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Biden Undermined Alliances Trump Forged, and Now He’s Paying the Price

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While the Biden administration is quick to praise its own response to the Ukraine crisis and claims that it has united the globe against Russian aggression, these claims appear completely divorced from reality. While Europe has been united by Putin’s actions because they directly threaten their own security, the Biden administration has struggled to secure the support of Brazil, India, and the Gulf States, including Saudi Arabia, to do anything about Russia’s invasion, as all have maintained varying degrees of neutrality. What is particularly striking about these failures is that while the administration is eager to dismiss them as consequences of local factors, all three countries have leaders who were particularly close allies to the United States under Donald Trump. In turn, it is possible to tie their neutrality, and the consequent failure to isolate Russia diplomatically, directly to the decision of the Biden administration to alienate each of them.

Nowhere is this more obvious than in the case of Brazil. While one might expect left-wing governments in Latin America to hesitate when it comes to taking the side of the distrusted Yankees, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is a right-winger with close ties to the United States. He was a friend of former President Donald Trump, and this relationship extended to their families, with Bolsonaro’s sons making regular appearances at CPAC and other events with Trump’s children. Yet in Brazil, Bolsonaro has been a key figure preventing a close alignment with the Biden administration. Why? It cannot be sympathy for the territorial ambitions of ex-KGB spook Vladimir Putin.

Far more likely, the answer lies in the hostility Bolsonaro has been shown by the Biden administration, which seems determined to throw its weight behind the Brazilian leader’s rivals in this year’s election. In fact, the Biden administration seems prepared to do more than that. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan traveled to Brazil earlier this year where he stepped into a dispute between Bolsonaro and the Brazilian Supreme Court over electronic voting, warning Bolsonaro not to “undermine democracy.” Then, if there was any doubt, Sullivan publicly met with the Brazilian Defense Minister and a leading general with a clear implication that if there was an electoral dispute, the U.S. would expect the army to desert Bolsonaro. Why would Bolsonaro rush to support a U.S. administration that seems to be eagerly awaiting his removal from office, either electorally or by other means if the results are disputed?

Bolsonaro is not the only leader keeping his options open. Saudi Crown Prince Muhamad Bin Sultan faced nearly a year of Joe Biden refusing to take his calls. Saudi Arabia was the destination of Donald Trump’s first foreign trip, and played a key role in making possible the Abraham Accords, helping to end the conflict between Israel and much of the Arab world. Since January 2021, however, Riyadh has been placed in purgatory, with Biden blaming the Saudi Crown prince personally for the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. One of Biden’s first moves was to freeze billions in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Biden’s pettiness, which has manifested both in a lack of support for Saudi Arabia’s war against Iranian proxies in Yemen and enthusiasm for a new nuclear deal with Tehran, has left the Saudi leadership convinced that Biden seeks their overthrow or at least the removal of the current crown prince. It is hardly surprising that the Saudis refused to increase oil production in response to high prices last fall unless Biden agreed to call them first. Now when Biden needs them, rather than the other way around, it is even less shocking that they will not even take his calls. Nor will the UAE, one of the parties to the Abraham Accords, and among Donald Trump’s closest allies who refused to vote to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

India’s neutrality, while more longstanding given the historical Russo-India and U.S.-Pakistan partnerships, is nevertheless a reversal. Narendra Modi is arguably the most pro-American leader in Indian History. He is an enthusiastic proponent of the free market, has close ties to the Indian diaspora in the West, and was close to Donald Trump. Together with Trump, Modi attracted a crowd in the tens of thousands at a “Howdy Modi” event in Texas, and when President and Mrs. Trump visited India, the favor was returned as they traveled the country as the Prime Minister’s guests. India seemed to be moving rapidly toward an alliance with the United States to counter China’s rising influence.

