Current Events

by Norbert Link

We begin with reporting on Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East, covering his meetings with Israel’s current leader Lapid and Israel’s main opposition leader Netanyahu, Palestinian leader Abbas and Saudi Arabia’s de-facto leader Bin Salman. As the articles point out, Biden’s visits did not accomplish much, if anything, and were to an extent quite counter-productive, while the Biden Administration had miscalculated and hoped that his trip would bring him some desperately needed support even among deeply divided Democratic voters at home. However, Biden’s overall popularity in the USA has reached an unparalleled low point, and many Democrats hope that Biden will not run again in 2024. Still, the damage caused by Biden during his presidency—so far—and the resulting negative perspective of America’s weakness and irrelevance by its allies and enemies cannot be easily fixed.

We also speak of Biden’s “dead horses” and the bad politics by Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party; and worldwide “punishing heatwaves.” Please view our new StandingWatch program, titled, America’s Armed Forces in Big Trouble” .

In other news, we address the resignation of Mario Draghi in Italy; Germany’s ignorant leadership and its role in running the EU (and that under an indecisive German president and an unruly German government coalition); Biden’s “disgraceful” anti-British comments; Britain’s chaos; the shocking biblical ignorance of the Church of England; the question as to whether Boris Johnson might make a comeback; and the shortsightedness and unbiblical man-made “wisdom” of Pope Francis.

Throughout this section, we have underlined pertinent statements in the quoted articles, for the convenience and quick overview of the reader.

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