The Demise of Pax Americana

Caroline Glick is the Director of the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Israel Security Project and the Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post. For more information on Ms. Glick's work, visit carolineglick.com


090613_obama2_600Originally published by the Jerusalem Post

What happened in Geneva last week was the most significant international event since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The collapse of the Soviet Union signaled the rise of the United States as the sole global superpower. The developments in the six-party nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva last week signaled the end of American world leadership.

Global leadership is based on two things – power and credibility. The United States remains the most powerful actor in the world. But last week, American credibility was shattered.

Secretary of State John Kerry spent the first part of last week lying to Israeli and Gulf Arab leaders and threatening the Israeli people. He lied to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Saudis about the content of the deal US and European negotiators had achieved with the Iranians.

Kerry told them that in exchange for Iran temporarily freezing its nuclear weapons development program, the US and its allies would free up no more than $5 billion in Iranian funds seized and frozen in foreign banks.

Kerry threatened the Israeli people with terrorism and murder – and so invited both – if Israel fails to accept his demands for territorial surrender to PLO terrorists that reject Israel’s right to exist.

Kerry’s threats were laced with bigoted innuendo.

He claimed that Israelis are too wealthy to understand their own interests. If you don’t wise up and do what I say, he intoned, the Europeans will take away your money while the Palestinians kill you. Oh, and aside from that, your presence in the historic heartland of Jewish civilization from Jerusalem to Alon Moreh is illegitimate.

It is hard to separate the rise in terrorist activity since Kerry’s remarks last week from his remarks.

What greater carte blanche for murder could the Palestinians have received than the legitimization of their crimes by the chief diplomat of Israel’s closest ally? Certainly, Kerry’s negotiating partner Catherine Ashton couldn’t have received a clearer signal to ratchet up her economic boycott of Jewish Israeli businesses than Kerry’s blackmail message, given just two days before the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Kerry’s threats were so obscene and unprecedented that Israeli officials broke with tradition and disagreed with him openly and directly, while he was still in the country. Normally supportive leftist commentators have begun reporting Kerry’s history of anti-Israel advocacy, including his 2009 letter of support for pro-Hamas activists organizing flotillas to Gaza in breach of international and American law.

As for Kerry’s lies to the US’s chief Middle Eastern allies, it was the British and the French who informed the Israelis and the Saudis that far from limiting sanctions relief to a few billion dollars in frozen funds, the draft agreement involved ending sanctions on Iran’s oil and gas sector, and on other industries.

In other words, the draft agreement exposed Washington’s willingness to effectively end economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for Iran’s agreement to cosmetic concessions that will not slow down its nuclear weapons program.

Both the US’s position, and the fact that Kerry lied about that position to the US’s chief allies, ended what was left of American credibility in the Middle East. That credibility was already tattered by US fecklessness in Syria and support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

True, in the end, Kerry was unable to close the deal he rushed off to Geneva to sign last Friday.

Of course, it wasn’t Iran that rejected the American surrender. And it wasn’t America that scuttled the proposal. It was France. Unable to hide behind American power and recognizing its national interest in preventing Iran from emerging as a nuclear armed power in the Middle East, France vetoed a deal that paved the way a nuclear Iran.

Kerry’s failure to reach the hoped-for deal represented a huge blow to America, and a double victory for Iran. The simple fact that Washington was willing to sign the deal – and lie about it to its closest allies – caused the US to lose its credibility in the Middle East. Even without the deal, the US paid the price of appeasing Iran and surrendering leadership of the free world to France and Israel.

Just by getting the Americans to commit themselves to reducing sanctions while Iran continues its march to a nuclear weapon, Iran destroyed any remaining possibility of doing any serious non-military damage to Iran’s plans for nuclear weaponry. At the same time, the Americans boosted Iranian credibility, endorsed Iranian power, and belittled Israel and Saudi Arabia – Iran’s chief challengers in the Middle East. Thus, Iran ended Pax Americana in the Middle East, removing the greatest obstacle in its path to regional hegemony. And it did so without having to make the slightest concession to the Great Satan.

