The establishment media cheered Joe Biden on when he said, “America is Back.” But in less than one year, the U.S. has fewer allies, and those willing to work with Washington, D.C., no longer trust us.
With Joe Biden’s handlers causing unforced errors and policy failures across the board, it grows increasingly difficult to see the bigger picture. But after a recent dust-up in which the Biden Administration enraged another ally, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian captured the way Biden does business: “It was really a stab in the back.”
France got their dander up after Biden hoodwinked them with regards to a submarine deal and Pacific defense strategy. The Biden Administration looped in Australia and the U.K. while snubbing French leaders who anticipated being part of the process. Ambassadors were recalled and the lack of diplomatic transparency caused yet another unnecessary fracture with a long-standing ally.
“There is a crisis of trust beyond the fact that the contract is being broken, as if Europe itself didn’t have any interest to defend in that region,” Le Drian reportedly said. The French diplomat also went as far as to say EU countries now need to “put together their own priorities and strategy.”
White House Press Secretary Jen “Circle Back” Psaki danced her usual misinformation jig to satisfy the fake news media. She told them a “single decision” wouldn’t disrupt relations with France or other EU nations. But when we start to piece together the foreign policy debacles by Joe Biden’s handlers, it’s abundantly clear America’s word is no longer its bond.
The fall of Afghanistan demonstrated the Biden Administration’s callous disregard for people who worked with Americans, at great personal risk. Afghan interpreters, pro-democracy advocates, and government officials were executed in the streets after Joe Biden abandoned them. As heinous as that decision was, U.S. citizens were left behind in a move that sickens every self-respecting American. What foreign leader would put the national security interests of their people in the hands of someone who orchestrated such a cowardly retreat?
Although foreign policy decisions make splashy headlines, an undercurrent of mistrust doesn’t get as much attention. For example, former President Donald Trump brought relative calm to the Middle East and brokered a series of peace deals between Muslim countries and Israel. Chief among these was the Republican strongman’s trusted relationship with Saudi Arabia. After much negotiation, Trump brokered an arms deal that positioned the Saudis as top allies in the region.
Since taking office, Biden’s people halted the arms deal that would allow Saudi Arabia to robustly defend itself from attacks by Iran and Houthi rebels coming out of Yemen. Adding insult to injury, Biden unnecessarily released damning information that implicated Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of a Washington Post columnist and dissident. The victim was not an American citizen, nor was he killed in the U.S. Despite the facts, the White House sought to curry favor with the fake news media outlet instead of further American national security interests. And as one might expect, Saudi Arabia has aligned itself with Russia by entering a military cooperation agreement.
These troubling events are but the tip of the spear. China and Russia continue to expand their power and influence in the Middle East, EU, and other regions because America’s word went from the gold standard to garbage since Joe Biden took office.