This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
A famed classicist and historian, Victor Davis Hanson, has outlined what he sees as Joe Biden's schemes while he is in the White House.
And they don't reflect Biden's benefit.
In fact, Hanson has written about Biden's "10-step plan for global chaos."
He's the Martin and Illie Anderson senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He's been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Science at Stanford, California, a visiting professor of classics at Stanford, and the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Visiting Fellow in History at Hillsdale College. And he's held positions at the U.S. Naval Academy and Pepperdine.
His list of awards is pages long, and he's authored hundreds of articles, book reviews, and commentaries on Greek, agrarian, and military history.
Now he's turned his attention to Biden, by asking a long list of questions.
"Why is French President Emmanuel Macron cozying up to China while trashing his oldest ally, the United States? Why is there sudden talk of discarding the dollar as the global currency? Why are Japan and India shrugging that they cannot follow the United States’ lead in boycotting Russian oil? Why is the president of Brazil traveling to China to pursue what he calls a 'beautiful relationship'?" Hanson begins.
He further raises questions about Israel, Turkey, NATO, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, and tactical nuclear weapons.
Why and how he asks, "in just two years, have confused and often incoherent President Joe Biden and his team created such global chaos?"
Then he answers, ticking off problems 1 through 10.
"1) Biden abruptly pulled all U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He left behind to the Taliban hundreds of Americans and thousands of pro-American Afghans. Biden abandoned billions of dollars in U.S. equipment, the largest air base in central Asia—recently retrofitted at a cost of $300 million—and a $1 billion embassy. Our government called such a debacle a success. The world disagreed and saw only humiliation.
"2) The Biden administration allowed a Chinese high-altitude spy balloon to traverse the continental United States, spying on key American military installations. The Chinese were defiant when caught and offered no apologies. In response, the Pentagon and the administration simply lied about the extent that China had surveilled top-secret sites.
"3) In March 2021, at an Anchorage, Alaska mini-summit, Chinese diplomats unleashed a relentless barrage at their stunned and mostly silent American counterparts. They lectured the timid Biden administration diplomats about American toxicity and hypocrisy. And they have defiantly refused to explain why and how their virology lab birthed the COVID-19 virus that has killed tens of millions worldwide.
"4) In June 2021, in response to Russian cyber-attacks against the United States, Biden meekly asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to at least make off-limits certain critical American infrastructure.
"5) When asked what he would do if Russia invaded Ukraine, Biden replied that the reaction would depend on whether the Russians conducted a “minor incursion.”
"6) Between 2021 and 2022, Biden serially insulted and bragged that he would not meet Muhammad bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, and one of our oldest and most valuable allies in the Middle East.
"7) For much of 2021, the Biden administration made it known that it was eager and ready to offer concessions to reenter the dangerous Iran nuclear deal—at a time when Iran has joined China and Russia in a new geostrategic partnership.
"8) Almost immediately upon inauguration, the administration moved the United States away from Israel, restored financial aid to radical Palestinians, and both publicly and privately alienated the current Benjamin Netanyahu government.
"9) In serial fashion, Biden stopped all construction on the border wall and opened the border. During the 2019 Democratic presidential primary, Biden made it known that illegal aliens were welcome to enter the United States—some 6-7 million did. He reinstated “catch and release.” And he did nothing about the Mexican cartel importation of fentanyl that has recently killed over 100,000 Americans per year.
"10) In the last two years, the Pentagon has embarked on a woke agenda. The army is short by 15,000 in its annual recruitment quota. The defense budget has not kept up with inflation. One of the greatest intelligence leaks in U.S. history just occurred from the Pentagon."