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Trump was an Idiot, however Biden is elderly and conservative. Has retained too many foreign policies initiated by the previous administration. Failed to reduce sanctions on Iran and renew the JCPOA ... added numerous economic and financial sanctions across a range of countries.

Promised a return to multilateralism and have a timely meeting with allies. None has come to fruition as soon in Withdrawal from Afghanistan. Many lives will be lost of good people and allies.

Biden has suffered a setback with the Covid-19 pandemic in the US and has an immense domestic agenda. He has failed to support vaccination across the globe as  was requested by the UN and WHO.

The President has abandoned the war on extremist Islam and supports the Abraham Business Accords in further support of settlement expansion by Israel and deaf on suffering of Palestinians.

The new enemy is China as he will try to isolate other nations from trade and commercial ties. As VP Biden was responsible for R2P Policy in the Obama administration and expansion of the Iraq War into Syria in an attempt to overthrow Bashar Assad. Obama initiated regime change in Libya creating chaos and further expansion of jihad across the Sahara, Nigeria, Mali and Niger.

The long Civil war in Syria caused devastation, 600k deaths and millions of displaced persons and refugee flight into Europe.

Furthermore, Biden was the architect of the Maidan revolt and overthrow in the Ukraine. Reset of more aggression against  Russia as in isolation of the early stages of the Cold War in the Soviet era.

by Oui on Wed Sep 15th, 2021 at 11:11:49 PM EST
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All true, and worthy of a diary, but again, why is this a threat to the existence of the EU- other than a renewed threat of a refugee crisis?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 16th, 2021 at 03:35:07 PM EST
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Maybe in the sense that if USA keeps pissing on EU, there may finally be room for discussion about the insanity if atlanticism. EU will tear itself apart when somebody presents the apostasy that any true security arrangement for Europe depends much more on relations to Russia than to USA.

Especially so since Biden seems to be oblivious to the reality of degenerating status of US as a superpower. If "Biden years" means more and more stick and less and less "allies", eventually even the European political elite, which is much more atlaticist than the population, will have to define European security in a new way.

At which point the multipolar, rules-based world order pushed by China and Russia may suddenly seem more alluring than fighting USA's wars and enforcing USA's sanctions.

by pelgus on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 at 11:50:13 AM EST
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