ISIS is cheering, Iran is celebrating, Russia is laughing, and China is popping champagne.
The occasion? Joe Biden is the next American president.
Venezuela’s dictators would clap too, but they’re too busy plundering their country and killing their own people.
After four years of a foreign policy overhaul by President Trump, America’s adversaries and enemies were gasping for air and relief.
For one, President Trump revolutionized the foreign policy establishment’s approach towards China, forcing Congress and failed hacks at the Council for Foreign Relations to rethink the U.S. strategy towards China’s malicious rise.
After decades of China stealing American jobs and intellectual property, manipulating their currency, exporting deadly drugs such as fentanyl to the U.S. and killing American citizens, spying on American universities, increasing their aggression in the Pacific hemisphere, and building anti-American networks throughout the world it took everyone long enough to wake up, you think?
Elsewhere in the world, President Trump made a number of other historic moves that changed the global landscape, including ripping up the Iran deal, pressuring North Korea and Venezuela, and holding Russia accountable.
Remember when Russia stole Crimea from Ukraine under Joe Biden’s watch? Russia is pleased that the Biden Administration will be returning to the well-worn conventional American playbook of slaps on the wrist and “stern” statements of protest when Russia commits destructive actions.
The incoming Biden Administration’s foreign policy team does not bode well for America’s national security.
“Meet the new boss, the same as the old boss,” sang The Who. Don’t get fooled again: the Biden foreign policy team is nothing more than a regurgitation of Obama’s failed tenure.
Most of Biden’s picks for defense and foreign policy posts are former Obama administration members. Remember them? The folks that brought you the Iran Deal, Benghazi, Syria, surrender to China, and the global apology tour? In other words, weakness not strength.
Our enemies around the world are practically soiling themselves they are so thrilled.
What this tells us is that the Democratic Party thinks that everything was simpatico to the foreign policy course in motion before President Trump was elected. It is an attempt to restore the world order before President Trump came in and “wrecked” their globalist designs.
While Biden did caution against the topping of Libyan strongman Colonel Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, his overall record on foreign policy is wrongheaded.
To quote President Ronald Reagan’s director of personnel, Scott Faulkner: “Personnel is policy.”
While some may claim that the personnel Biden has picked for his incoming foreign policy tea have years of experience, what good are those years of experience if they are marked by years of misadventures and disastrous decision making after which no lessons have been learned?
Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, advocated for the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya and al-Assad in Syria, including the arming of the Syrian rebels for went on to commit terrorist attacks against the U.S.
World-class foreign policy failure, Jake Sullivan, Biden’s pick for national security adviser, is one of the chief architects of the disastrous Iran Deal.
Meanwhile, Biden’s nominee for the Director of National Intelligence is Avril Haines, who has built herself a reputation advocating for regime-change wars that have mired American troops in endless conflicts overseas.
Speaking of endless wars, Biden’s pick for Secretary of Defense, retired General Lloyd Austin, led the U.S. military’s Central Command, overseeing America’s Middle East interventions.
More, Austin is a board member of the massive weapons maker Raytheon, which profits greatly from America’s endless wars. Think he will want to upset the apple cart?
Some people say that Americans elected Biden president – albeit by a slim margin is a handful of states – because they wanted a return to conventional politics. Unfortunately, what was the “conventional” way of doing things before Trump wasn’t working either.
Biden’s foreign policy will make America weaker, our enemies stronger, and create a homeland and world that is less safe and secure.