World Reaction to Trump v. Biden
by Stephen Lendman
Western leaders march in lockstep with imperial USA, supporting whichever wing of the one-party state emerges victorious when farcical elections are held.
Taking their cue from US establishment media — jumping the gun by declaring Biden/Harris triumphant over Trump — EU leaders congratulated the former vice president.
An Angela Merkel statement said she’s “look(ing) forward to working with…Biden. Our transatlantic friendship is indispensable…”
German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass said his government will work with Biden “in dealing with actors like China” along with other issues.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen made similar remarks.
France’s Emmanuel Macron called for Western unity.
EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell congratulated Biden, saying:
“Great day for US and Europe. We look forward to working together with the new (regime) to rebuild our partnership.”
Britain’s Boris Johnson said he looks forward to “working closely” with the president-elect.
Labor leader Keir Starmer praised what he called Biden’s “decency, integrity, compassion and strength” — ignoring his pockmarked record as US senator and vice president.
Israel’s Netanyahu congratulated Biden, tweeting:
“(W)e’ve had a long & warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel.”
“I look forward to working with both of you to further strengthen the special alliance between the US and Israel.”
China’s Xi Jinping, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, among other world leaders, haven’t so far congratulated Biden.
Obrador said he’s withholding comment until legal challenges are resolved. “We don’t want to be reckless,” he added.
Russian media quoted Biden’s hollow promises. Trump breached every positive one made during his 2016 campaign and in his inaugural address.
If Biden succeeds him in January — likely but not certain given Trump team’s legal challenges — it’s certain that he’ll breach the public trust like DJT, Obama, the Clintons, and most other US presidents.
Tass quoted Trump on Saturday, saying he’s litigating in contested swing states “to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated,” adding:
“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him.”
“They don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over.”
“Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.”
His legal challenges aim to count all legal ballots, tossing out illegal ones.
He faces an uphill battle ahead.
Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei candidly said what many other world leaders know but won’t say, tweeting the following:
“What a spectacle! One says this is the most fraudulent election in US history.”
“Who says that? The president who is currently in office.”
“His rival says Trump intends to rig the election! This is how #USElections & US democracy are.
Iranian President Rouhani said “(w)hoever wins the US election is of no significance for us, but it is important that the US return to all international commitments and respect multilateralism.”
What it hasn’t done throughout the post-WW II period, it clearly won’t do ahead no matter who’s president or holds top congressional posts.
Rouhani: “What is important for us is that the United States respects the Iranian nation.”
“We want respect instead of sanctions. If so, the situation will be different.”
Clearly the above is not what the US intends by either wing of the one-party state.
They target all sovereign independent nations free from US control for regime change — how the scourge of imperialism operates.
China’s Global Times quoted Fudan University’s deputy director of the Center for US Studies Xin Qiang, saying bilateral relations between Beijing and Washington deteriorated greatly under Trump.
“It will take time to rebuild mutual strategic trust.” It’s no simple task given how worlds apart both countries are on major issues.
The US views China as a strategic adversary. The same goes for Russia, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, and other countries it doesn’t control.
According to Jin Canrong, associate dean of the School of International Studies at Renmin University of China in Beijing:
“We should not put too much expectation on Biden because to contain and confront China is a strategic consensus between the two major parties of the US.”
Whenever names and faces change in the US, hardline domestic and geopolitical policies stay largely the same.
Like always before, believing this time may be different will soon be dashed on the rocks of false expectations if Biden/Harris succeed Trump in January.
For now, litigation has center stage to determine if Trump can beat long odds against him.
If dark forces in charge of running the country favor Biden over four more DJT years, he’s toast.
If US power elites are divided between both figures, he’s got a chance to take the oath of office a second office on inauguration day.
As things now stand, it’s a long shot, but possible.
My two Wall Street books are timely reading:
“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”
“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”