In unprecedented results of U.S. elections 2016, when Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump and Americans chose a xenophobic, belligerent misogynist, a narcissist for the office. During the 2016 presidential campaign, press never really understood why he made it so far and why he was doing so well, and after his victory summed up in a brilliant sound bite coined by a US journalist, who stated that media never took him literally but not seriously, while the American voters, took him seriously not literally.
It was a rough ride for most, living in America as well as for people outside. From violent racist upsurge to U.S. foreign policy, the ‘make America great again’ slogan has been thrashed, criticized, went through mud, but again is favorite for the round second of Trumpism, against an average, comparatively regular man, Joe Bidan, who takes the edge for having served asa Vice President in the widely loved Barack Obama’s rule. But why is Joe Biden not a good choice? Even with his so called ‘Far left’ viewed Kamala Harris he had put on his side? The African-American Black Woman, in other words, everything Trump has passed derogatory comments on in his 4-year regime, everyone that have had an even harder time living in the state than usual, in a country which before Civil War, all praise to Abraham Lincoln had slavery and racism ran through their blood, pierced down into their soil was eliminated. It has not been any better ever since, considering the George Floyd and most recent, Jacob Blake, killing at the hand of white ‘privileged’ police officers.
Trump gets Trumpier under stress. After departure of every president, there will always be politicians or political thinkers claiming to share that president’s political intellect. Ronald Reagan, a Republican, claimed the legacy of John F. Kennedy. Even Barack Obama, a Democrat, claimed the legacy of Reagan. If Trump to leave, are there people jockey to be his intellectual heir? Unfortunately, there already are a lot and there will be more to it if he fails this fall. Trumpism, now criticized, if elected again, will get all that’s half done, to its completion—and if loses, there will be less criticism and more practice of it.
What the epithet means, however—and to whom it applies—is already being contested. There are people who define Trumpism as a form of intolerance, a disrespect for the rules that undergird American democracy. On the other, some believe Trumpism as a form of oppression, a manifestation of the fact that the rules undergirding American democracy are saturated with racial, gender, and class bias.
Despite of that all, Trump is very likely to have the office for himself for the second round. The reason being, half of Trump rule, it took for people and states to get along with him and his wobbling-ramblings. The other half for the policies to withstand, within the state as well as beyond borders, starting from the very new, Kingdom of Bahrain’s acceptance of Israel, as announced by Washington, on Saturday.
Emirati’s peace deal with Israel followed by Bahrain, forth Muslim state after Egypt and Jordan. Israel’s on-going deals with Muslim world, with the help of Washington, the next in line could easily be Saudi Arabia considering the influence of Trump over MBS, in Khashoggi case, boasting that he saved Saudi Arabia’s crown prince from Congress over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an explosive new book.
“I saved his ass,” Trump told Woodward for his forthcoming book “Rage,” according to an excerpt published Thursday by Business Insider.
“I was able to get Congress to leave him alone. I was able to get them to stop,” Trump said.
“He will always say that he didn’t do it,” Trump was quoted as telling Woodward.
“He says that to everybody, and frankly I’m happy that he says that. But he will say that to you, he will say that to Congress, and he will say that to everybody. He’s never said he did it,” Trump said.
Khashoggi’s killing that triggered an uproar in U.S., surprisingly Saudi Kingdom had full support of Trump, whose regime mediating Israel’s relation with Muslims, is influencing Saudi Arabia, next in line.
Trumpism; if manages to have another round, theeffect of it on Middle East as well as on south Asia will be remarkable. The creation of an Israeli-Emirati intelligence-gathering base in the Yemeni island of Socotra aims at monitoring Iran, China and Pakistan, according to political and strategic experts.
JForum, the official site of the French-speaking Jewish community in Paris, revealed earlier that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel are working to establish a spy base in Socotra.
“This Israeli-Emirati spy base aims at monitoring the Iranian activities in the Gulf of Aden and curbing Tehran’s relationship with Houthi rebels,” Ibrahim Fraihat, a professor of international conflict resolution at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, told Anadolu Agency.
Professor Syed Qandil Abbas of Azam University in Islamabad opines that the deal will have a direct impact on the Middle East, but it can indirectly influence South Asia and other regions as well.
“If India-UAE-Israel triangle emerges then it will change the regional dynamics of South Asia as well,” he told Anadolu Agency.
“Countering Iran could be one of the major objectives,” he said.
“Pakistan’s foreign policy is traditionally India centric and Pakistan is already facing critical consequences of the Israel-India strategic partnership. Israeli military equipment and its commandos are already present in occupied Kashmir,” he said.
Abbas said that this evolving situation has been a “serious concern” for Pakistan.
“If the Israel-UAE deal includes India as well then this triangle can pose a serious threat to Pakistan- the only nuclear state in the Muslim world,” he said. “Similarly, it can endanger peace and security in whole of South Asia and the Middle East.” he added.
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