All of this ended with the arrival of the Biden administration. Not only did Biden ignore Modi himself, but the United States began to attack him domestically.  During the campaign, Biden attacked Modi’s exercise of direct rule in Kashmir, while in early 2021, Biden both refused to sell advanced U.S. weapons to India and threatened to sanction India if it bought Russian weapons instead. On February 12th, less than two weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine, the U.S. State Department waded into a legal case in the Indian state of Karnataka, which allowed for a ban on girls wearing Hjabs in state funded secular schools. “Religious freedom includes the ability to choose one’s religious attire. The Indian state of Karnataka should not determine permissibility of religious clothing,” tweeted U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Rashid Hussein, setting off a firestorm. Indian media was quick to point out that the U.S. Constitution establishes a strict separation of Church and state which the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled allows states to ban prayer and the Ten Commandments from state schools. France and Quebec in Canada have similar bans on Hijabs. But somehow religious freedom does not exist in India if girls were not subject to an Islamic dress code in secular state schools?

The anger had barely subsided when Russia invaded Ukraine, and it fed a perception that under Biden, the U.S. looks at India not as an ally or equal partner, but as an inferior to be patronized and lectured to. Threats by the Biden administration to sanction India for failing to sanction Russia, when as noted, the U.S. refuses to sell them weapons, only encouraged the backlash among the Indian public. Biden’s problem in India is not merely Modi. It is the entire nation.

Far from rebuilding America’s alliances, the Biden administration spent more than a year alienating the allies Donald Trump worked hard to make. When Biden needed them, they were no longer there. Europe may have rallied to Ukraine’s assistance, but that has more to do with historical familiarity with the Russian threat than any persuasion on the part of Joe Biden. Where U.S. persuasion really mattered, Biden is batting almost a perfect zero.

Daniel Roman is the pen name of a frequent commentator and lecturer on foreign policy and political affairs, both nationally and internationally. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

He undermines all since day 1 A-Z issues

Michael Stertz
Michael Stertz
2 years ago

Exactly correct. The current administration is no friend of the Republic left to us by the Founders.

Dave K
Dave K
2 years ago

Title is incorrect – WE THE PEOPLE are, and will be, paying the price.

Patriot Will
Patriot Will
2 years ago

Biden is not only incompetent. He is also very jealous of President Trump’s accomplishments — both internationally and domestically. Biden’s unwillingness to give President Trump the credit that he deserves helped make it easier for Biden to mess up policies and practices that were all set up by the President Trump administration. Foreign leaders do not take Biden as seriously as President Trump; consequently, the Biden administration is challenged more than the Trump administration by both enemy nations and friendly nations. Biden had the table set for a productive presidency; however, his stubbornness and ill will squandered everything. Tragically, we, the people, are left dealing with the negative consequences.

Frank
Frank
2 years ago

He’s batting a zero cause he is a ZERO

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
2 years ago

When there are any options, Biden will always pick the wrong answer.

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
2 years ago

Once again a very well written article by once again a writer whom goes by a ” pen name ” i.e. Daniel Roman… I just want to say however, the TITLE on this very well written, factually based article is ” SPOT ON ” the money…
Between Biden’s absolute ” lack ” of international affairs knowledge, as well as a complete lack of political etiquette & a complete lack of leadership skills & not forgetting the ” snake ” Jake Sullivan it should come as no surprise why America is in the fix she is currently in on International affairs…
There is a sentence in the final paragraph on this well written story I want to paste here also that sums up the Biden administration to a TEE & I quote: ”  When Biden needed them, they were no longer there. ” End quote…This applies to Saudi Arabia, Brazil, India, the UAE & other nations getting onboard & literally NOT returning the desperate Biden phone calls…
What this administration is doing very much reminds of what the British Empire has done to other nations over the centuries in meddling in other nation’s affairs when they commanded the seas…
In closing, Trump forged the very diplomatic alliances that this faux administration is deliberately destroying & all of it by design, sadly enough… :~(
Bill… :~)

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

Comrade President Jackass Josef “Lyin” Biden has made it possible for Jimmy Carter to go to now die happy knowing that he is no longer the worst President in American History!