As Walter Russell Mead wrote last week, it was fear of losing Pax Americana that made all previous US administrations balk at reaching an accord with Iran. As he put it, “Past administrations have generally concluded that the price Iran wants for a different relationship with the United States is unsustainably high. Essentially, to get a deal with Iran we would have to sell out all of our other allies. That’s not only a moral problem. Throwing over old allies like that would reduce the confidence that America’s allies all over the world have in our support.”

The Obama administration just paid that unsustainably high price, and didn’t even get a different relationship with Iran.

Most analyses of what happened in Geneva last week have centered on what the failure of the talks means for the future of Obama’s foreign policy.

Certainly Obama, now universally reviled by America’s allies in the Middle East, will be diplomatically weakened. This diplomatic weakness may not make much difference to Obama’s foreign policy, because appeasement and retreat do not require diplomatic strength.

But the real story of what happened last week is far more significant than the future of Obama’s foreign policy. Last week it was America that lost credibility, not Obama. It was America that squandered the essential component of global leadership. And that is the watershed event of this young century.

States act in concert because of perceived shared interests. If Israel and Saudi Arabia combine to attack Iran’s nuclear installations it will be due to their shared interest in preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear arsenal. But that concerted action will not make them allies.

Alliances are based on the perceived longevity of the shared interests, and that perception is based on the credibility of international actors.

Until Obama became president, the consensus view of the US foreign policy establishment and of both major parties was that the US had a permanent interest in being the hegemonic power in the Middle East. US hegemony ensured three permanent US national security interests: preventing enemy regimes and terror groups from acquiring the means to cause catastrophic harm; ensuring the smooth flow of petroleum products through the Persian Gulf and the Suez Canal; and demonstrating the credibility of American power by ensuring the security of US allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia. The third interest was an essential foundation of US deterrence of the Soviets during the Cold War, and of the Chinese over the past decade.

Regardless of who was in the White House, for the better part of 70 years, every US government has upheld these interests. This consistency built US credibility, which in turn enabled the US to throw its weight around.

Obama departed from this foreign policy consensus in an irrevocable manner last week. In so doing, he destroyed US credibility.

It doesn’t matter who succeeds Obama. If a conservative internationalist in the mold of Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan is elected in 2016, Obama’s legacy will make it impossible for him to rebuild the US alliance structure. US allies will be willing to buy US military platforms – although not exclusively.

They will be willing to act in a concerted manner with the US on a temporary basis to advance specific goals.

But they will not be willing to make any longterm commitments based on US security guarantees.

They will not be willing to place their strategic eggs in the US basket.

Obama has taught the world that the same US that elected Truman and formed NATO, and elected George H.W. Bush and threw Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait, can elect a man who betrays US allies and US interests to advance a radical ideology predicated on a rejection of the morality of American power. Any US ally is now on notice that US promises – even if based on US interests – are not reliable. American commitments can expire the next time America elects a radical to the White House.

Americans uninterested in surrendering their role as global leader to the likes of Tehran’s ayatollahs, Russia’s KGB state and Mao’s successors, must take immediate steps mitigate the damage Obama is causing. Congress could step in to clip his radical wings.

If enough Democrats can be convinced to break ranks with Obama and the Democratic Party’s donors, Congress can pass veto-proof additional sanctions against Iran. These sanctions can only be credible with America’s spurned allies if they do not contain any presidential waiver that would empower Obama to ignore the law.

They can also take action to limit Obama’s ability to blackmail Israel, a step that is critical to the US’s ability to rebuild its international credibility.

For everyone from Anwar Sadat to South American democrats, for the past 45 years, America’s alliance with Israel was a central anchor of American strategic credibility. The sight of America standing with the Jewish state, in the face of a sea of Arab hatred, is what convinced doubters worldwide that America could be trusted.

