by Kevin Barrett (News & Analysis, Crescent International Vol. 49, No. 12, Jumada' al-Akhirah, 1442)
Donald Trump, the mainstream media tell us, was a dangerous president. Temperamental, thin-skinned, narcissistic, bellicose, ultra-nationalistic, maybe even a Nazi, Trump was portrayed as the last man on earth who should have his stubby little finger on the nuclear button. Indeed, during his final days in office, Democratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi contacted America’s top military leaders to try to have Trump removed from the chain of command.
But Trump—despite kowtowing to Likud Zionists and waging intensified 4th generation war on Iran and the Axis of Resistance—was actually one of the least bellicose US presidents ever. Trump rolled back his predecessors’ wars on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, dialed down tensions with Russia and North Korea, and waged only trade war on China (unless we interpret the COVID-19 plandemic as a US-sponsored biowar with an anti-China component).
Those expecting the Biden regime to be more “internationalist” and “cooperative” and “diplomatic” than Trump’s may be in for a rude surprise. Historically, Democratic presidents have matched or exceeded their Republican counterparts in warmongering. And Joe Biden is an unusually pro-war, pro-military-industrial-complex, Zionist-influenced Democrat.
Biden notoriously voted for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, which led to the murder of more than a million Iraqis. The unprovoked attack was a clear example of the supreme war crime, aggression, which is considered worse than genocide under the foundational Nuremburg Principles of international law. For that vote alone, Biden should have been prosecuted in the Hague, convicted, and either imprisoned for life or hanged.
But it gets worse. Biden didn’t just vote for the Iraq war. As Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Biden staged “hearings” that were little more than a neocon propaganda show. All of Biden’s AIPAC-approved witnesses told lie after lie about Saddam Hussein’s alleged WMD and ties to al-Qaeda.
Then Biden went on the talk show circuit calling for war, insisting that “Saddam must be dislodged from power” and “if we wait for the danger from Saddam to become clear, it could be too late” and “we have no choice but to eliminate the threat, this is a guy who’s an extreme danger to the world.” Betraying his Democratic colleague, Sen. Paul Wellstone, who was murdered with his wife, daughter, and campaign workers in a rigged plane crash for the crime of standing in the way of the Iraq war, Biden became the biggest Democratic Iraq War criminal in the US Congress.
Biden was also reportedly responsible for convincing Obama to green-light the Saudi invasion of Yemen, another war crime. Though one hopes he has learned something from the failure of that misguided effort—the Biden regime’s announcement that it will remove AnsarAllah from the terrorism list might suggest as much—the fact that Biden supported the war on Yemen in the first place provides more evidence that his instincts are pro-war.
Biden also risked World War 3 by urging Obama to bomb Syria in response to chemical weapons false flag attacks by US proxies. He is hawkish on Venezuela, bragging: “I was among the first Democratic foreign policy voices to recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate leader and to call for Maduro to resign.” Venezuela is high on the list of countries Biden might consider invading.
Will Biden back off Trump’s policy of “maximum pressure” on Iran and the Axis of Resistance? He says he will re-enter the JCPOA “if Iran comes back into compliance.” That phrase falsely puts the blame for the deal’s implosion on Iran, when in fact it was Trump who reneged on the solemn pledge negotiated, signed, but never fully implemented by Obama.
Biden’s big lie about who blew up the nuclear deal does not bode well for his prospects of improving US-Iran relations. If he really wants to restore the deal, Biden must admit that it was the US (under Obama) that failed to live up to its commitments to end sanctions and then (under Trump) shredded the deal under a false pretext. To make up for its past failures to live up to its word, the US will need to permanently end all sanctions against Iran as a precondition for negotiations, so that a restored JCPOA would actually mean something.
Will that happen? Probably not. An early warning sign is Biden’s appointment of pro-Zionist Jews to the most important foreign policy positions in his cabinet: “Shoah business” huckster Anthony Blinken at the State Department, Alejandro Mayorkas at Homeland Security, Ron Klain as Chief of Staff (“the second most powerful man in the world”), and Janet Yellen at Treasury, where sanctions are devised and implemented.
Reports that Biden has already reversed Trump’s drawdowns in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan contribute to the impression that the new administration may be significantly more hawkish than Trump’s. Likewise, the US attempt to incite a color revolution in Russia using CIA asset Alexei Navalny, coming just two days after Biden’s inauguration, prefigures escalation on that front. And on the same day as the CIA-Navalny anti-Putin spectacle (January 23) Biden’s State Department barked menacingly at China over that country’s dispute with its lost province of Taiwan—this in the wake of Biden’s provocative decision to invite Taiwan’s “ambassador” to his massively militarized inauguration.
Given Biden’s history as warmonger, we need to be alert to the possibility that the new administration will attempt to unite the demoralized and divided American people by leading them into a major war against a demonized foreign enemy. Historically, leaders facing internal divisions have often sought to overcome civil strife by launching major wars. And few nations have been as fractiously divided as the United States of 2020.
In the wake of the January 6 Capitol “insurrection” by Trump supporters protesting alleged election fraud, the pro-Democrat mainstream media has for all practical purposes demonized all 70 million Trump voters as treasonous terrorists. Combat weapons and ammunition have flown off the shelves of American stores, and some pundits are predicting a second Civil War. All of this is happening in the midst of a pandemic that is said to have killed nearly 400,000 Americans, massively disrupting social and economic life.
Simultaneously with all this internal chaos, the US is being knocked off its international perch as ruler of the global roost. China’s economic power and influence is already supplanting America’s, and a military shift of power will, in all likelihood, follow within a decade or two. If the US wants to try to fight to preserve its number one position, it will have to do so soon.
All of these factors—a war-friendly president, a catastrophically shocked and divided nation, and a tectonic geopolitical power shift—will make the next few years among the most dangerous in the history of the United States of America, and the world.