by LUKE MONTGOMERY ZUNGA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AMERICA gained an upper hand on capital through slavery in the 1st and 2nd World Wars.
Europe could not produce war needs because of Germany strikes at the European factories.
Europe shifted production to America and funded the United States (US) industry thereby propelling it above the rest.
At the end of the war, the Americans found Jews persecution camps in Germany. Indeed, millions of Jews were being killed and persecuted.
America sought to help the Jews. At that moment the American action was reasonable, according to the knowledge available then, and the US thought it was bringing itself closer to God.
Big and strong, America used that financial power to argue for the formation of Jewish state and commandeered it, without negotiating with the Arab world.
From my standpoint, more black people died during slavery.
The point is that power now is not power tomorrow. The Roman Empire now or British colonialism now is not there tomorrow. Similarly American power will wane with time.
It must use its power reasonably and fairly. To continue to build alliances of war and against the whole Arab world and rest of the world, will hasten the waning of that power.
What is happening at the United Nations (UN) is poor American politics. Israel cannot be justified to condemn the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, that he must resign. It is wrong. Israel does so on the back of American leader Joe Biden’s support. Trump was better on this scope.
There is no justification for Hamas to kill Israeli civilians, no matter how the background was. Similarly, there is no justification for Israel to bomb indiscriminately in Gaza.
If Israel, which has been receiving American military support for ages, felt so strong it must have moved into Gaza, and seek and engage Hamas fighters directly, not collective punishment, on the back of President Biden’s support.
These actions will see the downfall of America. Small fish can see, and it is the small fish which will determine the future of all fish. The American position on international policy cannot be trusted.
There is no politics any more in Europe. The EU leaders are no longer politicians but only listening to the USA.
There is no mileage in Ukraine and the Middle East until America says so. Until Biden says so. But Biden’s ideas are old, and are falling with him on the world stage.
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Author: Luke Montgomery Zunga is an economic and political analyst at the Research Group based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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