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Americans facing ‘economic degradation and misery’ due to US foreign policy – Jackson Hinkle on RT panel

Washington’s stubbornness is wasting taxpayers’ money and losing international goodwill, the journalist claimed

Washington is wasting money on foreign policy blunders like Ukraine, instead of improving the lives of American people, US journalist Jackson Hinkle has said.

The political commentator was one of the guests for a discussion panel on US information warfare against Russia, which RT hosted on Friday as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

He lampooned the administration of US President Joe Biden for trying to justify continued military assistance to Ukraine by highlighting its intention to spend the money at home to ramp up military production. Biden and other senior officials have repeatedly used this narrative when a White House appropriation request stalls in Congress due to Republican opposition.

It was a “pragmatic” decision to tell the Americans that “the money is actually going to Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, which are, of course, historic friends of the American people, right?” Hinkle joked.

People in the US would rather see the funds spent “to fix our roads, our infrastructure, the trains that are blowing up, the planes that are cruising,” he added.

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But there are also indirect consequences, since the US is antagonizing the rest of the world with its foreign policy, Hinkle warned. As Washington loses its clout, Americans face “economic degradation and misery,” he said, adding that America’s claim to global hegemony is leading it towards disaster.

“Unipolarity cannot exist. You cannot have 1% of the world that stands on the neck of the 99% of the world and expect that to continue,” he said.

Other speakers at the event included former Austrian foreign minister Karin Kneissl, the great nephew of Otto von Bismarck, Alexander von Bismarck, RT contributor Scott Ritter, and Tara Reade, who worked as an aide to Joe Biden in the US Congress.

June 07, 2024 at 03:00PM

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