British-Palestinian journalist Abdel Bari Atwan said in a July 14, 2022 show on Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) that America is in decline, that the future belongs to the Arabs and the Muslims, and that in light of the global energy crisis, the "resistance" will be calling the shorts with regard to Europe's prosperity in energy security. He said that a war between Israel and Hizbullah would lead to a regional conflict in which American bases in the Middle East would be destroyed, and he predicted that the U.S. would not dare intervene in such a war, which he said would drive the price of oil to $300 a barrel. In addition, he said that U.S. President Joe Biden has lost his mental faculties and is unable to "lead the world against Russia". He also mocked President Biden and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, referring to them as "dog meat in a soup".
Abdel Bari Atwan: "I am very optimistic. The coming days belong to the Arab and Islamic nation, and America is on its way to demise.
"The world today is experiencing an energy crisis. In Germany, they are talking about returning to coal. They talk about using firewood again for heating in the cold winter that will come to Europe in two months. This means that the resistance will call the shots regarding energy security. It will call the shots regarding Europe's prosperity.
"A war [between Israel and Hizbullah] would mean a regional war. It will include attacking and completely destroying the American bases in the region. Will the U.S., which did not send a single soldier to Ukraine, send forces to fight a war in the Arab region – a war that would raise the price of oil to over $300 per barrel? Biden crawled on his knees to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and the other Gulf States, in order to increase production so that the prices go down.
"Did you see how [Biden] opened a bottle of water with his teeth?"
Host: "That was [Israeli Defense Minister] Benny Gantz..."
Atwan: "Have you ever seen the president of a superpower open a bottle of water like this? By God, that man has lost the plot. He is not in full possession of his mental faculties. Can this man lead the world against Russia?
"During the break, a friend called me and told me that the man who opened the water bottle..."
Host: "I told you it was Gantz..."
Atwan: "So it was Benny Gantz. Same difference. They are all dog meat in a soup, like we say back home."
Host: "Biden doesn't have any teeth left, it seems...