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How Obama lost friends and influence in the Brics
The Financial Times ^ | April 20, 2014 | By Edward Luce

Posted on 04/20/2014 9:37:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

When Barack Obama took office, he pledged a new overture to the world’s emerging powers. Today each of the Brics – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – is at loggerheads with America, or worse. Last month four of the five abstained in a UN vote condemning the fifth’s annexation of Crimea. Next month India is likely to elect as its new leader Narendra Modi, who says he has “no interest in visiting America other than to attend the UN in New York”. As the world’s largest democracy, and America’s most natural ally among the emerging powers, India’s is a troubling weathervane. How on earth did Mr Obama lose the Brics?

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1 posted on 04/20/2014 9:37:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In the case of India it is simple. Obama supports bia Moslem friends in Pakistan. Also the last straw was the handcuffing and strip search of an indian diplomat, treating India en par with Lesotho


2 posted on 04/20/2014 10:04:26 PM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mainly its because America still sees itself as a global hegemon. But its power and influence are shrinking and no one much cares what a lame duck American President needs or wants.


3 posted on 04/20/2014 10:37:56 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

India has surplus foreign currency stash and has no interest in bailing out Obama’s $17.3 Trillion in the hole Treasury, soon to be $24 Trillion in the hock due to Zero’s spending money we do not have.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 10:44:51 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The entire world sees Obama for what he is -- an unreliable second-rate phony -- except for one: The Mainstream Media.

Maybe, after over five years, they also see him for what he is -- but their agenda requires they continue to support he who is unsupportable.

5 posted on 04/20/2014 10:45:36 PM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01

Yup. And why would you go out of your way to do favors for someone who treats you like dirt? What goes around comes around and Obama has few real international friends.

The bottom line is no one likes him, respects him or fears him.


6 posted on 04/20/2014 10:51:25 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

~America’s most natural ally among the emerging powers, India~

What?? It won’t even make a good joke in India after Bengal Bay massacre. Every village idiot in India knows that US is a friend of Pakistan and Red China.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 10:52:09 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
How on earth did Mr Obama lose the Brics?

Easy. Because the Brics are all racists. What other explanation could there be?

8 posted on 04/20/2014 11:03:35 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Kumbaya diplomacy doesn’t work. Thus endeth the lesson.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 11:07:15 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Brics.... What do all these countries have in common? Nothing, except the first letters of their names make a really cool acronym.


10 posted on 04/20/2014 11:08:44 PM PDT by webheart (We are all pretty much living in a fiction.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's not like the BRICS nations don't have their own big problems in governance, but Obama's foreign policy is barely worthy of the name. He's got no consistent policy, he berates and abandons proven friends, he is humiliated and defied by enemies even as he tries to appease them - and his left-wing drive to shrink the military and withdraw from the world so he can divert money to social programs has had the predictable effect of lessening American influence among both our friends and enemies.

Nations need only look to Egypt and Ukraine to know that Obama will not help America's friends, and they need only look to China and Russia to see that America's enemies are able to do as they please with no consequences beyond some insipid speech from Obama.
11 posted on 04/20/2014 11:18:51 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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What do all these countries have in common?

They are one of several groups attempting to dethrone the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency.

In addition to BRICS, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are working towards the same goal.

Reagan's King Dollar is going to implode within 3 years and for the first time in our lives, the U.S. dollar will no longer be the global reserve currency. The best case scenario is the dollar is part of a basket of reserve currencies.

Prepare accordingly.

12 posted on 04/20/2014 11:27:00 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Fred Nerks

In Japan he groveled like a begger. He did the same in Saudi.He bent over for Putin. He lost far more than the BRICS. Like the mouse that roared attempting to retreive a more than gonzo prestige, he ruined Libya and Egypt with a self affected Messiah complex, resulting in increased jihad in the heart of Africa. The man is a SICKO!

I can’t wait to show Obama and his apologist a$$hat liberal fascists out the door!


13 posted on 04/21/2014 2:13:31 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: webheart

“Brics.... What do all these countries have in common?”

Beats me; as soon as South Africa is listed as an emerging world power I stop reading.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 4:49:12 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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