In his latest speech on Wednesday, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said the United States is different from the 2003 and 2006, stressing that the image of the “old, frail President Joe Biden represents what America is today.”
Such vision was not brought out by Sayyed Nasrallah only, with many foreign and Arab journalists and analysts raising this affair for discussion.
Talking to Al-Manar Website, expert in US affairs Ali Rizk said although the US is still leading the world on military and economic levels, its influence is in decline, noting that such military and economic superiority may witness some retreat on the long term “as the gap with many countries like China has been shrinking.”
Elaborating on the issue, Rizk describes the divisions within the local US sides as ‘unprecedented’, citing the Capitol riots on January 2021 by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Rizk said such events raised questions on the fate of the US in case Trump return to office in the next term in 2024 elections.
The Arab analyst also cites a call by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to his Chinese counterpart in order to press Russia over its ongoing operation in Ukraine, wondering about Washington’s influence in this regard.
Concerns over the 2024 were also voiced by American journalists, with The Washington Post’s Robert Kagan raising alarm by saying that the Americans “be scared about 2024.”
The United States “is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the civil war, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years of incidents of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority, and the division of the country into warring red and blue enclaves,” Kagan warned last September.
For their part, Bruce Ackerman and Gerard Magliocca wrote in the Politico last February that “a Biden-Trump rematch in 2024 risks worsening our country’s already deep divisions.”
“But there’s more to be worried about: The next election will provoke a genuine constitutional crisis, unless decisive steps are taken soon to prevent it,” the journalists wrote, noting that “January 2025 could make January 2021 seem tame by comparison.”
“You can imagine the scene: For the rest of the campaign season, Trump will organize massive rallies in the insurrectionist states while the democratic opposition in these states will respond with counter-demonstrations. Violent confrontations may well result. At the same time, Democrats will mobilize against Trump in the constitutionalist states and Republicans will passionately defend him.”
Source: Al-Manar Eglish Website