Joe Biden says ‘Our job is far from done!’
I got an email ostensibly from President Joe Biden the other morning that scared me. It was the usual money call, but the headline read “Philip, our work is far from done!” suggesting to me that the White House is looking to do even more harm to the country in the coming months! In it, Joe claimed he had created millions of jobs and expanded access to health care, among other lesser accomplishments during his two years in office. I must have kind of missed those benefits and wondered about the millions of illegal immigrants crossing our southern border as well as the avoidable war in Ukraine which is about to go nuclear and skyrocketing rates interest and energy costs here at home.
And here too, on the home front, there is the declaration of in fact war on so-called white supremacists who apparently seek to overthrow our democracy by stepping on Nancy Pelosi’s desk, presumably because they are angry and confused due to lack of melanin. And then there is the issue of our democracy itself with the corruption rearing its ugly head from both major parties and the clear weaponization and exploitation of the powers given to our national security apparatus to seek to criminally influence the national elections.
One might wonder why I regularly allow myself to be terrorized by emails from Joe and Kamala, but it’s all part of my desire to keep tabs on both big parties and their antics. I also hear Republicans including such dangerous creatures as Donald Trump himself and the loathsome Senators Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
So if Joe is able to raise tons of money from his freak show voters, what should we expect in the months left before the 2024 election? Well, the foreign policy front is particularly bad. The recent unfortunate decision to send a company of high-maintenance Abrams tanks to Ukraine will not change the likely outcome of the war and invites Russia to reciprocate. What will Joe do if Vladimir Putin uses his superior missile capability to destroy tanks one by one as they are delivered, perhaps killing US military advisers who train the Ukrainians in their intricacies?
The war in Ukraine is reminiscent of recent engagements in places like Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and Iraq, where only bogus national security interests have been engineered to support military interventions against countries too weak to pose a real threat. The Taliban, Bashar al-Assad, Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein did not actually threaten the United States or any vital interests and it took a beachhead like Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to conjure up images of gear Iraqi nuclear weapons delivered by huge transatlantic gliders and exploding over Washington to create a fiction to explain the purpose for war on the public. A few million lives and a few trillions of dollars later, the positive results achieved from all interventions are somewhat difficult to discern.
One might suggest that the problem with the United States stems from the belief that it is and should be global hegemony based on some sort of manifest destiny that no one ever bothers to describe. The concept of a “rules-based international order” governed by rules known only to Washington and special friends in places like London and Jerusalem has left much of the rest of the world collectively scratching their heads.
There is a real danger that the United States, like the Bourbon kings of France, will never forget anything but never learn anything either. Even if the Americans gain absolutely nothing from their sacrifice, Joe Biden will undoubtedly continue as part of “our work is far from done” the extremely dangerous conflict in Ukraine “until Kyiv wins” and the Russia is likely to be repelled and weakened. If this does not happen by 2024, billions more dollars will be poured into the money pit and many more Ukrainians, Russians and, just like Americans, will die.
But even more dangerous than the continuation of the status quo in Ukraine is the possible series of disasters stemming from White House engagements with other foreign regimes that will inevitably lead to more national security policy disasters. I’m thinking particularly of China/Taiwan and Israel versus much of the Middle East. One could also add tensions with North Korea over its nuclear program.
According to reports, the new Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, is plan a trip in Taiwan to assure the leaders of that country of unlimited support from the United States against a hypothetical Chinese aggression. In doing so, he is duplicate a visit made by his predecessor Nancy Pelosi in July 2022, which produced precisely what was not desired, namely aggressive counterattacks from Beijing. The ability of the United States to deter China is in any case problematic, and China is a major trading partner that manufactures a large percentage of products sold in the American and European markets. Taiwan, for its part, does not particularly appreciate a more aggressive US defense of its own interests, as such moves will only guarantee trouble with Beijing. So where will all of this go? Tell us Joe.
And then there is Israel. Israel’s new government, again led by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has veered sharply to the right, incorporating as it does the extremist settler movement as well as parties that have spoken casually of expelling Palestinians and even extermination if it was about that. Half of Israelis are comfortable with Arabs having minimal civil rights even if they are Israeli citizens and many accept the opportunity of forced expatriation of Palestinians to neighboring states like Jordan or Lebanon . Arab residents of Israel have only limited legal rights and, contrary to the Lobby’s constant assertion that Israel is a “democracy”, Israel actually became a rule of law apartheid state when it in 2018 declared himself legally the nation-state of the Jews with “the exclusive right to self-determination”.
More recently, Netanyahu has made clear what his government stands for. End December, he said that “The Jewish people have an exclusive and inalienable right to all parts of the Land of Israel. The government will encourage and expand the settlement of all parts of the Land of Israel. It explicitly included the West Bank and even Gaza, which have long been presumed to be possible territory for a future Palestinian state.
The new Israeli government’s outlandish support for the combined extreme nationalism and racism is not good for Americans and a formula for trouble, but the United States government has, in any case, fully embraced it. Biden and his ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides have praised the new regime. Washington also recently deepening military ties with the Jewish state by moving it to a new position in CENTCOM who raised the relationship to the status of “full military partner” in terms of strategy and planning. This definition comes close to a commitment to a “total military alliance” that obliges the United States to come to the defense of Israel if a war breaks out in the region, even if Israel initiates it. The Pentagon also for the first time participated in a large-scale campaign joint military exercise which included a mock attack on Iran.
So, if you receive an email from Joe Biden saying “our work is far from done”, be warned! The “work” looks like a lot more bloodshed and war forever. If you can find a place where you are unlikely to be affected by the outbreak of nuclear war, it might be best to move there now. Otherwise, there could be some hard skating ahead. As I reported in a previous article, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warns that there is a definite shortage of fallout shelters in the United States, so be prepared to hide in your basement. floor, if you’re lucky enough to have one. Follow the instructions in your “guide to planning a nuclear explosion”, then “Go inside, stay inside and stay tuned”. Wise advice if you still have electricity and TV and radio stations have not been destroyed. Thank you Joe Biden!
Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is executive director of the Council for the National Interest, a tax-deductible 501(c)3 educational foundation (federal ID #52-1739023) that seeks a more interest-based. in the Middle-East. The website is www.conseild’interetnational.org, the address is PO Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and his email is [email protected].
Joe Biden says ‘Our job is far from done!’