Needed: A New Foreign Policy

No one can be left unmoved by the sight of the body bags being filled on the beaches of the Mediterranean, children suffocating in the backs of lorries, humans desperate to reach the promised land of Europe, where there is peace, safety and democracy.

Even if the streets are not paved in gold, at least you are not being shot at, your village or town bombed, your head removed or your antiquities destroyed. The Home Secretary Theresa May has claimed that the migrant crisis had been “exacerbated by the European system of no borders”. May is always trying to divert attention from the failings of the government and refuses to acknowledge that it is her administration, and that of previous governments, that have created today’s migrant crisis.

The neo imperialism of Britain, the EU and the USA has created today’s human tragedies. They have sought to control the Middle East, attempting to guarantee cheap oil, arming and supporting despotic regimes across the region, undertaking regime change when it suited, all leading to the situation today.

This is not to excuse the murdering fundamentalists, or to place Saddam or Gaddafi on some sort of pedestal but we do need to acknowledge that our foreign policy has contributed to the turmoil in the region and without changes in diplomacy then chaos will persist for generations.

The concept of open borders and free movement of labour do need to be abandoned. But to try and claim that these concepts are the root cause of the refugee problem demonstrates a lack of thought and honesty. We require real change in our foreign policy, with political, not military solutions, as well as an exit from the EU and a recognition that human life is priceless.

 

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Biden opposed moves to rebuild Afghanistan, advising a policy of fighting terrorism in the country. He also opposed withdrawal of US troops, which Trump carried out.
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@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Biden's regime will hold on to enclaves in the North East and work alongside Turkish invaders, continuing sanctions against the Syrian government. In general, Biden wants US global leadership, which he sees as being diminished by Trump's inconsistencies.
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/limited-and-constrained-the-biden-administration-and-the-prospects-of-a-syria-policy/

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Biden intends to have tighter sanctions on DPRK, and to have stricter preconditions with respect to engaging on talks. The Democrat's president also intends to strengthen an alliance against North Korea. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-northkorea-analysi/biden-on-north-korea-fewer-summits-tighter-sanctions-same-standoff-idUSKBN25G2QO

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

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