It’s another day and so Team Biden is sending yet more money abroad, this time sending billions of dollars to Africa to improve “food security” for the region.
Announcing the new policy and describing what world conditions made it seem necessary to Team Biden, the White House said, in its fact sheet on the “U.S.- Africa Partnership to Promote Food Security and Resilient Food Systems”, that:
“Today at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, President Biden reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to working with the African Union and our African partners to accelerate progress toward achieving food security, building stronger food systems and more diversified supply chains, and expanding African countries’ access to agricultural markets.
“President Biden announced an additional $2.5 billion in emergency aid and medium to long-term food security assistance for resilient African food systems and supply markets, which builds upon over $11 billion in U.S. humanitarian and food security assistance for this year alone. President Biden also launched a new strategic partnership on food security between the United States and the African Union. Together, we will leverage the public and private sectors, along with multilateral development banks and international financial institutions to accelerate transformational investments in sustainable and resilient food systems to prevent food shocks before they happen.
“The compounding impacts of the global pandemic, the growing pressures of the deepening climate crisis, high energy and fertilizer costs, and protracted conflicts – including Russia’s war in Ukraine – have pushed weak supply chains to the brink and dramatically increased malnutrition and food insecurity — particularly for African countries. A multi-year drought in the Horn of Africa has created a dire humanitarian emergency, with parts of Somalia experiencing a severe risk of famine for the second time in just over a decade.”
$2 billion dollars of the $2.5 billion provided will be used, according to the fact sheet, to provide both immediate-term humanitarian assistance to African nations struggling with food insecurity and other time-sensitive issues, with the remainder to be spent on longer term investments and projects, some of which will also be funded by capital provided by African nations.
But while Brandon ships billions of dollars to the dark continent to help hungry people there, there are hungry veterans that aren’t receiving billions of dollars meant to provide them with food security. A RAND report in 2021 noted the severity of the food insecurity problem in the veteran population, saying:
Among all veterans, those who are younger, recently left active-duty military service, and had a lower final military paygrade are at a higher risk of food insecurity…Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans (Widome et al., 2015) and veteran women have a higher risk of food insecurity, with a 2018 study finding that 27.6 percent of veteran women are ‘food insufficient'”.
So while Brandon ships billions overseas to feed foreigners, those who fought and bled for America in the armpit of the world sit starving on the street with nary a drop of aid in sight. Much like Paul Whelan, the Marine left behind by Biden so Brittney Griner could come home, the white men that make up much of the tip of America’s spear have been forgotten by Brandon as he focuses on helping those of African descent.