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Die Biden-Administration
November 17, 2020
Joe Biden's Foreign Policy Team
As this blog is often concerned with U.S. foreign policy and the damage it causes, a look at Biden's foreign policy team seems adequate.
In short - it is awful.
Susan Rice of Benghazi fame, National Security Advisor under Obama, is said to become Secretary of State.
Michele Flournoy, co-founder of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), will become Secretary of Defense. Flournoy is a hawk. CNAS is financed by donations from the who-is-who of the military industrial complex. She also co-founded WestExec Advisors, a consultancy that pulls strings to help companies to win Pentagon contracts.
Also at WestExec Advisors was Tony Blinken who is set to become the National Security Advisor. He was National Security Advisor for then Vice President Biden, Deputy National Security Advisor for Obama and Deputy Secretary of State.
All three, together with Joe Biden, promoted the 2003 war on Iraq and supported the wars the Obama administration launched or continued against some seven countries.
They will continue to wage those wars and will probably add a few new ones.
Biden has said that he will re-instate the nuclear agreement with Iran but with 'amendments'. A realistic analysis shows that Iran is likely to reject any modification of the original deal:
The Biden administration will face the harsh reality that the amendments to the JCPOA that it needs to make its return to the agreement politically viable are unacceptable to Iran. The new US administration will more than likely find itself in a situation in which sanctions, including those on oil exports, must be maintained in an effort to pressure Iran to yield to US demands to modify the JCPOA.
There will be much pressure from the liberal hawks to finish the war they had launched against Syria by again intensifying it. Trump had ended the CIA's Jihadi supply program. The Biden team may well reintroduce such a scheme.
Susan Rice has criticized Trump's Doha deal with the Taliban. Under a Biden administration U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan are therefore likely to again increase.
One possible change may come in the U.S. support for the Saudi war on Yemen. The Democrats dislike Mohammad bin Salman and may try to use the Yemen issue to push him out of his Crown Prince position.
Biden and his team have supported the coup attempt in Venezuela. They only criticized it for not being done right and will probably come up with their own bloody 'solution'.
After four years of Russiagate nonsense, which Susan Rice had helped to launch, it is impossible to again 'reset' the relations with Russia. Biden could immediately agree to renew the New START treaty which limits strategic nuclear weapons but it is more likely that he will want to add, like with Iran's nuclear deal, certain 'amendments' which will be hard to negotiate. Under Biden the Ukraine may be pushed into another war against its eastern citizens. Belarus will remain on the 'regime change' target list.
Asia is the place where Biden's policies may be less confrontational than Trump's:
China would heave a big sigh of relief if Biden picks Rice as his secretary of state. Beijing knows her well, as she had a hands-on role in remoulding the relationship from engagement to selective competition, which could well be the post-Trump China policies.
For the Indian audience, which is obsessive about Biden’s China policy, I would recommend the following YouTube on Rice’s oral history where she narrates her experience as NSA on how the US and China could effectively coordinate despite their strategic rivalry and how China actually helped America battle Ebola.
Interestingly, the recording was made in April this year amidst the “Wuhan virus” pandemic in the US and Trump’s trade and tech war with China. Simply put, Rice highlighted a productive relationship with Beijing while probably sharing the more Sino-skeptic sentiment of many of America’s foreign policy experts and lawmakers.
All together the Biden/Harris regime will be a continuation of the Obama regime. It's foreign policies will have awful consequences for a lot of people on this planet.
Domestically Biden/Harris will revive all the bad feelings that led to the election of Donald Trump. The demographics of the election show no sign of a permanent majority for Democrats.
It is therefore highly probable that Trump, or a more competent and thereby more dangerous populist republican, will again win in 2024.
Posted by b
Oh, look. Susan Rice, the warmonger who played a huge role in Obama, Hillary and Biden’s murderous interventions in Libya and Syria, has now returned to the government. What could possibly go wrong?
8. Januar 2021 um 07:20
Victoria Nuland ist bald wieder da. Sie soll den dritthöchsten Posten im US-Außenministerium (under secretary of State for political affairs) bekommen
Biden's Choice of 'Hawkish' Victoria Nuland for State Department Position is Ominous, Analyst Warns