America’s appalling betrayal of Jerusalem under Obama likewise is the straw that has broken the back of American strategic credibility from Taipei to Santiago. If Congress is interested in rectifying or limiting the damage, it could likewise remove the presidential waiver that enables Obama to continue to finance the PLO despite its involvement in terrorism and continued commitment to Israel’s destruction. Congress could also remove the presidential waiver from the law requiring the State Department to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Finally, Congress can update its anti-boycott laws to cover new anti-Israel boycotts and economic sanctions against the Jewish state and Jewish-owned Israeli companies.

These steps will not fully restore America’s credibility.

After all, the twice-elected president of the United States has dispatched his secretary of state to threaten and deceive US allies while surrendering to US foes. It is now an indisputable fact that the US government may use its power to undermine its own interests and friends worldwide.

What these congressional steps can do, however, is send a message to US allies and adversaries alike that Obama’s radical actions do not represent the wishes of the American people and will not go unanswered by their representatives in Congress.

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  • Mladen_Andrijasevic
    • Mladen_Andrijasevic

      Update: Israel’s Channel 2 just broadcasted the video during the 5
      p.m .News. I guess Israel has absolutely no illusions about Obama any more.

  • truebearing

    The Trojan Horse has stood for thousands of years as the icon of successful deceiving and defeating an enemy from within. It has been surpassed by the Muslim Horse, and he is known as Obama. Obama’s betrayal of the United States, and her allies, will rank at the very top of history’s most treacherous, traitorous acts.

    With the assistance of his America hating minions, like John Kerry, Obama has opened an international Pandora’s Box that can’t be closed without the eventual sacrifice of millions of human lives, and even then it may be too late. Obama and Kerry are setting up what will inevitably lead to a nuclear exchange in the Middle East, and once it begins, it may not be limited to that one region. The human race is now under the leadership of profoundly evil men….the world’s worst since WWII and America’s worst ever.

    • Teddi

      Well said…

      • truebearing

        Thanks.

    • Drakken

      War is now inevitable, and it is too late to stop it. Comrade Obummer in his quest to put America in its place has now made our enemies emboldened to the point of doing something really stupid.

    • Pineapple Cowgirl

      This was the intent of Onobama’s handlers and co-conspirators from the beginning. It is indeed a very sad day for those of us who have been crying FOUL since he was nominated. The law was abolished: he is the lawless man of lying wonders and prophecy is unfolding….pray for Israel and America. We are in great danger of total dissolution of our Republic because the enemy within has been given his orders! He was spawned, not born and a Kansas City Shuffle is being performed right before our eyes….BTW, you all did see what happened in Illinois this weekend yes!!!

      • Will48

        2007 (!) Baker/Hamilton Iraq Study Group report is the plan. It called for accommodating “just regional aspirations of Iran”. And that was the CIA/USA policy ever since – and even before that, when in 2005 Condi Rice pressured Sharon the Weakling to allowing Hamas to run in Gazan elections, which was the first Islamist takeover in the ME, courtesy of the 2nd W’s administration. Also in early 2007 the book was published aganst the “Israel Lobby” by some two stooges, formerly respectable professors. And in 2004 there was the anti-AIPAC faux-spy scandal manufactured by FBI. They’re all in this together.

    • Guest

      0bumma is no traitor though. He is The Enemy.

  • fish

    For a long time now America seems to believe that the goal of war is to:
    A) Not accidentally killing anybody.
    B) Try to make your enemy like them.
    Now I’m no military expert, but the last time I checked is to crush and humiliate your enemy to the point that they don’t even THINK of ever fucking with you again. Either do things properly or surrender now.

    Israel is also guilty of the same thing. No matter what she does the rest of the world is going to hate her. So tell the rest of the world to go fuck itself and do what you gotta do.

  • tuva

    What makes most people disgusted by Israeli Likud right wing extremist is their ingratitude. How many more wars should US fight for Israel? Is it not enough that thousands of young american lives are wasted in the deserts of Afghanistan, Iraq? If you don’t like american leadership, why don’t you fight your own fights? Stop whining and start fighting.

