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Echoes of the End of the Raj (Pax America rip)
New York Times ^ | April 16, 2012 | The Right Honourable Kwasi Kwarterng

Posted on 04/17/2012 6:58:20 AM PDT by C19fan

THE Arab Spring, the threat of Iran as an emerging nuclear power, the continuing violence in Syria and the American reluctance to get involved there have all signaled the weakness, if not the end, of America’s role as a world policeman. President Obama himself said in a speech last year: “America cannot use our military wherever repression occurs.”

America’s position today reminds me of Britain’s situation in 1945. Deep in debt and committed to building its National Health Service and other accouterments of the welfare state, Britain no longer could afford to run an empire.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: empire
When push comes to shove history shows it will be butter over guns.
1 posted on 04/17/2012 6:58:28 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

What this idiot is saying without realizing it, is that both countries were CURSED with Socialism which at the core of its philosophy, has defeatism. Everything sprang from an attitude of “We can’t.”

Typical NYT


2 posted on 04/17/2012 7:57:01 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: C19fan

If America is not the world’s policeman, then the world will have no policemen and be a favela of chaos and depravity.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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