US President Joe Biden. Photo/AP
CANBERRA – United States (US) President Joe Biden wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post, claiming the US will continue to support Ukraine and Israel for the sake of “peace” and “democracy.”
Political scientist and dean of Global Futures, Curtin University, Joe Siracusa, called Biden a hypocrite.
As American support for Ukraine continues to wane amid Kiev’s failed counteroffensive and Israel’s war on Gaza, President Joe Biden said the only way to ensure peace is to continue fighting.
“When Biden decided to support Ukraine, he decided to attach his political policy to Ukraine,” Joe Siracusa told Sputnik.
“He started giving them money. Then he started beating the drums of war. The intelligence agencies decided China was public enemy number one. Russia was public enemy number two, and that made no sense,” he explained.
Siracusa explained, “So what he did was he did it based on his own authority. The American people were not called to consult. There was no declaration of war in that matter. He’s actually in a quasi-proxy war with Russia. If you give people guns, ammunition, airplanes and tanks to kill other nations’ soldiers, you are really at war with them.”
The Biden administration has never hidden its desire to make Russia suffer, something expressed loudly by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin after Washington and its Western allies derailed Russian-Ukrainian peace talks held in Istanbul in March 2022, just a month after the start of the conflict, with mediation Turkey.
“Biden was largely guided by a Cold War mentality: he had unfinished business with the Soviet Union and always wanted to settle Russia after the Soviet Union collapsed,” according to Siracusa.
“In addition, (Biden) is a prisoner of the foreign policy and political elite in Washington and in my lifetime, got us involved in Vietnam, got us involved in Afghanistan, got us involved in Iraq, got us involved in Iran and the rest. These are the people who always make the American people afraid. And of course, they are all tied to the military-industrial complex,” the political scientist underlined.