CNN host Fareed Zakaria observed Sunday that under the leadership of President Joe Biden, the era of American global dominance is over. Biden is the first American president who can be mugged by first-class mail. He is the 98 pound weakling of presidents. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the leaders of Saudi Arabia and the UAE refused to take calls from Biden. Biden denies this.
The report by the WSJ also says there are strained relations between the US and Middle Eastern Countries and that should come as no surprise since there is no love lost between Iran and the rest of the region. Biden denies this story also. Whole lotta of denying going on.
According to Zakaria, Russia’s war in Ukraine marks a new era in world power, one that finds the United States as the weak sister. Not only in its actions as they pertain to Ukraine but it also must be scaring the heck out of Taiwan. China has stepped up maneuvers in the air above the island country since the United States looks totally emasculated in regards to Russia and Ukraine.
“One of the defining features of the new era is that it is post-American. By that I mean that the Pax Americana of the past three decades is over. You can see signs of this everywhere.”
“Consider that according to the Wall Street Journal the leaders of the UAE and Saudi Arabia, two countries that have depended on Washington for their security for decades, refuse to even take phone calls from the American president. Consider as well that Israel initially in the Security Council vote and India have refused to describe Putin’s actions as an invasion and that all four countries have made it clear they will continue to do business with Russia.”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a seismic event, perhaps the most significant one in international life since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
This war marks the end of an age. But what can we say about the new one we’re entering?
My take: pic.twitter.com/EThRuKQBdp
— Fareed Zakaria (@FareedZakaria) March 13, 2022
Comedian Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” made a similar argument last week. In fact, Noah said Saudi Arabia and the UAE would not have snubbed Donald Trump as they allegedly did Biden.
“That must have been really embarrassing for Biden. Can you imagine? He phones them and they don’t pick up?” Noah said.
“Now, according to the White House, this story is totally untrue. They deny it, which I would, too. But either way, man, there is no denying that Saudi Arabia isn’t playing ball with Joe Biden,” Noah added. “And you know what? You can say what you want, but this would have never happened to Donald Trump. Never.”
It took Joe Biden to get liberals to finally see just how strong President Trump was.