The U.S. military is extremely vulnerable right now. President Biden has no idea what to do.
And Biden nearly passed out when he heard this devastating military news.
Looking back, most of the responsibility and authority that the Founding Fathers gave to the President of the United States were foreign policy and associated matters.
In essence, the President was to serve as the country’s representative abroad.
The same is true now, when peculiarities like the President’s personality and behavior alone can affect global events.
The United States’ adversaries decided not to attack the country during the tenure of former President Donald Trump because they were unsure of how he might respond. However, they understood that he would gladly use 100 times as much force to defend the American people.
But under President Biden, the amount of respect that was accorded to Trump has been utterly eroded.
Now when it is painfully obvious that the President of the United States is emotionally and physically exhausted, foreign foes openly laugh at the U.S.
And America has been suffering as a result of President Biden’s weakness.
Following the President’s hasty withdrawal of American forces from the area, which resulted in the deaths of thirteen American soldiers and numerous Afghan allies who willingly put their lives on the line to assist the U.S. in freeing the war-torn country from terrorist control, the Taliban swiftly seized control of Afghanistan under Biden’s watch.
US officials said the Taliban have killed an Islamic State militant who was the 'mastermind' behind the Kabul international airport bombing in 2021 https://t.co/32s89mRJX8 pic.twitter.com/6YhOu00KUy
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 26, 2023
There is also the first significant conflict in Europe since World War II, which was brought on by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to attack Ukraine after less than a year of seeing the historically inadequate performance of American leadership.
But the United States’ diplomatic embarrassments just keep piling up.
The newest one is sure to infuriate any true red and blue American.
Over the past week, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy has taken control of not one, but two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz.
And to make matters worse, the United States Navy was protecting these waters when both of these seizures took place.
The first hijacking happened when a Marshall Islands oil tanker called the “Advantage Sweet” was surrounded by tiny Iranian Navy boats in the Gulf of Oman.
Then, on Wednesday, Iran took control of the oil tanker “Niovi” from Panama.
TROUBLED WATERS: Declassified Navy video captures stunning moment Iran seizes second oil tanker in a week. https://t.co/yZ6PMoRMJ6 pic.twitter.com/7xDTHmGD9o
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 3, 2023
Considering that almost 30% of the world’s oil and gas supply goes through the Strait of Hormuz, if hijackings like this one continue to occur, the oil supply might be swiftly depleted.
Imagine the impact this would have on the nation’s already exorbitant petrol prices.
Don’t worry though, the U.S. State Department has urged Iran nicely to release the oil tankers it has hijacked.
But now that Joe Biden is the president, Iran could care less what the US believes.
We can only hope that Joe Biden’s administration does not irreparably undermine America’s standing abroad.
However, it might be some time until a capable leader can retake the White House before the full extent of the harm done by the Biden government is actually revealed.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.