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I have my doubts whether the Putin-Biden summit in Geneva will take place later this month, but even if somehow it is pulled off, recent Biden Administration blunders mean the chance anything of substance will be achieved is virtually nil.

The Biden Administration was supposed to signal a return of the “adults” to the room. No more bully Trump telling NATO it’s useless, ripping up international climate treaties, and threatening to remove troops from the Middle East and beyond. US foreign policy would again flourish under the steady, practiced hands of the experts.

Then Biden blurted out in a television interview that President Putin was a killer with no soul. Then US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discovered the hard way that his Chinese counterparts were in no mood to be lectured on an “international rules-based order” that is routinely flouted by Washington.

It’s going to be a rough ten days for President Biden. Just as news breaks that under the Obama/Biden Administration the US was routinely and illegally spying on its European allies, he is preparing to meet those same allies, first at the G7 summit in England on June 11-13 and then at the June 14th NATO meeting in Brussels.

Make no mistake, Joe Biden is up to his eyeballs in this scandal. Ed Snowden Tweeted late last month when news broke that the US teamed up with the Danes to spy on the rest of Europe, that “Biden is well-prepared to answer for this when he soon visits Europe since, of course, he was deeply involved in this scandal the first time around.”

Though Germany’s Merkel and France’s Macron have been loyal US lapdogs, the revelation of how Washington treats its allies has put them in the rare position of having to criticize Washington. “Outrageous” and “unacceptable” are how they responded to the news.

Russia has been routinely accused (without evidence) of malign conduct and interference in internal US affairs, but it turns out that the country actually doing the spying and meddling was the US all along – and against its own allies!

Surely this irony is not lost on Putin.

Biden has bragged in the US media that he would be taking Putin to task for Russia’s treatment of political dissidents like Alexei Navalny. Biden wrote recently in the Washington Post, that when he meets Putin, “I will again underscore the commitment of the United States, Europe and like-minded democracies to stand up for human rights and dignity.”

Perhaps President Putin will remind him of how the Biden Administration continues the slow-motion murder of Julian Assange for the non-crime of being a journalist exposing government misdeeds.

Perhaps Putin will remind Biden of how US political dissidents are being treated, such as the hundreds arrested for what the Democrats and the mainstream media laughably call the “January 6th Insurrection.” Many of these non-violent and unarmed protesters have been held in solitary confinement with no chance of bail, even though they have no prior arrests or convictions. Most await trial on minor charges that may not even take place until next year.

The Washington foreign policy establishment is hopelessly corrupt. The weaponization of the US dollar to bring the rest of the world to heel is backfiring. Only a serious change in course – toward non-interventionism and non-aggression – can avert a disaster. Time is running out.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Joe Biden, Russia, Vladimir Putin 
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  1. Cowboy says:

    the hundreds arrested for what the Democrats and the mainstream media laughably call the “January 6th Insurrection.” Many of these non-violent and unarmed protesters have been held in solitary confinement with no chance of bail, even though they have no prior arrests or convictions. Most await trial on minor charges that may not even take place until next year.

    Lets just call this what it is. The death of Habeas corpus. The criminals in DC have been pounding stakes into it since Oklahoma City. Calling this made for TV event an insurrection gives cover to criminal prosecutors and judges to deny the pawns of this setup their rights. Calling the den of thieves a temple adds a little religious fervor to the cause. Give homage to the gods or prepare for the gulag.

  2. Notsofast says:

    as mr. unz himself has pointed out this meeting (if it in fact happens) would be a golden opportunity to assassinate putin. if biden (or biden double) was taken out at the same time, it would solve the problem of any biden family corruption investigations and put kamala in the drivers seat. the russians must be aware of this as they are not stupid. wouldn’t it be a hoot if they have a putin double meeting a biden double.

