America has chosen Democrat Joe Biden as its 46th president and Senator Kamala Harris his running mate, who will make history as the first woman, the first Black person, and the first person of South Asian descent to become vice president.
A stream of world leaders congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory in the 2020 US presidential election. Prime Minister Imran Khan also congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, for winning the US election 2020.
Congratulations @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris. Look forward to President Elect Biden's Global Summit on Democracy & working with him to end illegal tax havens & stealth of nation's wealth by corrupt ldrs. We will also continue to work with US for peace in Afghanistan & in the region— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 7, 2020
But when Joe Biden was Vice president of America and Obama was president the Tribal areas of Pakistan was bombarded with most drone attacks and the middle east is still recovering from that drone wars
The majority of US presidents have been responsible for death and destruction in some parts of the world, except the esteemed United States.
In Barack Obama’s presidency, there were ten times more airstrikes in the covert war on terror than under his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Between 2004 and 2018, the United States government attacked thousands of targets in Northwest Pakistan using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) operated by the United States Air Force under the operational control of the Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division.
Most of these attacks were on targets in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the Afghan border in Northwest Pakistan. These strikes began during the administration of United States President George W. Bush and increased substantially under Barack Obama.
A total of 563 strikes, largely by drones, targeted Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen during Obama’s two terms, compared to 57 strikes under Bush. Between 384 and 807 civilians were killed in those countries, according to reports logged by the Bureau. The use of drones aligned with Obama’s ambition to keep up the war against al Qaeda while extricating the US military from intractable, costly ground wars in the Middle East and Asia. But the targeted killing program has drawn much criticism.
Obama ordered more drone strikes than Bush did during his entire presidency. The 54 strikes in 2009 all took place in Pakistan.563 Strikes in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen during Obama’s two terms 57
Strikes in those countries under George W. Bush Strikes in the country peaked in 2010, with 128 CIA drone attacks and at least 89 civilians killed, at the same time US troop numbers surged in Afghanistan.
In the final days of Obama’s time in the White House, the Bureau has broken down his covert war on terror in numbers. Our annual 2016 report provides figures on the number of US strikes and related casualties last year, as well as collating the total across Obama’s eight years in power. Pakistan strikes have since fallen with just three conducted in the country last year.
However, in 2011 when American forces had killed the world's most wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, Joe Biden had criticized this operation which was carried out by US forces on Pakistani territory.
In 2008, Pakistan had conferred Biden with the second-highest civilian honor, Hilal-e-Pakistan'. Joe Biden and Senator Richard Lugar were behind the proposal to bring $ 1.5 billion non-military aid to Pakistan. Lugar too was awarded the 'Hilal-e-Pakistan'.
Joe Biden is spades better than Trump. But if he follows in Obama’s footsteps, the Middle East may become a target again but Pakistani analysts feel that Biden as president will return the old era of diplomacy between the two countries.
Let's hope or the best.