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Thread: "Leader of the free world" needs to be revisited.

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    Default "Leader of the free world" needs to be revisited.

    I was reading a critique of Romney via Twitter and it struck me that the position the US has had since WW2 as leader of the free world needs to be challenged. Bush Jr was an obvious weakness given his preference for lackey states but if a similar agenda is in the White House in January it will have to be limited by external resistance among allies. Is it desirable or possible?

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    "the free world" ?

    can somebody explain the concept ?

    would it have anything to do with oligarchies of lobbyists controlling countries via their media networks and their power centres ?
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Leader of the Free World? The US have supported and still do support dictatorships galore, as long as they are pro-American ones.

    The US has been the single greatest threat to international harmony and freedom since WWII.
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    I'm not sure the average John/Josephine Doe in America are particularly interested in the position anymore...

    I think they probably give more of a sh!te about getting and keeping a job...

    America is damned if she does and damned if she doesn't....

    It's a thankless task...

    Plus from watching reports this morning from Syria... it looks like the inaction of the west generally is radicalising those involved in the uprising who may well turn against the west once the current civil war ends...

    But then if America/the west intervened they'd be condemned by the usual suspects here and elsewhere too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Protestant/Catholic=Irish View Post
    Leader of the Free World? The US have supported and still do support dictatorships galore, as long as they are pro-American ones.

    The US has been the single greatest threat to international harmony and freedom since WWII.
    Maybe since the collapse of the soviets, but since WW2? Really?

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    War crimes aborad and a crackdown on civil liberties at home. Hmmmm.

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    Sure its Frau Merkel, the sooner the US cops on to this the better, sick of US political programmes calling the US President "leader of the free world"

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    Yay! Another America bashing thread. That's exactly what we need.
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