End of US Empire


Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service

26 Sep 2020 – Trump will win and the US is finished as an empire. Many of us had predicted this a while back but the speed of the decay is stunning.

It is not related to the fact that one in 50 US citizens has COVID-19 with over 207,000 deaths so far and one person dying every minute from the virus. It is not just that the US has $27 trillion in government (national) debt (much of it to countries like China and Japan) and about the same in corporate and personal debts–the value of the US dollar will likely collapse in early 2021.  It is not just that they have the highest incarceration rate in the world with millions of their citizens behind bars.

It is also that the political system had the illusion of democracy (Democrats and Republicans exchanging seats and positions) while key actors (Federal Reserve System of rich bankers and lobbies like the Zionist-Israeli lobby) actually rigged the system. That system is now breaking down and the country moves towards outright fascism or civil war.

More and more people also now increasingly realize that the so-called “justice system” is really dysfunctional and serves the rich and powerful. This is true from lower level courts that sentence black individuals to harsh sentences while exonerating white racist killers, to mid level system that allows corruption to go on (e.g. by rich people like Trump, Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Roger Stone, Les Wexner, Robert Maxwell) to even the supreme court (that let Bush become president and will now let Trump get a second term).

The theaters of the absurd (like the lunatic US/Israel/Bahrain/UAE gathering at the White House) notwithstanding, the new world order is not turning out the way it was planned. The plans of the neocon Zionists of the 1990s now look like pipe dreams; securing the realm and strategies that predicted an event like 11 Sept 2001 would help them to secure a “New American Century”, the pre planned invasion of Iraq, etc., have all backfired.

While the senile king of Saudi Arabia incoherently tried to read a text prepared for him attacking Iran and his murderous son was enjoying booze and women on his 100 million yacht, foreign ministers of Iran and Russia were speaking of defying the US (e.g. on their illegal economic war on Iran and Syria), interlinking their economies, military cooperation and more.

And when Trump was speaking to the UN trying to shift the blame for his incompetence to China, Chinese officials were acting to build multilateral arrangements with countries including targeted Russia, Iran, Syria, etc. Times are changing.

But Trump will win the elections and this will only accelerate the demise of the US power. Here is why he will win (in order of importance):

  • The Zionist lobby wants him to win elections to finish his successes in bolstering Israel (and the lobby is above the law) and Biden’s courting of the lobby will only undermine any reminant of the disillusion progressives cheated by the DNC.
  • Trump and his inner circle will do anything including starting a war if need be (Iran, Venezuela) to win this election (they profit handsomely).
  • The American public is not allowed to hear facts (CNN and CNBC will not tell them the facts) and the public can be manipulated by mainstream media and social media to vote for lesser of two evils based on fear propaganda (hundreds of millions spent on advertisements).
  • The Democrat party is corrupt and worked hand in glove with Republicans against allowing people voices (e.g. Green and Libertarian parties) and even people like Bernie Sanders and the four decent democratic women politicians dubbed the squad).

This is not good for the USA and many will mourn the demise of this empire. While I do not mourn the demise of the empire, I do feel sad for the economic deprivations that will come in the next few years in a land that I lived in for over two decades and that I love (people, nature, etc). I would wish for the pain to be minimal and for better and quicker rebuilding in a far more sustainable and equitable way.

The main danger after the election is of a global war because the military might is the only card left for the decaying elites (but that is a lose-lose war and humanity would also be finished). The issue of ending Israeli/Zionist Apartheid (in Palestine) remains the Achilles Heel that exposes Western hypocrisy just like support for South African Apartheid provided that in the 1980s.

Anyway, the US is finished as an empire and its corrupt associates/tails from the Gulf princes to Netanyahu to Bolsonaro (of Brazil) to Modi (of India) will follow soon.

But let us not rejoice; let us re-imagine a world of multilateral cooperation, sustainability and equality–and work extra hard to achieve it.


Mazin Qumsiyeh, associate professor of genetics and director of cytogenetic services at Yale University School of Medicine, is founder and president of the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and ex-president of the Middle East Genetics Association. He won the Raymond Jallow Activism Award from the national Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1998. He is co-founder and national treasurer of Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and has written extensively about the Middle East. Qumsiyeh is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, author of Sharing the Land of Canaan and Popular Resistance in Palestine, a professor at Bethlehem University and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History in Bethlehem. http://palestinenature.org


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