Thread via Glenn Greenwald:
Foreign Policy, NOVEMBER 6, 2020, 3:09 PM
President Biden fist bumps Saudi crown prince MBS pic.twitter.com/qiFeun6ed2
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) July 15, 2022
As Biden — who vowed in 2020 to make the Saudi “pariahs” — instead hugs and kisses its Crown Prince today, read this amazing 2018 article by CNN’s @StCollinson on how Trump invented some kind of new unprecedented “doctrine” by partnering with despots:
Trump's Saudi support highlights brutality of "America First" doctrine | Analysis by CNN's Stephen Collinson https://t.co/9ySPXwjt4F pic.twitter.com/0kn3Opez7E
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 22, 2018
The multiple specific Trump-era media hoaxes are well-known — Hunter Biden laptop was “Russian disinformation,” Russian bounties in Afghanistan, Alfa Bank, etc. etc. — but the overarching fraud was that Trump, when doing what all US Presidents did, was pioneering a new evil:
Joe Biden may be aging but he personally flew all the way to Riyadh to fulfill his campaign promise to turn the Saudi regime into “pariahs.” This is what moral leadership looks like, as celebrated (oddly) by the official Saudi Foreign Ministry account.
WATCH: Biden, 2020 campaign, on what he vowed he would do — if elected President — to the Saudis and the US/Saudi partnership as punishment for murdering Jamal Khashoggi and slaughtering Yemeni children. pic.twitter.com/CiP4qqRIBP
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 14, 2022
.@Acosta: ”Are you letting the Saudis get away with murder, murdering a journalist?"
President Trump: “No. This is about America First. They’re paying us $400 billion plus to purchase and invest in our country.” https://t.co/fCTCd1cFyV pic.twitter.com/O9URVX1HkW
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) November 20, 2018
The Saudis chopped a US Permanent Resident into pieces. Trump knows it. Everyone in his Administration knows it. Yet, they are shrugging it off.
It is days like this when I miss John McCain’s voice, moral clarity and leadership the most.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) November 20, 2018
Do you think corporate journalists and various liberal pundits really believed that no US President before Trump embraced dictators, or did they know that propping up dictators has been a staple of US foreign policy since the end of WW2 and decided to pretend only Trump did it?
If we ever needed a visual reminder of the continuing grip oil-rich autocrats have on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, we got it today.
One fist bump is worth a thousand words.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 15, 2022
The implication here — the US is forced to buy oil from the Saudis — is false. There are many other ways the US could obtain oil: buying it from countries they are sanctioning or more domestic drilling.
Buying from the Saudis (and propping up that regime) is Biden’s choice.
The US does not merely buy oil from the Saudis. It lavishes them with the weapons and surveillance tech they use to destroy Yemen and crush domestic dissent. One of the overlooked Snowden stories was how Obama ordered NSA to share more with Saudi tyrants:
The NSA’s New Partner in Spying: Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police https://t.co/ebigVWVMi9— •Diego Sebastián•🌽 (@SirupiticoZurdo) July 15, 2022
Idiot Biden said of the Chinese about their persecution and abuse of the Uyghurs, “Oh, they’re just being Chinese. That’s what they do.” (I paraphrase) He, and other liberals, expected Trump to launch a missile strike against Saudi Arabia because they MAY HAVE killed a lying, corrupt “journalist”. But, when idiot Biden has to go there and beg for their oil, he folds. No facing down Corn Pop action in Riyadh. No taking the Prince out behind the stadium and whipping his ass. No, he gave him a fist bump.
The Crown Prince played idiot Biden like a cheap quanun. He made idiot Biden, before the entire world, eat every one of his stupid, blustering, hollow words. And, he sent idiot Biden packing with NOTHING in return. The Prince still known as The Prince made a complete ass of the United States.
Trump had leverage over the Saudis because we didn’t need their oil. They had respect for Trump. Trump was strong and he was honest; they knew when he said something, he meant it and it would be done. Trump got Saudi Arabia to deal with Israel.
Idiot Biden just pissed them off, strangled our energy production then went over there in person so they could publicly shit on him.
biden is a national embarrassment and disgrace. We cannot rid ourselves of him soon enough. This Country deserves so much better, yet we are stuck at the moment with the worst possible excuse for a breathing waste of human skin.
We should rid ourselves of him, though, through impeachment. He needs to be removed from office by the People, through our representatives, to send the message of sic semper tyrannis. Crimes against this nation as heinous as this regime has committed must be PUNISHED.
Impeachment is of course an option, however 2/3 votes in the Senate is a high bar. Picking up 5-7 seats in November gives the Republicans a slim majority and with the likes of Romney and Collins, I do not have confidence. The democrats will not vote to impeach not wanting the legacy of the first president impeached and removed from office to be a democrat.
The talk with Nixon in 1974 was just that. Party leaders told Nixon if he did not resign, he would have surely been impeached and removed.
Some think after the shellacking the democrats are likely to take in November, biden might resign due to some concocted health reason. But he may be removed from the public and the admin will continue ala Woodrow Wilson.
The House certainly can impeach for many reasons but removal via Senate vote is IMHO highly unlikely. The democrat party will be fractured after November, but party alliance will prevent Senate removal.
I believe the House under strong America first leadership can use the purse strings to cripple admin from further damage hopefully.
Republicans are willing to vote to impeach a Republican if the situation warrants (that was NOT the case with Trump). Democrats, though, stand en bloc against punishing a Democrat and yielding any power. Maybe some will change in such an extreme case of corruption and incompetence as with idiot Biden. This NEEDS to happen. Only this can restore (or begin to restore) confidence and trust in government.
Yeah, I realize it’s a long shot for Republicans to have the votes needed. But, it IS needed.
Tucker Carlson claims that witness from 2020 campaign says Biden took ‘pills’ under wife Jill’s supervision before every public appearance and was ‘like a child’ without the medication
History recalls another leader, in Europe, in the 20th century who was heavily drugged in order to appear to be functioning. That leader caused WWII.
Didn’t idiot Biden promise to promote “buy American”?
So much for that.
I think he was trying to say that he was a “Bought American.”
Indeed he is.
Like Justin Trudeau, Biden is a world leader installed by the WEF.