Biden’s list of potential cabinet picks is being praised by the media for its diversity—while ignoring the fact that it is filled with establishment hacks who have made their careers supporting illegal US wars and will make the perfect pawns to ramp up violence in Syria…
On today’s edition of ‘Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?’ we are getting our first look at the potential cabinet for a Biden Administration—and the media is focusing on the level of diversity among the top contenders. But while they talk about how many women and people of color will be making US History, they are completely ignoring the fact that all of the candidates who would be making vital foreign policy decisions just happen to have a long track record of supporting the illegal wars the US has launched over the last two decades.
But while Trump campaigned on “Ending the Endless Wars” and “Bringing Our Troops Home,” and then filled his cabinet with raging Necocons who wanted the exact opposite, Biden is a different story. Biden didn’t campaign on ending any of the wars the US is currently waging, he has a record from his time with the Obama Administration, and he has some unfinished business in at least one country—Syria.
During an interview with RT’s Going Underground back in 2015,
Speaking to ‘Going Underground’ host Afshin Rattansi, Assange referred to the chapter on Syria, which goes back to 2006. In that chapter is a cable from US Ambassador William Roebuck, who was stationed in Damascus, which apparently discusses a plan for the overthrow of the Assad government in Syria.
“…That plan was to use a number of different factors to create paranoia within the Syrian government; to push it to overreact, to make it fear there’s a coup…so in theory it says ‘We have a problem with Islamic extremists crossing over the border with Iraq, and we’re taking actions against them to take this information and make the Syrian government look weak, the fact that it is dealing with Islamic extremists at all.’”
During an interview with RT’s Going Underground back in 2015, WikiLeaks Co-Founder Julian Assange discussed documents released by the organization, which showed that the US started plotting with its allies to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad back in 2006.
“…That plan was to use a number of different factors to create paranoia within the Syrian government; to push it to overreact, to make it fear there’s a coup…so in theory it says ‘We have a problem with Islamic extremists crossing over the border with Iraq, and we’re taking actions against them to take this information and make the Syrian government look weak, the fact that it is dealing with Islamic extremists at all,’” Assange said.
The Obama Administration poured fuel on the fire, seeking to overthrow Assad by creating chaos and instability in Syria—which included the arming and training of what they labeled as “moderate rebels” even though they knew it would help fuel extremists groups in the region.
While Trump policy in Syria backed off from the mission to overthrow Assad, Biden was actually critical of of Trump’s attempts to withdraw US troops from a country where they were never wanted. Biden claimed Trump “sold out US allies” and gave ISIS “a new lease on life” by withdrawing troops from Syri
“Donald Trump, I believe — it’s not comfortable to say this about a president — but he is a complete failure as a commander in chief,” Biden said. “He’s the most reckless and incompetent commander in chief we’ve ever had.“
Not only should we pay attention to Biden’s plans for US Foreign Policy, specifically as it relates to the Middle East and Syria, but we should also be looking at his cabinet picks and how they will help carry out those polices—and that is something everyone should be talking about.