Joyce
Joyce
2 years ago

Anything that Trump accomplished, Biden wants to tear down. He is eliminating all the alliances that Trump made for the U.S. and is so incompetent he cannot see what he is doing. If the US does not end up in a war under this president, it will be a miracle.

dale seaton
dale seaton
2 years ago

It’s easy to believe this article. It’s so very disturbing that we have such selfish leaders and not only on the left. Term limits are a possible improvement, but they will never vote themselves out. Totalitarianism here we come.

ops
ops
2 years ago

What kept the barbarians in check was that Trump was “unpredictable” He walked the talk and they knew never when, where and how he would react. Biden is nothing more than the mouthpiece of the progressive cowards in the backroom pulling his strings. An open book. Sad to think how one pompous, arrogant politician can effect the lives of 320 million people beginning with his open door policy of come one come all placing America and its people in harms way not knowing who is entering this country that wishs us harm, It took only 11 barbarians on 911 to bring this country to a standstill What are the odds when thousands are pouring through our borders? God help us!. One proud veteran

Deploreable Sam
Deploreable Sam
2 years ago

So, who among us is surprised by any of this?
I did not vote for, agree with or support anything obozo stands for… BUT that clown did get one thing right, his opinion of his vp!!!
fjb, you know the rest.

Willie Ryan
Willie Ryan
2 years ago

Get Biden,Harris and pelosi out of this government and out of this country.They are traders and traders are eather kicked out or shot.

Hdrydr
Hdrydr
2 years ago

NO. We’re paying the price!!!! Biteme can’t even pay attention to his lunch time pudding.

Richard
Richard
2 years ago

Biden’s not paying any price for his administration’s bungling, YET. The American people and our allies are the ones paying!!! But HOPEFULLY, they’ll pay the price at the next election, IF they can conduct it honestly!!!

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

If only Trump could walk n and take over ,then kick out the restof them, what a difference you would see. Kyle L.

D.P.
D.P.
2 years ago

In truth, it is not just Biden who is paying the price…..the entire nation is now on the ropes because of the idiocy of this current administration……each one of us is picking up the tab for all the burdens he has placed on our country…..and as time goes on…..heavier costs will come in the world theater as other nations, enemies and “friends” alike will take advantage of our weakened status and insane actions….both domestically and internationally. Hide and watch people, the worst is yet to come.

Nobody’s Business
Nobody’s Business
2 years ago

Most of the congressmen are old and probably won’t live past 10 to 15 years they don’t give a shit about what happens to the country or our future. And most of the Democrats want this country to go down the toilet because of hating theirselves and projecting that onto the country. Socialism has not worked anywhere it’s been tried without killing their own citizenry. So let’s try it here? Only a Fool would agree to this. This will start a civil war in this country and as far as I’m concerned the sooner the better. So I’ll live long enough to see the Democrats go down in smoke before I die.

Jeb
Jeb
2 years ago

If anyone believes that the dementia ridden feckless dolt joeblow has any idea what he is undermining or even doing…my heart goes out to you.

Barb304
Barb304
2 years ago

Biden and his cohorts have, from day one, been determined to
‘renew’ the USA to what THEY think it should be and to hell with ‘We the People’! I pray we can survive until 2024 when, if everyone votes with their brains rather than their emotions, we can get rid of any more Anti Americans in our WH! TRUMP MAGA 2024

Gary
Gary
2 years ago

How about a national petition to hold a general recall of the president and the vice president. It’s supposed to be government by the people. At this point forget the expense of an early election, the costs of waiting may be terminal. Waiting for a calendar date to rid our country of these (you can fill in the words), creatures is too long and stupid. If the supreme court must approve, then petition them also. I believe a great majority of American citizens will sign.

Vietvet6769
Vietvet6769
2 years ago

With President Trump all leaders world Respect hi and the United States, can’t afford to have sleepy Brandonin control

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

One thing you can say about Biden. He is consistent in handling issues …. consistently incompetent and self-serving.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
2 years ago

You can’t really tell whether Biden is making these decisions or if his handlers are. Either way, he expects people whom he insults to assist him when he crews things up. He goes begging to terrorists like Iran, China, and Venezuela and pokes Brazil and Hungary in the eye. Can we hold out for 3 more years? Only God knows (and I mean that literally).

