Hostile to peace, stability, cooperative relations with other countries, and rule of law principles, Biden regime hardliners escalated illegal sanctions war on Russia and China.
On Friday, a US Commerce Department press release said the following:
Its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) “added 34 entities to the (illegal US) Entity List,” falsely claiming: It’s “for their involvement in, or risk of becoming involved in, activities contrary to the foreign policy and national security interests of the US [sic],” adding: “Of these 34 entities, 14 are based in…China.”
The Biden regime falsely accused them of “enable[ing] Beijing’s campaign of repression [sic], mass detention [sic], and high-technology surveillance against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and members of other Muslim minority groups in” Jinjiang [sic].
Claiming the “PRC continues to commit genocide [sic] and crimes against humanity [sic]” is unsupported by evidence because there is none.
“Commerce added another five” Chinese firms to its Entity List—on the phony pretext of “supporting the PRC’s military modernization programs related to lasers and C4ISR programs.”
In response to the above hostile actions, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the following: “The so-called (US) ‘entity list’ is in essence a tool for suppressing specific companies and industries in China under the pretext of human rights, and means the US uses to destabilize Xinjiang and contain China.”
“China firmly opposes this.”
“China will take all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies and foil US attempts to interfere in China’s internal affairs.”
Three Russian firms and six nationals were also illegally targeted.
According to the Biden regime, they’re blacklisted for “attempt[ing] to procure items, including US-origin items, for activities contrary to the national security and foreign policy interests of the US [sic].”
In response to the hostile action, Russia’s US envoy Anatoly Antonov said the following: “This is another confrontational step as part of Washington’s deliberate efforts to restrict the access of domestic enterprises to high-precision technologies from abroad,” adding: “This fundamentally contrasts with the statements of US authorities, including during…Geneva (talks last month), about the need to normalize the entire range of bilateral relations.”
The Biden regime blacklisted “Moscow-based companies engaged in microelectronics.”
“At the same time, the US side again did not provide any specifics (on alleged) violations.
“They used the notorious ‘likely,’ saying that our companies allegedly bought electronic components from the USA for some Russian military programs.”
“This approach does not stand up to scrutiny.”
According to Eurasia Group analyst Ali Wyne: “A tightening nexus of military frictions, technological competition and normative clashes will reinforce the momentum behind selective disentanglement between the United States and China,” adding: “While the economic and security risks of an unconstrained embrace have come into sharper view in recent years, the risks of a wholesale rupture merit closer consideration.”
The same goes for Russia, Iran and other US targeted countries for refusing to yield to a higher authority in Washington.
Separately, White House press secretary Psaki said the Biden regime is assessing whether so-called ransomware attacks on US businesses occurred with Kremlin knowledge or “approval.”
On Thursday, Sergey Lavrov explained the following: “We are constantly accused of hacking, undermining interests of almost all Western countries, but so far our multiple proposals to seriously start a joint work—in order to substantially… solve the emerging issues and deal with real difficulties—have been left without a specific response” by Washington.
Despite both countries agreeing to work cooperatively on this issue, the US side did nothing to fulfill its pledge.
It’s further proof that it can never be trusted, and that diplomatic outreach to its regimes is a colossal waste of time virtually always.
On Friday, Putin spoke with Biden’s double by phone, an exercise of futility like Geneva talks that accomplished nothing positive.
Reportedly, Biden’s impersonator told Putin “we will respond” against so-called ransomware attacks regime hardliners falsely accuse Russia of ignoring or endorsing.
Putin reportedly said that despite Russia’s outreach to work with the Biden regime cooperatively on his issue and others, the US side stonewalled Moscow’s outreach.
Since undemocratic Dems usurped power by the most brazen election fraud in US history, Biden regime relations with Russia sank to a post-WW II low.
Nothing in prospect suggests improvement ahead. Just the opposite is most likely.
A final comment
On Thursday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry accused the Biden regime of serious human rights abuses domestically and abroad—in breach of core international law and its own Constitution.
One of the most egregious examples abroad is Washington’s trade embargo and other hostile actions against Cuba for the past six decades with no relief in prospect.
For the 29th straight year last month, the US voted against lifting its de facto blockade of the island state.
So did apartheid Israel—in defiance of support for Cuba by 184 other nations.
US hostility toward the island state is all about its independence from hegemonic control, the same thing true for Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea and other nations for the same diabolical reason.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry also accused the Biden regime of racial and other discriminatory policies against Americans, notably of African, Latin, and Asian ethnicity, adding:
US “citizens’ rights of access to information are being violated by large (domestic) private corporations” in breach of their legal obligations.
Systemic violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms” persist throughout the West.
Yet their ruling regime refuse “to bring the (unacceptable) situation under control.”
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com. His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.