Can Joe Biden’s Agile Mind Keep Us Out of World War III?
With Donald Trump in the White House and Mike Pompeo running the State Department, it looked for a short time like the world was heading from a state of disintegration and chaos into a state of order and prosperity. Well, things are back to normal now! North Korea is threatening to rain fire and death on the USA. Iran is blowing stuff up in the Indian Ocean and Syria (with help from John Kerry). China is eyeballing Taiwan like Stacey Abrams at the buffet. The Taliban are raging across Afghanistan after Biden derailed the Trump peace agreement. Overall, things are going to hell in a handbasket. And who had this one on their bingo card: Britain and France are suddenly on the brink of war.
Yeah. The globalist EU is running up against the fact that Britain meant it with Brexit, and the party is officially over. Britain and France are as close to open warfare as the two nations have been since Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo – and it looks serious. Before we get into how Team Biden is going to botch the escalations between two of America’s closest allies, here’s what started it all.
Brexit happened. Britain is no longer a part of the EU, so its national borders once again exist. And that includes the borders that surround its territorial waters. The problem is that over the last 20 years of the borderless EU experiment, French fishermen have been trawling the waters around the island of Jersey in the British Channel. And they’re no longer allowed to do that, because Britain now has its own national borders reestablished.
The French have thrown a tizzy fit over this and declared war on Britain. There’s been no official declaration of war, but France’s actions are that of an aggressor nation launching a war against an enemy power.
First, the French fisherman blockaded the largest port on Jersey in “protest.” The island can suddenly no longer bring in shipments of groceries, toilet paper or PlayStations. If you remember how quickly store shelves ran out of things last year during our 15-days-to-slow-the-spread stunt, imagine how much worse that could have been if you were on an island with no new supplies coming in.
This is an act of war. Starving the civilian population in another country by blockading their largest port is not a friendly action, and no matter what France says, it’s not a “protest.” Sky News in Australia has been running videos of British fishing boats being rammed at high speed by French vessels.
Britain asked France to knock it off, and France escalated the situation further by threatening to shut off all the power in Jersey. The island gets 95% of its electrical power through undersea cables that originate in France. The French threatened to cut the cables, which would leave Jersey without food shipments or power.
Again: That’s another act of war. France is now threatening sanctions against Britain like normal countries do against Iran or Cuba. And in a blatant act that isn’t fooling anyone, the French leader Emmanuel Macron went to the tomb of Napoleon yesterday and laid a wreath on the dictator’s grave.
The British Royal Navy is now dispatching two warships to Jersey, further escalating the tensions, and France is about to send its own warships. This all sounds crazy, but it’s happening right now in 2021.
So, two of America’s closest NATO allies are on the brink of war with each other over some fish – although it’s really a battle over national sovereignty versus globalism. How do you suppose Joe Biden’s nebbish Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, would respond to all this? You know, the guy who got his lunch handed to him by the Chinese during that meeting in Alaska a month ago?
We don’t really have to guess. Blinken would side with the EU bullies and France. Probably even try to force Britain back into the EU, despite British voters telling their own leaders multiple times that they want a divorce from Brussels. That’s if Team Biden even acknowledges that Britain and France are threatening to shoot each other’s boats out of the water right now. So far, Joe Biden hasn’t emerged from his nap to mention it.
Here’s another thing we know for certain: If Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo were still in office, none of this would be happening. France wouldn’t dare futz around with Britain with Trump in charge, because Trump would have immediately imposed new tariffs on French wines and cheeses. But the French know that Team Biden won’t do a damned thing, so here we go.
Good luck to our British friends. Hope you can hold out until 2025 when we install a real leader over here once again.