  3. bob sykes says:

    It would probably be useful to Putin to have an opportunity to talk with Biden face to face, so that Putin can form some opinion of Biden’s mental condition. Whether Putin’s opinion of Biden would be useful to the US is another matter.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  4. syd.bgd says:

    Why is V. V. Putin willing and redy to meet US hologram president? He was invited. It is not very kind to miss such an event. In very essence, after Ukraine disaster this spring, It is all in here, foks.
    In Russian, but… just because of that fact.
    https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/6824477.html
    Clear enough?

    • Replies: @the cleaner
  5. Rich says:

    The holding of the Jan 6 protesters is the end of any claim the US has to being a free, law based nation. We are a banana republic. Act accordingly

    • Agree: CelestiaQuesta
    • Replies: @tyrone
  6. Surely this irony is not lost on Putin.

    I’m not sure it is irony. It is certainly projection, something that the tribe whose name must not bespoken perfected centuries ago. Given they own the best democracy money can buy, it’s not surprising that the talking heads posing as government would use the technique.

  7. tyrone says:
    @Rich

    Don’t forget the cold blooded murder of Ashli Babbit.

  8. Miro23 says:

    I have my doubts whether the Putin-Biden summit in Geneva will take place later this month, but even if somehow it is pulled off, recent Biden Administration blunders mean the chance anything of substance will be achieved is virtually nil.

    On the contrary, it could go very well.

    In the current environment, Biden could be all for co-operation, confidence building and present Putin as a great guy. All fake of course, but if the NWO has decided on a shooting war with China – which it seems to be the case – then it’s vital to separate Russia from China.

  9. Miro23 says:
    @bob sykes

    It would probably be useful to Putin to have an opportunity to talk with Biden face to face, so that Putin can form some opinion of Biden’s mental condition. Whether Putin’s opinion of Biden would be useful to the US is another matter.

    Maybe it doesn’t apply. Biden’s mental condition only needs to be sufficient to read NWO scripts, whereas Putin and his team do their own analysis, do their own decision making and arrange their own implementation.

    Biden’s scripts are probably prepared somewhere between the WEF/Davos/BlackRock/New York/Israel and give him no agency whatsoever.

  10. Ed Snowden Tweeted late last month when news broke that the US teamed up with the Danes to spy on the rest of Europe

    The fact that Snowden is forced to seek asylum while the criminals, eavesdroppers, fraudsters, spies and crooks completely control our nation and political system.. issuing diktat to the supine masses, is really the entire story, in my view.

    • Agree: Miro23, Rurik, CelestiaQuesta
  11. Dr. Paul is almost heroic in his foreign policy viewpoint and knowledge. This again is an excellent article. It would be great if somehow he became secretary of state in his son’s administration.

  12. @tyrone

    And don’t forget that 15,000 troops lined the otherwise empty streets of our Capitol on Inauguration Day. Biden’s election and swearing in were a turning point. We just lived through a military coup. The Bill of Rights, as it was written and intended, is in the waste can. Laws are being very selectively enforced. Only if there is some fault line in the military and a dissident faction rises up to oppose Biden’s Praetorian Guard is there a chance for restoring a legal system that even tries to implement the Law with impartiality.

  13. ” Against it’s own allies”

    If the perpertrators are Democrats they will always be forgiven by their woke allies.

    Let’s face it folks the Democrats are invulnerable, invincible and almighty, and the only thing the Repubs should be doing is reading up on Paris 1789.
    Any and all Repub political actions/elections are at this point forward futile and totally hopeless.

    AJM

  14. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s not clear what the two parties expect to get out of this meeting. The Biden propaganda chorus keep repeating that he’s going there to tell Putin off, how he’s tough and yada yada. The real issues to be discussed? Whatever happens the media will spin it as Biden returns home triumphant, how he handled it magnificently. Just more spin and lies.

    • Agree: WorkingClass
  15. SafeNow says:

    Biden’s pattern of speech, thus far, includes making the antagonistic comment, regardless of the audience or solemnity of the occasion. Speaking to the Coast Guard Academy graduates, he called them “dull.” At the Medal of Honor ceremony, he couldn’t resist taking a shot at the Postal Service. Besides the snarky remarks, there exist statements that are street-edgy, culture-laden, and difficult to translate. These seem to be uttered compulsively; making these is not rational. If this compulsive, unmeasured, irrational antagonistic habit of thought drifts over from the USCG occasion to a summit, Putin will find it worrying. And besides the content, Biden can often have a scolding tone, obvious even if you do not speak English.

