Biden’s war mongering is showing, and it indicates continued never-ending war in the middle east should he win the election in 2020.
President Trump has been nominated by two separate foreign lawmakers for the Nobel Peace Prize, once for each historic peace agreement set to be signed today.
Joe Biden’s response to these peace deals involving the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Israel has been considerably less than enthusiastic. The Times of Israel reported:
“I think Trump is going to accidentally do something positive here, in terms of this issue of… other Arab states” acknowledging Israel, Biden said during a virtual fundraiser organized by the liberal, pro-Israel lobby J Street.”
His continued addressing of the situation remained focused on the Israeli and Palestinian conflicts, being critical of leadership on both sides.
“Not only do I think Netanyahu’s position is wrong, and that he’s yielding to the far-right of his party to maintain support, but the Palestinian leadership has not stepped up when given real opportunity,” Biden said.
Hostilities between Palestine and Israel remains a matter of contention for Bahrain, who is seeking normalization with Israel as a broader goal of peace in the region. Stoking this flame under a political guise of equality actually fuels the fires of Hamas, who has zero interest in any type of harmony with Israel.
“We have to fight the virus of normalisation and block all its paths before it succeeds to prevent it from spreading,” said Hamas official Maher al-Holy.
Not only feeding tensions with Hamas, Biden used this opportunity to criticize Trump over ending the Iran Nuclear Deal. The Jerusalem Post reports:
“Trump’s put Israel in danger by tearing up the Iran nuclear deal and replaced it with nothing,” Biden said Thursday. “He’s allowed Israel’s foes to take residence in Syria, a dangerous power vacuum has formed. He’s undermined the stability of self-determination for the Palestinians, undercutting hope for a viable two-state solution any chance that he gets.”
Iran has indeed remained a problematic player in the region, often times worsening relations throughout the Middle East. In fact, it is almost laughable for Biden to refer to the nuclear deal given the fact that Iran never bothered to show respect for the agreement. Instead, they routinely exceeded limits that were set and gave validation to concerns that they would use the deal against Israel.
“It’s important to note that Iran made no effort to hide this, hide what it was doing from the IAEA,” spokesman Mark Toner said.
Rather than setting a strict limit on heavy water as it does for enriched uranium, the deal estimates Iran’s needs to be 130 tonnes and says any amount beyond the country’s needs “will be made available for export to the international market”.
It seems to me that if Iran is going to be the main concern, it would be far more efficient to bolster allies, creating unity between Israel and the Arab countries. By doing so, you close in diplomatically on Iran, cutting off their influence in the region without starting yet another war.
Lastly, we take a look at the efforts of the Trump administration to end the war in Afghanistan.
Having come to agreement with the Taliban on establishing yet another peace negotiation between Taliban and Afghan leaders, everything appears to be hanging on the 2020 US Election. Should Biden win, the Taliban does not see agreements being kept in regards to US withdraw from the country after having criteria met by both sides.
Intentional or unintentional, Joe Biden’s war mongering is showing that he will resume Obama-era war tactics in the Middle East.