“We mustlead from a position of strength –with unrivaled military might, a dynamic economy and the unmatched strength of our human resources” – Anthony Blinken on 19th November 2014
It is now reported that President-Elect Joe Biden going to appoint Anthony Blinken as the Secretary of State. The Democratic Party and this shows the signs of what the Biden administration will do. However, this shift isn’t that visible with a character like Blink.
Who used his time out of office as a Lobbyist and formed the company WestExecs. The WestExecs are said to be funded by defence and military companies. Now, his returning to office by being appointed Biden. Blinken worked as Deputy Secretary of State between 2015 to 2017.
A man who prefers using “tough diplomacy” and a man who votes for warfare. This man had no issues bombing Libya or Iraq. The man is proud to be in the Situation Room when they United States killed Osama Bin Laden. Therefore, this man is a war-hawk and his coming to office under Biden.
So Blinken will not change the methods and the means of the American army. This man will further expansion and the “empire” with usage of the US Army. Expect him to vouch for military operations, as long as he see it benefiting US interests.
That’s why this is not a positive appointment. His a man who has used the years to enrich himself on lobbying for military contractors. This man has no issues going to war or fighting a war.
Blinken is the perfect for Pentagon. They have gotten a man of their heart. This man will not come with progressive ideas in concern of the Foreign Affairs. His a neo-con sort of “democratic” bureaucrat who Biden trusts.
Therefore, there will be no big shift in how the US manoeuvrers. They will maybe be more “diplomatic” in language and shows some restraints. However, the will be a null sum game. As the US will continue their prospects abroad and further their interests.
I don’t have faith that their wreckening foreign policies will not cease. The Trump Administration was brash and erratic. The Biden Administration might be more subtle. However, their ideals on Foreign Affairs might not change so much. Maybe even send more troops to Syria and Afghanistan. They might even go into Somalia. Who knows, but the US will not be without War-Hawks in their governments apparently.
Blinken is one of them. Just like Bolton was under Trump. Blinken will be under Biden. The only difference, is the language, but the bullets will not care if you speak softy or brash. The hurt and the pain is still same when it hits the skin.
I am not positive to Blinken. He will go to war… he will find arrangements and make reasons to go to war. This wouldn’t shock me.
Maybe he could surprise me, but he has a history and he could easily repeat it in office. Peace.