  16. Right on all counts. Thank you Dr. Paul.

  17. @tyrone

    Thanks, Tyrone. I ran into a guy who works for the Capitol Police. He knows the guy that murdered Ashli Babbit, but not as a friend. He told me that the Legislative Branch, whom the the CP work for, is not subject to the FOIA.

    I guess some people have figured out the killer’s name anyway, but the Lyin’ Press doesn’t bandy about that name as it does Derek Chauvin’s. “All of the narrative that’s fit to print.”

    • Agree: tyrone
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  18. @exiled off mainstreet

    Agreed on your 1st 2 sentences. As to your third, not bloody likely, as they say across the pond.

  19. Rurik says:
    @exiled off mainstreet

    I’d make him Secretary of the Treasury, if he’d take it.

    So he could personally preside over the dismantling of the Fed, and thereby free humanity from the fiend.

    Phil Giraldi would make a nice Secretary of State.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  20. Anonymous[603] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I wanted to find information on one of the prosecuting DA’s assigned to one of the Jan 6 cases and her information was scrubbed from the internet. Hows that for government transparency?

    • Replies: @Cowboy
  21. Anonymous[144] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    Don’t forget me. I would make a nice Secretary of Labor. And what about Ron Unz? You could be Surgeon General. Or maybe Head of the FBI.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  22. @exiled off mainstreet

    From your mouth to God’s ears, Exiled.

    Too bad Rand is not from a more populous, electorally significant State. But can you envision Florida Governor Ron DeSantis / Senator Paul as the 2024 Republican ticket?

    DeSantis, born Sept 1978, is 42 now and will be 46 on Election Day 2024. He can run for reelection as Florida Governor in 2022, which he is currently favored to win, and be the incumbent executive when he runs for Prez. But has he expressed any sensible, non-warmongering views on foreign policy?

  23. @RadicalCenter

    That’s the deal breaker. Keep DeSantis domestic, where he can remain independent enough to still make trouble for the deep state planners. Otherwise they’ll find a way to make him play ball, put him up as a backup if Harris is looking shaky, and then it’ll just a matter of replacing “Evil Russia” with “Evil China” on the cue cards.

  24. @RadicalCenter

    But has he expressed any sensible, non-warmongering views on foreign policy?

    What makes you think that will come up in the next Most Important Election Ever? It didn’t make the Red+Blue debates the last time around.

    If you want change, stop consenting through your participation in the Establishment’s politics.

  25. @syd.bgd

    Maybe Putin wants to take every possible chance, no matter how slim to avoid WWIII?

  26. Cowboy says:
    @Anonymous

    These attorneys are part of a Star Chamber (These are secret meetings in which an elite looks for people to be prosecuted aka Grand Jury) so secrecy is endemic and necessary

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  27. @Cowboy

    OT I guess, but you are historically wrong about the Star Chamber. It was the court of equity as distinct from the court of law, and was investigative, not adversarial. Goal to find the truth rather than to win the case. And relatively low cost. Loved by the people of the era.

    • Replies: @Cowboy
  28. Sending Bidumb as the voice of CRT Wakanda to a summit with Putin will be the greatest LOL in Twitter history, that’s only if it’s not censored. And we all know Jack Dorsey loves his God like powers of censorship.

  29. The ‘Biden’ regime doesn’t have the consent of the people to speak on it’s behalf to world leaders.

    The best thing for the United States would be a Hurricane Katrina-level disaster on a national scale.

    When federal control ceases to function, states and local governments can fill the vacuum of power, finance, and information. Any attempt by the illegitimate Washington regime to re-seize power would be swatted down.

    A reborn constitutional federation could then speak to Russia, China and Europe.

