The inauguration of Mr. Joe Biden as President of the United States will stick in our bones. It doesn’t matter whether you live in the United States or in another country. His predecessor in office, President Trump, made that clear on the last day of his presidency. President Trump does not accept the outcome of the Nov. 3, 2020, election, but not alone in that, as his brief speech to the cheers of his supporters at Andrews Air Force Base before departing for Florida showed. The House of America, he said, has been well ordered in his presidency, even if the pandemic has claimed terrible victims.
He will continue to be heard from, he said, in a challenge to all those who, for the past two weeks and quite bipartisanly, have been making efforts to hang as millstones around the neck of him, President Trump, before starting or even completing investigations into the events at the Capitol. In any case, it was not the day of a new President Biden. President Trump made sure that his legacy dominated President Biden’s inauguration.
That will not change in political Washington. Since Jan. 6, 2021, and the
storming of the Capitol, two considerations have dominated the CNN-determined news cycle when it comes to President Trump. There is blood on his hands, CNN emphasizes again and again. This refers to the five fatalities and the injured days of the riot. This mantra seems extremely stale when one thinks of the millions of victims of American wars in all parts of the world since the end of the Cold War alone. Yes, every life counts. It would be a blessing for the entire world if the events in Washington caused leaders in the U.S. to avoid both American casualties and millions of casualties from other peoples. President Trump was the entry point to an America that is not respected out of mere fear.
The next fighting phrase was succinct and unequivocal: no one is above the law. How true, but why then did CNN and others, alongside the assembled Congress, keep cheering when the United States shot to pieces the governing rules of international law with the United Nations Charter’s prohibition on the use of force. Because of the actions of the United States, we are no longer living in the aftermath of the devastation of the Second World War, but at the legal level of September 1, 1939. Are we again to prepare for the next and then probably last world war according to the models that were practiced after Versailles in 1919? Everybody knows that Herr Hitler was saved from falling into insignificance by the American military attaché in Berlin and was nursed up by also American billionaires. Presidents Putin and Macron have made it so clear in the last two years, as Alexander Sosnowski and I wrote in our joint book: “und immer wieder Versailles”:
Without Versailles no Mr. Hitler and without him no war against Poland on September 1, 1939.
One must pay attention to the USA and its special relationship with England. The cascades of hatred in Washington at the moment make this clear. One could look away, because they are directed against Americans. In these days the Deutschlandfunk reported about Mr. Edvard Bernays, to whom the world owes the modern marketing and the form of business. Mr. Barneys was, by all accounts, the most emphatic propagandist in the White House at the time for the United States to enter the war against the Central Powers of the time.
With the orgies of hatred which at present dominate Washington, one has a slight idea of what is going on there when this hatred is directed not, as at present, against one’s own people but against other peoples. One should not overlook in Washington that one has experience with it.
by Xavier Cuesta – European Correspondent – EN