    • Moa

      The Israelis are bombing Hezbollah in Syria. Why? because the US refuses to act to stop terrorism! Under Obama the US is arming the jihadis. Unbelievable!

      Similarly, Israel had to save the World from Saddam’s nuclear reactor in 1981 and the Syrian nuclear program a few years ago. Israel will have to confront Iran on its own.

      You have it exactly backwards. The Israelis are already fighting, on their own, to prevent madmen jihadis from gaining nuclear weapons and sophisticated surface-to-air missile systems. The Shield of David is the only thing standing between the jihadis and the ungrateful and incredibly short-sighted European and US politicians.

      So how about you get your facts straight, tuva ? You’re repeating the same Cultural Marxist propaganda that got the Europeans and Americans into this mess in the first place.

      Thank God for Israel – who is prepared to send her children to battle against the jiahdis to save us all. She is a “Light Unto The Nations” indeed.

      Get a clue tuva – at the moment you have it all backward.

      • PhoenixRisingEuropa

        Hezbollah is allied with relatively secular government of Presidet Assad which is fighting for it’s very survival against Islamic Jihadists. What is Israel doing? Israel is bombing Hezbollah and Syrian military installations thereby aiding these Islamic Jihadists.

        • Bulan Sabriel

          Iran (including the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force) and their proxies, Hezbollah are fighting the Muslims Brotherhood in Syria. It is Shia Islamists vs Sunni Islamists, and I say let them slaughter each other.
          “What is Israel doing? Israel is bombing Hezbollah and Syrian military installations thereby aiding these Islamic Jihadists.”
          Actually, Israel has basically stayed out of this. They only acted when heavy weapons were being transferred to Hizbollah in Lebanon, to threaten Israel. Israel could have destroyed Syrias airforce adn tanks. It has not. Israel does not want Al Qaeda in the north. It was forced to support Obama 2 months ago on this, in the hope that the US would help on the mutual threat of Iran. Netanyahu was literally willing to trade dead Israel civilians in the north in the hope that the US would protect itself on Iran.

          ” Marxism was founded by the Jew Karl Marx. Karl Marx was born in 1818
          his paternal line having supplied the Rabbis of Trier since 1723.”
          Marx was a Jew until age 3. His parents and he became LUTHERANS and Karl remained one until his 20s, when we was an ATHEIST. This APOSTATE turned ATHEIST then founded an atheist cult. And as he stated in “On the Jewish Question”, his answer was the eradication of Judaism and Jewishness.
          I’m sure you’de like his plan for the end of Judaism and Jewishness.

      • EarlyBird

        Oh stop with the nonsense. Israel is fighting to defend Israel, not the free world. Israel is bombing Hezbollah because Hezbollah bothers Israel, not Cincinnati.

        Gosh, you mean the US hasn’t rushed into a war with Hezbollah, a regional actor which represents zero threat to the United States?! Say it aint’ so! I thought the entire reason the Founding Fathers invented America is so that we could rush into every conflict that exists.

        Have you any idea what fighting two wars in the past 13 years has done to the US military and economy? Even assuming a “win” in Iran, what do you think happens AFTER the US wipes out another Muslim nation’s government, infrastructure, military, economy and kills hundreds of thousands of its citizens? Is THAT when the world’s Muslims start singing HaTikvah and the Star Spangled Banner?

        THINK! The irony of this wretched, ridiculous site is you fools consider yourselves jaundice-eyed realist! You are infantile, ignorant reactionaries.

    • Mladen_Andrijasevic

      Stop whining and start fighting? You obviously do not know your history

      In 1991 the then U.S. Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney sent the Israeli Air Force commander who oversaw the operation, David Ivri, an enlarged black-and-white U.S. satellite photograph of Osirak, taken a few days after the IAF raid. Cheney wrote an inscription: “For Gen. David Ivri, with thanks and appreciation for the outstanding job he did on the Iraqi nuclear program in 1981 – which made our job much easier in Desert Storm.”

