Joe Biden Is Filling His Cabinet With Pro-War Hawks

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    • #380970
      ZimInSeattle
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      Same as it ever was….

      If you were hoping for a change of heart from Joe Biden after a decades-long career as a hawk, we’ve got bad news: his incoming team helped shape some of the most militaristic policies of the Obama administration.

      There was no rea­son to think that a Biden admin­is­tra­tion would be to the left of the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion when it comes to for­eign pol­i­cy. Biden comes with a long polit­i­cal career of sup­port­ing the wars of the Unit­ed States and its allies, from the 2003 inva­sion of Iraq to Israel’s aggres­sion against Pales­tini­ans to the pro­tract­ed occu­pa­tion of Afghanistan.

      And what­ev­er lim­it­ed over­tures he made to the Left dur­ing his cam­paign for the gen­er­al election in 2020 (while he simul­ta­ne­ous­ly ran on dis­tanc­ing him­self from the Left), for­eign pol­i­cy was almost entire­ly omit­ted, as evi­denced by the issue’s exclu­sion from the uni­ty task force with Bernie Sanders.

      Per­haps the most dis­tin­guish­ing for­eign pol­i­cy posi­tion Biden took on the cam­paign trail was his saber rat­tling toward Chi­na, which was not quite as racist at Trump’s, but nonethe­less got so bad a Biden ad was rebuked by pro­gres­sive Asian-Amer­i­can groups for its racist con­tent (Biden even­tu­al­ly walked back some of the ad’s rhetoric).

      Biden did say dur­ing his cam­paign that he wants to end “for­ev­er wars” (many of which he helped start) and that he’s against the war in Yemen (a posi­tion he only took after he served in the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion that sup­port­ed the war), but he nei­ther cen­tered these plat­forms nor accom­pa­nied them with con­crete pol­i­cy pro­pos­als that would actu­al­ly bring an end to end­less war.

      More at above link.

      "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime" - Aristotle "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK "If wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth." ~ Julian Assange #SurviveAndRevolt

    • #380974
      mmonk
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      War is called diplomacy these days. And everybody wants our iron fisted “leadership” in the world. We’re for puppy dogs and kittens and freedumb from self government.

      Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it. - RFK

    • #380975
      game meat
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      Bringing the band back together for a reunion tour in the middle east. :/

      Foreign policy wasn’t a big issue in 2020. Biden got lucky that it got lost in the chaos.

    • #380981
      jwirr
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      The two party system has used war to make the economy work for the 1% since raygun. Never mind that the economy contains all of us not just the 1%.

      So much for Biden’s promise to unite the country. Most of the 99% are in trouble or close to it. So until we get the real issues in this country dealt with there will be no unity.

      jwirr

    • #380993
      3fingerbrown
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      He’s just waiting for Code Pink members, Dennis Kucinich, and Ralph Nader to get vetted first!

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

    • #381056
      Red Cloud
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      The masses can fight hawks too!

      The Talons of Success, Evolution of the Harriers - Leighton Moss - Leighton  Moss - The RSPB Community

    • #381070
      jerry611
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      It’s amazing how many people are actually surprised by this. I saw it coming miles away. What did you expect when you saw all the neo-cons switching parties and supporting Biden? Bill Kristol changed his party registration to Democrat. That guy, along with Dick Cheney, were the founders of PNAC!

    • #381095
      Ohio Barbarian
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      By most people at JPR, by the independent media on YouTube and elsewhere, by everyone who actually looked at Biden’s record on war.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #381096
      Hobbit709
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      “Same as the old boss.”

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

    • #381137
      MizzGrizz
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      I’ll give Joe credit for one thing.He’s not pretended to be anything but a lousy conservative doing the bidding of corporations and yuppies.

      The hopes/preditctions that he would or could be anything else has come from the people,pundits among them,who seem desperately seized with the need to believe.

    • #381140
      David the Gnome
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      Will he do what Trump could not?  A coup in Venezuela?  Perhaps a new war in Iran?  A surge in Afghanistan or Iraq?  While I don’t think even he is foolish enough to go to war with Russia, we can probably expect new sanctions at least.

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