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Biden’s Foreign Policy – Dangerously Unfocused

foreign policyAmerican foreign policy is adrift – unfocused, even misfocused. The Biden Administration must quickly find focus, concentrate on what matters, understand the world as it is, not as they wish it to be. A few twists of the dial would put things right.

Even the most whimsical stargazers know, to see stars, planets, or moon clearly, you must learn focus, and then keep it – or lose the object. Funny enough, the telescope analogy works for foreign policy, too.

First, you need to want to see things as they are, then scan the sky at low magnification – which is, by definition, widest range. Catching the big object, you put it in cross hairs, improve resolution, resolve not to lose it.  Centered on the big thing, other objects become more visible, aligned, clear.

So, what is the big object? China. What are they doing? Since Biden has taken office, they have twice deployed bombers and fighters around Taiwan, authorized Chinese Coast Guard vessels to fire on foreign vessels, declared an independent Taiwan would “mean war,” doubled down on take-over of Hong Kong, refused international calls to end mass genocide, usurped Catholic Church authority, and initiated a major cyberattack.  See, e.g., https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/01/26/those-bombers-china-sent-toward-taiwan-they-were-a-dress-rehearsal-for-war/;  https://www.theepochtimes.com/a-modern-day-holocaust-chinas-genocide-of-uyghurs-and-falun-gong-adherents_3693281.html; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-coastguard-law-idUSKBN29R1ER; https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2021/03/04/editorials/china-senkakus-disputed-islands-china-japan-relations-japan-coast-guard-pla-china-coast-guard-2/; https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/china-communist-government-catholic-clergy-pope-francis/; https://krdo.com/politics/2021/03/06/white-house-warns-of-active-threat-from-microsoft-email-hackers/.

Within the past month, they have refused World Health Organization (WHO) access to Wuhan’s Virology Institute – locus of bat coronavirus research. COVID-19, comes from SARS-C0V-2, “genetically similar to coronaviruses collected from a type of bat.”  See, e.g., https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-virus-studies-yield-new-clues-on-pandemics-origin-11614594600; https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/who-release-mid-march-report-china-covid-19-inspection.

China has redoubled focus on winning a “space war” – which would have instant earth-bound impact, while also pressing “information warfare” to the limit with big money, attempts to cultivate US assets (including government figures), intimidation of American universities, and relentless public and private espionage. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/24/us/politics/space-war-takeaways-us-china.html; https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2020/12/19/heres-what-we-know-about-rep-swalwells-connection-to-a-suspected-chinese-spy/.

More existential, China is developing weapons to rival – or beat – US technology. Beyond militarizing space, international waters, and cyberspace, they push new “carrier killing” DF-21 ballistic missiles, hypersonic weapons, and tactical innovations. See, e.g., https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/541184-a-biden-stumble;

Not to see China as “the big object” in our viewfinder – is not to be looking.  Yet this is what is happening. Biden has failed to call China out, no major consequences for provocative actions. Worse, he has empowered China, dangerously reinforcing the “blur.”

In a stunning act of appeasement, Biden excused ethnic genocide as a “different norm,” despite mass imprisonment, physical and psychological torture, systematic abuse and sterilization of minority women.  See, e.g., https://nypost.com/2021/02/17/biden-says-uighur-genocide-is-part-of-chinas-different-norms/; https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/china-conducting-mass-sterilization-muslim-minorities-amount-genocide/story?id=71519132.

Equally stunning, Biden lifted Trump transparency requirements on Chinese-funded penetration of US educational institutions, K-12, college campuses, and graduate research. Communist-funded Confucius Institutes openly press pro-Communist propaganda in 500 US K-12 schools, 65 colleges and universities. Where Trump sought to unearth and flush this Chinese infiltration, Biden has done the reverse.  https://nlpc.org/2021/02/17/biden-moves-to-protect-pro-china-confucius-institutes-on-campus/; https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-slams-biden-reversal-of-trump-era-rule-targeting-chinese-propaganda-on-campuses/ar-BB1dz4dP.

On the military defense, deterrence, space, cyber, and economic warfare venues, Biden has been no less weak.  His message seems to be “Assume the best and prepare for … the best.”  The absurdity of that position, with no renewed emphasis on China’s aims, is not lost on China.

Biden’s Secretary of State, incorrigibly idealistic, offered eight foreign policy priorities last week.  Of the eight, China ranks dead last, after “COVID-19, revising the economy … renewing democracy, reforming immigration, rebuilding alliances, tackling climate change” and “leadership in technology.”