    • Guest

      Stop whining and start fighting? You obviously do not know your history

      In 1991 the then U.S. Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney sent the Israeli Air Force commander who oversaw the operation, David Ivri, an enlarged black-and-white U.S. satellite photograph of Osirak, taken a few days after the IAF raid. Cheney wrote an inscription: “For Gen. David Ivri, with thanks and appreciation for the outstanding job he did on the Iraqi nuclear program in 1981 – which made our job much easier in Desert Storm.”

    • m4253y

      you are clueless. unless you can substantiate your drivel, fly away. discussion of the facts with simpletons such as you is pathetic.

      What ONE WAR DID THE USA TAKE ITSELF UPON ON BEHALF OF ISRAEL???

      THE IRAQ WARS WERE FOUGHT FOR THE FUCKING ARABS OF SAUDI ARABIA AND KUWAIT YOU JACKASS.

      • PhoenixRisingEuropa

        The pursuit of their Israeli agenda by powerful Jewish extremists in America is an obvious fact of life. It is brazen. Who were the advocates of the Iraq War? Who are they that want to compound the disaster of the Iraq War with a new and bigger war with Iran?

        Answer, the Neocons, a group of radical Israeli partisans who are overwhelmingly led by Jewish extremists such as Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, David Wurmser, Douglas Feith, William Kristol, Scooter Libby, Elliot Abrams and a continuing list that looks like the guest list at a Bar Mitzvah.

        Years before the Iraq War, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, David Wurmser and other American Neocons actually wrote a paper for the Israeli Government urging war against Iraq, Syria and Iran as critical to Israel’s agenda. (A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm). These are the very same Neoconservatives who lied to get the USA into the Iraq War. You can’t get more brazen and obvious than that. Neo-conservatism itself is a movement that was founded by an extreme pro-Israel radical and former Trotskyite, the very Jewish Leo Strauss. 

        • Bulan Sabriel

          Iraq was no threat to Israel in 2003. Iran was. Try again.
          Bush wanted revenge for the assassination attempt on his father. The Arab oil lobby wanted Iraq. And everyone was angry with Saddam Hussein’s past involvement iwth Al Qaeda.

    • Bulan Sabriel

      “How many more wars should US fight for Israel?” None and we never have. Iran’s leadership have called for the destruction of America on multiple occasions. Earlier this month, the parliament was chanting “Death to America”.
      “Is it not enough that thousands of young american lives are wasted in the deserts of Afghanistan, Iraq?”
      Neither of those were for or about Israel.

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    News Alert – Obama is a Fraud in Chief (aka Liar in Chief). He has always been a fraud and a liar, nothing new here. His lips move he is lying. Our only hope indeed is Congress. Many amazing patriots have attempted to expose this Fraud in Chief via the courts and have been slandered by judges who use the legal expression “no standing.” What a joke, a citizen of the United States has “no standing” in a United States Court when it comes to exposing crimes committed by the POTUS, the person whom we pay. So yes, Congress is now our only hope to expose this man who has committed the biggest fraud in the history of our great nation. That fraud if left unchecked will eventually destroy us.
    Lt. Mike Zullo and his amazing patriot investigators have a truck load of evidence that any brain dead Congressman could present to the rest of their partners in silence proving the massive fraud committed by Obama and his enablers. It is all sitting on their desks and now we need them to reach down and grab their crotches and become men once again and deliver the goods to the American people.

  • La6Red9Nec

    We don’t need the Apartheid regimes in Isreal or Saudi as allies.
    That is a very good think to happen for Pax Americana, it gives it a lot more credibility with the rest of the civilized world.

    • unionville

      “We don’t need the Apartheid regimes in Isreal…”

      Bollocks. There is no Israel apartheid. There is only Israel defending itself against the hostility of her neighbors.

      Arab apartheid, however, is a very real problem in the region and has been for generations. It extends to virtually every group under the sun. Including , ironically, Palestinians. But their favorite whipping boy is the jew.

