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An Anchorless World
New York Times, by Roger Cohen

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 9/12/2013 10:13:01 PM

Berlin—At dinner the other night, perusing the debacle that is Syria, a German friend observed: “It’s the post-American world, and that means chaos.” We were joined by John Kornblum, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany, whose verdict was similar: “What you’re seeing is the steady break-up of the postwar system.” The United States, through its secretary of state and president respectively, promises an “unbelievably small” military response to the gassing of hundreds of Syrian children by President Bashar al-Assad, then vows that “the United States military doesn’t do pinpricks,” and then backs away. Britain abandons its closest ally at crunch

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TexasDude, 9/12/2013 10:35:14 PM     (No. 9518609)

Assad helped fuel the Iraqi insurgency. These same jihadists are now fighting against him. Good!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 9/12/2013 10:35:33 PM     (No. 9518610)

This is your guy, Cohen. This is what you´ve worked for...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: starkness, 9/12/2013 10:37:59 PM     (No. 9518613)

Pray to God that the current pinprickhead Administration, especially its current leader and the rest of the Chicago crew and their corrupt pals all over the country come to an end soon enough, not tomorrow, but in time to save our beloved country from further irreparable damage.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 9/12/2013 10:40:47 PM     (No. 9518617)

This is what they have wanted for at least, what, 50 years? Now they are getting it and it conflicts with their need to Do Something.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveW, 9/12/2013 11:06:55 PM     (No. 9518640)

If a "post-American world" means chaos, it also means Obama´s "progressives" have at last fulfilled their dream of American Decline.

The next phase is blaming Decline on the Right, and punishing them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 9/12/2013 11:14:51 PM     (No. 9518652)

...And when our children ask what we did for the Coptic Christians in Egypt, we will also have to hang our heads.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BcdErick, 9/13/2013 12:28:07 AM     (No. 9518716)

What idiotic garbage. Roger Cohen has been a mindless Obamabot troll for years, just like the rest of his comrades at the NYT. Now he finally figures out that what all us "racists" were saying all along is true. Obama is a stupid narcissist. He is incompetent and couldn´t run a lemonade stand without a teleprompter. And poor Roger thinks this is surprising. The NYT is worthless.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 9/13/2013 1:54:14 AM     (No. 9518768)

The fact that the US public does not want to intervene in Syria may be because we have become isolationists, I think, however, it is more likely because we think Obama is too incompetent to run anything at all and hope that he will spend the rest of his term playing golf. Then we will try to pick up the pieces.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 9/13/2013 5:00:29 AM     (No. 9518810)

From "shock and awe" to "unbelievably small" in less than a decade. Øbungle is sure taking us down fast.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Really?, 9/13/2013 7:50:48 AM     (No. 9518962)

You are exactly right #5.. The next phase is going on now.....they are employing bloggers to interject "it´s Bush´s fault" or "this started with Iraq" on all fronts.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/13/2013 8:51:06 AM     (No. 9519056)

Roger why do you lament?
This is what the left has wanted since the 60s a breakup of post WWII system. Congratulations is in order for this one.
Whether done on purpose or by accident the idiots Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry did it. From here on out the world will get pin-pricks from the United States.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/13/2013 9:21:53 AM     (No. 9519119)

You loathed Bush´s cowboy diplomacy and now you´ve got squirrel paws diplomacy and you´re complaining? You are reaping what you sowed and the world will suffer for it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Aria, 9/13/2013 9:31:17 AM     (No. 9519140)

photo of Obama strutting off AF! early in his 1st term holding book he is reading called "The Post American World"....apparently from the point of view of a Muslim.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=image+of+obama+with+post+america+book


Does this mean zero can resign now and go play golf since his work is done?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Arby, 9/13/2013 9:44:51 AM     (No. 9519173)

I reiterate my previous observation. Adapting the words of Marion Barry re: Jesse Jackson: ´Obama don´t know how to run anything but his mouth.´

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Grambo, 9/13/2013 10:04:52 AM     (No. 9519207)

The President, the administration, the Left´s political ideology; "unbelievably small" just sums it all up. Put it on the gravestone.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/13/2013 10:17:50 AM     (No. 9519229)

Can imagine these morons building this great country from scratch. I built something big once, not like America, but I hope you get my meaning. A local little twerp took all of 15 minutes to burn it down. These twerps are standing on the roof of America and doing their best to burn it all down. Except there is no insurance for this act.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/13/2013 10:40:25 AM     (No. 9519265)

Yes Roger, your man is a dud and the NY Times let you write this. How nice, but your ending was rather weak.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: M2, 9/13/2013 11:34:44 AM     (No. 9519357)

...who notes that for “nearly seven decades the United States has been the anchor of global security,” and then declares “America is not the world’s policeman” — the sight of all this has marked a moment when America signaled an inward turn that leaves the world anchorless.

...and incoherent. No one can make any sense of our alleged foreign policy. It´s utterly incoherent and not anchored to reality. It´s a gaggle of 60´s theoreticians suddenly thrust into the real world where diplomacy no longer works. What to do? Punt. Lie. Deny. And above all, pretend to sound like you know what you´re doing.

Except that if one were to play sound bites of both Kerry and Obama and their chaotic statements on foreign policy, one would have no choice but to conclude that both men (not to mention the dingbat sideplayers like Samantha Powers) are schizophrenic. This Administration hasn´t so much gone mad as it has suddenly shown us what madness looks like.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: planetgeo, 9/13/2013 12:49:00 PM     (No. 9519452)

Actually, It´s not so much anchorless as it is rudderless. The West no longer seems to have any core beliefs to guide them nor a steadfast Captain America to steer them. As a result the world is adrift and lurching from one dangerous hazard to another. The New World Disorder.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: StuartL, 9/13/2013 1:09:38 PM     (No. 9519476)

#13 -- Fareed Zakaria was born in Bombay (nuts to "Mumbai"), and went to prep school here, as well as Harvard and Yale. He was a columnist at Newsweek for ten years, and now has a show on CNN. His religion is apparently not a matter of public record (but his mother´s name is Fatima).

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Reply 21 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/13/2013 1:40:31 PM     (No. 9519510)

# 13 Barry doesn´t strut off Air Force One.
He flounces and minces down the steps, his large pigeon toed feet all akimbo and his limp wrists flapping wildly.
It´s such a cartoonish sight
that it obviously makes the Russians
roll their eyes along with the rest of us.
And no one could have imagined that we would witness a Commander in Chief addressing the nation acting like
Homey the Clown ,
wagging his finger and
basically saying " Homey don´t do pinpricks ! "

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Reply 22 - Posted by: patrick28nov45, 9/13/2013 1:47:09 PM     (No. 9519517)

#3 contributor

Early this morning I prayed to our Heavenly Father that He would remove these corrupt people from the White House. I acknowledged that many of us in mortality and many now in His´s presence have voiced the same plea. I plead for every revolutionary soldier who died in their youthful prime and every seasoned revolutionary army officers plead for honorable and truthful men and women to replace these that so dishonor His holy name and holy purposes.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ocjim, 9/13/2013 11:10:34 PM     (No. 9520093)

Hopefully nobody is confusing recently naturalized American citizen Roger Cohen here with syndicated Washington Post Obamaphile columnist, Richard Cohen. Some posts read like they may be. But I could be wrong.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ocjim, 9/13/2013 11:25:18 PM     (No. 9520110)

Good one, #14. My favorite Obama characterization is from Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush, former SNCC and Black Panther, who whalloped Obama in a 2000 Democratic Congressional Primary...
´´Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Barack is a person who read about the civil-rights protests and thinks he knows all about it.´´

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