Biden’s Potential Cabinet Looks Horrifying

…unless you’re a weapons dealer.

Kevin Breidenbach

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Recently, Jake Sherman of Politico tweeted out a list of likely Biden cabinet members. Other sources have reported on this previously as well, and for anyone who’s been paying attention to U.S. politics for any length of time, this is some truly chilling stuff, or at least, it should be.

There’s a lot of frighteningly familiar names in that list, but this article will concentrate on the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense positions, because there’s some especially troubling details there.

The first name that may jump out to many is Susan Rice, due to her long experience in politics. That might sound good, but much of that experience is involvement with U.S. militarism abroad. She supported the invasion of Iraq, backed warlords in Africa during the Rwanda genocide, and was a driving force in the U.S. role in Libya and Syria.

Also on that list is Tony Blinken. He also has a fair bit of history, but we actually don’t have to dig far to figure out where he stands, because he was kind enough to come right out and tell us in a Zoom event with Meridian Online in May. From their summary of his words about Syria:

“…there are still areas where the U.S. can affect positive change. He cited American Special Forces near an oil-rich area in northeastern Syria, and America’s capacity to mobilize other countries to assist rebuilding efforts as reasons for hope. While there is no guarantee of success, Blinken declared that ‘I can guarantee that in a Biden administration, we’d show up.’”

Aren’t “rebuilding efforts” the same excuse we’ve been using to stay in Afghanistan? Hold on, apparently he has some thoughts on that too:

“Blinken applauded the diplomatic progress made in Afghanistan led by the Trump Administration. He added that the situation was still complicated, and that reaching an agreement between the Taliban and the Afghan government will be an even greater challenge. Moving forward…

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Kevin Breidenbach

Mountain hermit, maker of strange noises. Deeply disturbed, but not surprised. He/him. https://mastodon.social/@noisenerd