US foreign policy has come full circle: From the war crimes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to furnishing plans to build a new and unfathomably more lethal (and utterly unnecessary) nuclear weapon.
he Biden Administration represents the obscene culmination of eight decades (during which there appeared ever rarer and briefer interludes of sanity) of a foreign policy based largely on our own self-regard. Over time, we developed an unfortunate habit of fooling and flattering ourselves, all the while failing to observe even minimal standards of decency toward the world beyond our shores.
But more damaging still, it has resulted in an inversion of reality.
materially aiding a war in Ukraine against nuclear armed Russia because Russia was never “serious” about negotiating with the West
sitting US president that funding to the tune of billions of dollars two regional wars 5,000 miles from our shores amounts to a jobs program for everyday Americans.
Thus, as we teeter on the precipice of a Third World War, the message out of the White House is: You’re Welcome America.
American citizens we are almost completely helpless to change or even marginally influence the train of events set in play by those in positions of power
the stranglehold foreign interests have on both the legislative and executive branches in the conception, formation and implementation of what is euphemistically referred to as “national” security policy makes it nearly impossible for actual Americans to have a say in these matters
and this is particularly true with regard to matters pertaining to Israel and Ukraine
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