Skip to main content

Biden a 'darling' of US establishment, Trump yields street power he's ready to foment

By Haider Abbas*

The US presidential election results are due to be announced in a few hours from now. It might turn out to be a nail-biting finish but US president Donald Trump has warned that results are to declared without delay, for that would certainly facilitate outright fraud, as he has repeatedly suggested a ‘slower-than-typical' result is a sign of trouble.
“I think it’s terrible that we can’t know the results of an election the night of the election,” he said. “I think it’s a terrible thing when states are allowed to tabulate ballots for a long period of time after the election is over”, referred APNews on October 2, 2020 . Trump has been forced to say as US administration has signaled a delay in results, by two or three days, from some states i.e. Pennsylvania etc towards which Trump has forecast a red signal.
Trump, it might be added, had quite a few months back already said that he would not relinquish power, if he loses the elections, and his party workers and supporters who are primarily those who endorse ‘white supremacy’ and a large presence amongst them are ‘white-supremacists’ have already been ‘stockpiling’ weapons since months, hence, the result might also spill a bloody-day on US streets, which had very recently also witnessed ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign in the wake of George Lloyd killing. The Republicans of Trump may soon be on a spree.
Trump has been truly apprehensive as he has sufficiently ‘ruffled the feathers’ with US establishment and deep state i.e. Pentagon and CIA. He had ridiculed Pentagon saying that it wants to keep the war-contractors happy and therefore does not want US to withdraw from Afghanistan which is likely to happen before Christmas. He thrashed the CIA report to save Kingdom of Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, colloquially known as MbS, and saved him as CIA had found MbS involved in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashighi.
No wonder US establishment darling therefore is Democrat Joseph Biden. Trump’s most scathing attack on US establishment came, just two days before, when he accused it of fudging the data on the number of deaths due to Corona Virus, as anyone who died due to any other disease was clubbed as a victim of Covid-19, tells Edition.CNN on October 31, 2020, something which is enough to being US credibility to zero!
If Biden wins, it would surely be the personal loss of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Saudi crown prince
Trump has taken all the US establishment and in fact the world powers from the front and has even signaled, on the voting day, informs EditionCNN that he would also fire Dr Antony Fauci, US leading expert on infectious diseases, thereby, throwing everything out-of-gear as the entire world is almost again into its preparatory-mode for the onslaught of the upcoming second-wave, as Dr Fauci and Bill Gates have been the front-runners of the Covid-19 campaign in US. 
Dr Fauci had been also close to Trump but his scalp will then also be the first. Trump might not allow US to shut down in the wake of second-wave. So, why would US establishment therefore bet-upon Trump, and hence, see Biden making to the victory-lap.
Trump yields street power which he is ready to foment, and which, might out rightly turn into what had been getting dished-out through multiple films and movies about the veritable scenes of anarchy on US streets, which has in fact prepared a mindset to accept such a situation, and certainly that situation today is just waiting-to-happen! 
Trump has proved his cards and has withdrawn from Afghanistan, has entered into Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) with India and given India a counter-balance to China, but the world is just about in a guessing game about Biden as after all there were democrats in US when Arab Spring had hit the gulf-region, What if Biden reverses the Trump decisions vis-à-vis Afghanistan or India?
The tradition of a US president twice in a row makes a choice for Trump, who could save himself from more than 4,000 lawsuits and 26 inquires against him and also come-out unscathed from the Russian scandal, and he is also bent upon not to accept defeat, but if anything reverse happens, and Biden wins, it would surely be the personal loss of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and KSA crown prince MbS, apart from what would be the ensuing anarchy on US streets.
---
*Former State Information Commissioner, India., media analyst and writes on international politics

Comments

TRENDING

Unlike other revolutionaries, Hindutva icon wrote 5 mercy petitions to British masters