      • La6Red9Nec

        Well this the best news I have heard in a long time.
        Looks like the Apartheid regime in Isreal have found themselves a new “sugar daddy” In France and fellow Apartheid regime in Saudi.
        We can finally cut all welfare aid to this regime and instead spent the money on our own poor and returning veterans!!!!

        • unionville

          I think the better news would be giving a helping hand to anyone who is against the Arab and Persian terrorist cesspools that seek to reestablish their old Caliphate stomping grounds.

          And I somehow doubt that spending more money on our military is foremost on Obama’s agenda.

          • La6Red9Nec

            Well the Arab cesspool in Saudi seems to be an ally of the Jewish cesspool in Israel at the moment….you must be getting really confused now :)

      • PhoenixRisingEuropa

        According to the Times of Israel, “would-be immigrants from the former Soviet Union may be asked to prove their Jewish bloodline and will be “subjected to DNA testing to prove their Jewishness.”

        http://www.timesofisrael.com/russian-speakers-who-want-to-immigrate-could-need-dna-test/

        In America, Europe and the rest of the world, Jewish Supremacists are the biggest supporters of mass immigration—but in Israel, they support massive immigration restrictions, even down to DNA testing!

        http://forward.com/articles/173720/jewish-groups-push-for-immigration-reform-on-passo/

        Imagine for a second that any nation on earth would implement such a policy in reverse—that anyone showing Jewish DNA would be barred from entering a nation.

        • Bulan Sabriel

          What’s wrong with an ethno-state. Israel has the same right to one as Swedes.
          If you wre not a lunatic driven by grievance, you would be congratulating the Israelis and suggesting that Jews in the diaspora be consistent in support of nationalism.

        • unionville

          “would-be immigrants from the former Soviet Union may be asked to prove their Jewish.”

          So what. Israel isn’t the only country that has a right of return that gives preference to their own people.

          “Jewish Supremacists are the biggest supporters of mass immigration”

          Yes. I’m aware there are many misbegotten groups who believe in liberal immigration policies for thee but not for me. In Israel’s case, especially in Israel’s case, they have a right to be careful who they let in.

          Now let’s discuss the treatment of Jews in Arab lands.

        • EarlyBird

          Israel is creating an apartheid state. It’s that simple. Soon it will go fascist.

    • Drakken

      If you think that America and Israel are bad? You bloody well deserve what’s coming to you, and I am all out of sympathy and empathy for those who are suicidal in their beliefs, let Darwin have his due.

      • truebearing

        Consider the irony that these muddle-headed mutants are Darwin’s biggest fans, despite his belief in survival of the fittest.

    • truebearing

      Clearly there aren’t any “apartheid regimes” in Israel, not that you would know what one looks like, so you should be happy.

      How does Obama’s destruction of US credibility give more to the rest of the world? That makes no sense whatsoever. look up “non sequitur” and read about your ridiculous conclusion.

      If there are 10 people in a small village and 9 are liars, with one honest man, do the 9 liars gain credibility if the honest man becomes dishonest? Maybe in your disordered mind but not in the realm of rationality.

  • Daniel Rubio

    Americans today are ruled by a third-world class despot, whose sole motives are self-enrichment and greed. The unbeleivable part is that Americans, the “don’t tread on me” people par excellance, tolerate this pathetic excuse of president and his minions. Americans are either too stoned, too drunk, too immersed in the frolicking of the Kardashians and the Miley Cirus’es or too self-immersed in their iPhones and assorted epicurean needs to even notice.

    The U.S.has been degrading itself on a downward spiral at full throttle. The Chicago gang has a complete grip on the U.S. throat. Americans will now feel what Mexicans have been feeling for decades under the rule of the “P.R.I.” party, a leftist-opportunistic club of thieves and clue-less chieftains in full competition to see who steals more, who passes the most stupid laws and who excels at rendering the country as incompetent and un-productive as possible.

