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Pakistan Summons U.S. Envoy After Biden’s Nuke “Gaffe”

Pakistan Summons U.S. Envoy After Biden’s Nuke “Gaffe”

“The remarks triggered an immediate backlash from Pakistan, which summoned the US envoy in Islamabad to explain Biden’s uncalled-for remarks.”

President Joe Biden’s careless mumblings have caused another diplomatic incident, this time with nuclear power Pakistan.

Pakistan on Saturday summoned the U.S. ambassador after President Biden called it “one of the most dangerous nations in the world” and questioned the safety of the country’s nuclear weapons.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dismissed the significance of the president’s latest gaffe involving a nuclear power. “Though the White House spokesperson later played down Biden’s remarks, insisting the US president wanted a stable and prosperous Pakistan, the damage had already been done,” Pakistan-base The Express Tribune reported.

“The remarks triggered an immediate backlash from Pakistan, which summoned the US envoy in Islamabad to explain Biden’s uncalled-for remarks,” the newspaper added.

The Reuters reported fall-out of Biden’s latest gaffe:

Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Saturday he had summoned the U.S. ambassador after President Joe Biden questioned the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear programme.

In a speech on Thursday, Biden said Pakistan is “maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world” as it has “nuclear weapons without any cohesion”.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said he was surprised by the comments. “As far as the question of the safety and security of Pakistan’s nuclear assets are concerned, we meet all – each and every – international standard in accordance with the IAEA,” he said at a press conference on Saturday.

A transcript of Biden’s speech was published by the White House on its website.

Bhutto-Zardari said he didn’t think the decision to summon the U.S. ambassador would negatively affect relations with the United States, and said officials could address any specific concerns Washington had on the nuclear programme.

“The United States regularly meets with Pakistani officials.” A U.S. State Department spokesperson in Washington told Reuters in a statement, adding: “As standard practice, we do not comment on the specifics of private diplomatic conversations.” (…)

The foreign minister said worries about Pakistan’s nuclear programme were not raised on his recent trip to Washington, where he held extensive meetings, including at the State Department.

This is not the first time in recent months that President Biden’s remarks have alarmed a nuclear power.

A month after Russia invaded Ukraine, Biden caused a major stir when he publicly declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.” On March 26, he closed a speech in Warsaw, Poland with an unscripted remark, saying: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power,” an apparent  reference to the Russian leader.

Biden later walked back those comments, clarifying that he was not calling for a regime change in Russia, a country with the world’s second-largest nuclear arsenal.

Since Biden took office fifteen months ago, the White House has been busy clearing the trail of political and diplomatic wreckage left behind by a mumbling and bumbling president. Biden’s cognitive decline should worry everyone as the West teeters on the edge of a possible military conflict with nuclear Russia.

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Biden’s cognitive decline should worry everyone as the West teeters on the edge of a possible military conflict with nuclear Russia.

I’m not convinced these ‘gaffes’ are due to ‘cognitive decline’.

He’s always been prone to gaffes. And has always been one of the dumbest Senators.

Combine that with his ‘tough guy’ self-image and his need to always prove it.

Stupid and aggressive is a dangerous combination even without cognitive decline.

In my own personal life I do all I can to avoid and stay as far away as possible from stupid and aggressive people. They are the type who cause a lot of trouble for the people around them.

Now we have one as POTUS. And he’s in cognitive decline.

I’d advocate invoking the 25th amendment except that Harris seems cut from the same cloth. Though without the cognitive decline.

God help us survive the next 27 months.

    murkyv in reply to JHogan. | October 17, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    You can bet that he got the schitt beat out him behind the gym a whole bunch of times

    Danny in reply to JHogan. | October 17, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    I agree with you up to

    “I’d advocate invoking the 25th amendment except that Harris seems cut from the same cloth. Though without the cognitive decline.

    God help us survive the next 27 months.”

    While this is a blatant nitpick because there is a 0% chance anyone in the cabinet would vote for the 25th amendment to be invoked if they did bye bye new Biden judges.

    You are right that Kamala Harris is essentially the same thing and sorry about the nitpick.

    dunce1239 in reply to JHogan. | October 18, 2022 at 12:56 am

    What he said was absolutely true which is a rarity for him but something not to be publicly stated.

It was not a Tweet though.

Stupid, senile, old bastard.

By the time Biden is done, we won’t have an ally left; and the entire world will be on the list of our enemies–I can’t imagine who’s up next in the endless list of insults by this idiot

Anecdotally this is the behavior exhibited by older folks or stroke victims. They become frustrated by their mental faculties failing them. They can’t remember dates, times or events, they lose their train of thought and veer off. They display increased aggression that’s out of place for the circumstances. They frequently have difficulty sharing a story; the same ones they’ve told before.

I’ve seen it in my older relatives, my brother who had several strokes and with other Veterans who had TBI. Everyone in America has seen the same with someone in their own life. As JHogan stated above we have another 27 months baring circumstance that sees VP Harris out of office and the Speaker being elevated to replace Biden.

