My cautious optimism that President Biden’s deeds might have a chance to be consistent with his rhetoric on policy with the Chinese falls flat when it comes to policy in Iran. Even the rhetoric is bad. It looks like a return of Obama/Biden, where the courting of Iran continues as though that regime and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have shown any indication of changing their behavior. And the Biden team continues to eagerly move toward a return to the badly flawed 2015 nuclear deal with them and is even seriously discussing the removal of sanctions, presumably in negotiations to get a better deal. And this is happening as Iran has responded to our overtures by limiting access by International Atomic Energy inspectors. Go figure!
And now, just in the past few days, we get the report that Iran and China have signed what they are calling a 25-year strategic partnership, a significant strengthening of ties, in which China will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a range of Iranian projects, infrastructure as well as oil and gas development and military technology. Obviously, this deal allows Iran to alleviate sanctions and ease the economic pressure on the ruling mullahs. This is huge.
Biden and his advisors refuse to recognize the changes for the better in the Middle East as a result of Trump’s landmark Abraham Accords between Israel and Arab countries and the containment of Iran due to the weakening of its ability to project power in the region. Now, particularly in view of the new China/Iran pact, why would we want to give on any sanctions until we get what we want? This would be a major strategic blunder, but what should we expect with a State Department loaded with liberal internationalists and John Kerry, who has never seen an appeasement agreement he doesn’t like, as cabinet-level ambassador at-large.
Former Obama/Biden Secretary of Defense Robert Gates famously noted that “Joe Biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades”. It appears that he is about to validate this observation once again.
Dr. Tom says
At this Eastertide, I regret to observe that Evil is on the march both here and abroad. The Democratic Party is as authoritarian as the Chavistas were and are in Venezuela, and seems determined in its collectivism to get America there. It appears they will institutionalize vote fraud and permanent one-party rule if SR 1 passes. Biden is their totem; he is clearly not fully compos mentis. He is the Party’s Charlie McCarthy, the talking puppet.
Abroad, as Jim notes, China and Iran have done a big deal. China is well on its way to world conquest, which the eventual replacement of the dollar by the renminbi as the world’s reserve currency will confirm.
Here in our borderless home the Chinese are everywhere, and they are not all loyal to America. Biden and the Democrats still insist the devil behind the curtain is Russia, but it is not. It is China, and the USA will become its most significant economic colony.
Trump was right in most of his policy decisions, but his big Tweet mouth cost us and him, substantial vote fraud aside.
Danny Billingsley says
The enemy of the new left in America is freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of individual thought, the right to bear arms, capitalism, secure borders, white men (increasingly any white person) and law enforcement based on the law. In short, 74 million people that voted for Donald Trump are their enemy, not Iran, China or Russia.
Dr. Tom says
We do not have enough true Americans to stand up against the emerging oppression.
Jim Windham says
We have to admit that the left has always been better at this insidious strategy than we have.