OPEC’s body blow to Biden presidency

Saturday, 8 October 2022 — Indian Punchline

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) and US President Joe Biden bump fists in Jeddah before talks, July 15, 2022

The Biden Administration is swiftly establishing a narrative that the recent OPEC decision to cut oil production by two million tonnes is a geopolitical “aligning” by Saudi Arabia and Russia. It taps into the Russophobia in the Beltway and deflects attention from the humiliating defeat of President Biden’s personal diplomacy with Saudi Arabia. But it is not without basis, either.

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PSL Editorial – U.S. pours more weapons into spiraling Ukraine conflict

Thursday, 8 September, 2022 — Liberation News

BlinkenPhoto: Blinken at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, Sept. 8. Credit — @SecBlinken

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Kiev on a surprise visit with a clear mission: make the spiraling crisis even worse. Arriving this morning, Blinken met with the Ukrainian president Zelenskyy and vowed that U.S. backing for his country’s war effort will continue “for as long as it takes.”

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Ground beneath Zelensky’s feet is shifting

Saturday, 27 August 2022 — Indian Punchline


A HIMARS vehicle on deployment in Eastern Ukraine (File photo)

Reading and rereading the US President Joe Biden’s statement last Monday on Ukraine Independence Day, one is reminded of English poet John Keats’ immortal line, ‘Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter.’ Three things are striking.

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Biden proved that Israel is a US proxy in the Middle East

Friday, 15 July, 2022 — Middle East Monitor

US President Joe Biden (L) meets Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid (R) in Tel Aviv on 14 July 2022 [Israeli Government Press Office/Anadolu Agency]US President Joe Biden (L) meets Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid (R) in Tel Aviv on 14 July 2022 [Israeli Government Press Office/Anadolu Agency]

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American President Joe Biden landed in Israel on Wednesday and started his four-day tour of the Middle East, the first since he took office. Moments after landing in Tel Aviv, he delivered a speech which outlined his intentions during this controversial tour.

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Crowdfunding Colonialism: Who Is Bankrolling Israel’s Latest Excursion Into the West Bank?

Friday, 22 July 2022 — MintPress News

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OCCUPIED WEST BANK — On Wednesday, thousands of Israeli settlers from the Nachala settler group — along with Israeli lawmakers — flocked to the occupied West Bank and established seven illegal outposts in a land grab operation propelled by a massive fundraising campaign.

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Zelensky rubbishes Biden’s war on Russia

Wednesday, 9 March 2022 — Indian Punchline

Happy hour: US President Biden (R) meets with Ukraine President  Zelensky in the Oval Office, Washington, September 2011

What was the need for all that happened in the period since mid-December when Russia transmitted to Washington its demands for security guarantee? This question will haunt US president Joe Biden long after he retires from public life. The foreign policy legacy of his presidency and the reputation of this much-vaunted 80-year old politician with a half-century’s record in public life, much of it supposedly in the domain of American foreign policy are in tatters — irreparable.

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Joe Biden presidency on the skids. World must take note

20 December 2021 — Indian Punchline

US President Joe Biden boards Marine One as he returns to White House after spending weekend in Delaware, Dec. 20, 2021

American politics took a dramatic turn on Sunday with the announcement by the West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin that he “cannot vote” for the Build Back Better Act, President Joe Biden’s signature $2.2 trillion bill to overhaul the country’s health care, education, climate, immigration and tax laws.

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Biden White House spoofs the Kremlin

8 December 2021 — Indian Punchline

US President Joe Biden (R) and aides talking with Russian president Vladimir Putin, December 7, 2021

This must be a rare occasion when Russian President Vladimir Putin during his 18 years in the Kremlin came out second best in an encounter with an American president. And it had to be at the hands of President Joe Biden who has not yet completed one year in office. Yet, Putin has met with every sitting American president since Bill Clinton, in dire circumstances filled with awkward silences, icy stares and even professions of trust.

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Biden-Putin meeting is a cliffhanger

5 December 2021 — Indian Punchline

US President Biden dismisses Russia’s red lines on Ukraine

What has unfolded in the past 24 hours in the US-Russia diplomatic tango can be seen as a foreplay of the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden, which is slated for Tuesday evening.

