Just a few news clips to illustrate a thing:
Biden on Ukraine:
WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has clearly committed war crimes and the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to issue an arrest warrant for him was justified.
The ICC earlier on Friday called for Putin’s arrest on suspicion of unlawful deportation of children and unlawful transfer of people from Ukraine to Russia since Moscow’s invasion began of its neighbor last year.
President Biden has quietly ordered the U.S. government to begin sharing evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court in The Hague, according to officials familiar with the matter, signaling a major shift in American policy.
The decision, made by Mr. Biden in recent days, overrides months of resistance by the Pentagon, which had argued that it could pave the way for the court to prosecute American troops, according to the officials.
After an unprecedented visit to Ukraine, President Joe Biden told a Warsaw crowd that “brutality will never grind down the will of a free Ukraine. Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia. Never.”
Biden on Gaza:
WASHINGTON — The US has already begun delivering critically needed munitions and military equipment to Israel, the White House said Monday, as the Pentagon reviews its inventories to see what else can be sent quickly to boost its ally in the three-day-old war with Hamas.
John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council, confirmed Monday evening that the first batch of military aid in the wake of the massacre of hundreds of Israelis by Hamas terrorists is “making its way” to Israel.
Biden Warns Israel Not to Occupy Gaza
While the president has stood strongly behind Israel since Hamas attacked, he said on “60 Minutes” that a new occupation of Gaza would “be a big mistake.”
Biden appears to have the same kind of disconnected time disorder as Trump: Israel has been occupying Gaza for decades. It has been “a big mistake” for decades, too.
Why, no, I can’t understand how a whole generation that grew up during the Vietnam and Iraq wars could be under the impression that the US government are cynical political nihilists who’ll say or do anything for momentary advantage. Can you?
I started to do a version where I flipped all the Russia/Ukraine references with Israel/Palestine references but I concluded that’d be cheesy and obvious, right?