    And to add insult to injury, the proto-muslim president is rapidly filling up the U.S. with the best-of-the-best, la creme-de-la-creme from places like Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and other assorted beacons of democracy, respect, enlightment and creativity from among the muslim countries.

    As my uncle used to say: “What could America do so wrong in order to deserve Obama?”

    • PhoenixRisingEuropa

      OBAMA AND THE JEWS: A look at why some Jews love him and some don’t trust him; and at the key role Chicago Jews played in getting him to where he is.

      http://www.chicagojewishnews.com/story.htm?id=252218&sid=212226

      • http://europa-antiqua-arca.blogspot.com/ para_bellum

        “if you look from the proper angle” … Yeah, sure.

        That article was written in 2008, at the height of the Obama euphoria. His actual presidency has shown him to be, at best, grudgingly tolerant of Israel, and at worse actively opposed to it.

        “grasp these realities [of returning to the 1967 borders]” What does that mean? It was my understanding that “reality” means “what actually exists.” Returning to the 1967 borders is a demand made by terrorists and their effete Western progressive enablers. It’s not reality.

  • Texas Patriot

    The idea of Pax Americana was never real, and it’s even more absurd today. Our so-called “global leadership” was based upon our superior human rights and individual freedom agenda and our superior military and industrial leadership, all of which we demonstrated beyond any doubt in defeating the combined powers of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan in less than four years. But make no mistake about it. Our stunning victory in WWII was made possible by our vastly superior manufacturing advantage over every other industrialized nation in the world at that time.

    Unfortunately, that advantage no longer exists. Other nations are doing the same thing now. They are catching up with us and in certain areas they are out-competing us. Over the last fifty years, we have lost millions of jobs and entire industries to overseas competition, our educational system has gone from number one in the world in science and math to somewhere in the mid-twenties, we have become the most sedentary and obese of any major society on earth, we run chronic trade deficits and budget deficits, our national debt is at $17 trillion, and we are only keeping the boat afloat by borrowing more money.

    Let’s face it. At this point the United States is a shadow of its former self in terms of manufacturing dominance and fiscal responsibility. The American Dream is alive and well, and our military is still second to none. But the impact of at least fifty years of corrupt politicians, poor decision-making, and poor management of the American industrial economy is plain for all to see. Forget global leadership. At this point we will be lucky to keep our own house of cards from collapsing altogether.

  • Ray – Jesus is the Son of God.

    Mia Marie Pope says that Barry Soetoro “always portrayed himself as a foreign student.”

    While Soetoro was a little older than her and didn’t always run around with the circle of friends that she had, Pope says that he “very much was in sort of the ‘gay community,’” which she says that even back then was “thriving.”

    Ms. Pope said that Barry Soetoro was always “getting with these older white men.” She recognized that he was one that had cocaine, which she said was “newsworthy” in the groups she hung out in. They then began to believe it was Soetoro’s engagements (ie. Homosexual acts) with these older white men is how he “procured” cocaine.

    “In other words, he was having sex with these older white guys, and that’s how he was getting his cocaine to be able to freebase,” she told Manning.

    Mia Pope also said that she actually saw Obama dress up as a transvestite. She remarked that it was during the era of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, that this took place.

    Ms. Pope also says that she had called the Federal Bureau of Investigations several times to expose Barack Obama’s use of fake Social Security numbers, and nothing was done about it……..

    She was familiar with the claims of Larry Sinclair, the man who claimed prior to the 2008 elections that he had a homosexual relationship with Barack Obama and the two had smoked crack cocaine together. Sinclair was rumored to have been killed in a hit and run in November of 2011.

    When Dr. Manning asked Pope why she thought that Larry Bland, Nate Spencer and Donald Young (all member of the church Obama attended, Trinity Church of Christ, where Jeremiah Wright pastors) were all killed within days of each other in Chicago, she said that she believed Obama’s handlers like what he is doing to the country. Therefore, in her opinion, they have kept a lid on these murders.

    Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/11/mia-marie-pope-barry-soetoero-portrayed-

  • Ray – Jesus is the Son of God.

    Censored again.

  • Ray – Jesus is the Son of God.

    Mia Marie Pope says that Barry Soetoro “always portrayed himself as a foreign student.”

    While Soetoro was a little older than her and didn’t always run around with the circle of friends that she had, Pope says that he “very much was in sort of the ‘gay community,’” which she says that even back then was “thriving.”

    Ms. Pope said that Barry Soetoro was always “getting with these older white men.” She recognized that he was one that had cocaine, which she said was “newsworthy” in the groups she hung out in. They then began to believe it was Soetoro’s engagements (ie. Homosexual acts) with these older white men is how he “procured” cocaine.

    “In other words, he was having sex with these older white guys, and that’s how he was getting his cocaine to be able to freebase,” she told Manning.

    Mia Pope also said that she actually saw Obama dress up as a transvestite. She remarked that it was during the era of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, that this took place.

    Ms. Pope also says that she had called the Federal Bureau of Investigations several times to expose Barack Obama’s use of fake Social Security numbers, and nothing was done about it.

    She was familiar with the claims of Larry Sinclair, the man who claimed prior to the 2008 elections that he had a homosexual relationship with Barack Obama and the two had smoked crack cocaine together. Sinclair was rumored to have been killed in a hit and run in November of 2011.

    When Dr. Manning asked Pope why she thought that Larry Bland, Nate Spencer and Donald Young (all member of the church Obama attended, Trinity Church of Christ, where Jeremiah Wright pastors) were all killed within days of each other in Chicago, she said that she believed Obama’s handlers like what he is doing to the country. Therefore, in her opinion, they have kept a lid on these murders.

  • IzzyKiddnya

    Why should the US bear the burden of Policing the World?
    It’s obvious the GOP doesn’t want to pay for it — or, at least, pay for enough of our service men to end multiple-conscutive deployments by folks they enlisted to be available “in an emergency”… not to replace a standing “army”.

  • cacslewisfan

    I can barely stand to read this article. This administration has proved time and again to be criminally incompetent and treasonous. I hope Americans take notice: Kerry ran for president, Hillary ran for president, and we currently have a “rock star” president. The best the Democratic party has to offer is currently in power and this is what they deliver. What a bunch of stupid, evil, lying, self serving hypocrites. How will the world survive 3 more years?

    • http://europa-antiqua-arca.blogspot.com/ para_bellum

      The world will survive just fine, I’m sure Russia and China are enjoying the show quite a bit.

  • pupsncats

    Obama’s plan all along is to not only discredit the U.S. but destroy it from within and without. Why do you think he chose John Kerry to succeed Hitlery? Kerry hates the U.S.as much, if not more, than Obama and he is, like Obama, a liar, a fraud, and a traitor. Birds of feather fly together and these two birds could be joined at the hip.

  • The Guardian

    I love Caroline.

  • Guest

    The Arab Backed Imposter is an anagram for Barack Obama President. True.

  • Robert Johnson

    I’m amazed that Israel doesn’t understand the United States is OVER. finished. The “new left” marxist infiltrators have destroyed our culture from within. Obama is simply following the classic, traditional view of all American marxists, which is now THE new paradigm for the American government and culture: the U.S. is an evil power that must be destroyed, Israel is an imperial oppressor and there are no “muslim radicals”, only “oppressed colonial people of color” who need “liberation” from evil western / European / American oppression. That’s exactly what we’ve seen form Obama since the day he was elected. Didn’t the Mossad see this coming? Didn’t Israel check out Obama and see that an actual enemy was about to be elected? Certainly the Mossad knows it’s an established fact that all of Obama’s identity documents are forgeries? Didn’t that worry Israeli leaders at all? Who is this guy really? Did Israeli leaders really just believe the endless lies Obama spins every time he appears before a teleprompter? Many people predicted all this back in 2007. Why is Israel behind the curve? They must realize Obama is an enemy and deal with his regime accordingly.