Since Joe Biden was declared president-elect Saturday by a chorus of major television networks in unison, the same mainstream media have suddenly abandoned any notion of "Russian interference" in the elections that had received widespread coverage for years.
Over the weekend an MSNBC host went so far as to declare without evidence "This may be the cleanest election we've ever had." The "victories" in foreign policy are coming even before Biden enters the White House on January 20.
As an example, NATO's official congratulatory message to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris emphasized that a Biden White House will finally be able to deal with "assertive Russia" according to a statement by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
“I very much welcome the election of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. I know Biden as a strong supporter of NATO and transatlantic relations, ”Stoltenberg's written statement began .
And this is where the NATO chief referred to "assertive Russia" and the "rise of China": "We need this collective strength to address the many challenges we face, including a more assertive Russia, the international terrorism, cyber and missile threats and a shift in the global balance of power with the rise of China, ”Stoltenberg said . , especially in the case of China.
US-Russia relations have long indeed been at one of the lowest points in recent history, given the Trump administration's withdrawal from weapons treaties such as the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Weapons (INF) Treaty, Open Skies, and with the new START which will expire at the beginning of next year.
There are also attempts to block the completion of the Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has included targeted sanctions against Western companies that helped build it. Trump's State Department has also done a lot to open up arms sales to Ukraine.
We also recall that not only did Trump during his presidency ask European allies to do more to assume their fair share of the defense spending burden, but he has repeatedly hinted that he may even pull out.
Senior NATO officials openly cheer for a Biden victory after four years of Trump being a thorn in Brussels' side. That's true enough, but in terms of Russia it could easily be argued that Trump was a hawk by ignoring European demands to extend nuclear and key weapons treaties.
Repurposed from the ZeroHedge website.
This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on DataBase Italia at the URL https://www.databaseitalia.it/nato-con-biden-affronteremo-finalmente-la-russia/ on Wed, 11 Nov 2020 08:57:01 +0000.