Commenting on the storming of the US Congress last Wednesday, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, expressed her hope that “the friendly American people will surpass this tragic moment with dignity.”
Zakharova drew attention to the fact that the current electoral system in the United States of America is old, does not meet modern democratic standards, and creates opportunities for numerous violations, which made the American media a tool for political struggle, which was to a large extent the cause of the societal division now evident in the United States of America.
On the other hand, former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter condemned the storming, and comments on the scene varied as “disgusting and heartbreaking,” and “befitting the election results in a banana republic and not in our democratic republic,” and “history will remember it as being” A moment of great shame and shame, ”and“ the storming was a disastrous result of the policies of poisoning and the spread of misinformation. ”Some pointed the finger of accusation at the outgoing president, Donald Trump, and his speech to his supporters before the storming, and his demand for his deputy, Mike Pence, to oppose the approval of the election results, To which Pence responded, he was exceeding his powers.
But what happened after the storming, then the resumption of the session, and the statements made by the members of the Council, confirmed the extent of the entrenchment of American democratic institutions, the determination of those in charge of them to defend the American constitution, and the values of democracy.
For his part, Donald Trump announced that he is “indignant at the acts of violence, lawlessness and chaos” caused by his supporters, and called on the American nation to “reconcile and heal the wounds” at these critical moments in its history, and pledged an “orderly” transfer of power on January 20, without mentioning President-elect, Joe Biden.
And after the congressional storming incident, the social networking sites “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “Instagram”, “Snapchat” suspended the accounts of the US President, as Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook announced that my account, Donald Trump, on the two sites “Facebook” And “Instagram” will remain banned indefinitely, for a period of “at least two weeks,” and Twitter announced that the account of the US President on his platform has been frozen for 12 hours, and then closed it permanently for violating the rules of use related to civil integrity in unprecedented measures that it resorted to. Social Media.
American lawmakers have also called for activating Amendment 25 of the American Constitution to immediately remove the president from office two weeks before the end of his term, as the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Senator Chuck Schumer, called for Trump to be removed immediately, given that “what happened in the Congress building was a rebellion that called To him, Trump, who is a president who should not remain in office for one day. “
Analyzes, visions and judgments have accumulated in various newspapers and media sites, some of which carried perceptions that the situation in the United States of America is almost collapsing, and that the country has only five years in front of it, after which it enters into “chaos” and “civil war”, and that all standards of American democracy are forged. Some analyzes predicted destinies that only God alone knows.
That these extraordinary conditions, which were expected, and created four years later by the Trump administration devoid of any conscience, and incapable of bearing any political responsibility at the internal or external level of the United States of America, and this unfortunate stage in the history of American politics has ended, and ended forever. .
Some believe that the Republicans lost their chance to gain power at the federal level for good. This means that the United States of America, the great nuclear power, which bears a fundamental role, which no one can deny, in determining the political and economic future of the world, on which we all have high hopes, since the beginning of this year, may now be able to finally start in Improving the international atmosphere to meet the new health, environmental and social challenges facing the world.
The world has become exposed to issues that do not distinguish between Arab, Russian, American or Chinese, and the pandemic that afflicted humanity a year ago, as well as the pollution of nature, poverty, ignorance and disease that millions of people suffer from around the world are problems that affect us all, and the communication revolution and the transmission of sound and image have taught us. With the live broadcast system “online” and the “stream” on social networking sites that homelessness, seas, cold mountains, desert wilderness and natural disasters swallow people regardless of their race, origin, religion, skin color, apartheid walls and barbed wire between people, even in the most prestigious countries of the world, their fate Crash and Failure.
Is it permissible to continue this on the planet Earth, at a momentous scientific historical and scientific progress and space, in which man was able to probe the depths of seas and space, and since 75 years he was able to unite in order to conquer Nazism and the establishment of the United Nations on October 24, 1945 in the American city of San Francisco, which Its goals include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, providing humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law.
Next July marks the 30th anniversary of the dissolution of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Support “Warsaw Pact”, which was established in 1955, which followed the end of European communist regimes and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. While the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “NATO” intervened militarily in Bosnia from 1992 to 1995, Then, in Yugoslavia in 1999, NATO memberships increased from 12 original countries to 30 member states, the last of which was Montenegro on June 5, 2017, and North Macedonia on March 27, 2020, at a time when the alliance recognizes Bosnia and Herzegovina and Georgia as members aspiring to join. .
The Soviet Union wanted to dissolve the Warsaw Military Pact to end the ideological struggle between East and West, between communism and imperialism, and to stop the nuclear arms race. A common ground for dealing with many outstanding and internationally disputed issues. However, the atmosphere of détente and international cooperation has always left the parties with hope for a peaceful future for all humanity.
However, at the same time, some forces, which represented a clear lobby in the corridors of American and global power alike, were trying to obstruct progress towards fair international relations that respect the laws, concepts and philosophy of the United Nations in observing the rights of all states and preserving their sovereignty and the right of their peoples to self-determination. . It seems that this lobby has placed among its top priorities the striking of all international efforts and concepts with the aim of dominating the world, controlling resources, and directing them in the interest of institutions and intercontinental structures, and the lobby still sets among its goals to change the situation even in Russia, and to eliminate its military capabilities and capabilities Defensive and international standing.
What the American people went through a few days ago in Washington is a defeat for the idea of Trump, and the idea of the lobby that seeks that hegemony. This lobby, headed by Donald Trump, faced the American democratic establishment, whose speech said that “there is no turning back,” and the American nation will respect the history of its solid democracy that extends over the past two hundred years, and which seeks a human path towards the better, even if we disagree with some of its details or ideas. Or its mechanisms.
However, the majority of American society, including Republicans, who did not initially realize where this lobby was driving them, over the course of four years, will prevail under the leadership of their “rival,” Joe Biden, “for the true values of democracy that American society believes in. Can one hope? That the new US administration show a high level of responsibility and awareness of the sacrifices that Moscow made over thirty years in the service of humanity, the environment, nature, space and people on planet Earth, and can the new US administration take bold steps like those taken by Moscow thirty years ago, and that This is accompanied by an amendment in all agreements, including military agreements for strategic weapons and nuclear tests that were canceled by the outgoing administration?
And does the United States of America realize now, after the decline in its foreign policies and the nature of its relations with its allies, the need to abandon the survival of the NATO military alliance, and the military bases of more than 100 military bases distributed around the world, especially after it became clear that the American community “He doesn’t want to go back.”
The stunning images of the storming of the “niche of American democracy” have been transmitted through social media to all parts of the globe, and it was imprinted in the memory of mankind on January 6, 2020, as a black spot in the history of American democracy. In spite of all the dangers that still threaten American democracy, the American nation, and the United States of America as a cohesive political entity.
And “Lord of good harm!”
Rami Al Shaer
Writer and political analyst
The article expresses only the opinion of the newspaper or writer