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The Post-War Order is in danger of collapse February 6, 2017

Posted by hslu in Global Affair, Military.
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So said General Petraeus on 2/1/2017 to the House Armed Services Committee.

He said that the world order “did not will itself into existence. (The U.S.) created it. Likewise, it is not naturally self-sustaining. (The U.S.) have sustained it. If (The U.S.) stop doing so, it will fray and, eventually, collapse.”

What America did was “establishing a system of global alliances and security commitments underwritten by US military power” which was accomplished by deploying arm forces in Europe and Asia. America also adopted a foreign policy to “protect and, where possible, promote freedom abroad along with human rights and rule of law.”

What Petraeus actually meant was America has “destablized the government of an unfriendly country, invaded it if necessary, established a new government, picked a pro-U.S. leader to head the government and built the nation using American tax dollar.”

That’s what post-war order Gen. Petraeus was telling the committee about.

Unfortunately, the World Order or hegemony enjoyed by the U.S. has hit a snag because nations’ building in the Middle East has been a total disaster since 9-11. What Obama did over the past eight years has emboldened Putin, given Iran a new life, made a mess in the Middle East and destablized Europe Union with millions of Muslim immigrants. Financial crisis in 2009 epitomize the failure of capitalism heavily promoted by America. Finally, China’s rise has begun to threaten America’s hegemony since WWII.

No wonder Gen. Petraeus was so nervous.

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