By Shamsul Islam*  The Hindutva icon VD Savarkar of the RSS-BJP rulers of India submitted not one, two,or three but five mercy petitions to the British masters! Savarkarites argue: “There are no evidences to prove that Savarkar collaborated with the British for his release from jail. In fact, his appeal for release was a ruse. He was well aware of the political developments outside and wanted to be part of it. So he kept requesting for his release. But the British authorities did not trust him a bit” (YD Phadke, ‘A complex Hero’, "The Indian Expres"s, August 31, 2004)

Whither SDG goal? India's maternal mortality rate fall target 5.5% per yr, actual 4.5%

By Srinivas Goli, Parul Puri* The maternal mortality ratio (number of maternal deaths per one lakh live births) is a key and sensitive parameter used by health policymakers to monitor maternal health conditions in particular and women's status in general in a country.

Employment loss vis-a-vis pre-Covid situation 'neutralized', claim Govt of India data

By Arup Mitra, DPS Negi, Puneet Kumar Shrivastav* The Labour Bureau, an attached office of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, has been entrusted with the task of conducting the All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey (AQEES) which has two components namely Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) in respect of establishments employing 10 or more workers (mostly constituting ‘organised’ segment) and Area Frame Establishment Survey (AFES) to build up a frame in respect of establishments employing nine or less workers.

Savarkar 'criminally betrayed' Netaji and his INA by siding with the British rulers

By Shamsul Islam* RSS-BJP rulers of India have been trying to show off as great fans of Netaji. But Indians must know what role ideological parents of today's RSS/BJP played against Netaji and Indian National Army (INA). The Hindu Mahasabha and RSS which always had prominent lawyers on their rolls made no attempt to defend the INA accused at Red Fort trials.

Fresh efforts to subsume Buddhism within Hindu fold 'undermining' Ambedkar

By Aviral Anand*  From Yeola in 1935, when Dr Ambedkar announced that he would not die a Hindu, to Nagpur in 1956 when he converted to Buddhism, is a considerable distance in time. But, there was in him a need to make a public announcement in 1935 about moving away from Hinduism. 

How green revolution led to 'deterioration' of Punjab economy, land, air and water

By Dr Gian Singh*  A recent research paper, based on a survey of 320 farming families in four districts of Punjab, has tried to show that high crop densities and the use of inputs have led to degradation of land, air, water and humans through a rich agricultural structure. Although mechanization has increased agricultural productivity, it has also caused environmental degradation.

Buddhist shrines were 'massively destroyed' by Brahmanical rulers: Historian DN Jha

Nalanda mahavihara By Our Representative Prominent historian DN Jha, an expert in India's ancient and medieval past, in his new book , "Against the Grain: Notes on Identity, Intolerance and History", in a sharp critique of "Hindutva ideologues", who look at the ancient period of Indian history as "a golden age marked by social harmony, devoid of any religious violence", has said, "Demolition and desecration of rival religious establishments, and the appropriation of their idols, was not uncommon in India before the advent of Islam".

Article 370 abrogation hasn't helped curb terrorist attacks: Kashmiri Pandit group

Counterview Desk In a letter to the Lt Governor, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in the Valley, Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) president Sanjay K Tickoo has taken strong exception to what he calls" callous approach" shown by the administration and security agencies towards "non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits / Hindus living in Kashmir Valley".

India's weak fiscal position: Can higher gold reserves help stem further deterioration?

Counterview Desk  India Gold Policy Centre at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIMA), which has been researching on global gold markets working closely with the Government of India as as an advisor on various policy initiatives in several key areas relating to the use of gold as a fungible financial asset, has claimed that high levels of Central Bank gold reserves has had “positive implications for India.”

India's 55% firms perceive significant, sustained high-cost pressure: IIM-A survey

Costs per unit compare: % responses By Our Representative  A new Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) survey, involving responses from executives of around 1,200 companies across India, has said that the cost perceptions data indicates “sustained high-cost pressures”, with over 55% of the firms perceiving significant (over 6%) cost increase.