MembersBiden’s Weakness Empowers Putin and Iran

Middle Easterners see in America’s responses not only a feeble, declining superpower, but gross double-standards

America's response to Ukraine has Israel worried, and Iran feeling emboldened. Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

As we speak, the situation continues to deteriorate in Ukraine, with more than three million Ukrainians becoming refugees since Russia’s invasion of the Eastern European country began. However, so far, the Western countries, despite all of their bravado in favor of Ukraine, refuse to do more than send weapons and advisors to to the war-torn country, and impose crippling sanctions on Russia.

In light of this, the mullahs in Tehran view the US government to be weak, prompting them to attack Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, during these volatile times. One of the missiles landed near the US Consulate. According to various reports, a couple of people were injured and one of the targets was utilized by Israeli intelligence. However, America’s stance against Iran is even weaker than it is towards Ukraine, as the US has of yet to get out of the nuclear talks and impose the same level of crippling sanctions on Iran that it has imposed on Putin.

Following Iran’s attack on a number...

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