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Biden’s Middle East Surrender

AMAC Exclusive By Aaron Kliegman

The Biden administration is significantly reducing America’s defenses in the Middle East, pulling several antimissile systems and other military hardware from the region.

 Last month, the Pentagon confirmed that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin directed the Commander of US Central Command, which oversees American forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan, to remove “certain forces and capabilities,” mostly air defense systems.

 According to the Wall Street Journal, the administration is withdrawing some fighter jet squadrons and about eight Patriot missile batteries from Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. The US will also withdraw one Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) system from Saudi Arabia.

 Each battery requires hundreds of troops and civilians to operate.

 The Pentagon says some of the military assets are returning to the US for maintenance, while others will be redeployed elsewhere. The Biden administration claims these changes are merely a manifestation of a larger effort to realign U.S. defense strategy to have a greater focus on Asia.

 To be sure, China needs to be deterred—but moving antimissile systems from the Middle East won’t do the trick. The moves will, however, embolden another US adversary: Iran.

 To understand why, recall how, in 2019, Iran attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities using cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems that ballistic missile defense systems are not designed to intercept. Iran evidently knows the limitations of America’s antimissile systems in the region and has figured out how to circumvent them. By removing air defenses from the Middle East, the Biden administration is essentially giving Iran free reign to target Saudi Arabia and other US allies with even more menacing missiles.

 It does not help that Biden has a history of bashing missile defense, repeatedly voting against the funding, development, and production of such technology.

 Nor does it help that Biden is actively appeasing Iran to reenter the 2015 nuclear deal, an agreement that paves a path for the Iranian regime to build nuclear weapons while enriching it by lifting economic sanctions.

 In a desperate bid to revive the deal, the administration recently lifted sanctions on several former Iranian officials, energy companies, and government entities, including ones involved in financing terrorism — unilateral actions for which the US received nothing in return.

 This is appeasement, plain and simple. And the Biden administration’s latest military withdrawals from the Middle East will only further appease Tehran, sending a clear signal that the US will not oppose Iran’s imperialism across the region.

 There are two broader problems with the US shifting away from the Middle East.

 First, the next war in which the US is engaged is more likely to be irregular and involve terrorists and insurgents in the Middle East, than, say, a war with China over Taiwan. In fact, there have been no wars between great powers since 1945, and most of the recent conflicts are intra-state, having more in common with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than conventional wars against China or Russia.

 Second, the political reality in Washington is that the Middle East always dominates headlines, and lawmakers can never seem to make the strategic shift away from the region. Even the Biden administration has launched military strikes against Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria.

 Therefore, Washington will likely continue its basic posture in the Middle East while also emphasizing great-power competition with China, leaving existing troops in the Middle East vulnerable without America’s high-tech defense systems.

 Moreover, while it is important to prioritize threats in the Pacific, it is highly questionable whether that is truly what Biden’s Middle East drawdown portends.

 Indeed, Biden’s defense budget suggests he is not merely redeploying assets—he is setting the stage for the first wave of massive defense cuts which will leave America and its allies in much greater peril.

 Biden’s proposed budget for 2022 radically underfunds a vital program dedicated to stopping China from advancing in the western Pacific. Specifically, the administration falls about $1 billion short of the roughly $5 billion requested by the Pentagon’s Indo-Pacific Command for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative. The budget for the initiative has severe problems that have all but dissolved it.

 Add an $8 billion cut to new weapons procurement, which will create an older, smaller force, and the result is a military unfit to meet the Chinese challenge.

 The bottom line is this: Be wary of Biden’s recent moves to withdraw military assets from the Middle East. Many Americans — Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives — want American forces out of the Middle East. But what the Biden administration is doing is reckless, and worse, it signals weakness.

 As we learned on 9/11, even if an administration wants to prioritize China and ignore the threat of terrorism, all it takes is one attack to change everything. China is the priority today, but America must remain strong and vigilant in the Middle East—or we may not have the luxury to focus on China at all.

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Jim
4 months ago

It takes someone special to make decisions as dumb as this..

Tim Kern
4 months ago
Reply to  Jim

It’s Obama’s “Weaken America” strategy.
It’s not “dumb.” It’s treason in a velvet glove.

C Fletcher
4 months ago

How about we call it what it is: the Obama administration

J. Farley
4 months ago

Biden, is doing what he is told to do, anything that Biden say’s or dose is what his handlers have told him to do, he is not capable of thinking for himself, I challenge to a debate on current events, he and I are within a couple of years of being the same age.
I will do a battle of wits with him, it won’t be fair, I know he’s disarmed.

