Washington’s foreign policy strategy in the coming months it will look absurd and unflattering.
This is what the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, wrote in an article for the “Izvestia” newspaper, as a comment on the article of the US President Joe Biden, published by The Washington Post on November 18.
“Joseph Biden’s Saturday Washington Post op-ed on the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, means three things. First, this is obviously one of the first steps on the eve of the start of the American election campaign, the diplomat wrote. It will look bad, absurd, wild, in a word – unflattering, stressed Zakharova. Second, Biden is starting with a historic failure, she noted. According to public opinion polls, the approval rating of the current US president has reached a record low – more than half of Americans do not trust their president and do not approve of his policies.”
Zakharova draws attention to the fact that the issues in Biden’s article are presented through the “prism of American exceptionalism” and pointed out the discrepancy between the US administration’s stated assessments and approaches.
“There are many strange and contradictory things in this article. But the icing on the outdated cake was an exceptional historical alogism – the diplomat continued. – For some reason, the author of the article signed by the President of the United States talked about the order for two groups of aircraft carriers to go to the conflict zone. When in history, I would like to ask, did the aircraft carriers of America’s largest military bring stability and contribute to a ceasefire?
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“If ‘American power’ repeats the fate of the United States during the Korean and Vietnam wars, one can only sympathize with Israel again“, Zakharova concluded and recalled that the aircraft carriers “Dwight Eisenhower” and “Gerald Ford” were named after American presidents during whose administration the United States participated in the respective conflicts.
We recall that Biden noted in his article that Gaza and the West Bank ultimately should be “united” under a new Palestinian Authority.
Joe Biden’s Middle East Peace Theses were in the context of questions surrounding the future of the region after Israel achieved its goal to crush the armed group Hamas.
“As we pursue peace, Gaza and the West Bank must be reunited under one governance structure, ultimately under a revitalized Palestinian Authority, as we all work toward a two-state solution,” Biden wrote in the material published in ” The Washington Post”.
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Israel’s biggest ally Washington gave its full support to the country’s response to the October 7 Hamas strike that left 1,200 dead, mostly civilians. About 240 people were taken hostage.
But as the death toll from Israel’s military campaign in Gaza continues to rise – up to 12,300 people, including more than 5,000 children, according to the Hamas government – The United States expressed concern about the manner of the strikes and raised questions about the long-term future of the territory once Hamas is defeated.
“A two-state solution is the only way to ensure the long-term security of both the Israeli and Palestinian people. While it may seem right now that the future has never been further away, this crisis has made it more urgent than ever Joe Biden wrote.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not reject Biden’s plan, but said the Palestinian Authority “in its current form is unable to take responsibility for Gaza.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has not condemned the Hamas attack and his senior ministers are celebrating it, Netanyahu said.
“We cannot have a civilian government in Gaza that supports terror, encourages terror, pays for terror and teaches terror,” he told a news conference.
Abbas called on Biden to use his “considerable influence” with Israel “to intervene immediately to stop this humanitarian catastrophe, this genocide against our innocent people.”