Only two days left to start World War III guys - you better get on the ball
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To quote classic American author Herman Melville's most famous character, "For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee."
That seems to have been the only discernable purpose of dual incidiary speeches by Vice President Joe Biden and Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, not even 48 hours before their terms in office expire.
Recent Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee Joe Biden (he can hang it next to Obama's Nobel) managed to sneak in one final foreign trip, jetting off to Davos, Switzerland where the world economic forum is underway. Mr. Biden urged the participants not to forget - since it is, you know, vital to the world's economy - that Russia is really really bad. And a threat to the world order Biden holds so dear.
USA today reported his remarks:
Russia is undermining the liberal world order in its quest for influence, Vice President Biden said Wednesday in his last major speech before leaving office.
Biden cited Iran and China among "the greatest threats" to the democracies built in Europe and the United States, but, he said, "I will not mince words. This movement is principally led by Russia."
"Under President (Vladimir) Putin, Russia is working with every tool available to them to whittle away at the edges of the European project, test for fault lines among western nations, and return to a politics defined by spheres of influence," Biden told an audience of CEOs, world leaders and media gather for the World Economic Forum.
Biden cited Russia's efforts to stoke separatism in Ukraine, use of energy as a weapon and its cyber intrusions into democratic elections, and warned that Russia could use its tactics to manipulate politics in Europe.
"With many countries in Europe slated to hold elections this year, we should expect further attempts by Russia to meddle in the democratic process," he said.
Meanwhile Samantha Power, probably the most rude, bitter, and undiplomatic person ever to represent the United States at the UN - second only to John Bolton - barfed up her final barrage of lies at a meeting of the Atlantic Council. It was a fitting venue, since she was preaching to the choir.
Power attacked Russia and Putin for all the evil and atrocities they are supposedly responsible for in the world and then strangely, accused Russia of advancing "nihilism." (Funny, I thought that was the marxist-feminist counter-cultural West.)
As it appeared in Foreign Policy:
Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power slammed President-elect Donald Trump, Russia, and the burgeoning threat of “authoritarianism and nihilism” in a an unusual 11th hour speech just days before Trump takes office.
While Russian intervention around the world — from paramilitaries in Ukraine to strike fighters over Syria to email hacks in the United States — seem unrelated to each other, Power identified a common thread: “What Russia is against.”
Russia took “one aggressive and destabilizing action after another” in recent years, she said, recounting its illegal annexation of Crimea, war in Ukraine, and “atrocities” in the Syrian civil war to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Moscow, she said, is not trying to shape a new global order, but rather “tearing down the one that exists.”
“This is what we are fighting against,” Power said. “Having defeated the forces of fascism and communism, we now confront the forces of authoritarianism and nihilism.”
After observing with disdain that 37% of Republicans, along with the president-elect, now view Putin favorably, Power's last hurrah was hurling out one more grandiose outrageous lie - charging Putin with murdering countless people:
“[37 percent] an alarmingly high proportion for a leader that has had journalists, human rights activists, and opposition politicians murdered,” Powers said.
Yet as usual, she could not name any journalists, activists, or politicians Putin has killed, or provide any proof of it.
Thankfully, these globalist sycophants, Power and Biden, have precious little time left with which to use the prestige of their offices to advance their cause. Donald Trump will be bringing in a team or realists - not Russophiles, but people who are able to look past ideology to see that forcing Russia to accept US global hegemony is a fight that will never be won. And it will destroy the USA's position in the world in the meantime.
But there are still plenty of neocons and globalists in the halls of power in Washington who will do what they can to sabotage any rapprochement by Trump. Let's hope all they can do is spew garbage to their frat brothers at the Atlantic Council and Council on Foreign Relations.
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