Pete from St Pete
4 months ago

Now that it is clear that Biden is backing down in the Middle East, look for the next headline. “BIDEN DECIDES TAIWAN NOT WORTH DEFENDING.”

Judy
4 months ago

Rev.18:1- And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
2. And he cried mightily with a strong voice saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

☆4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that he receive not of her plagues.( The Rapture).

5. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
7. So much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8. Therefore, shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
9. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning.
10. Standing afar of for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgement come.

Rev. Vs 20. Rejoice over her thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
21. And a mighty angel took up a stone, like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

What I learned about this great city Babylon is that in her heart, she became lifted up, and became an Apostate nation after God had prospered and built her up and blessed her. She turned her back on God and became a nation as Sodom and Gomorrah. There are no coincidences, everything happens for a reason. God has warned Christians that the nation that forgets their God will fall. I pray we aren’t at that point yet and that God will bring this nation back to Him.

Glenn
4 months ago
Reply to  Judy

I’m not one to normally be a doomsayer yet with all that is going on in our great and formally God fearing land we are on the brink of disaster. Considering the CRT, disregard for decency, rioting and looting, defunding police, among many other dark issues our country is doomed. Only one way to save it, stand firm and never, never acquiesce just for the sake of “getting along”.

Steven
4 months ago
Reply to  Judy

Yes, this is what Rev 18 says. It is not worthy to mention that this is after Christians leave to go to heaven. Because the rapture has not happened we are not under these scriptures.

Judy
4 months ago
Reply to  Steven

Thank you Steven for your reply. I don’t know if you read my posting through, but finishing up I wrote that I hope we’re no where near that point yet and that God will still help us….not in those exact words, but I’m aware we’re not currently at the point of what Rev. 18 states. I fear we are getting close, and that is my concern.

DeEnna Matthews
4 months ago

This is exactly what Obama wanted. Can’t tell me he isn’t the shadow president. To hell with the American and other lives that have been lost trying to bring some stability to that horrible part of the world.

Jane CA
4 months ago

Biden is certifiable. Many many people will die because of his ignorance !

JOHN
4 months ago

OBAMA, BOWED and APOLOGIZED BIDEN, BUMBLES and SURRENDERS!

aluminum head
4 months ago

Baraks O-mambo’s 3rd term. If all the “independent” doofus’ would have voted for Trump then even the cheaters could not have gotten that much corruption done.

Bill on the Hill
4 months ago

The FAUX O’Biden administration is a disaster in the making where the middle east is concerned in particular. O’Biden needs a war to distract attention away from the FRAUDULENT ELECTION that put him in office…The audits are complete in AZ with the results soon to be released, then the real s**t storm begins…Be prepared for FALSE FLAG events, media black outs, etc…They will delay, delay delay, continue to make false accusations & on & on it goes…
The other concern are the ( 2 ) FAUX generals at the Pentagon, i.e. General Lloyd Austin, ret. & General Milley, both 100% WOKE…They are instigating a response from all the players in the middle east by US bombings in IRAQ & SYRIA & sowing dissent with the proxies of IRAN & once again up to no good, i.e. HAMAS’s bombing of Israel with 1000’s of missiles raining down on them & Biden supporting HAMAS with money to purchase more Iranian weapons. The Palestinian’s are no better than HAMAs for allowing all the violence against Israel to occur…It is the same game once again in the middle east…
They are playing the exact same games his boss played: Remember the Red Line in Syria? Yes, that guy, Hussein Obama himself…
If we don’t get these people out soon, there won’t be anything left in the middle east nor America for that matter, then China moves right in without firing a single bullet. Sound familiar?
The clown show is over, it is time for Mr. Incoherent & his sidekick Hairy Toes herself to be REMOVED immediately…
Bill on the Hill…

Felix
4 months ago

Peace through strength. War happens when your enemy knows they have the advantage, with a sure possibility of defeating their enemy, and everything Biden and our woke generals of the joint chiefs of staff are enacting is telling all our enemies, “We love you, and will help you with anything you need .and finance you with our taxpayer’s money, so please do not be angry with us.”

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  Felix

So then, why are we giving them our hard earned money for support of this evil

Paul
4 months ago

Joe Biden= Stupidity!

Honey
4 months ago

Worst administration in our history. Getting worse every day.

Hal
4 months ago
Reply to  Honey

Dangerously worse for sure!!!!

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