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The Biden doctrine: A backwards foreign policy

  

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By:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  10 comments

The Biden doctrine: A backwards foreign policy
In a memoir, Gates alleged Biden had been "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."

Link to quote: FLASHBACK: Obama Defense Sec. says Biden as VP was wrong on nearly every big foreign policy issue | Fox News

To add some context to the quote above:

In a memoir, Gates alleged Biden had been "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."

Gates said he stood by that statement when asked about it during a May 2019 interview with  CBS’ Face the Nation .

"I think I stand by that statement," Gates said. "He and I agreed on some key issues in the Obama administration. We disagreed significantly on Afghanistan and some other issues. I think that the vice president had some issues with the military. So how he would get along with the senior military, and what that relationship would be, I just -- I think, it -- it would depend on the personalities at the time."

FLASHBACK: Obama Defense Sec. says Biden as VP was wrong on nearly every big foreign policy issue | Fox News

It was not just Biden who had issues with the military but his mentor, Obama had some as well. However, it is the foreign policy of Joe Biden that has been so damaging to the US and its allies. Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan was an unmitigated disaster in every way and it had a profound influence on this nation's enemies. He displayed weakness and a lack of empathy for the US military, American citizens and our allies. The lesson was not lost on Vladimir Putin. Not only did Biden give Putin the confidence to move against Ukraine, but he gave Putin the means as well. When Donald Trump left office oil on the world market was approximately $40 a barrel. After Biden's assault on US oil producers the price rose to $100 a barrel and Putin had the money to finance his war.

BTW if there is anyone interested in the finer military details of that war, there is a war gaming co (believe it or not) that specializes in animated updates on military operations. Here is the latest update:




There is no need to delve into Biden's policy on China. Representatives from China flew spy missions over the US and have basically thumbed their noses at Biden. There was that moment when Biden said we would defend Taiwan and all the puppet masters had to explain what he really meant. I'm sure that Xi wants another Biden term.


That brings us to Biden's crisis in the middle east. On October 7th America's most loyal ally was brutally attacked. Biden did the right thing in announcing that he would support Israel. To a degree he has shown solidarity, however the American left which controls the democrat party has put a lot of pressure on Biden to force Israel into an early cease fire. That is not only bad policy but immoral as we would be aiding the genocidal murderers who attacked Israel. Biden is now doing just that.

What is equally bad is the corner that Biden has now painted himself into by refusing to retaliate in an appropriate manner to attacks on US military bases and US Navy warships. By only retaliating against supply depots and empty warehouses Biden has emboldened Iran and its proxies in the region. Now it will not only take an appropriate response to get them to stop the attacks, but it may also take massive retaliation.

Biden said "don't" and they did many times over. Most recently Iran itself has fired missiles close to a US Embassy killing civilians, two Navy Seals are missing in operations in the Gulf and a US tanker has been hit. We have members here who defend Biden's backward policy. Maybe it is time to admit that Gates was right.




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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Good Morning

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Today's high will be in the low 30's.





He really butchered that one!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago
'To anyone thinking of taking advantage of the situation, I have one word: don't'

Traitor Joe is late.  Russia, Hamas, Yemen and Iran have already taken advantage of the situation and he failed to do anything.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1    one month ago

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The Great Oz has spoken!"

Nope, it hasn't worked.

 
 
 
goose is back
Sophomore Silent
1.2  goose is back  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago
Biden: 'To anyone thinking of taking advantage of the situation, I have one word: don't'

Biden(sorry, Traitor Joe) continues to act like he's a badass and the problem is EVERYONE knows he has no idea of what he's doing.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  goose is back @1.2    one month ago

What other US president would do nothing after all those attacks with soldiers injured?

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2  1stwarrior    one month ago

Wonder how many folks remember the number of times Barry drew a Red Line in the sand that all the foreign countries said - yeah, right?

Well, Joey is just following his Daddy's footsteps, one Red Line after another - and the other countries are saying - Yeah, right.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  1stwarrior @2    one month ago

BREAKING IN WASHINGTON: The White House just called a lid shortly after 10 am

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NAP TIME!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

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A missile launched from Iran.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Saturday that “operations” against U.S. military bases in Iraq and Syria will not stop until the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip comes to an end. 

Hezbollah, the Lebanese Islamist militant group, has backed Hamas even long before the terror group’s  attacks on Israel on October 7 . The Iranian-backed group Hezbollah and Hamas are recognized by the United States as terror groups. 

Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters  engaged in skirmishes  along the countries' border, raising concerns over a  possible second front .

“The Americans are putting pressure on the brothers [militant groups] in Iraq and on us in Lebanon, and they did not leave a Western, Arab, or Lebanese channel to deliver threats to us,” Nasrallah said in his  second televised speech  since the Israel-Hamas war began. 

He continued: “If the Americans want to stop the operations against them in Iraq and Syria, they must stop the war on Gaza, and this is the only way to stop the operations [targeting U.S. bases].”


Hezbollah Says 'Operations' Against Americans in Iraq, Syria Won't Stop Until the War in Gaza Ends - The Messenger

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Nearly 60 US troops in Syria and Iraq have been injured by attacks from militant groups

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