Such ambling, open-ended, unaccountable “happy words” are like pointing our telescope at the ground.  They fill the viewfinder, missing the real object.  The seminal object of US foreign policy should not be COVID, domestic politics, climate, or Myanmar.  It must be China.

By contrast, China’s Communist Party – led by President Xi Jinping – has focused tightly on the US in the Communist Party’s Annual Summit this week.  His focus is not friendly.  It is bellicose, provocative, and unapologetically aims – read the transcripts – for world domination.

Focusing China’s economic, military, cultural, espionage, space, maritime, cyber, and multilateral-penetration tools on the US, they aim to bear down.  After allowing COVID-19 to ravage the world, President Xi pushes that “the East is rising and the West is declining,” arguing – rather disingenuously –an “ascendant China is riding out global challenges that have sowed chaos elsewhere.” See, e.g., https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-plays-up-ascendancy-over-west-as-it-sets-economic-path-11614854159.

Main point? China is the “big thing.” Our foreign policy must center here.  Once it does, which may be forced on us, other objects get clear. China is complicit with Russia and Iran – planning against the US. See, e.g.,  https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2021/02/iran-russia-china-naval-drill.html.

China has helped Iran and North Korea skirt US sanctions, pushed Iran’s position. In return, Iran refuses to condemn China’s repression of Muslims, which one might think would inflame the Iranian people, except it mirrors Iran’s repression. Inside Iran, human rights abuses are accelerating. See, e.g., https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-iran-nuclear-issue-critical-point-76082215; https://asiatimes.com/2021/02/why-iran-wont-cross-china-on-the-uighurs/; https://www.ncr-iran.org/en/news/human-rights/ongoing-human-rights-violations-in-iran-implores-international-community-to-act/.

Once threats posed by China, Iran and Russia are clear, other objects become clear.  How the US should gather European, Far Eastern, South American, and African allies to confront China, blunt Russian geographic and Iranian nuclear ambitions, becomes obvious.  Confronting Chinese hubris in multilateral groups, the UN, WHO, World Trade Organization, international judicial tribunals, becomes plain.  A unified rollback, not permissive roll-forward, of Communist China’s influence takes hold.

Bottom line:  Foreign policy matters.  It affects US security, credibility, economy, and ability to preserve a stable, less intimidated, community of self-determining nations. If half-truths and lies prevail; if belligerent, immoral governments are unchecked, Western values erode.  That is what China wants.

Biden must see the world as it is, tighten his focus on China.  If we do not twist the dial and get this right, others will fall into China’s orbit.  Worse, Americans will pay a price for decades.  Focus matters – in foreign policy, as in mapping the heavens. For heaven’s sake, focus.

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Linda M
7 months ago

The true threat of the 22nd Century to the republic.

Karen
7 months ago

Does everyone really expect this administration to do the right thing. China will have us in their pockets in the very near future. Get smart Biden or get OUT and take your stupid cabinet with you.
And, don’t forget the old devil disciple Pelosi. Some devote Catholic she is!
Sorry, but I have had it with all this hypocrisy, money hungry, power loving, devil lovers and I wonder what will happen when they all meet their Maker. Thanks for letting me vent. Love you all AMAC!

David B.
7 months ago

So now our allies are worried, our enemies are emboldened, and we now are all at risk from the whims of this fraudulent puppet Administration! Don’t even think this gubberment has your back, as they truly wish the Conservative half of this Country would just permanently go away somehow! They are focused on their fantasy Global Socialist Utopia that doesn’t include us unless you are willing to kneel down and kiss the ring!

Ginger Lymbery
7 months ago

Not just his foreign policies….all of his policies and himself as he signs whatever the puppet masters put in front of him. He is a mentally incompetent and an illegal president, as he was NOT elected, but used voter fraud to be installed. He and his minions need to be removed as you would a cancer that is mestisizing in the body, we cannot continue to allow this cancer to remain….it needs to be cut out.

John A. Fallon
7 months ago

The only “FORIEGN POLICY” chinajoe has is, what is good for china is good for the chinajoe bank account, he and his “bagman” hunter made deals with foriegn energy co. in china and ukraine, he will get filthy rich when he destroys AMERICAN ENERGY INDEPENDENCE and drive AMERICA into third world status, when china gets what it wants all these evil, greedy, socialist elites will get a rude awakening when china no longer needs thier dumb donkeybutts anymore.

herblady
7 months ago

Go Find and read this 14 or so page Article: Reuters and BBC Caught Taking Money for Propaganda Campaign. Then tell me you believe anything you hear in the MSM.

