IS BIDEN'S FOREIGN POLICY DRIVEN BY COWARDICE, INCOMPETENCE, OR HATRED FOR AMERICA?
Since former President Jimmy Carter helped to create the 1979 Iranian Islamo-fascist regime when he refused to support Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi over Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Democrat's posture regarding Iran has been one of ambivalent appeasement.
Made infinitely worse by former President Barack Hussein Obama and his favoritism for Iran over the United States, as evidenced by his policy of providing a legitimate path for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons with an outrageously fatal flaw of ignoring real inspections and allowing the simultaneous development of intercontinental ballistic missiles and other advanced weaponry.
Re-capitalizing Iran's faltering economy allowed the continuance of the regime and state-sponsored terrorism in the face of widespread dissatisfaction among the population. Again, the United States provided tacit support for the regime by refusing to acknowledge the popular uprising with covert assistance and official words of encouragement.
It does not seem to matter to the progressive communist democrats that Iran is a brutal authoritarian regime with little or no regard for human rights. Even worse, they are the proximate cause of the death and dismemberment of U.S. servicemembers with Iranian-designed and manufactured IEDs.
The Democrats are at it again…
It appears that the Obama/Biden Administration continues to "lead from behind," with much of the top leadership held over from the Obama Administration.
Tensions with Iran by Killing Soleimani
Former Vice President Joe Biden expressed concern Thursday night that President Trump’s decision to kill Iranian general Qassim Soleimani was made recklessly and without regard to the possible forms of Iranian retaliation.
“The Administration’s statement says that its goal is to deter future attack by Iran, but this action almost certainly will have the opposite effect,” Biden said in a lengthy statement on Twitter. “President Trump just tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox.” Biden conceded that Soleimani deserved to die for the death and destruction he’s wrought as commander of the elite Quds Force, but voiced fears that the “administration has not demonstrated at any turn the discipline or long-term vision necessary — and the stakes could not be higher.”<Source>
Biden Admin Greenlights Sanctions Waiver That Allows Iraq To Pay Iran Millions for Electricity
Waiver signed day after administration officials denied Iran's claim that Tehran was set to receive $500 million thanks to waiver
The Biden administration last week greenlit a sanctions waiver that will allow Iraq to make cash payments for electricity to Iran, whose cash-strapped regime says it is set to receive a $500 million payment from Iraq thanks to the waiver.
A non-public sanctions waiver issued by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and transmitted to Congress earlier this week authorizes Iraq to pay Iran for multimillion-dollar electricity debts, according to a copy of the notice obtained on Wednesday by the Washington Free Beacon. The waiver was issued a day after Biden administration officials denied Iran's claims that the United States had paved the way for Tehran to receive the $500 million, which was first reported by the Free Beacon.
The latest sanctions waiver, however, permits "the Trade Bank of Iraq to engage in financial transactions … with the Central Bank of Iran in connection with the purchase of electricity." <Source>
Tepid non-response to Iranian interference in Syria…
U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes in Syria after Iranian Drone Kills U.S. Contractor, Wounds Five Service Members
The U.S. military conducted several airstrikes in Syria on Thursday against Iran-aligned groups hours after an Iranian drone attack killed a U.S. contractor and injured five service members, the Pentagon said.
President Biden directed the U.S. military to carry out retaliatory strikes against facilities affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard after the Iranian attack on a coalition base housing American personnel near Hasakah on Thursday night, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said.
“The airstrikes were conducted in response to today’s attack as well as a series of recent attacks against Coalition forces in Syria by groups affiliated with the IRGC [Iran’s Revolutionary Guard ],” he added.
The Pentagon said the U.S. “took proportionate and deliberate action intended to limit the risk of escalation and minimize casualties.” <Source>
Ceding leadership in the Middle East to Russia and China…
Saudi Arabia, Iran Restore Relations in Deal Brokered by China
Accord marks diplomatic victory for Beijing in a region where U.S. has long dominated geopolitics
Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations Friday in a deal mediated by China, ending seven years of estrangement and jolting the geopolitics of the Middle East.
The deal signals a sharp increase in Beijing’s influence in a region where the U.S. has long been the dominant power broker, and could complicate efforts by the U.S. and Israel to strengthen a regional alliance to confront Tehran as it expands its nuclear program. It comes as the U.S. has been trying to broker a peace deal between Saudi Arabia and Israel, an effort now clouded with uncertainty. <Source>
Saudi Arabia, Syria Close to Resuming Ties in Russia-Brokered Talks
The emerging deal could leave the U.S. again on the sidelines during a dramatic shift in the Middle East’s geopolitics
Saudi Arabia and Syria are nearing an agreement to restore diplomatic ties after negotiations mediated by Russia, according to Saudi and Syrian officials familiar with the discussions, as the geopolitics of the Middle East shift.
Talks were continuing after rounds of discussions in Moscow and Riyadh in recent weeks, the officials said. If a deal is reached, it would mark an important step to reintegrating Syria and its leader Bashar al-Assad into the broader region after a brutal civil war.
Following the Chinese-brokered deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran on resuming ties this month, the emerging Damascus-Riyadh rapprochement, if it sticks, would leave the U.S. on the sidelines again on another major Middle East development.
Saudi and Syrian officials said negotiators are aiming to conclude a deal before a potential visit by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan to Damascus after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in late April. But they cautioned that the discussions could still break down. <Source>
There is no doubt in my mind that the Biden Administration is being run by a cadre of Obamacons who, like their boss Obama, hate the United States, are anti-Israel and anti-Semitic, and represent a clear and present danger to the security and safety of the United States and its allies.
Whether from incompetence, favoritism towards our enemies in Communist China and Iran, desire to erase former President Trump's accomplishments or pure cowardice in the face of our enemies that drives the progressive communist democrats' foreign policy, we are truly and thoroughly screwed by the Obama/Biden regime.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS