Last week, I observed that Joe Biden acts like he’s hoping that we’ll get sucked into a third world war for all the political advantages that come with being a wartime president. Now it looks like his administration is laying the foundation for the United States to get directly involved in the Israel-Hamas war, and the theory that Biden wants to start World War III is looking a lot less like a theory and more like reality.
Why would the Biden administration get us involved in this war? Well, because his chances of winning in 2024 are getting worse, not better. His strategy of running on the economy — you know, that whole “Bidenomics” thing — clearly backfired, so now he’s pivoting to foreign policy.
According to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the United States is ready to intervene in the Israel-Hamas war if it poses a threat to American personnel. They anticipate that Iranian proxies could escalate the situation and say that the Biden administration is ready to respond if American civilians or armed forces are targeted.
“This is not what we want, not what we’re looking for. We don’t want escalation,” Blinken claimed. “We don’t want to see our forces or our personnel come under fire. But if that happens, we’re ready for it.”
According to Austin, “What we’re seeing is a prospect of a significant escalation of attacks on our troops and our people throughout the region. We’re going to do what’s necessary to make sure that our troops are in that position and they were protected and that we have the ability to respond.”
He affirmed that the U.S. has the right to defend itself and said, “We won’t hesitate to take the appropriate action.”
Austin also says that the United States will keep increasing its presence in the region to “send another message to those who would seek to widen this conflict.”
Blinken agrees that escalation is likely from “Iranian proxies directed against our forces, directed against our personnel. We are taking steps to make sure that we can effectively defend our people and respond decisively if we need to.”
Ahhh yes, Iranian proxies. Don’t you find it curious that the Biden administration has spent years appeasing Iran, trying to revive the nuclear deal and lifting sanctions to appease the regime as it seeks nuclear weapons? The Biden administration previously denied that Iran was involved in the attack on Israel, and now it’s acknowledging that Iranian proxies may attack Americans. The White House is saying this after unfreezing $6 billion in Iranian assets last month.
I really don’t want to be right about this, but it sure feels like the Biden administration is determined to get us involved in a conflict in the hopes it saves his chances of getting elected in 2024.