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Post-US world born in Phnom Penh
Asia Times, by Spengler

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Posted By:rolanddd, 11/29/2012 9:06:06 PM

It is symptomatic of the national condition of the United States that the worst humiliation ever suffered by it as a nation, and by a US president personally, passed almost without comment last week. I refer to the November 20 announcement at a summit meeting in Phnom Penh that 15 Asian nations, comprising half the world´s population, would form a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership excluding the United States.

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Even after Obama is gone the people that elected him will remain.The U.S. will be a little smaller every year and the foreign media will increasingly be the only reliable source of information and perspective.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 11/29/2012 9:21:48 PM     (No. 9040393)

America as we know it died on January 20, 2009.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: neanderthal, 11/29/2012 9:27:36 PM     (No. 9040402)

America as I knew it died when Mario Savio, in 1963, climbed on a truck bed with a megaphone and blasted the world with obscenities. We never recovered and all I have left of that once decent pre-Savio America are old movies on Netflix, big bands on Pandora and a couple of old friends.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grounded, 11/29/2012 9:31:17 PM     (No. 9040408)

Actually, Obama is getting exactly what he wants: America´s comeuppance.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 11/29/2012 9:32:19 PM     (No. 9040411)

No nation will take seriously a currency that continues to be devalued by unbridled government spending tied to inflationary monetary policy by its lender of choice. The reserve currency status of the dollar will be dead by 2016. Then we will be beholden to the Communist dragon.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ccyr, 11/29/2012 9:57:11 PM     (No. 9040431)

Francis Fukuyama totally predicted this in the Origins of Political Order.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LadyHen, 11/29/2012 10:21:51 PM     (No. 9040449)

I would give my blood and treasure to see the makers of this nation come together, secede from the takers, and rebuild using the innovation, efficiency, and sheer kick-@55 spirit this nation still has outside the inner city entitlement waste lands and DC cesspool. Freedom is too young to die.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Objectivity, 11/29/2012 10:44:25 PM     (No. 9040461)

of course ... you never read this in the all things "Forward" Team 44 NYTimes or Tom (I´m a self-appointed military expert) Ricketts´ Washington Post, or Bloomberg ...


we pretend to work ... and they pretend to pay us ... that is where this is all heading

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Reply 8 - Posted by: asu86pe, 11/29/2012 11:18:43 PM     (No. 9040480)

I remember not liking Kennedy for the Bogotá Agreement which sent my mother´s job to Mexico,

I remember not liking Nixon because my Poly-Sci professor "smelled a rat" in Edmond Muskie´s resignation and McGovern ran instead,

I remember being the only one in my peer group that distrusted Carter and wanted Ford.

I remember thinking Regan couldn´t be ´that´ conservative, as conservative as me, and win the presidency,


But loosing Australia to China in trade agreements........I do not want to remember this!


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Reply 9 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/30/2012 12:01:12 AM     (No. 9040514)

Loosely related, we need to stop IMMEDIATELY with the billions of dollars of "foreign aid" to other countries. Pakistan is no friend of ours, Egypt has been around thousands of years, they can figure things out themselves. We should wrap up Afghanistan and Iraq, with limited ongoing aid.

We´ve heard all the excuses for years, that these are "investments" that bring value to the US. No they don´t. How about we help our real friends when they have disasters, like Poland, Israel, etc. Why is there foreign aid to places like Vietnam? Do hardworking Americans even know that their money ends up in these places?



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