  30. Cowboy says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Some may have, Ann, but if I recall correctly it was one of the leading causes of the English civil war. The point being that this court was not bound by common law and derived it’s authority from the monarch alone. Which isn’t really that much different than the Grand Jury system combined with FISA where an unelected cabal gets together to target political opponents which leads to things like the Russia hoax and persecution of Trump supporters.

  31. @RadicalCenter

    And what of Mr. DeSantis’s recent endorsement of Florida legislation to sanction free speech?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  32. @ThreeCranes

    The best response is to not vote. Don’t give the system, and the Republican party, any further legitimacy by participating in this sham.

    • Agree: Greta Handel
  33. Rurik says:
    @Anonymous

    Don’t forget me.

    um, you’re posting as Anonymous

    I would make a nice Secretary of Labor.

    Done!

    And what about Ron Unz?

    Immigration Tsar

    You could be Surgeon General. Or maybe Head of the FBI.

    Secretary of de-Federalization of the former United States of America, into the new Federation of Sovereign States of America.

    I’ll help preside over the mass-succession movement that will repudiate Washington, DC as the illegal usurper of the former United States people’s Constitutional rights, as the failed Republic disbands, and forms several sovereign territories.

    Treaties will need to be signed, and commerce regulated between these new entities based on freedom and self-determination.

    I suppose I’ll have to serve at some capacity to make the transition smooth.

    Sacrifices will have to be make, and I can’t be one to shirk my duty.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  34. Rurik says:
    @Greta Handel

    And what of Mr. DeSantis’s recent endorsement of Florida legislation to sanction free speech?

    that was/is treason, of course.

    But let’s just pretend that voting does in fact at least allow the people to select between treasonous, pro-wars for Israel Red vs. treasonous pro-wars for Israel Blue.

    So it comes down to Kamala vs. DeSantis.

    Now, we both know that either one of these treasonous scum will subvert the will of the American people and Constitution at the drop of a hat, whenever Israel’s or Wall Street’s interests are involved. Duh.

    But what about the other things?

    Remember, we’re pretending that voting will make a difference, and that the PTB aren’t using voting machines to simply select their chosen candidate.

    So in your considered opinion, would voting between Kamala vs. DeSantis make any sense?

    For instance, we all have a few decades on this rock. Would it be preferable to vote so that we and our children are not targeted as ‘white supremacists’ and guilty for all the failures and foibles of all non-whites on the planet, and have all our possessions confiscated by Kamala’s government to make reparations for our congenital evil? All while every drop of blood and treasure that can be squandered to bolster Israel is done so.

    vs. a treasonous government that will also squander every drop of blood and treasure to bolster Israel, but that does not seek to hunt down every white man or woman who doesn’t bow down to BLM as a vile ‘white supremacist racist that needs to pay! And have their children indoctrinated to hate themselves and become transgender and homosexual as the final solution to what ails the Climate Justice wokeness of the planet.

    ?

    Because as I see it, that is sort of the choice that’s left to us these days.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  35. @Rurik

    Continuing to participate is not only assenting to “the choice that’s left to us these days,” but ensuring that “we and our children” will be offered none better in the future.

  36. Rurik says:

    Continuing to participate is not only assenting to “the choice that’s left to us these days,”

    that sounds just a bit like nihilistic abnegation, which if that’s the truth that suits you to follow, I wouldn’t presume to doubt your personal solution, but I do wonder at why you’d advocate others do so.

    We all live in this world. We don’t have another, at least if you’re realistic about realities.

    I’d prefer to have a president like Ron Paul. An honest, patriotic and decent man who takes the Constitution seriously, and loves human liberty, knowing all too well the myriad threats to same, that bubble up from every corner of human nature.

    But we don’t live in the kind of realty where a Ron Paul can save us. (even if he were president, they’d likely subvert his works).

    Rather we live in a nation that has been co-0pted by Old Testament fiends, hell bent on hatred, genocide and destruction.

    If it were in my power to change that, I’d like someone to tell me how.

