Joe Biden may have a bigger mouth than Donald Trump. When it comes down to it, Biden has spent a number of years in politics, and he knows how to get things done. He wants to come across as an “Average Joe” in order to appeal to the American public. However, he is conniving, and he speaks up, often without thinking about the words coming out of his mouth first.
As the votes are being tallied and it becomes a real possibility that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, Brazil is already talking about war with the United States.
Joe Biden opened his big mouth during the first presidential debate to talk about the Amazon. He believes that the Amazon rain forests are one of the keys to his environmental deal. The problem is America has no right to the Amazon. Brazil is taking care of that, and the Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, has already told Biden to back off.
If Biden doesn’t want to listen, Brazil is more than prepared to go to war – and they have already made the comment of, “we have the gunpowder.”
Jair Bolsonaro is a realist. He’ll do what he needs to do in order to protect the Brazilian economy. They’ve already experienced a number of anti-coronavirus lockdowns which has hit their economy hard. The country is working to promote tourism as a way to boost the economy.
The last thing that Bolsonaro wants to deal with is a Biden presidency threatening to destroy Brazil’s economy.
Biden talked about throwing Brazil $20 billion in order to create environmentalist policies. If Brazil doesn’t accept, it would result in a number of commercial barriers.
Biden hasn’t even made it into the White House, yet he is already threatening war with a South American country. Trump learned that it was necessary to play nice. He recognized that Bolsonaro was more than capable of protecting the Amazon. So, he allowed Brazil to do its thing without feeling the need to offer up a large chunk of money or to threaten its economy.
Clearly, Biden hasn’t learned this. He would rather pay off a country in order to do things his way. This sounds more like what a global dictator would do more than an American president.
Every country has its own resources and they have the ability to protect those resources. The United States does not need to colonize Brazil and they do not need to get involved with what’s going on in the Amazon – particularly when Bolsonaro has things completely under control.
Although the Brazilian president did not mention Biden by name, he did speak at an event designed to boost tourism, discussing how there was a “great candidate” who talked about how commercial barriers would be put up if the Amazon fires aren’t shut down. This is when Bolsonaro explained that diplomacy isn’t enough and that “when the saliva runs out, you need gunpowder, otherwise it doesn’t work.”
Essentially, Bolsonaro has issued a warning to Biden that they will talk things out. And after the talk is done, there are weapons that will be used if it comes down to that.
Biden would be wise to heed this warning. The Amazon encompasses not only Brazil but also a number of other countries throughout South America – Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Suriname, and Guiana also have portions of the Amazon rain forest running through their countries.
Should Biden try to push things with Brazil, all of the South American countries are going to band together. Further, Guiana is a territory of France – which means that France could easily get involved as well. The United States does not need a war with South America over something that is already being taken care of.
Joe Biden has clearly never had to deal with foreign affairs as thoroughly as he will have to do now and dealing with the Brazilian President may be his first real lesson.