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A too-humble America
Globe And Mail [Canada], by John O´Sullivan

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/19/2013 10:54:37 AM

In retrospect, we can see that the post-Cold War world ended in 2008, as a result of two events: Russia’s unpunished invasion of Georgia and the financial crisis triggered by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, Wall Street’s fourth-largest investment bank. The first marked the end of NATO expansion and the West’s unquestioned dominance: Georgia had recently been backed by the United States for membership; Germany and France had effectively vetoed it. Soon afterward, Russia acted to demonstrate that Georgia, far from joining the West, was still very much in the Russian sphere of influence. The West acquiesced, France with enthusiasm,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reilly, 8/19/2013 11:30:44 AM     (No. 9480961)


Barry, Biden, Kerry, Ma Clinton: we have much to be humble about.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyVet, 8/20/2013 4:50:47 AM     (No. 9482021)

Dithering Democrats, not humble ones.

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