    But if it’s not in my power to change that, then the sane thing for me to do is accept reality, and my person limitations.

    Therefor being offered the vote, as my only infinitesimally small way of exerting influence, I generally use it.

    For local and national elections. Even if only as a protest vote, which is why I did vote for Ron Paul at least once that I recall.

    “we and our children” will be offered none better in the future.

    do you imagine that by staying home on election days, and refusing to participate out of spite, will one day accomplish a better future for America’s children?

    How?

    Are our elites going to take a general refusal to vote, as a repudiation of their rule, and step down, out of shame?

    If only Climate Justice warriors and BLM thugs and assorted evangelical Christian Zionists and others are the ones out voting, and thoughtful conservatives are staying home, because the choices are too unpalatable, then is that going to change things for the better?

    Really?

    Perhaps I’m just too obtuse to glimmer this esoteric strategy.

    As I said, if you’re simply too honorable to pull the lever for the lesser of two evils, I get that.

    But if you’re advocating that all thoughtful and sane people stay home on election day, then I just don’t quite follow the agenda, unless it’s sort of what I see RotanBill advocating, and that seems to me to be the faster the U.S. descends into a dystopian hell on earth, the faster the rest of the world can breath a massive sigh of relief.

    I get that too, if you’re living on some tropical island or targeted nation like Russia, but not if you live in America with tones of relatives who’re going to be ground into the dirt when this dystopia really kicks into gear.

  37. @Rurik

    Immigration Tsar

    You’re freakin’ kidding me! I would want him for anything but, maybe Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Unz used to write the complicated software to help the Finance “Industry” make money playing around with the money. Perhaps he could find a way to keep the dollar afloat until, well, the rest of what you wrote hopefully happens.

    Oh, yeah, funny one there. I also wondered why a guy going by “Anonymous” would expect you to put his name in the hat for a cabinet position.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  38. Rurik says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Immigration Tsar

    You’re freakin’ kidding me! I would want him for anything but, maybe Secretary of the Treasury.

    that was kind of a joke

    Mr. Unz and myself don’t quite see eye to eye on the wisdom of massive and transformational Third World (perhaps Latin American in particular) immigration and what he denigrates as ‘right-wingers’ and other assorted ‘anti-immigration’ types. He uses the pejorative ‘white nationalists’, whatever that specifically means. (at least if I’m not mistaken about him).

    So that was a bit tongue and cheek.

    Treasury is for Ron Paul, but I’d have no problem with making Ron Unz President of Harvard, Ambassador to Russia, or just about any post he’d concede to fill, with the exception of ‘Immigration Tzar’, or any such responsibility.

    Perhaps the best post for Mr. Unz might be Chancellor of America’s higher education’. With ultimate authority over our ivy leagues schools, and posh universities.

    His unique skills would, I would posit, be best suited to steering Western civilization’s free intellectual spirit, and unfettered philosophical and scientific inquiry.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  39. bayviking says:

    Here is an honest retired politician, persistently operating on the fringe of DC political correctness, and being mostly correct about everything. But sorry Ron, we are never going back to the gold standard.

  40. I do not think that there will be a “train wreck” as far as Vladimir Putin and Russia are concerned. In my estimation, Mr. Putin is a very intelligent individual, unlike “President” Biden. Also, Mr. Putin knows what is best for the average Russian citizen and I believe that he is doing everything that he can, to improve the lives of ordinary Russians, again UNLIKE American politicians, who are bought and paid for by the Big Money interests.

    Thank you.

  41. @Cowboy

    “Imagine this Gomez—-Amtrak Joe Biden meeting Vladimir Putin ! Biden has Blinken at his side who opens the session and starts shouting in a Yankee Jewish twang rant “Get out of Crimea—Canada —Chile and Moscow!!” and then Putin puts forward a riddle for Joe ” It isn’t Moe –and it is not Larry—who is it?” –Biden asks that Putin again re-state the question and hearing it again then shouts “Donald Trump !!!!!” —–and I concede Sherman has great insight—from his revised Future Forward and Back Machine.

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