He is not going to be happy as a new Congress with a r majority is seated nor react well to criticism leveled by some of the newer players in DC who were alienated by the r establishment. That’s going to be a long 27 months.

    henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | October 16, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    And I pray he spends them all inefficiently engrossed in swatting at the same clouds of harassment and impeachment gnats that Pelosi and Schumer loosed on Trump.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to CommoChief. | October 17, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    ‘”Anecdotally this is the behavior exhibited by older folks or stroke victims. They become frustrated by their mental faculties failing them.”

    Experientially, that’s half-right. How it plays out depends on how you deal with the change. Mindset matters. You have continuity of experience, with a new brain.

    You aren’t recovering back to “same as it ever was.” That’s gone. You’re redeveloping, and re-calibrating abilities with the new brain. Less malleable than when you did that before, as a child, but that’s the model — learning how to do, anew. But better informed, because you’ve been there before. And better grounded if you’ll let yourself be: “adult” personality and perspective brought to the game.

    The same is true with other kinds of decline. You sometimes see cancer patients reacting similarly to their decline in capabilities. Cancer is debilitating across the board, the treatments also. You may survive, but you aren’t the same person. How you navigate has to do with what’s left your if your comfort and intellect fail.

    There’s a spotty literature, including empirically how “recovery” tracks over time, and how to drive it.

    Gropey-Joe was never happy encountering limitations on his perceived prerogatives. “Imma swim naked, and the secret service can just cope.” and “What do you mean I can’t sniff children?”

    That’s of a piece with his serial fabulism. He isn’t good with his own lack of awesome, so he makes stuff up for his inner comfort. (This answers something I’ve wondered for a while — Why this guy for President Lightbringer’s Veep? Plenty of other options to secure a demographic, govt integration, and so on. Birds of a feather, kinda like Secretary Sniper Fire, too.)

      BierceAmbrose in reply to BierceAmbrose. | October 17, 2022 at 3:14 pm

      People also conflate changes in cognition with changes in perspective.

      I’m not out of control — “angry”, “frustrated”, “whatever” — because of a broken brain. I haven’t even lost social perception or other subtleties the medicos sometime spew.

      I just don’t care, because of the perspective I gained when I broke my brain. You should try it. Focuses the mind at the time. Clarifies the mind thereafter. (I was always this big a jackhole. Ask anyone who knew me.)

        BierceAmbrose in reply to BierceAmbrose. | October 18, 2022 at 4:03 pm

        The burden they don’t tell you about is managing the pesky humans; who know so much.

        — You look “fine” to them, so you must be able to this, that or the other. They won’t take “no”, “not now”, or the more subtle “this is what I require to do that.”

        So often they insist, leaving you with; “No, I can’t do that, and now I have to manage you at the same time.” If you want to recover, practice your “no.”

        — Or there’s the great downward glide to oblivion you’re supposed to be on. Worst thing you can do, is do better than the movie in their head. “I got this.” Here they are, all geared up to cut your food for you.

        One heuristic from elder-care is, “they” must do for themselves everything they can. Some folks who want to inflict help can hear that heuristic. Many can’t.

        — And they absolutely don’t get when you’re doing something new, so it’s a trial, as in experiment. Building truly novel skills is so uncommon for first world adults. They forget, or don’t want to know what it’s like. In recovery literally everything is being relearned. One strategy is literally everything you do is also re-training: more, harder, faster, better, every time.

        ‘This is new, so harder than it looks. Let me focus. BTW, Imma be tired. And learning happens after the exercise. AND, BTW, particularly with TBI, a lot of progress is just reps. It’s like riding a bike — you keep trying and falling until something clicks. And it’s the opposite of riding a bike as an adult — you “forgot” “how” to everything.”

        People acting from their misconceptions are often doing the exact opposite of what recovery requires. your recovery. To recover, you have to decide, event by event, and person by person whether to accommodate their interference, or do what you need.

        One of the new things in recovery is learning how to manage your recovery, and the pesky humans within it.

“The remarks triggered an immediate backlash from Pakistan, which summoned the US envoy in Islamabad to explain Biden’s uncalled-for remarks,”

You know there’s gotta be an entire manual for that by now, with an official federal Control Number and everything.

If I were the ambassador, I’d just chuck it in the drawer, go meet Bhutto, admit to what they both already know, and tell him it won’t be a problem because the puppeteers will manage it.

“By the time Biden is done, we won’t have an ally left; and the entire world will be on the list of our enemies”

Look at the bright side. Next Republican president gets to issue guilt-free
“apologies” for Biden’s dementia. Make back out friends abroad, humiliate our domestic political enemies.

Biden is a dope, corrupt to the core, and a pervert to boot.

And I don’t give a rip if he offended pakistan.

I am sure, by now, the world’s powers know of Biden’s mental acuity and other than theatrics disregard his statements. They know, as we do, that Biden is not in charge but wonder who is.

My surprise is not that this happened. My surprise is that it has taken so long to happen. Given Biden’s decline, we should not be surprised if it happens again. Same for our Vice-president, Willie’s Revenge.

I agree with Mr. 10% that Pakistan is maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world” as it has “nuclear weapons without any cohesion”

India is not safe, with Pakistan having nukes next door!