Whereas the saccharine continues to ooze from the mainstream media for the incoming Biden administration, the actual iron fist of what would be the Biden international coverage is beginning to materialize. As if on cue, main bombings in Baghdad—by ISIS…keep in mind them?—have opened the door for the Biden administration to not solely cancel President Trump’s troop drawdown from Iraq however to truly start sending troops again into Iraq.
Is that this to be Iraq Conflict 4.0? 3.7? 5.0? Anyone’s guess.
If Biden makes use of this sudden—and handy—unrest in Iraq as a set off to return US troops (and bombs), it mustn’t shock anybody. As Professor Barbara Ransby factors out in this video, Biden did rather more to make the disastrous 2003 assault on Iraq occur than simply vote sure on the authorization to make use of pressure. As Professor Ransby reminds us, Biden used the complete energy of his place as chair of the Senate International Relations Committee to make sure the Senate permitted George W. Bush’s lie-based warfare on Iraq. Biden prevented any consultants who challenged the “Saddam has weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and he is about to make use of them” narrative from being heard by members of Congress, guaranteeing that solely the prowar narrative was heard.
As a lot as Bush or Cheney, Biden owns the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, which killed one million Iraqi civilians. And he might be taking us again.
One determine within the Biden administration who will play a pivotal position in returning the US to its hyperinterventionism within the Center East is secretary of state nominee Anthony Blinken. As a Biden Senate staffer in 2003, he helped the then International Relations Committee chairman put collectively a prowar coalition within the Democratic Get together to assist President Bush’s Republican push for invasion.
Afterward Blinken was Obama’s deputy nationwide safety advisor, and he efficiently made the case that destroying each Libya and Syria was a implausible thought. Each international locations drowned within the Obama administration’s “liberation” massacre, and neither nation has recovered from the “democracy” introduced by Washington, however being a neocon international coverage ideologue means by no means having to say you are sorry.
And Blinken is not.
Not surprisingly, Blinken is a favourite of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)–bankrolled Basis for the Protection of Democracies, which, as Phil Giraldi reported, Tweeted that Blinken can be a part of a “very good nationwide safety crew. The nation might be very lucky to have them in public service.”
Now we have Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to thank for at the very least citing the truth that Blinken has blundered from international coverage catastrophe to international coverage catastrophe – which solely will get you promoted in Washington, DC. In Blinken’s affirmation listening to, Paul reminded Blinken of his habit to intervention within the Center East and the way that has labored out for everybody.
Paul reminded the secretary of state nominee that his solely criticism of the Syria “regime change” plan was that the US didn’t efficiently overthrow Assad. However…the US was utilizing jihadist proxies to overthrow the secular Assad, so what does this say about Blinken’s judgment?
“The lesson of those wars,” said Paul, “is that ‘regime change’ does not work!”
Even after Libya you guys went on to Syria eager to do the identical factor once more…it is a catastrophe.
You removed one “dangerous man” and one other “dangerous man” acquired stronger.
Sure, Senator Paul is correct. “Regime change” does not work. It kills or destroys the lives of essentially the most weak. The poor and the harmless. The US enemies might often discover themselves on the fallacious finish of a noose or a knife rape, however it’s the civilians who at all times endure when they’re “liberated” by Washington.
Buckle up, as incoming Senate majority chief Schumer suggested, there’s an entire lot of interventionism within the queue. There’s an entire lot of loss of life and destruction to be unleashed by Biden, Blinken, and their gang of “humanitarians.”