Biden's foreign policy is Trump's foreign policy

There's been a couple minor changes in foreign policy since Biden took over.
The Paris climate accord is a big example. Biden appears to be less chummy with Saudi Arabia and Israel. And he's less antagonistic against China.
But other than that the machine rolls on.

Today Biden says that we stand with Ukraine and will never recognize the Crimean annex.
Biden continues the useless and pointless policy of sanctioning Russia on everything.

Biden bombing of Iranian backed militias in Syria makes him the third consecutive president to illegally bomb Syria.
Biden continues the illegal occupation of eastern Syria.
When it comes to something tangible like lowering tensions with Iran, Biden is dragging his feet. He says he is willing to negotiate with Iran. Well that's exactly what Trump said.

And then there's Venezuela.
Biden said today that he's in no rush to change the sanctioned policies on Venezuela.

When it comes down to it there are modest differences but for every plus there's a minus.

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that biden my time does not do what he wants.
He does as he's told.
Nothing but a tool.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

@Pricknick Biden doesn't want to buck the system. Never has, never will.

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Just another Bozo on the bus.

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Did anyone really think things would be different with this jackoff instead of the other jackoff? Continue to play their game and continue to lose.

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The UFO’s are coming to unify us.

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@humphrey shocked and dismayed. /s

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No evidence for either attack.

Solar Winds hackers put Russia's fingerprints wherever they could, and touched nothing else. Sound's like a hack carried out by the Ukrainian branch of CrowdStrike.

The Navalny poisioning set-up was just too preposterous, period. There was already an arrest warrant waiting for Navalny for embezzlement — while he was still on probation for his first embezzlement conviction. His fate was sealed. Plus, he was not a credible "opposition leader." He was a big flop in Russia — basically a con artist working for the West. He was a political nobody, who posed no challenge or threat to Russia's status quo.

Frankly, the poisoning also looks like the kind of dumb stunt the Ukrainians might pull (with Novachok! no less). However, there's a much more obvious perp:

Since the only Novachok that still exists is held in a UK bio lab. MI6 not only had access to the Novachok, they also had the motive to compromise Russia/Putin with it. MI6 is the obvious suspect in the Navalny poisoning. After all, they botched the other two Salsbury poisonings whilst trying to frame Russia for it. They thought three would be the charm. But they botched that one, too.

Biden administration preparing to sanction Russia for SolarWinds hacks and the poisoning of an opposition leader

The Biden administration is preparing sanctions and other measures to punish Moscow for actions that go beyond the sprawling SolarWinds cyber­espionage campaign to include a range of malign cyberactivity and the near-fatal poisoning of a Russian opposition leader, said U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

The administration is casting the SolarWinds operation, in which government agencies and private companies were hacked, as “indiscriminate” and potentially “disruptive.” That would allow officials to claim that the Russian hacking was not equivalent to the kind of espionage the United States also conducts and to sanction those responsible for the operation.

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"There will be no end to the troubles of States, or of Humanity itself, until Philosophers become Kings in this world — or until those we now call kings and rulers truly become Philosophers." — Plato
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Psaki really blows on describing how our violence isn’t really violent. She’s terrible at being the mouthpiece for the evil empire.

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The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

Suffering only makes you a great guy if you come away from it with empathy, a quality that Biden lacks any trace of.

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@snoopydawg all those Russians that they sanction amid the other sanctions against Russia the state.

And the sanctions against Venezuela don't mention the sick and starving children by name.

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@Bob In Portland

....Eight countries, representing around one-quarter of all humanity, tell the UN that Washington’s actions are undermining their response to the COVID–19 pandemic sweeping the planet.

The governments of China, Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia, Syria, and Venezuela – all under sanctions from the United States – sent a joint statement to the United Nations Secretary-General, the UN’s High Commissioner on Human Rights and the Director-General of the World Health Organization calling for an end to the unilateral American economic blockade, as they are, “illegal and blatantly violate international law and the charter of the United Nations.”

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The American Special Rapporteur to the UN, Alfred de Zayas, notes, only sanctions expressly verified and imposed collectively by the UN Security Council can be considered legal; any unilateral punishment is, by definition, illegal. De Zayas, a legal scholar, notes that sanctions are tantamount to a “collective punishment” against a population, an explicit violation of multiple articles of the UN Charter, the foundation of international law.

De Zayas traveled to Venezuela last year, describing the U.S. sanctions as akin to a medieval siege and accusing the Trump administration of “crimes against humanity.” The United Nations Human Rights Council formally condemned the U.S., called on all member states to break the sanctions, and even began discussing the reparations Washington should pay to Venezuela, noting that Trump’s sanctions were designed to “disproportionately affect the poor and most vulnerable.” None of this was reported in any major American media outlet at the time.

The sanctions meant that Venezuela was unable to import key medicines for conditions like cancer and diabetes, leading to scores of deaths. A 2019 report from the Washington-based Center for Economic Policy Research conservatively estimated the sanctions killed 40,000 Venezuelans between mid-2017 and 2018.

Living in this country is making my soul sick.
Everything I do now, is with an eye to winding up my affairs and moving on.

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@Pluto's Republic

Care to share? I’d love to live in an environment like Utah but close to the ocean. I’ve always wanted to see Norway and other countries like it. Small cities but a big one not too far away.

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The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

Suffering only makes you a great guy if you come away from it with empathy, a quality that Biden lacks any trace of.

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@snoopydawg

They have an interesting economy, similar to Iceland.

Sadly, these NATO countries are taking on Nazi attitudes. Very disappointing.

Switzerland is a political paradise, however.

I have no doubt that the human collective mind will instinctively know well in advance if their planet is doomed. Sane people may start to behave in self-destructive ways, out of nowhere. If I see that Europe is consistently acting like the little Nazi nations of Europe. I will regard that as a canary in the coal mine phenomenon — a countdown to extinction. Because in a normal context, this anti-communist Soviet hallucination that Russia is going to invade Europe is an extreme mental collapse.

Similar to what the Democrats suffered from 2016 to the present.

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"There will be no end to the troubles of States, or of Humanity itself, until Philosophers become Kings in this world — or until those we now call kings and rulers truly become Philosophers." — Plato

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@humphrey

or Trump or have we known about that for awhile? We have our military f’cking with so many countries I don’t know if this has been in the news or not.

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The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

Suffering only makes you a great guy if you come away from it with empathy, a quality that Biden lacks any trace of.

@humphrey @humphrey But the response is from biden. Not there is much difference between their policies.

OOps I forgot that trump wanted to wind down in Afghanistan biden not so much.

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@humphrey military bases world-wide and counting.

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@humphrey also has 2 bases on the Mediterranean Coast of Syria. One is a giant Naval Base which they have enlarged once in the year or 2 they've been there. The other is an Air Force base.

Now Russia will have another warm water port, this time in North Africa.

China is constantly enlarging its presence on the China sea and Pacific.

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NYCVG

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While Trump escalated ongoing wars, he did not start a major war. But major war I men boots-on-ground and major bombing attacks. So the major wars for contention would of course be VZ, Syria, Ukraine/Russia, and let's add Iran to the list.

Israel of course could force the issue by directly attacking Iran.

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