World Affairs Brief, February 26, 2021 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
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BIDEN ADMINISTRATION UPDATES
It hasn’t taken long to detect the larger Biden administration agenda: reversing all of Trump’s good policies and restarting or reinforcing all past policies under Obama, etc. This week efforts were made toward cutting border security, defunding ICE, granting amnesty to illegals, allowing males claiming to be female to compete in women’s sports, banning fracking on federal lands and using tax dollars to pay for abortion in foreign countries. …
The administration has also gone along with Nancy Pelosi’s continued military-style wall around the US Capitol, while stopping construction on the wall at our southern border where it is sorely needed. Here is a video tour of the new wall at the capitol. One of the reasons for the wall is to bolster the false narrative that the Capitol is continually being threatened by Trump supporters, which is false. I suspect the Capitol will now be permanently off limits to tourists.
That is also one of the reasons why the Biden administration has kept 6,000 National Guard troops stationed at the capitol (occasionally using a few to patrol the new wall). Part of the reason was to help feed the false Q narrative that the military was sticking around Washington to reinstall Trump as president, which has never been true.
While there are thousands of Trump supporters still clinging to this disinformation about military intervention, most conservatives have moved on and gotten over this deception. But just to make sure no real rebellion starts up some of the National Guard troops are scheduled to stay “indefinitely” despite the millions of dollars needed to pay for meals and to keep them lodged in local hotel rooms. As TheHill.com wrote,
The DOD has indicated that after March 15 it will downsize the Guard presence, although not by much. Five thousand troops will remain in the District of Columbia indefinitely. …The cost of the ongoing Guard operation is likely to be around $14.5 million a week, close to the cost of the June 2020 deployment of 5,100 troops to Washington in response to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations. The [total] cost of the operation could amount to $483 million, plus additional funds to pay for the troops’ hotel rooms. [That amount, they note,]…[is] roughly equivalent to the cost of four F-35 fighters or a Littoral Combat Ship.