Skip to comments.Petraeus: World order under 'unprecedented threat'
Posted on 02/01/2017 10:47:25 AM PST by ColdOne
Retired Gen. David Petraeus warned lawmakers on Wednesday that the world order created in part by the United States in the 20th century is under unprecedented threat from multiple directions, pointing to Russia, China, Islamist extremists and cyber threats.
Those threats are compounded by an America whose resolve about its defense has become somewhat ambivalent, he added.
Americans should not take the current international order for granted, Petraeus said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing. It did not will itself into existence. We created it. Likewise, it is not naturally self-sustaining. We have sustained it. If we stop doing so, it will fray and, eventually, collapse."
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So is this a pro Trump or an anti Trump sentiment
Wait, I thought the New “World Order” was just a conspiracy theory.
How could it be collapsing?
Sounds anti Obama to me.
I’d say it’s just a realistic appraisal of where Obama has left us.
Americans should not take the current international order for granted, Petraeus said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing. It did not will itself into existence. We created it.
Now he is Believing in the “New World Order” and even claims we created it!! We all know it is just part of a Right Wing conspiracy theory, or so we have been told for 40 years./s
Petraeus should be immediately locked up for a 72 hour psychiatric hold for this obvious lunacy.
4th turning... The old order doesn’t cut it anymore.
The “world order” was bad for America and getting worse.
Go complain to the UN, Dave.
Using big words in rambling garbled speech doesn't make you intelligent.
Any international "order" must serve the present moment and benefit first the United States and her allies. Everything else takes second place.
Practicing his DuckSpeak I see.
Perhaps “it” is a POS and needs to be replaced with something that more benefits the US, General.
Obama created a lot of enemies.
The sooner it is destroyed, the better.
They simply see it in terms of frontal warfare, and cannot see that we and the world need to be in another place altogether. Defend America, defeat ISIS and not become guarantor of all the world's troubles. You cannot do that - they say. It doesn't compute in their small brains.
Sad to see Petraeus as a member of this crowd, but there you have it.
From the article “Many of Petraeus’s remarks hinted at pushing back against statements and policies from President Trump,....”
He’s a never trumper who nevertheless sucked up and tried to audition for a job after the election
Buh Bye Dave, that adulterous romance with the groupie cost you everything
Any world order other than that would be a reference that Petraeus really needs to define if he intends it to be intelligently discussed. If it is a reference to supranational organizations such as the EU, good riddance in my opinion. If it is a defense of the wildly proliferated galaxy of NGO's for all the international good they're doing, I'd like to hear precisely what that is and what it is that is threatening it. If it is some weird cabal of unelected international gnomes attempting to sway world resources into some mystic direction for our own good, thanks but no thanks. They can look out after themselves.
Thanks for picking it out. I think you have to know more about the entire meeting etc.
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