Jorge L Rios
Jorge L Rios
2 years ago

Biden is NOT paying the price for anything, the American people are. Biden and the Democrat party don’t care about any of that, they are only concerned with the acomplishment of enacting their agenda.

John
John
2 years ago

Very good article here. When a doddering fool and people who believe in contrary- group think, it is obvious Biden/ Harris

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

A solid article based in the typical marxist democrat politics of hatred for President Trump.
These democrat losers along with joebama know that everyone can see through their lies and self serving policies, they seek to retaliate against those in opposition rather than obeying the wishes of Real Citizens.
They are arrogant, greedy and anti American traitors!

fpatriot
fpatriot
2 years ago

Well well I didn’t know that OBidum refused to accept phone calls from the Saudi Prince, no wonder the Prince will not accept OBidums calls now. It should be obvious to all Americans by now, that President Trump was a far better statesman than any Democrap, even though he was NOT a politician. He didn’t love Putin or China’s XI or N. Korea’s Kim Jong-un but he negotiated with them better than any politician has before or since.

Greg Phillips
Greg Phillips
2 years ago

There may be a lot more to it than that, Biden himself under the Obama administration and the Deep State; can I say that here? Are we free to speak freely?; Helped overthrow a Democratically elected Leader and his administration; who was friendly to Russia; to install their New World Order puppet regim, which actually started this “War” it is flatly and unequivocally Bidens War!!! Anybody with eyes to see can see it, that is anyone not completely brainwashed by the Fourth Reich’s propaganda machine MSM

CaRepub
CaRepub
2 years ago

I’m still waiting for the day any Democrat, and suddenly a lot more Repubs than I care to mention, actually open their mouth without a lie spewing forth. This is what happens when the system has it so only the rich can run for office and end up elected. Is there anyone that reads these pages and believes any of those dinkwads in Washington really care about you? And how many of these loudmouthed politicians, so concerned with the Ukraine situation, do you see strapping on boots, a helmet and ready to lead the charge. But they won’t hesitate to send your sons and daughters. And they’ll all make profits through the defense industry complex. All of them. Do I feel empathy for the Ukraines, definitely. But I am way more concerned and would love for even one of those Washington do nothings on either side of the aisle to show even a 1/10 of the outrage and call to arms as they’re doing now, they all braying like the jackasses they are. I fear much like the farmer/shopkeeper/common man that brought forth the miracle that was the United States of America, we may soon have to answer that call ourselves. We have allowed this country to stray far from the Christian principals it was founded on and has sustained us for nearly 250 years. Although the voting polls are a good way of fighting back, I’m afraid we may have to go further than that. I pray every night I’m wrong. We shall see…………

Robin Boyd
Robin Boyd
2 years ago

Reversing everything that President Trump did for the U.S. is the reason hateful Socialist billionaires and Communist Chinese put Biden in the White House. It is doubtful that Biden has made any decision on his own. Biden is a puppet.

Stephan
Stephan
2 years ago

Biden isn’t suffering at all. WE are suffering as a result of this dim-bulb’s actions.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

He undermines all since day 1 A-Z issues

Michael Stertz
Michael Stertz
2 years ago

Exactly correct. The current administration is no friend of the Republic left to us by the Founders.

Dave K
Dave K
2 years ago

Title is incorrect – WE THE PEOPLE are, and will be, paying the price.

Patriot Will
Patriot Will
2 years ago

Biden is not only incompetent. He is also very jealous of President Trump’s accomplishments — both internationally and domestically. Biden’s unwillingness to give President Trump the credit that he deserves helped make it easier for Biden to mess up policies and practices that were all set up by the President Trump administration. Foreign leaders do not take Biden as seriously as President Trump; consequently, the Biden administration is challenged more than the Trump administration by both enemy nations and friendly nations. Biden had the table set for a productive presidency; however, his stubbornness and ill will squandered everything. Tragically, we, the people, are left dealing with the negative consequences.

Frank
Frank
2 years ago

He’s batting a zero cause he is a ZERO

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
2 years ago

When there are any options, Biden will always pick the wrong answer.

