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What is the “Quad” and How Is Joe Biden Screwing it Up?

What is the “Quad” and How Is Joe Biden Screwing it Up?

What is the “Quad”?  It is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a loose association of the United State, Japan, Australia and India with a “commitment to supporting Indo Pacific countries’ efforts to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific – a region which is inclusive and resilient, and in which states strive to protect the interests of their people, free from coercion.”

In short, how do we prevent domination of the region by totalitarian governments like, for example, China?

It was established by George W. Bush in 2007, and then re-established by Donald Trump in 2017. Its primary purpose seems to be the “soft containment” of China.  It has been compared to NATO but is not nearly so cohesive and has not evolved a military aspect. This group also seems to have influence with the rest of the countries in the area, supporting  and perhaps guiding the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue Countries (ver 2).svg
Quad Nations

This was an effort that I had not been aware of previously, and it seems that we have the right players involved to counter China’s increasing aggression and ambitions for dominance in the area.

What is Biden doing with it?

According to the February 11, 2022 joint statement, it doesn’t seem like he is focused much on China, or the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Aside from the “motherhood and apple pie” issues that had been established previously, he appears to be mostly pushing the Democrat liberal agenda.

Here is what I pull from this:

Covid? Sure, why not talk about vaccine distribution in a meeting of the four strategic partners who can face down China? It’s not like we have two dozen other forums in which to talk about this, right?

Renewable Energy? Really?? Let’s tackle this expensive and unpopular topic to push into the third world ASEAN nations who don’t care and can’t afford the Biden green agenda. Why not push the ASEAN nations into a disagreeable mood, disgusted with the tone deaf notions of their big brothers in the Quad.

Disinformation? This is just Biden’s insertion of a Democrat Party propaganda meme.  Wholly inappropriate.

In short, Biden is squandering an opportunity. He could be establishing leadership and direction to counter China’s exploitation and power grab of the whole area in a group of nations that could make a difference.

He could be using the forum to bring India closer to an alliance of powerful free world nations.   He could be creating new opportunities for trade and cooperation.

But no. Biden wants to impress his hardcore constituency in the Democrat Party, and is wasting time.

But after all of the dismal, disappointing, catastrophic failures of the Biden Administration in the past year, what else might you expect?

Another meeting of the Quad is coming up. What happens next?

Joint Statement on Quad Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

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  1. Frank stetson

    Joe Biden would screw up a wet dream

    • Frank stetson

      This is not the real frank stetson

  2. MAGA talking points

    I thought the right answer was America First? No? Now we want global partnerships? What changed with you MAGAts?

    • Joe Gilbertson

      Typical Democrat, can never see the big picture, have no idea how the world works, and aggressively criticize what you don’t understand.

      • Joe; russian asset

        Typical Russian asset… doesn’t what lever Putin says

        • Joe Gilbertson

          Need to practice your english

    • Miles collins

      Better a MAGAt than a faggot

      • Ben

        And you are both!!

        Not that there’s anything wrong with you being gay.

        • Roger

          Yes. There’s plenty wrong with being gay. It’s sick and perverted. Just like you. And kids are coming out as being queer because the democrats present it as being trendy. You’re a damned sick fuck to even support shit like that

          • Ben

            Why does Rodger even care who has sex with who? Why is where other men put their dicks of such great interest to Rodger?

            Rodger that sentiment Mr. Homophobe who thinks people become gay because it’s “trendy” and being gay is perverted and sick. And anyone who does not discriminate against gays is also sick and perverted. Well, Mr. I-hate-gays is a sick perversion that affects every fucking culture on the globe. Sick and perverted that includes some of our greatest minds, greatest warriors, and greatest people in our nation. Rodger is not one of our greatest, he is a damned sick fuck. Guess what you stupid fuck, even Trumplicants can be gay. They are probably standing right next to you at the rally.

            And you talk big, but we all know you stfu when in public on your gender-based discrimination attitudes. Fuckin closet cases are the worst.

  3. frank stetson

    The architect of the quad was no other than Hillary Clinton, who developed the Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy, a plan Trump adopted. Ironic ain’t it.

    • Roger

      No Ben. I speak my mind anywhere I please. I don’t go around picking debates. And I’ve known and done business with plenty of “gays”. Nothing sexual of course. Lol. I really don’t hate them but I believe that it’s wrong for men and women to have sex with their own gender. I also believe that marriage is supposed to be between one man and one woman. And tell me why you think I’m afraid to speak out. Would I be in danger? Maybe killed? But I might take a lot of killing. You probably mean mob attack since liberals are chicken shit and run in packs. But there’s a remedy for that too. It’s getting to be that people had better not disagree with the left. But I do and I will. And I don’t hide behind a mob And don’t go bitching about hiding behind weapons because the liberals are armed with some heavy shit. And taking up a gun would be my last resort. We have too damned much of the thought police trying to dictate what we are to say or believe and I’m not having any of it. If you want to suck a man off or take it up the butt go ahead. But don’t try to say it’s ok.

      • Ben

        Have I ever said I wanted to suck or but fuck a man? Are you saying that someone who thinks discrimination based on sexual preference is always gay? First you say people turn gay because it’s trendy, now you add anyone who supports gay rights is gay. Wherever does your mind, or lack thereof, go? You do know that gays pop up in every culture on the planet? You do know that gays are human? Why don’t you know that all-men (king’s English version) are created equal, especially in the eyes of God.?