Ed J
7 months ago

China Joe (our Turnip President, since his mental capacity is about at that level, but only on a good day) and his Demshevik handlers would probably subscribe to the proposition that if one throws enough gasoline on a raging fire, eventually the fire will be doused.
 
China really has nothing to fear from the US over the long run. The US will not go to war over Hong Kong being fully assimilated into Communist China. China will continue to build up in the South China Sea, which they consider as their lake and which will provide the first outer ring of islands for defense of their mainland. Their military and its armaments are improving, especially with regard to the missiles that can take out our carriers.
 
The Communist Chinese are taking the long view of history, with China accurately seeing itself as being ascendant and the West being in its descendancy. China’s modus operandi is like taking a spoon to nibble away at an iceberg, the ultimate result of which is to destroy the entire iceberg. The US really has no way to force the Chinese to back off or back down from any of their initiatives. And if things ever escalated to nuclear war and the US wipes out two thirds of their population, their remaining population would still be greater than the total current population of the US.
 
President Trump did a lot to call out the Chinese and slow them down, but now that is all being undone. The current situation does not auger well for America, and will continue to deteriorate as long as our Great Puppet President (or any other Demshevik) is at the helm on the American Stage.

John A. Fallon
7 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

“WE THE PEOPLE” are still the government, we have the right to recall our representatives if they fail to serve AMERICA, the socialists control the “AIR WAVES” with elitists in hollywierd, msm, socialist controlled hi-tech so they only seem to be “in control” thier voting strength is illegal votes from graveyards, illegal aliens, are corrupt voting machines that steal votes from conservatives, so when we wake up and realize that we are the real majority, we can prove voter fraud, remove the criminals from BOTH PARTIES and put the REAL DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT BACK WHERE HE BELONGS, IN THE WHITEHOUSE KICKING CHINAS DONKEYBUTT!!!

Judith Rotchford
7 months ago

I agree with Victoria Johnson, I thought from the moment Biden was chosen as the Democratic cand. that it would be a third “Obama ” term. I didn’t like Obama from the beginning and still say he was an ___-_illegal President (not born in the US) said he was a Christian but did nothing but hinder the gospel message. esp. in the military. He an K H are running the show not Biden…

Stillkickin
7 months ago

Biden’s foreign policy “unfocused” ? Gee, really? Who would have thought that something “unfocused” could originate with such a razor sharp acumen like President Bidumb ?

Brenda Blunt
7 months ago

I wonder how much if a kickback Biden is receiving from China in order to do their bidding!! They are trying to become a world power and others are trying to help them for now until China takes over their country.

herblady
7 months ago

I’m sure some on here remember operation Mockingbird, Reuters and other’s you list as Trust Worthy Sources for Viewing and Believing posted Articles, Were and More than likely are still part of the Constant Flow, of BS, Propaganda, and Misinformation that simply flows through most Main Stream Media. A person must go to great lengths to Verify, Verify before believing anything heard on Local or National News (Which I do Not and Have not for Many Years Watch or Read) Biden is not running the White House, many focus on his Blundering’s While All Burns and Goes up in a puff of Smoke and Ashes. Biden was not elected, he is illegitimately acting as the Elected. AZ shreds ballots (this week) after court order’s them to allow investigation of machines and votes cast. The head court in USA sits Silent, AZ Courts will do little if anything to these Law Breakers. Patrick Byrne has the full story on how this Election was stolen, few care, nothing will be done. Heritage Foundation, used to be regarded as a place of truth; caring for the Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Who did they hire a few days after 1/6 and now employ Mike Pence, Trader, Coward, should be charged with Treason, nothing will be done. The American Thinker has a Article Today on Mask and Socialist Uniform, yet everyplace you go these mind numb robots, and sheep have their faces covered with these Diapers. I live in an alternate world, The Movie The Body Snatcher’s. At Grocery store even though they are not forced to wear 90-95% of people have on a mask still, NO ONE IS LISTENING OR PAYING ATTENTION.

Allan Brem
7 months ago

Has he ever gotten anything right when it comes to foreign policy? No.

Hen3ry
7 months ago
Reply to  Allan Brem

He’s been perfecto for the Globalists

Ed J
7 months ago
Reply to  Hen3ry

Globalists, eventually meaning tyranny for all!

