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The deadly debacle in Afghanistan had to be an eye-opener for more than one. Watching thousands of Afghan citizens fleeing terrified from Taliban terrorists was the first great display of mediocrity. The images of those men over each other trying to hang on to American planes to save their lives went around the world; however, no one could say that this was a surprise.
Long before the presidential debates, we all knew that Biden was completely unfit to hold any public office. In fact, his mental faculties would not give him enough autonomy to run a small condominium office, much less lead the most important nation in the world, but this is where the propaganda dragged us.
If Afghanistan was tragic, what about what is now happening in Ukraine, with Putin taking advantage of the absence of a real leader in Washington to start his crusade against the Western world? The first thing Biden did when he became President was to block the Keystone XL pipeline and sabotage the sanctions that the Republicans intended to impose on Germany for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline; in other words, while Biden destroyed the energy autonomy of the United States, he made it easier for Russia to bring Germany and Europe to their knees with its cheap energy. Months later, what we all know happened: Putin took advantage of the weakness —and clumsiness—- of the White House resident to declare war on the world.
However, as with Biden everything can always get worse, now the president is planning to enliven his relations with the Venezuelan dictator, Nicolás Maduro, with the purpose of supplying the United States with oil sold to him by the same man who is currently accused by the U.S. Justice Department of drug trafficking, and on whom there is a reward of 15 million dollars for his capture.
In other words, just when we thought that things could not get any worse, Biden openly negotiates with a drug trafficker accused of crimes against humanity, in order to continue sinking the image of his government and the United States.
In the midst of all this disaster, perhaps the only moderately encouraging news is that the midterms are just around the corner. I only hope that in November we still have a world to defend.
Emmanuel Rincón is a lawyer, writer, novelist and essayist. He has won several international literary awards. He is Editor-at-large at El American // Emmanuel Rincón es abogado, escritor, novelista y ensayista. Ganador de diversos premios literarios internacionales. Es editor-at-large en El American