AMERICANS have elected their president, far from the results of opinion polls. The choice was surprising. In fact, it was an ‘earthquake’ as some international officials described the win of Donald Trump.
Perhaps Trump, the president-elect who entered the election campaign depending mostly on himself, properly read the American populace mood and realized that agitation was his ticket to the presidency. Therefore, he opted for extreme, frightening and weird slogans which sparked fear on the possibility that the United States of America will be ruled by someone ready to go to a racist war openly and change the rules of international engagement.
However with the announcement of the result, Trump showed his real image with a changed tone in his victory speech which was close to extending a hand of cooperation to everyone.
President-elect Trump realized that the interest of the United States of America is not protected by the politics of hesitation adopted by his soon-to-be predecessor Barack Obama, while there are alliances and constants that the US cannot exit from. In addition, he comes from the Republican Party whose elites have had fixed opinion on Iran since the US helped the Shah in 1953 to depose the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh and foil his coup attempt.
Majority of the embargos endorsed by the United States of America on Iran’s regime were done during the reign of Republican presidents. If the Republicans were unable to subdue Barack Obama, president from the Democrat Party, in relation to the nuclear deal, the promise made by Trump to shatter Iran’s nuclear deal as soon as he enters the White House was an expression of the policy of his party, not a campaign slogan.
It is a clear Republican message to send Iran’s regime back to the main goal, as the new administration realizes that eradicating terrorism cannot be done while the evil regime of Iran still standing on the doors of the nuclear club.
Obviously, Obama committed deadly mistakes during his stay in the White House, especially in facilitating expansion of the Mullah regime in the Middle East and Republican Donald Trump will put a stop to this.
If caution dominated the previous period, the victory speech of Trump formed a positive shock as he appeared calm while receiving cables of congratulations from world leaders, apart from the Iranian officials who sounded the bells of war and confrontations. This shows the level of their fear towards the Republican leader who is expected to rule for the next decisive four years of world history.
With this, there is no doubt that he will have a positive effect on the Arab world which lived eight dry years because of Barack Obama’s politics.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times