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Biden and Trump, Democrats and Republicans — more alike than different

There is one difference — With Biden you get even more war-mongering

No 2636 Posted by fw, June 22, 2020

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. ‘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.’ … 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.”Caitlin Johnstone

Caitlin Johnstone is a resident of Australia, and she’s not American. She writes about US politics because “…that’s where the head of the beast is.”

It’s not just his tough talk on Venezuela that has exposed Mad Joe’s vitriolic hawkishness — He is also targeting North Korea, China, ISIS in Syria, and Russia. To paraphrase caustic Caitlin’s closing retort — The last thing the world needs is Joe fucking Biden being more warlike than Donald fucking Trump.

Below is my repost of Caitlin Johnstone’s latest take down of Joe Biden, excluding the tweets, but featuring my added subheadings. Alternatively, read her complete post, tweets and all, on her website by clicking on the following linked title.

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Biden And His Ventriloquists Keep Out-Hawking Trump by Caitlin Johnstone, caitlinjohnstone.com, June 22, 2020

Team of “handlers” is animating the dementia-ravaged corpse of the Biden campaign

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.

Biden’s tweet in response to Trump’s “tough talk” on Venezuela decodes as swing further to the right

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.

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.

Trump is “insufficiently warlike” for Biden Inc’s hawkish tastes toward North Korea

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.

“Trump too soft on China” – Biden’s April campaign ad

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.

Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syria puts America at risk of ISIS attack – Biden claimed during primary debate

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.”

Don’t overlook Russia, Joe — “We need a President who will stand up to the Kremlin”

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.

In April tweet, Biden calls out Trump for not acting like the “wartime president” he says he is

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.”

The last thing the world needs is Joe “fucking” Biden being more warlike than Donald “fucking” Trump

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.

Biden and Trump, Democrats and Republicans — more alike than different

America is a war machine on top of a police state on top of a mass media psyop [covert spying]. 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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