any of its many Victim Nations. It doesn’t apologize any more than Adolf Hitler’s Regime did.
Psychopaths don’t apologize – unless they’re forced to. That’s because they have No Conscience. And Biden, like all recent American Presidents, is a Representative of that Reality, and of the Arrogance of America’s Billionaires, the People who are being served by the permanent-Warfare State: the US Government.
Maybe the reason why “Small Business” became, in 2020, at least as respected by Americans as is “the Military” (the Socialized – that is, Taxpayer funded – Servants to America’s Billionaires) is that the Covid 19 Pandemic, which has done so much to increase the Wealth of America’s Billionaires, decimated America’s Small Businesses. Joe Biden still represents the Billionaires. He has never changed. But maybe America, for the first time since 1945, is about to change. Maybe, finally, this Psychopathic Country will start to apologize for what it has been since 1945. But this is very unlikely to happen on Joe Biden’s Watch. He has been Part of America’s Problem for as long as he has been in American Politics. Both of America’s Political Parties represent only America’s Billionaires – not the Public, anywhere.
Originally posted at Strategic Culture.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic versus Republican Economic Records, 1910 – 2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.