As fears of a New Cold War between the United States and the Russian Federation persist the incoming administration of Joe Biden appears to be signalling that it won't be changing course from the well-travelled path of an aggressive foreign policy, a geo-political documentary filmmaker tells Sputnik.
Victoria Nuland, notorious or her pro-militaristic and interventionist policies, may find herself in yet another US government position helping to shape her country's foreign policy. According to recent news reports, president-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Nuland to the highly influential position of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. 
Robbie Martin is co-host of Media Roots Radio and the filmmaker behind the multi-part neocon documentary exposé, A Very Heavy Agenda. The documentary, which examines the re-emergence of US hostility towards Russia post-9/11, also focuses on influential American policy makers such as the Kagan family, which Victoria Nuland married into by way of her husband Robert. Martin warns that her appointment portends a worsening of relations between the US and Russia, as Nuland represents an "extremely hawkish and aggressive wing of the DC foreign policy apparatus".
Sputnik: What can you tell us about Victoria Nuland's background?
Robbie Martin: She's been in the DC policy wonk scene for a very long time, and worked at the US embassy in Moscow when she was very young where she witnessed the fall of the Berlin wall. She met her future husband Robert Kagan as she describes in a 'cold basement' of the US State Department when he was working for the US information agency to spread propaganda against US adversaries. Her first major position was Chief of Staff to Strobe Talbott from 1993-1996 in the Clinton administration and perhaps because of her perceived Russia expertise (she studied Russian literature at Brown university) was elevated to Deputy Director for former Soviet Union affairs at the Department of State, a position she held from 1997-1999.
Her most prominent position after this shows the bridge between Clinton-era foreign policy thinking and the Bush-era by being appointed as one of Dick Cheney's primary foreign policy advisors where she worked alongside neocon and former ambassador to Turkey, Eric Edelman (who would later form a sequel to Project for the New American Century with her husband Robert Kagan). It's unclear what Nuland's involvement was but Eric Edelman specifically got outed during his time in Cheney's office as helping cherry pick intelligence for the Iraq war, it's very likely she played a role in that too. We already know her husband, Robert Kagan played a crucial role outside the Bush administration priming the pump of conspiracy theories about Saddam being behind 9/11 and the 2001 anthrax attacks...
Magic Joe Biden

Ein Wahlsieg der Superlative. Historisch und rekordverdächtig.

Ein Gastbeitrag von Gregor Amelung*
Bei der Olympiade in Mexico-City im Jahr 1968 sprang Bob Beamon derart weit, dass die Kampfrichter ihren Maßbändern nicht glauben wollten. Denn Beamon war im Vergleich zu allen früheren Weitsprüngen nicht etwa ins Jahr 1973 gesprungen, sondern direkt mal ins nächste Jahrtausend. Erst dann, so die Statistik, würde ein Mensch Beamons Weite von 8 Metern 90 einstellen können.
Ähnlich rekordverdächtig ist auch der Wahlsieg von Joe Biden gewesen.
Rekord Nummer 1 – die Vorwahlstimmen
Normalerweise ist die Stimmenzahl, die ein Kandidat bei den Vorwahlen seiner Partei erzielen kann, ein recht sicherer Indikator dafür, ob er auch die anschließende Präsidentschaftswahl gewinnen wird. So hat etwa noch nie ein Amtsinhaber, der mehr als 75 Prozent der Vorwahlstimmen gewinnen konnte, eine Wahl zur zweiten Amtszeit als US-Präsident verloren, wie der Politologe David Chapman erklärt.
Donald Trump hatte seine Vorwahlen mit 93,9 Prozent gewonnen. Abgehalten wurden die republikanischen Vorwahlen zwischen dem 3. Februar und dem 11. August 2020. Und anders als man vielleicht vermuten könnte, ist bei den Ergebnissen kein Covid-19-Malus oder -Knick zu erkennen:....
Grand Old Party Republikanerin Greene will Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Joe Biden einen Tag nach der Amtseinführung einreichen

Die Abgeordnete Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) gab am Donnerstag bekannt, dass sie einen Tag nach seiner Amtseinführung ein Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen den gewählten Präsidenten Joe Biden einleiten wird.

Greene sagte, sie ergreife die Maßnahmen wegen angeblicher Geschäftsbeziehungen von Biden und seinem Sohn Hunter Biden mit der Kommunistischen Partei Chinas und der Ukraine.

