Please take seriously the severity of this existential threat to everything free people hold dear. Do everything in your power to pass this report on to others and to find ways to communicate with and to influence people to stop empowering WHO to take over our...
Incoherent Biden Policies Embolden China, Russia, Iran Military Alliances
The Biden administration’s spectacularly disastrous U.S. Afghanistan withdrawal in combination with its Iran nuclear appeasement agenda invites exploitation by America’s key military adversaries China and Russia to advance mutual regional hegemony ambitions.
No clearer ongoing evidence of such dangerously misguided foreign policy weakness exists than the current administration’s feckless attempt to re-up America into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more broadly known as the “Iran nuclear deal,” which President Donald Trump prudently terminated.
From the very beginning, that 2015 Obama administration JCPOA was never any sort of real deal to suppress nuclear threats posed by Tehran mullahs. It placed no sanctions on Iran’s missile development activity or Hezbollah and proxy militia terrorist aggression in the Middle East and beyond. It also failed to enforce restrictions on nuclear weapon-grade enrichment progress, and would have elapsed in 2031 in any case.
It’s already too late for a JCPOA redux to make any significant difference. Iran’s nuclear program is reportedly within months of having produced enough sufficiently 90% enriched uranium fuel for a bomb.
Nevertheless, last November, fully recognizing that Biden desperately wants bragging rights to a deal — any deal — subject to all terms dictated by them, Tehran representatives left the Vienna negotiating table unimpressed and ungrateful when the U.S. floated the idea of a bargaining offer to allow Iran to sell electricity to Iraq in exchange for JCPOA reinstatement.
With humiliating unconcealed contempt for U.S. weakness, the mullahs have even refused to authorize direct discussions with White House representatives — mostly Obama administration holdovers.
This snub forced European diplomats (Britain, Germany, and France), to shuttle back and forth in surrogate “go-between” hotel meetings in Vienna where Biden team negotiators were ensconced separately.
Nor is there any indication that the mullahs care much whether the Obama bunch behind Biden approve of their rapid emergence as a regional nuclear threat or not. These are the same U.S. foreign policy pushovers who previously failed to hold Iran accountable for refusing to allow U.N. nuclear inspectors to monitor that progress.
Richard Nephew, the U.S. deputy special envoy for Iran who, as a previous advocate for tougher economic sanctions, has since quit the negotiating team over objections to current chief negotiator Robert Malley’s soft stance.
Whereas Malley said in January that the U.S. was unlikely to strike a deal if four U.S. citizens currently held hostage by Tehran aren’t released, he also incredulously claimed that those negotiations are separate from nuclear talks.
Recall that the Obama administration airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran as the regime released four detained Americans.
On Feb. 4, Secretary of State Antony Blinken restored sanctions waivers on Iranian civilian nuclear activity that the Trump administration had rescinded in 2020 which will now exempt foreign companies working with Tehran on such projects from economic penalties.
Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian responded that the latest U.S. concessions were “good, but not enough.”
Meanwhile, as U.S. and European officials have decided to plow on with the negotiations, Beijing has been openly buying Iranian oil in defiance of existing U.S. sanctions.
As U.S. sanction enforcement eased, Iran’s oil exports began recovering last year. Of an estimated 418 million barrels — 123 million barrels more than in 2020 — three-quarters of this Iranian oil was exported to China which purchased 310 million barrels.
Iran is important to Beijing for economic and strategic reasons. In addition to being heavily dependent on its oil, in the event of an attack on Taiwan, China will look to Tehran and its proxies to mounting threats to American shipping supply lines and military carrier groups in the Persian Gulf.
Then there’s also that broader “Iran-China-Russia problem.”
As Mahmoud Abbaszadeh-Meshkini, a spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said on Jan. 26: “In the new world order, a triangle consisting of three powers — Iran, Russia, and China — has formed,” one that “heralds the end of the inequitable hegemony of the United States and the West.”
Speaking during Jan, 21 Geneva meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who proposed a weak interim deal to break the deadlock in the Iranian nuclear negotiations, Secretary Blinken urged, “and we hope that Russia will use the influence … it has with Iran to impress upon Iran that sense of urgency.”
Lavrov’s proposal would simply call upon Iran to reduce its stockpiles of enriched uranium in return for again lifting sanctions, allowing Tehran to continue generating fissile materials and expand proxy wars.
As those discussions were occurring, Russia was holding joint naval drills with China and Iran in the Indian Ocean.
The day before those meetings, President Vladimir Putin had hosted Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Moscow, who in a speech before the Duma, discussed “Resistance”—the movement Iran leads to destroy the U.S.-led order in the Middle East.
Putin’s current campaign to bring Ukraine under Moscow’s control has a direct connection to the joint Russian-Iranian project of propping up the Assad regime in Syria, where Russia’s naval base in Tartus serves — along with one in Sevastopol, Crimea (which Mr. Putin annexed from Ukraine in 2014), serve as important operational hubs for Russia’s Mediterranean presence.
A strong, independent Ukraine threatens Moscow’s ability to project power into the Middle East.
Iran, China, and Russia leaders have indeed wasted no time exploiting Biden administration weakness, so dramatically evidenced by the Afghanistan debacle that abandoned hundreds of Americans and more than $80 billion of advanced military equipment to Taliban control, along with the ongoing desperate pursuit of JCPOA.
Fully expect that Moscow, Beijing, and Tehran will continue to aggressively leverage combined powers and spheres of influence to test Biden administration responses.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner or legal expert.
While we endeavor to keep this information up to date and correct, the information provided by America Out Loud, its website(s), and any properties (including its radio shows and podcasts) makes no representations, or warranties of any kind, expressed, or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to its website(s) or the information, products, services or related graphics and images contained on the website(s) for any purpose.
The opinions expressed on the website(s), and the opinions expressed on the radio shows and podcasts, are the opinions of the show hosts and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or policies of anyone or any entity we may endorse. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
At no time, nor in any event, will we be liable for any loss, or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss of data or profits arising out of, in an association of, or connection with the use of this website.
Through this website, users can link to other websites that may be listed. Those websites are not under the control of America Out Loud or its brands. We have no control over the nature, content, or availability of those sites. America Out Loud has no control over what the sites do with the information they collect. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation, nor does it endorse the views expressed with or by them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, America Out Loud takes no responsibility for, nor are we, and will not be liable for being temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties beyond our control. America Out Loud does not sell, trade, nor market email addresses or other personal data.