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Biden signals US return to full-on globalism and foreign meddling by picking interventionist Anthony Blinken as secretary of state

RT | November 23, 2020

Joe Biden has named Anthony Blinken – an advocate for isolating Russia, cozying up to China and intervening in Syria – as secretary of state, cementing a foreign policy built on military forays and multi-national motivations.

Biden, the nominal president-elect, announced his selection of Blinken along with other members of his foreign-policy and national-security team, which is filled with such veteran Washington insiders as John Kerry, the new climate czar and formerly secretary of state in the Obama-Biden administration.

Blinken, a long-time adviser to Biden and deputy secretary of state under President Barack Obama, has been hailed by fellow Democrats and globalists, such as retired General Barry McCaffrey, as an experienced bureaucrat with “global contacts and respect.” Enrico Letta, dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, called Biden’s choice the “right step to relaunch transatlantic ties.”

He was even praised for a 2016 appearance on the Sesame Street children’s television program, where he explained to the show’s ‘Grover’ character the benefits of accepting refugees.

While some critics focused on how Blinken “got rich working for corporate clients” during President Donald Trump’s term in office, the new foreign-affairs chief’s neoconservative policy recommendations might be cause for greater concern. He advocated for the Iraq War and the bombings of such countries as Libya and Yemen.

Blinken is still arguing for a resurgence in Washington’s military intervention in Syria. He lamented in a May interview that the Obama-Biden administration hadn’t done enough to prevent a “horrific situation” in Syria, and he faulted Trump for squandering what remaining leverage the US had on the Bashar Assad regime by pulling troops out of the country.

“Our leverage is vastly even less than it was, but I think we do have points of leverage to try to effectuate some more positive developments,” Blinken said. For instance, US special forces in northeast Syria are located near Syrian oil fields. “The Syrian government would love to have dominion over those resources. We should not give that up for free.”

Blinken also sees Biden strengthening NATO, isolating Russia politically and “confronting Mr. [President Vladimir] Putin for his aggressions.”

As for China, Blinken has said Washington needs to look for ways to cooperate with Beijing. Reinvesting in international alliances that were weakened by Trump will help the Biden administration deal with China “from a position of strength” as it pushes back against the Chinese Communist Party’s human-rights abuses, he said.

November 23, 2020 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation, Militarism, Russophobia, Wars for Israel | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. According to Haaretz, Blinken is Jewish and comes with Mr Netanyahu’s blessing…….Who could have guessed that, in an American Government? It’s amazing how many Jewish people occupy high ranking positions within the American hierachy…..and NOT ONE Russian, anywhere to be seen…..Weird huh?

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 23, 2020 | Reply

  2. The stench from Biden’s Zio-Neoconservative supporters has been debilitating for normal members of American society. Of course we’re going to War. Why not give it a second go, let’s destroy the whole Middle East and our own nation while we’re at. Let’s waste another $20 trillion. Let’s keep people on Covid lockdown so we can wage endless wars. As long as Israel benefits. Here’s a solution, Have Israel sign the nuclear proliferation treaty, have AIPAC register as a foreign entity, stop voting Zionist-Trotskyites in office. Great now we have a plagiarist-Warhawk in office. So it’s back to the Syrian pipeline again, Russia is evil, how much money we can send to Israel.

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    Comment by John L | November 23, 2020 | Reply

    • Maybe just make Mr. Netanyahu joint President of Israel AND the USA, I mean, That’s what is happening now, and the Money the USA saves can be DONATED to Israel………(while American people live on the streets……..!!)

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 23, 2020 | Reply


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