Russia has got what it has been keenly seeking — a meeting between Putin and Biden. Beyond that lies the “unknown unknown”.

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US’ pathway to Iran has thorny shrubs

22 June 2021 — Indian Punchline


Iran’s president-elect Ebrahim Raisi addresses his first press conference in Tehran, June 21, 2021

It is painful to read the US reports commenting on the result of Iran’s presidential  election. The New York Times carried a blurb on Monday, “Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s ultraconservative president-elect, said that he would not meet with President Biden, and that Tehran’s position on its ballistic missile program was “nonnegotiable.”

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Fizz is gone from Biden-Putin summit

21 June 2021 — Indian Punchline


The US National security adviser Jake Sullivan listens to President Joe Biden speak during a news conference after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The morning after a Russian-American summit is most critical to know whether the previous day’s bonhomie was real, surreal or unreal. Surveying the Geneva Summit (June 16) between presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, I cautiously assessed the next day,

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Takeaways from Biden-Putin summit

17 June 2021 — Indian Punchline


Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and US President Joe Biden shake hands before their summit in Geneva, June 16, 2021

On the diplomatic stage, there is nothing to beat Russian-American summits in sheer theatrics. When the leaders of the two most powerful nuclear powers on earth sit face to face, anything can happen.

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Why Washington’s Anti-Russian Policies Are Likely To Intensify

20 April 2021 — Moon of Alabama

Thanks to a monoculture of anti-Russia hawks in U.S. policy institutions relations between the U.S. and Russia are likely to further decline. But some hope might be seen at the horizon.

Scott Ritter predicts the end of a generation of anti-Russian influencers in Washington DC who depict Russia and is policies as being run by just one man:
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US expects Russia to submit. Will it?

17 April 2021 — Indian Punchline

US President Joe Biden departs after delivering remarks on Russia in the East Room at White House, Washington, DC, April 15, 2021

In his landmark foreign policy speech delivered from the US state department on February 4, President Joe Biden had proclaimed that “America is back. Diplomacy is back at the centre of our foreign policy.” That maxim was put to test last week. And it failed to make the grade.

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Russia, China to resist US but engagement is preferred option

24 March 2021 — Indian Punchline

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State Councilor & Foreign Minister Wang Yi (second from right) and Russian FM Sergey Lavrov (L) held talks in Guilin, March 23, 2021

The US President Joe Biden’s “killer” remark about his “soulless” Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was outrageous by any yardstick — even by his own long history of diplomatic gaffes. But Moscow won’t accept it as a sign of dementia.

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Biden Iran envoy boasted of depriving civilians of food, driving up Iranian inequality in sadistic sanctions manual

8 March 2021 — Grayzone

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Art of sadism

Richard Nephew has taken personal credit for depriving Iranians of food, driving up their unemployment rates, and celebrated the economic destruction he caused as “a tremendous success.” Under Biden, he will help direct policy on Iran.

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Biden Breaks Campaign Promise On MbS Punishment – Psaki Lies To Hide That – Guardian Fakes Quote To Hide Psaki’s Lie

2 March 2021 — Moon of Alabama

Updated below (and headline changed to reflect that)

During his campaign President Joe Biden promised to punish Saudi Arabia’s clown prince Mohammad bin Salman for ordering the murder of the Muslim Brotherhood propagandist Jamal Khashoggi. Like with most of his other campaign promises Biden of course never had the intention to follow through on that.

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Biden bombs Syria: ‘Self-defense’ or an act of war?

26 February 2021 — Liberation

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President Joe Biden engaged in his first high-profile military operation yesterday, launching an airstrike on Syria that left as many as 22 dead. This attack appears to have targeted facilities, equipment and fighters of Iraqi resistance organizations affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Forces, one of the main groups responsible for liberating much of Iraq from ISIS rule. Many PMF-affiliated militias also have a presence across the border in Syria with the permission of the Syrian government. The attack is just the latest instance of the outrageous and ongoing violation of Syria’s sovereignty by the United States.

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