With the withdrawal from Afghanistan, Joe Biden ‘undermined’ global partnerships on which the United Kingdom and the United States rely.
The Henry Jackson Society’s Sam Armstrong has cautioned that Joe Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan has “seriously weakened” the global relationships on which the UK and the US rely.
According to Sam Amstrong, President Joe Biden’s choice to abandon Afghanistan has damaged Britain’s freedom and flexibility in forging coalitions to resist China’s ascent. Mr Armstrong has warned that the United States’ choice to withdraw troops has eroded worldwide trust in western nations as trusted allies, eviscerating the UK’s “freedom and flexibility to be fickle and perfidious.” According to Mr. Armstrong, who spoke to this website, “Every day, China becomes closer to achieving the superpower status that it aspires to and, in some ways, deserves based on its economic and military capabilities.
“China will ascend to the position of world’s second or possibly third most powerful country.
“All of this necessitates a response, and the response is for us to be dependable and dependable to our allies who need and call on us.
“Otherwise, you can excuse them for falling into the clutches of our foes, who are all telling them, “Look, don’t go with the west, they’re forcing you to do this, this, and this you don’t want to do.”
“‘Come in with us instead; we won’t ask you to do anything; just remain with us,'” he continued. “‘And unlike them, our leaders will be around forever; the promises and insurances they make you can count on,'” he added.
“So for President Biden to turn around and say, despite the promises he made to the Afghan people, we’re going to leave Afghanistan, we’re going to abandon them, is really undermining the alliances that both the UK and the US rely on to see our values and economic prosperity carried around the world.
“As a result of China’s rise, our freedom and flexibility to be fickle and perfidious has been slashed.
“Come in with us instead, we won’t ask you to do any of that, just stand by with us,” Mr Armstrong added.
“To people who rely on us, our only option is to be dependable, trustworthy, and a good friend.”
Mr Armstrong also claimed that, despite standing up, the UK government’s policy to China “makes no sense.” “Brinkwire News Summary.”