TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Mark Dankof, who once ran for the US Senate, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV about a prediction by former US congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul about the imminent demise of the American political system.
Paul told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday that a year of apparent economic growth under President Donald Trump was an illusion and the US was inching closer to a Soviet-like downfall.
“We’re on the verge of something like what happened in ‘89 when the Soviet system just collapsed,” the renowned politician said. “I’m just hoping our system comes apart as gracefully as the Soviet system."
Dankof doubled down on Paul’s stance, noting that Trump’s policies accelerated the process.
“The United States is $21 trillion in debt. We are militarily involved in countless places in the world where we have no business being, and conducting these operations via fiat money and foreign borrowing,” he said.
“Internally, our domestic population is awash in crime, sexual immorality, and consumerism,” the analyst argued.
The analyst said the Republican head of state’s controversial policies, including the recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital as well as his support for NATO’s expansion towards Russia, would eventually lead to a military conflict that would seal the empire’s fate.
“The final stage is a catastrophic war. Trump's proclamation on Jerusalem, continued American meddling in Syria, the NATO buildup in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and the bellicose threats against Iran are more than suggestive,” he explained.
“So the good news is that the American Empire nears its end. The sad news is that along with its Zionist Ally, it seems bent on taking everyone else down with it,” the analyst concluded.
In his interview, Paul said he did not necessarily believe the US will break into separate countries but would rather experience a complete overhaul of its monetary policy and an end to what he considers the US “empire” overseas.