For the G7 conference– of the heads of federal government of seven of the world’s 10 biggest economies– and the gatherings today of NATO and the European Union in Brussels appear created more to send out messages than to portend action. What are those messages?
History repeats itself, initially as catastrophe, then as farce.
Karl Marx’s remark entered your mind as President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to equate their tete-a-tete at the G7 confab in Cornwall, England, to the Atlantic Charter conference of 80 years ago.
Those were historical days, to which nowadays can not compare.
In August 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt met covertly on warships off Newfoundland to give and dedicate to a set of concepts that were to govern the world after the defeat of a then-triumphant Nazism.
Aboard HMS Prince of Wales, the battleship that brought Churchill throughout the Atlantic, Americans and British sang together, defiantly and movingly, an old and venerable hymn.
“Onward, Christian Soldiers!
Marching regarding War,
With the Cross of Jesus,
Going on Before.”
4 months later on, hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Prince of Wales would be sunk by Japanese fighter-bombers together with its sibling ship, the battlecruiser Repulse, in the South China Sea.
When Churchill got here in Placentia Bay off the Canadian coast, the Fight of Britain had been won, Adolf Hitler had actually turned on his previous ally Joseph Stalin, and German armies were advancing from success to triumph in the USSR.
The threat then was that the Nazis may win the war.
And what did Biden, landing at Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, identify for the U.S. soldiers there as the “existential threat” facing today’s world?
Have something to state about this column?Visit Gab– The social media network that champs free speech– Remark without Censorship!Or see Pat’s FaceBook page and post your remarks … Said Biden:”When I first was chosen vice president with President Obama, the military sat us down to let us understand what the best threats dealing with America were– the best physical threats. … You understand what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest risk facing America was? Worldwide warming.””This is not a joke,”Biden ensured the troops. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Army Gen. Mark Milley told Congress the following day that, over at the Pentagon, they had a rather
various ranking of hazard assessments.
Said Milley: “Environment change does effect, however the president is taking a look at a much wider angle than I am … from a strictly military viewpoint, I’m putting China, Russia up there
. “Beginning the first day’s discussion of the 7 leaders from the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, Johnson laid out his vision for the post-COVID-19 world. Building on Biden’s theme to “construct back better,”Johnson said that we must guarantee that “we’re developing back better together. And developing back greener. And constructing back fairer. And constructing back more equal … perhaps
in a more feminine method. “Johnson knows his media audience. In the 12,400-word closing communique, the G7 accused Russia of threatening Ukraine while China was guilty of human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. The anti-China commentary was said to have been placed at the
demand of President Biden.
Enjoy the current Videos on Our Buchanan-Trump YouTube Playlist! But no concrete action was agreed upon in the communique that would unduly disturb either Chinese President Xi Jinping or Russian President Vladimir Putin. Undoubtedly, the Chinese embassy in London dismissed the entire G7 exercise, with Reuters pricing estimate a spokesperson as saying,”The days when international choices were dictated by a small group of nations are long gone.”That Chinese diplomat came as close to explaining the reality at the Cornwall confab as anyone present. For the G7 conference– of the heads of government of seven of the world’s
10 largest economies– and the gatherings this week of NATO and the European Union in Brussels appear developed more to send messages than to hint action. What are those messages?”America is back!”The lost lamb has come home. The bad
old days of The Donald are over. We are united again and concurred we should stand together and raise our differences behind closed
doors, not raucously in open forums. And the struggle for the future lies in competitors, not dispute, between autocrats and democrats, to figure out which system works better for its individuals. To show solidarity, the G7 agreed to contribute 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine shots to poor and
clingy countries by the end of 2022. Half will originate from the U.S.A.. And what are the geopolitical truths largely left unaddressed? Russia continues to hold Alexei Navalny in jail, to guarantee the dictator Alexi Lukashenko in Belarus and to
support the pro-Russian rebel resistance in the Donbas. China is not surrendering any of the reefs it declares in the South China Sea. Beijing continues to squeeze
the political life out of Hong Kong, and its persecution persists in Xinjiang. And the Chinese military workouts in the Taiwanese waters and air space will continue and
grow more aggressive. Wednesday’s meeting in between Biden and Putin is the event towards which these preliminary meetings– the G7, NATO and EU gatherings– have been pointing. And from the signals Putin has been sending out, he plans to disagree securely and honestly with Biden, who has actually called him a” killer.”Following the Putin summit, Biden will hold his own different interview, by himself. What, one wonders, are the Americans afraid of? Do You Appreciate Reading Our Emails and Website? Let us understand how we are doing– Send us a Thank You Via Paypal! Image Source: Ben Garrison at Grrraphics.com … Note: We are an Amazon Partner. Your purchases on Amazon.com through any of our links will help support Buchanan.org– at no extra expense to you! Make America Smart Again- Share Pat’s Columns!Like this: Like Packing … Associated