22/06/2020 strategic-culture.org  6 min #175786

Biden And His Ventriloquists Keep Out-Hawking Trump

Caitlin JOHNSTONE

Joe Biden keeps trying to out-warmonger Donald Trump, and by Joe Biden I of course mean the team of handlers who are animating the dementia-ravaged corpse of the Biden campaign like a ventriloquist operating a wooden dummy.

In response to Trump  suggesting an openness to scaling back his administration's [ murderous Venezuela policy] and meeting with President Nicolás Maduro, whoever runs Biden's Twitter account for him seized upon the moment to assert that the former vice president will be doing no such thing if elected commander-in-chief.

"Trump talks tough on Venezuela, but admires thugs and dictators like Nicolas Maduro," tweeted Biden Incorporated. "As President, I will stand with the Venezuelan people and for democracy."

"Translation: if Trump retreats from his current policy of trying to sanction and suffocate Venezuelan into submission, Biden will make sure to revive it," journalist Aaron Maté  said in response.

"To be clear, Joe Biden is now attacking Donald Trump from the right on Venezuela,"  said journalist Walker Bragman.

Joe Biden  22/06/2020 05:40:57362427478 6366224/26
Trump talks tough on Venezuela, but admires thugs and dictators like Nicolas Maduro.
As President, I will stand with the Venezuelan people and for democracy.

Axios  22/06/2020 00:25:1215321256 364772/868
NEW: President Trump suggested to Axios in an interview that he's had second thoughts about his decision to recognize Juan Guaidó as the legitimate leader of Venezuela and said he is open to meeting with dictator Nicolás Maduro.

As FAIR.org's Alan MacLeod accurately  observed last year, this phrase "the Venezuelan people" is only ever invoked by the political/media class of the US-centralized empire for sloganeering purposes in support of US-led regime change interventionism in that nation, despite an  overwhelming majority of Venezuelans opposing all US interventionism including sanctions.

This tactic of attacking Donald Trump for being insufficiently warlike is nothing new for Biden Inc, nor is it limited to Venezuela.

During the primary debates Biden attacked Trump for being  insufficiently hawkish toward North Korea, claiming the president was wrong to meet with Kim Jong Un because it gives the leader "legitimacy", whatever that means.

An  April Biden campaign ad accused the president of being too soft on China by failing to force Beijing to allow US government officials into Wuhan to monitor the governing of a sovereign nation during a pandemic outbreak.

"Trump praised the Chinese 15 times in January and February as the coronavirus spread across the world," says the ad's narrator in an ominous voice. "Trump never got a CDC team on the ground in China. And the travel ban he brags about? Trump let in 40,000 travelers from China into America after he signed it. Not exactly airtight."

Joe Biden  15/01/2020 03:35:062166438 6366224/26
I wouldn’t meet with Kim Jong Un without pre-conditions. By meeting with him, Donald Trump gave Kim Jong Un what he was looking for: legitimacy. I will work closely with our allies and hold China accountable for its lack of pressure on the Kim regime’s bad behavior. #DemDebate

Biden has attacked Trump's partial troop withdrawal from Syria, using talking points from the so-called war on terror to absurdly  claim during a primary debate that the president is putting America at risk of a terrorist strike from ISIS.

"We have ISIS that's going to come here," Biden said. "They are going to damage the United States of America. That's why we got involved in the first place."

And of course Biden & Co have been attacking Trump for being too soft on Russia, despite this administration's many, many  dangerously hawkish new cold war escalations against Moscow.

"We need a President who will stand up to the Kremlin, push back against Putin, and take immediate steps to ensure the security of our elections," Biden's Twitter account  said last year.

This line of attack is so ubiquitous in the Biden campaign that it sometimes just takes the form of a vague, general swipe at Trump's unwillingness to be more warlike, with  an April tweet reading simply "Donald Trump says he's a wartime president - it's time for him to act like one."

Joe Biden  18/04/2020 20:01:0010835312118 6366224/26
Donald Trump says he’s a wartime president — it’s time for him to act like one.

Again, this is Donald Trump these people are talking about. The same president who  imprisoned Julian Assange for exposing US war crimes,  killed tens of thousands of Venezuelans with starvation sanctions,  vetoed attempts to save Yemen from US-backed genocide, is  working to foment civil war in Iran using [ starvation sanctions] and  CIA ops with  the stated goal of effecting regime change,  nearly started a full-scale war with Iran by assassinating its top general,  occupied Syrian oil fields and implemented devastating sanctions with the goal of preventing Syria's reconstruction,  greatly increased the number of troops in the Middle East and elsewhere, greatly  increased the  number of bombs dropped per day from the previous administration, killing  record numbers of civilians, and  reduced military accountability for those airstrikes.

The second-to-last thing the world needs is political pressure placed on Donald fucking Trump to be more warlike. The very last thing the world needs is a US president who ends up being even more warlike than Trump.

America is a war machine on top of a police state on top of a mass media psyop. Only people who are willing to keep these psychopathic mechanisms in place are permitted to ascend to presidential candidacy. While all the news cameras focus on the relatively minor differences between presidents and presidential candidates, you can learn a lot more about America and what drives it by looking at their similarities.

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