America's Unraveling Power

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    A very pessimistic analysis.

    If indeed the US is losing its clout around the world, what could be the flaw in their foreign policy?

    Even in Bush's Presidency the US got bogged down in the quagmire of Iraq with devastating number of casualty and floundered over how to exit. Afghanistan was a equal fiasco. The so called 'coalition of the willing' started in droves becoming the 'unwilling'. Even the most loyal Yo Blair's Army was not at all pleased at the way the war was being addressed (see British Army informal site ARRSE).

    Therefore, is Obama weak or was his Administration only the legatee of US falling popularity that was started with Bush. Could it be that the world was digging their heels because of the US flouting all international checks and balances?

    Did Obama beg Netanyahu?

    If El Barade comes as the Egyptian President, how does the Govt become ani US. He was always a loyalist of the West, or in other words, the US!

    What can be said of Bush and that cannot be said of Obama, Bush capitalised on whipping up a constant state of fear of terrorist attack on the US and the perennial danger of the 'axis of evil'. Then via the gung ho rhetoric portrayed himself and his Administration as the greatest Force on Planet Earth fighting these terrorists and cleaning up the world! The rhetoric was so stage managed that even the world started believing it. The negative part was that it also spurred the real terrorists on to greater goals. This cycle ensured that US was the 'saviour' of the world. In actuality, it would not be too far to realise what was the real effect all this caused.

    As far as the Middle East is concerned, indeed, the US is experiencing the famous last words of Prince Schwarzenberg of Austria , “They will be astonished by our ingratitude.”
     
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    If the US has lost its clout, the others are not quite ready to burn their fingers in the chestnut.

    In fact, Russia is worried that this might be another of the US organised 'Colour Revolution'!
     
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    If indeed the revolution spreads to Iran and the Govt is imbalanced or toppled, it would be a coup for the US. The US would have removed a regime that is a anathema to the US interests, without firing a shot!

    So, has US lost its touch? Or is it that they have realised that it is better to effect regime change without an expensive war and without antagonising the world that the US is a gung ho power.

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