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Post-US world born in Phnom Penh
Asia Times Online ^ | November 27, 2012 | David Goldman

Posted on 11/26/2012 8:33:32 AM PST by PGR88

It is symptomatic of the national condition of the United States that the worst humiliation ever suffered by it as a nation, and by a US president personally, passed almost without comment last week. I refer to the November 20 announcement at a summit meeting in Phnom Penh that 15 Asian nations, comprising half the world's population, would form a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership excluding the United States.

President Barack Obama attended the summit to sell a US-based Trans-Pacific Partnership excluding China. He didn't. The American led-partnership became a party to which no-one came.

Instead, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, will form a club and leave out the United States. As 3 billion Asians become prosperous, interest fades in the prospective contribution of 300 million Americans - especially when those Americans decline to take risks on new technologies. America's great economic strength, namely its capacity to innovate, exists mainly in memory four years after the 2008 economic crisis.

(Excerpt) Read more at atimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; History
KEYWORDS: china; economics

1 posted on 11/26/2012 8:33:40 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88
I hadn't heard this.

The US news media collectively arent fit to be referred to as news media anymore. They are without a single shred of independence and are exclusively state owned.

In a decade of news increasingly bad for freedom in this country the decline of the news media is the most chilling.

2 posted on 11/26/2012 8:37:42 AM PST by skeeter
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To: PGR88
Gosh, you mean that Barry got himself disinvited?

And he didn't get a chance to apologize, bow or grovel?

That “Asian Pivot” is really working out for Barry.

In four years Barry has gone from being an international embarrassment to an irrelevance.

In Cambodia, he even got the servant's greeting.

3 posted on 11/26/2012 8:45:15 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

“In four years Barry has gone from being an international embarrassment to an irrelevance.”

Correction: In four years the United States has gone from being an international embarrassment to an irrelevance.


4 posted on 11/26/2012 8:48:10 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: PGR88

Post-US world was born in Honolulu, HI or Mombassa depending on where BHO was actually born.


5 posted on 11/26/2012 8:48:26 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: PGR88

Another instance where we can’t be sure whether Hussein is tanking the USA on purpose.


6 posted on 11/26/2012 8:54:15 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Tupelo

Well, I think that’s right, but all (or at least a huge chunk) of the blame lies with Alinksy-the-Clown in the Oval Office.


7 posted on 11/26/2012 8:56:03 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: PGR88

Asia already learned something from their sorry experience with Communism. They don't need a big member country which just re-elected a sorry assed president who refuses to learn that same lesson.


8 posted on 11/26/2012 8:57:38 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PGR88
would form a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership excluding the United States.

They could just call it, 'The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere."

9 posted on 11/26/2012 8:57:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: PGR88

Oh yeah?

Well you’re a racist.

We got birth control pills and Obamaphones.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 9:00:07 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: PGR88

—bflr—


11 posted on 11/26/2012 9:01:09 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: BenLurkin

Count me among those who have no doubt that buhrock is tanking the US on purpose.

What I did doubt was the fact that 51% of Americans, from bottom to top, also have a death wish for the USA, right along side buhrock.

Public schools have won, at last. Not a finger has been lifted to stop Marxist education, change it, or slow it down.


12 posted on 11/26/2012 9:18:50 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: PGR88

The leper messiah strikes again.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 9:19:01 AM PST by februus
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To: PGR88

btw, I couldn’t get the link up to read the rest of the story.


14 posted on 11/26/2012 9:22:42 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: februus

Now doubt our president is sucked up into his mind - I wish he’d stay there.


15 posted on 11/26/2012 9:25:40 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I couldn’t agree more!


16 posted on 11/26/2012 9:33:18 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: RitaOK

Its a little slow, but it works

http://atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/NK27Dj02.html


17 posted on 11/26/2012 9:36:17 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

It is down for me as well.


18 posted on 11/26/2012 9:50:59 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: PGR88

Thank you. I’ll try again.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 10:06:01 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: PGR88

Obama is Pol Pot. Any wonder they wanted to kick him out.


20 posted on 11/26/2012 10:12:14 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: PGR88

To find out who Barak is, simply read the recent words of Bill Ayers —the only thing more dripping with leftist hatred is maybe Pol Pot. The exclusion of the US from the emerting Asia would genuinely PLEASE Barak.


21 posted on 11/26/2012 11:33:21 AM PST by gaijin
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To: PGR88

Link is dead


22 posted on 11/26/2012 3:35:47 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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