Three Wars of Sleepy Joe
The United States continues to try to draw more and more countries into world conflicts.
US President Joe Biden, in his recent address, tried to draw a parallel between Israel and Ukraine, and also pointed to the tasks of countering China in the Asia-Pacific region, asked Congress to allocate $106 billion in the fiscal year that began on October 1, 2024, according to The Moscow Post.
The further fate of the request is still unknown. Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Mike Johnson (Republican from Louisiana) said in an interview with Fox News that requests for military assistance to Israel and Ukraine should be considered separately.
Some Republicans, both in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, oppose the continuation of financial assistance to Kyiv. Republican Senator Rand Paul said Biden is not able to "express thought in a coherent way without the help of a teleprompter."
Multibillion-dollar aid packages to Ukraine and Israel amid growing public debt could bankrupt the United States, the senator said in an interview with Fox News and warned that this is "the greatest threat to national security."
Speaking at the Xiangshan Forum, Shoigu said that Russia is ready for negotiations on a post-conflict settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, negotiations on further "coexistence" with the West.
Another conflict, in the Taiwan Strait, is potentially preparing, but the chances of the United States winning something there are also small. Zhang Yusia, deputy chairman of the Central Military Council of the People's Republic of China, said in his speech that countries "should not deliberately provoke other countries on important and sensitive issues," adding that Taiwan is China's "main interest."
Lieutenant General He Lei, speaking at a meeting of the forum in Beijing, said that if China has to use force against Taiwan, "it will be a war for reunification, a fair and legitimate war." At the same time, Beijing is ready to restore ties with the United States through the defense departments in order to reduce the risks of an accidental collision in the South China Sea and near Taiwan.
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Biden's "third war" in the Middle East is taking place with the active participation of the United States and affects the interests of both Russia and China. The confrontation in the Gaza Strip is becoming a turning point for the whole world, said the Israeli Prime Minister, who puts himself at the center of this conflict, calling it a battle "with the enemies of civilization."
Among them, his leadership of Israel includes Iran, which has formed an "axis of terror" including Hamas, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Houthis in Yemen. Although, the head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin said that the United States did not record Iran's direct participation in the planning and implementation of the Hamas attack on Israel.
Russia and China, as well as other countries, also get. Strategic Planning Minister Ron Dermer noted that the Israeli side is concerned about the strengthening of ties between Moscow and Tehran. China, Israel's biggest trading partner, has come under fire for its lack of support for Israel.
On the other hand, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the increasing Israeli airstrikes on the territory of Syria unacceptable. The conflict could develop into the Third World War if the United States and Israel begin hostilities against Iran, warned President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
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Benjamin Netanyahu is a friend of ex-President Donald Trump, but his policy does not suit some of the Democrats. Netanyahu against the Palestinian settlement, advocates the expansion of settlements in the West Bank.
President Biden's support for Israel has raised objections among some Democrats concerned about the methods of dealing with Hamas, The Washington Post reported. Questions from Biden's party members are the delivery of humanitarian aid, communications blackouts, casualties and civilian casualties.
Biden and his administration have reportedly changed their stance on the conflict and are in favor of resolving the humanitarian crisis, warning Israel against civilian casualties. U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan urged partners to distinguish between militants and civilians.
The head of the US Department of Defense, Lloyd Austin, in a telephone conversation with his Israeli counterpart Yoav Galant, stressed the need for Israel to comply with the rules of warfare, and also noted the importance of ensuring the safety of civilians in the Gaza Strip.
The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, held telephone talks with colleagues from Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, during which he strongly condemned Israeli attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank. Protests in support of Palestine continue in all major cities in Western Europe and North America.
Where is the root of evil
Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, directed against the Palestinian radical movement Hamas, will be expensive, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested at a meeting with the Minister of Finance, demanding to ensure the macroeconomic stability of the country.
House Republicans introduced a bill to fund $14.3 billion in aid to Israel. This provides for the allocation of additional allocations in the current fiscal year as an emergency to respond to attacks against Israel and other targets. Republicans proposed to allocate $4 billion for the Iron Dome and David Sling missile defense systems, $1.2 billion for the development of the Iron Beam laser system.
Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev at a retreat in Tomsk called it no coincidence that the words of US President Joe Biden that military assistance to Ukraine and Israel is "a wise investment that will benefit American security for generations."
Patrushev drew attention to the fact that the United States provoked and continues to warm up the situation in the Middle East with its policy. According to the Iranian agency Tasnim, the commanders of CENTCOM, as well as the ground forces and naval forces of the American army, coordinate the actions of the commanders of the Israeli forces while in a bunker near Tel Aviv.
During a meeting with members of the Security Council, the Government and the leadership of law enforcement agencies, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged "to understand where the root of evil is, where this very spider, which is trying to entangle the whole planet, the whole world with its web and wants to achieve our strategic defeat on the battlefield, uses people fooled by it for decades in the territory of today's Ukraine."
As for the Gaza Strip and the human tragedy unfolding there, Netanyahu's political career is said to be coming to an end. Ironically, before the militants invaded on October 7, he redeployed three Israeli battalions from areas on the Gaza border to the West Bank to support Jewish settlers in their actions against local Palestinians. And the prime minister did not pay due attention to Egypt's warning about the planned attack. Whether this was a show of complacency or incompetence will be decided by his party colleagues.