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
2 years ago

Once again a very well written article by once again a writer whom goes by a ” pen name ” i.e. Daniel Roman… I just want to say however, the TITLE on this very well written, factually based article is ” SPOT ON ” the money…
Between Biden’s absolute ” lack ” of international affairs knowledge, as well as a complete lack of political etiquette & a complete lack of leadership skills & not forgetting the ” snake ” Jake Sullivan it should come as no surprise why America is in the fix she is currently in on International affairs…
There is a sentence in the final paragraph on this well written story I want to paste here also that sums up the Biden administration to a TEE & I quote: ”  When Biden needed them, they were no longer there. ” End quote…This applies to Saudi Arabia, Brazil, India, the UAE & other nations getting onboard & literally NOT returning the desperate Biden phone calls…
What this administration is doing very much reminds of what the British Empire has done to other nations over the centuries in meddling in other nation’s affairs when they commanded the seas…
In closing, Trump forged the very diplomatic alliances that this faux administration is deliberately destroying & all of it by design, sadly enough… :~(
Bill… :~)

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

Comrade President Jackass Josef “Lyin” Biden has made it possible for Jimmy Carter to go to now die happy knowing that he is no longer the worst President in American History!

Joyce
Joyce
2 years ago

Anything that Trump accomplished, Biden wants to tear down. He is eliminating all the alliances that Trump made for the U.S. and is so incompetent he cannot see what he is doing. If the US does not end up in a war under this president, it will be a miracle.

dale seaton
dale seaton
2 years ago

It’s easy to believe this article. It’s so very disturbing that we have such selfish leaders and not only on the left. Term limits are a possible improvement, but they will never vote themselves out. Totalitarianism here we come.

ops
ops
2 years ago

What kept the barbarians in check was that Trump was “unpredictable” He walked the talk and they knew never when, where and how he would react. Biden is nothing more than the mouthpiece of the progressive cowards in the backroom pulling his strings. An open book. Sad to think how one pompous, arrogant politician can effect the lives of 320 million people beginning with his open door policy of come one come all placing America and its people in harms way not knowing who is entering this country that wishs us harm, It took only 11 barbarians on 911 to bring this country to a standstill What are the odds when thousands are pouring through our borders? God help us!. One proud veteran

Deploreable Sam
Deploreable Sam
2 years ago

So, who among us is surprised by any of this?
I did not vote for, agree with or support anything obozo stands for… BUT that clown did get one thing right, his opinion of his vp!!!
fjb, you know the rest.

Willie Ryan
Willie Ryan
2 years ago

Get Biden,Harris and pelosi out of this government and out of this country.They are traders and traders are eather kicked out or shot.

Hdrydr
Hdrydr
2 years ago

NO. We’re paying the price!!!! Biteme can’t even pay attention to his lunch time pudding.

Richard
Richard
2 years ago

Biden’s not paying any price for his administration’s bungling, YET. The American people and our allies are the ones paying!!! But HOPEFULLY, they’ll pay the price at the next election, IF they can conduct it honestly!!!

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

If only Trump could walk n and take over ,then kick out the restof them, what a difference you would see. Kyle L.

D.P.
D.P.
2 years ago

In truth, it is not just Biden who is paying the price…..the entire nation is now on the ropes because of the idiocy of this current administration……each one of us is picking up the tab for all the burdens he has placed on our country…..and as time goes on…..heavier costs will come in the world theater as other nations, enemies and “friends” alike will take advantage of our weakened status and insane actions….both domestically and internationally. Hide and watch people, the worst is yet to come.

Nobody’s Business
Nobody’s Business
2 years ago

Most of the congressmen are old and probably won’t live past 10 to 15 years they don’t give a shit about what happens to the country or our future. And most of the Democrats want this country to go down the toilet because of hating theirselves and projecting that onto the country. Socialism has not worked anywhere it’s been tried without killing their own citizenry. So let’s try it here? Only a Fool would agree to this. This will start a civil war in this country and as far as I’m concerned the sooner the better. So I’ll live long enough to see the Democrats go down in smoke before I die.

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