US Squandered Its Unipolar Moment by Sowing Destruction Over Last 25 Years
"Our [US] leaders, so-called, are trying very hard to emphasize anything that can give the impression that the whole world is united to support the US proxy war in Ukraine. And, in fact, the reality is very different. The US also presents itself to its own people as the upholder of the rules based international order. Of course, this is really just a completely counter-factual narrative because, of course, it's the US that has been invading and attacking other countries for the last 25 years under the influence of the neocons, who really were the architects of the US invasion of Iraq," said Nick Davies.
"What is really encouraging about this is that this was not brokered by the United States, this was brokered by China," Davies said. "The US after the way it has conducted itself in the world since its unipolar moment of superpower in the 1990s, it has lost any credibility with so many countries around the world. It has something like 40% of the world's population under economic sanctions. I mean, how can you be a leader of the whole world or an impartial mediator to resolve conflicts and bring peace anywhere when you have made enemies of countries all over the world? And so the United States has squandered its moment in the sun, its moment of unprecedented power. And we are now seeing its comeuppance as countries around the world would rather work with China and can trust China and their neighbors in the Global South to actually work together to make the world a better place."