        This violent rant is certainly not a retort to my tome. Far from it, you own this one by yourself. And while I am glad you plan to take up a gun as a last resort against liberals and gays, you seem very resourceful about it which gives one grave concerns. Mostly about your mental stability.

        • Roger

          No Ben. I’m not crazy. I don’t fantasize about killing anyone And yes, gays are human. And mostly harmless. But they have their flaws and us straight people have our flaws. I’m just sick and tired of people trying to teach our kids that being gay is normal. I realize that most of the gays are good citizens and are productive. But I liken them to people who practice sex with animals. Not normal. The sexual attraction to people of the same gender didn’t come from God. Speaking of guns, some crazy son of a bitch attacked a school in Texas. It’s time for armed staff with proper training in America’s schools. Gun free zones are killing zones. Before your rant against guns, the Mexican people aren’t allowed to be armed but that sure as hell don’t stop the cartels. You know that type. The people that democrats want to freely walk across our border.

          • Ben

            Yes, because the answer to the gun issues more guns, more people armed, and that will solve it. Not bloody likely. With the emphasis on bloody.

            That has to be one of the worst back peddles I’ve ever seen, basically you went Kumbaya on gays, everything except “some of my best friends are gay,“ and then said basically the same thing about pervs again. I think the best part though is that you’re so afraid that your kids are going to hear about gays, and being gay is not the sick perversion that you think it is, and because of your lack of decent upbringing they will turn to be gay instantly.

            You all your time telling us how normal gays are, how they are basically like everyone else, except for that little thing about their lifestyle is equal to a life of bestiality and they should be treated as such. I can’t see how you can reconcile the to Rogers. Woke Roger and homophobe Roger. Perfect together. Definite mental case.

      • frank stetson

        I was not clear, yes, Dick Cheney kicked it off in 2007. Would have been better to say: “Hillary is the architect of Trump’s quad.” :>) I should point out that in your apparent zeal to confront, you forgot, from the same WIKI: “The Quad ceased following the withdrawal of Australia during Kevin Rudd’s tenure as prime minister.” That would be 2009-2010. And it did not resume until 2017, under Trump, using Hillary’s plan. I would gather you knew all that but choose a different spin since you can’t mention Hillary in a positive light or risk being retrained at a Trump rally.

        Mike Pence is breaking away from Trump, what’s your issue? DeSantimonious is the new straw dictator, you just gots to get on board. Look at the bright side, none of us have file cabinets full of dastardly deeds yet. Guy is still an empty slate except for covid, pta, abortion, and disney responses. Sorry for the diversion, back to jg’s bs.

        From your same WIKI cite, and I applaud your doing actual research, “In November (of 2017), American president-elect Donald Trump and Prime Minister Abe met and agreed to pursue what Japan calls a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” strategy, originally a concept developed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

        I guess we both stand corrected, your “bullshit” notwithstanding. What Hillary did, and Trump commandeered, was not only ironic, but has lasted twice as long as Cheney’s efforts and it’s still ticking under Biden. Not that there’s anything good in all that. Fairly feckless group.

        • Roger

          Ben you nailed it. I’ve had gay friends for years. But I still hold to the fact that it’s not normal. I can’t see the logic in it. It’s not in me to mistreat anyone I’ve never even said anything to them about them being gay. I’ve seen your posts about this subject several times. So go ahead. Come on out of the closet if you want to. About the guns, I didn’t shoot up a school so I won’t feel guilty for owning guns and I’m well trained and well versed in the law concerning gun use and the use of deadly force. But put in danger, I’d rather be tried by 12 that carried by 6. So don’t worry. I promise you that if I ever start to have crazy thoughts I will surrender the guns to my son and seek help.

          • Arron

            Ben you’re just an armchair quarterback and have probably done nothing for our country.

          • Ben

            You are friends with folks you consider to be sick perverts. .

            But I don’t agree with you and therefore you think I am gay.

            And you want to arm everyone to keep us safe.

            Think you’ve said it all.

      • Larry Horist

        Dick is a war criminal.

  4. Frank stetson

    In reality, queer people are ashamed of what they are. Notice that Ben gets fired up when it’s suggested that he might be gay

    • frank stetson

      This is not the real Frank Stetson.

      Why can there be multiple frank stetson’s but only one person for each of the author’s here. Why is free speech defined by PbP as different for these two classes of people? Aren’t we all created equal and shouldn’t free speech be the same rules for all?


      Or is it time to off the real Frank Stetson and just use a different name each submission? Since no one named here can be unique, except Joe and his buddies, why should the rest of us even use names?

      • Joe Gilbertson

        Stop whining

        • Frank stetson

          Sure, they can’t spoof you because Your name is protected. You have a special class of free speech, a protected class. You just throw everyone else under the bus and if they dare to complain. You accuse them of whining.

          Whatttsa matter baby-cakes, you can take what you make your readers take? Punk ass bitch.

          • Perry

            Frank you are posting all of the shit and try to accuse others. Or are you so confused that you don’t know what you believe?