‘Nonymous
7 months ago

Everything this ass matter does, drives another nail in the lid of the coffin of the USA!

Art A
7 months ago

FOCUS ON CHINA?? IF IT HAPPENS, HUNTER WILL BE OUT OF A JOB. HOWEVER I AM SURE THERE IS SOMETHING IN THAT $1.9 TRILLION BILL UNDER UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF THAT HUNTER COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR.

Hen3ry
7 months ago
Reply to  Art A

He still has the bread from the Moscow wife.

papayec
7 months ago

Wrong. It’s laser-focused on enslaving all citizens of the USA and the world. 

Chris
7 months ago

Will someone PLEASE prove Joe Biden has dementia and has had it since before the election. Then the election would have to be declared null and void because he ran for office under false pretenses.

HocasPocas
7 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Even if he wouldn’t have had it before the election, he still was appointed under false pretenses

Chris
7 months ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

Good one!

johnh
7 months ago

Scary article, now I hope the common sense approach since WWII takes over, as we need to compromise to make all nations healthy if we are to survive as Planet Earth. I truly believe the Lord will decide what is best.

johnh
7 months ago

One must realize that we need a world economy for the good of all.

Judy
7 months ago
Reply to  johnh

John, explain what you mean because you make it look like you’re for a one world order. I’m not going to choose to agree or disagree with you until you explain what you mean. You already have two strikes against your comment.

Judy
7 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Just read your other comment referring to Bill Gates…..you are lost.

Nancy
7 months ago

Seriously, is anyone surprised? I know I’m not, I’m surprised Sleepy Joe hasn’t climbed into bed with China, oh wait, he already was! Will no one do anything about this farce for a president? It’s outrageous nothing is being done!

Ed J
7 months ago
Reply to  Nancy

Sleepy Joe is little more than the maîtresse-en-titre to China.

Kybellboy
7 months ago

When I read articles like this I just have to shake my head. You really are clueless if you think the dems are just engaged in misguided policy. The election was rigged and even SCOTUS refused to look at the evidence because they are also compromised. Those that are not being blackmailed or their family threatened, are communists. All of these people are in it for themselves and are traitors to their own country. They have sold us out to the highest bidder. That just happens to be China. China is blackmailing many people in the democrat party, especially Biden. The videos on the web of Hunter screwing Chinese prostitutes and abusing children are being used to extract concessions out of Biden and the democrat party. These people are globalists and WANT to see America brought down. They see themselves as global citizens and that is where their allegiance is. They care nothing about the American people, but only about how they can enrich themselves and attain more power. There are those in the Republican party that are also dirty. McConnell is married to a Chinese agent who has made him very rich with connections to her family’s shipping company. McConnell is getting ready to retire because he knows the end of the game is upon us. Barring a miracle, when HR-1 becomes the law of the land, that is the end of the USA as we knew it. The game will be completely rigged from that point on and the only conservatives that will be elected will be tokens to keep the sham of a fair election going. Most Republicans elected will be RINOs. Several states are talking succession and this time they just may go through with it. The idea of a midterm election where we take back the House and the Senate is a joke. There is no best case scenario. The USA is toast!

Lincoln Sorensen
7 months ago
Reply to  Kybellboy

Nailed It!!!!!

HocasPocas
7 months ago
Reply to  Kybellboy

I’m glad someone else can see through the smoke and mirrors.

herblady
7 months ago
Reply to  Kybellboy

DITTO!!!!! ONLY SILVER LINING IS I’M SAVED AND GOD (LORD JESUS IS IN CONTROL) GOD WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD, ALL WILL TURNED OUT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD NOT THOSE SOCIALIST.

Victoria Johnson
7 months ago
Reply to  Kybellboy

The word is ‘secession’ from the word ‘secede’, not ‘succession’ from the word ‘success’. We do NOT want these people to succeed in any way, shape or form.

John A. Fallon
7 months ago
Reply to  Kybellboy

AMERICA IS NOT TOAST!!! ” WE THE PEOPLE ” are still the majority, the socialists CANNOT win an Honest election, people like you are HOLDING PEOPLE back with your negativity, we can TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!! recall the rinos and sosialists and investigate them individually and WE CAN PROVE VOTER FRAUD and FORCE SCOTUS TO DO THIER JOBS OR RESIGN, anyone being blackmailed or intimidated need to get out and let us save our nation.

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