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Diminishing Superpower : Now the Chinese are Wagging their Fingers at Obama

By Simon Black | Oct 7, 2013

“Diminishing Superpower”

This was the headline streaking across the weekend edition of the Jakarta Globe, one of the largest newspapers in Indonesia.

The photo beneath was of Barack Obama, his lips pursed and eyes steeled as if he was fighting back tears. Or perhaps staring off into the fiscal abyss.

The subheadline read: “Obama’s APEC absence symbolic of US waning influence in Asia.”

The article goes on to describe how the President’s conspicuous absence from this weekend’s summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (a multinational trade bloc in the Asia/Pacific region) highlights the decline of the US as the world’s superpower.

It’s so obvious to everyone else that the US is in terminal decline.

http://www.sovereignman.com/trends/now-the-chinese-are-waggi...

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DJP333's picture

Ouch...

"'Bipartisan games in the U.S. have let the world see the worst of U.S. democracy,' wrote senior commentator Huang Haizhen.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/10/08/obama-china...

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different."

DJP333's picture

Who is going to lend us money?

I think the BRICs countries will be making some big plays in the coming months.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different."