Biden Practically Tells UN That America Is No Longer A Superpower - (2 Videos)

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 22 September 2021 12:00

The United States is moving into a “new era of relentless diplomacy,” President Biden announced Tuesday throughout the opening of the UN General Assembly, notwithstanding several glaring diplomatic errors by his administration in recent weeks.

In the days leading up to the UNGA, the Biden administration has been forced to respond to Congress for the chaotic troop departure from Afghanistan, as well as diplomatic frustration from France over the nuclear-powered submarine deal with the United Kingdom and Australia.

“Simply put, we stand, in my view, at an inflection point in history. And I’m here to share with you how the United States intends to work with partners and allies to answer these questions, and the commitment of my new administration to help lead the world toward a more peaceful, prosperous future for all people.”

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Biden highlighted the end of the war in Afghanistan as a turning point for diplomacy in the US.

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“We’re opening a new era of relentless diplomacy of using the power of our development, to invest in new ways of lifting people up around the world,” he stated.

Notwithstanding this hopeful effort, France, China, and the UK in particular have traded diplomatic barbs with the US lately.

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In March, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was lectured and ridiculed by Chinese officials on what they called US hypocrisy, at the first high-level meeting between the two countries, which occurred on American soil.

“The United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength,” Diplomat Yang Jiechi announced through a translator at the summit in Anchorage back then.

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“Many people within the United States actually have little confidence in the democracy of the United States,” stated Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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Prior to the UN General Assembly, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres revealed his goal to repair relations between the US and China, stating he is keen to avoid another “Cold War.”

“We need to avoid at all cost a cold war that would be different from the past one, and probably more dangerous and more difficult to manage,” he announced, continuing that the current relationship between the two nations is one of “confrontation.”

Biden addressed Guterres’ anxieties on Tuesday, making clear that the US is not looking to begin a Cold War and is willing to work with any country.

Amid the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in August, President Biden reportedly neglected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s efforts to contact him for roughly 36 hours as the Taliban cemented its control.

Once Johnson got Biden on the phone, the Telegraph reported, the British PM urged the American president not to throw away “gains made in Afghanistan” — a plea from one of America’s staunchest allies in that war and in general that the president disregarded.

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