Comments on: Getting away with it while the world’s cop is off duty http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/#comment-496 Sun, 07 Oct 2012 20:01:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=451#comment-496 texas5555 – What nations would you suggest form the splinter UN? There is already a subculture that never seems to get any notice. The developing nations are already very inpatient with the demands and appetites of the developed world.

The modified global “cop” has already been employed and it was Bush IIs creation. He called it the “Coalition of the Willing”.

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By: texan5555 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/#comment-494 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:44:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=451#comment-494 We have no business being the world’s cop. The US needs to look to ourselves for a while as we are not in that great a shape. If the world needs a “cop” then let nations (not the UN as they are about useless) get together and create an international force with the ability to be one and also it needs to be funded (and manned) by all countries. We cannot afford either the money or people to keep cleaning up the world and , quite frankly, most of them do not want us to.

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By: bluepanther http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/#comment-493 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:28:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=451#comment-493 Well the U.S. has run out of money after two botched and very expensive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the economic disaster of the Bush administration so who can pay for the salary of the “world cop?” Remember the Clinton surplus? And what happened to the “peace dividend” after the end of the Cold War? All gone. Frittered away. But we still have all those aircraft carrier groups and so many bases around the world. What is really needed? TIme for cutbacks and austerity in defense as well as in everything else. Europe (hah hah) should pick up some of the slack in its region. Otherwise it will be China, which seems to be moving in economically in AfPak. Good. Let them bleed for the next couple of decades while we rest and rebuild. The strongest national security comes from a strong economy and a strong society–which means a strong middle class.

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By: SchWI http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/#comment-491 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:05:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=451#comment-491 “The U.S. is willing to do less on the world stage than it has since the onset of World War Two”

Off the top of my head: Vietnam, Korea, Bosnia, Iraq x2, Afghanistan, Libya, and a near constant military presence in Central & South America and Africa over the last few decades. We simply can not afford to keep this up; we are constrained by the reality that war is expensive and generally a waste of resources. Had we dumped the cost of the two recent wars into our economy instead of into countries that will likely never develop, we would be in great shape. I don’t want to develop other countries, I want to improve this one.

Syria: Not our problem. Sorry.

Iran: Will cross the line and will be pushed back across it with a few bunker busters. Retaliation against our country will be held in check under threat of widespread bombing campaigns and regime change.

Israel and Palestine: Only our problem due to the voting demographics of Florida and extremist Christian fundamentalists. Both countries are to blame equally for the deteriorating situation and will need to arrive at the separate state agreement together.

My hope is that the current pool of aging Neocons dies out soon and we are left with politicians who give a damn about American blood, before “Global Strategic Positioning” or “Utterly Pointless Posturing, Wasted Resources, and Massive Debt”.

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By: scythe http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/#comment-490 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:21:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=451#comment-490 ian should start questioning the “uS-as-Cop” metaphor

with two uS presidents found guilty of war crimes (the jesse james bush clan, including the oleaginous tony “ford” blair)

and a third to be indicted on drone terrorism (the incumbent)

hardly fitting that the sociopathic, oil-megalomania of the bush family should provide any modicum of justice befitting a “global cop”

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By: dhrder http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/#comment-489 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 03:04:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=451#comment-489 Who appointed us (the USA) world cop. Perhaps some of the time we should mind our own business. You can call this naive, or perhaps wanting us to spend more of our hard earned tax dollars on our issues at home.

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By: Philo2 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/#comment-487 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 16:44:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=451#comment-487 The world has a cop? Appointed by whom? How is the world paying this cop’s salary? Whose laws is he enforcing? By what authority, voted for by whom?

What the world really has is a global meddler who needs to learn to mind his own business and leave other peoples business alone.

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By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/#comment-486 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:46:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=451#comment-486 The only way it makes sense for Mr. Bremmer’s “World Cop” to continue to walk the beat would be if the citizens of the planet employed “the cop”. I may be naïve, obviously, but I thought that was the role of UN peacekeepers?

The neighborhood actually considers the self-styled cop the bully of the neighborhood with delusions of grandeur because nobody hired him but himself. And he seems to have fingers in everyone else’s business and lives. He seems to have a voracious appetite for information and even spies. He might even be the biggest troublemaker of the lot to ensure his own job security and to cover the misdeeds of his greatest admirers?

Are you sure you are talking about the world’s cop or really only Vito Corleone?

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By: EthicsIntl http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/#comment-485 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:24:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=451#comment-485 Let’s cut through all this BS. We have had our rear ends kicked over & over again every time we interfered & tried to police other countries internal affairs. Why ???
Because it is very profitable for our monstrous defense industry & the Elite. You, the working tax-paying citizen are being robbed of your hard earned money. That’s all.

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By: slick_h http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/01/getting-away-with-it-while-the-worlds-cop-is-off-duty/#comment-484 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 02:58:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=451#comment-484 let’s face it… the US is a 2nd rate fallen super power, going in the same direction as the once great Roman empire

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