„Wir müssen sicherstellen, dass unsere Führungskräfte zur Rechenschaft gezogen werden. Wir können keinen Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten stellen, der bereit ist, die Macht des Präsidialamts zu missbrauchen und von ausländischen Regierungen leicht gekauft werden kann … chinesische Energieunternehmen, ukrainische Energie Unternehmen “, sagte sie gegenüber Newsmax TV. "Also werde ich am 21. Januar Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Joe Biden einleiten."

Die Ankündigung von Greene erfolgte nur wenige Stunden, nachdem das Repräsentantenhaus Präsident Donald Trump zum zweiten Mal bezüglich des Angriffs auf das US-Kapitol angeklagt hatte.

"Am 21. Januar reiche ich eine Amtsenthebungsklage gegen den gewählten Präsidenten Joe Biden ein ", twitterte Greene. „75 Millionen Amerikaner haben die Untätigkeit satt. Es ist Zeit, Stellung zu beziehen. Ich bin stolz darauf, die Stimme der republikanischen Wähler zu sein, die ignoriert wurden. #ImpeachBiden  #QuidProJoe #BidenCrimeFamily ”

GOP Rep. Greene to File Articles of Impeachment Against Joe Biden
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said she will file articles of impeachment against President-elect Joe Biden one day after...
Biden Taps Key Architect Of Obama's War In Libya To Head USAID

Authored by Dave DeCamp via,
On Wednesday, Joe Biden announced that he will nominate Samantha Power to head the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Power served as ambassador to the UN for President Obama from 2013 to 2017. Before that, she worked on Obama’s National Security Council, where she played an instrumental role in pushing for US intervention in Libya in 2011.
Via Reuters
Power argued in favor of US intervention in Libya under the guise of protecting human rights and preventing genocide. She was joined in her crusade by then-Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Susan Rice, who served as the UN ambassador at the time.
Reports from 2011 say the pressure from Power, Rice, and Clinton is what led Obama to intervene militarily in Libya, even though his other top advisors were against it. Then-Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates would later say that in a "51 to 49" decision, Obama decided to bomb Libya.
The US-NATO intervention in Libya that led to the brutal murder of former Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi was an absolute disaster. Destabilizing Libya turned the country into a haven for al-Qaeda-linked militants, resulted in targeted killings of black Africans, sparked a refugee crisis in North Africa, and even led to the creation of slave markets.
For her efforts in convincing Obama to destroy Libya, Power was promoted. As the US ambassador to the UN, Power advocated for US intervention in Syria and stood by as the Obama administration backed the Saudis in their brutal war against Yemen’s Houthis....

(Was kann da schon schiefgehen?)
Biden Picks “Mr. Monsanto” Tom Vilsack to Head the USDA
“No More Malarkey” Joe Biden just nominated one of Monsanto’s best friends to head the US Department of Agriculture.
During his eight years under Obama, Tom Vilsack earned the nickname “Mr. Monsanto” for approving more new genetically modified organisms than any Agriculture Secretary in history, and for making gobs of money for every approval.
Biden holt Big-Tech-Führungskräfte in sein Team


Travel Ban Reversal & Mask Mandates: What's To Be Expected From Biden's First Executive Orders
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to take over the Oval Office from Trump following his inauguration on 20 January. Bearing in mind the striking differences in rhetoric between President Trump and his successor, it is not anticipated that Biden will follow up on many of the decisions, policies and past decisions of Donald Trump.
President-elect Joe Biden plans to reverse a number of policies enacted by Donald Trump in his first days in office, a memo to the senior employees from his incoming chief of staff Ron Klain revealed, as cited by CNN.
The executive orders and policies Biden is planning to enact shortly after 20 January inauguration include the following:
  • Mask mandate: Wearing personal protective equipment would be made mandatory on federal properties and during travel between states for a hundred days, a so-called "100 Day Masking Challenge".
  • Return to Paris Agreement: On the first day in the office, the new US president plans to rejoin the 2015 Paris Climate Accord which the US officially left in November 2020. Trump argued that the agreement had put the US at a “permanent disadvantage” and undermined the national economy.
  • Reversal of Travel Ban: Biden will reportedly cancel a series of Donald Trump’s executive orders enacted in 2017, which came down in history as “Muslim ban.” The first executive action, aimed at “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”, according to its wording, limited a travel to the US of citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Later Chad, North Korea, Venezuela, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria and Tanzania were also added to the list, while Iraq was removed.

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