Comments on: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the decline of American power http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Andrew http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/comment-page-1/#comment-4722 Sun, 26 Oct 2008 03:43:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/#comment-4722 Its too early to write the demise of USA. Even today no country can come closer to it in terms of economic or military superiority. Yes they have made colossal mistakes in Iraq. But China (a US $2.5 trillion economy) or Japan (a $5 trillion economy) can’t replace USA (a $13 trillion economy) so soon. Most importantly, the US political, economic and military institutions are highly advanced and that will see its continued dominance. No country except Japan and India can come closer to USA.

]]>
By: manahar http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/comment-page-1/#comment-4670 Wed, 22 Oct 2008 09:45:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/#comment-4670 Americans require some paronia to sustain themselves;
earlier it was clash of civilizations,then global warming
and now demise of capitalism and American hegemony.
NO Country can directly touch US. US is militarily far superior than any other country; China’s growth is dependent on exports to US.

But with graeter power comes greater responsilbility.
US gives its citizens the right to think and act independently;but subverts the will of entire nations.
The greatest enemies of US are its -: military equipment sales lobby and oil lobby.

US should teach its children to workhard not the blatant us aggression

Rise Of other countries does not imply the fall of US

LIVE AND LET LIVE
ENTIRE WORLS IS ONE FAMILE

“flap of butterflies wings can cause cyclone in texas”

]]>
By: KVKS CHOUDARY http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/comment-page-1/#comment-4641 Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:39:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/#comment-4641 The day US permitted BUSH to manipulate the FLORIDA 2000 result, US started sinking.
CLINTON controlled the world by ensuring LOW OIL prices, which took care of middle east, Venzuela and Bankrupted Russia.
BUSH, on his election, ensured that his patrons, the OIL and ARMAMENTS INDUSTRIES prospered. The IRAQ war FOfor their benefit.
Less said the better about DICK CHENNEY. He seems to believe that he is VICE PRESIDENT OF HALIBURTON NOT OF USA.
RONALD REAGAN & MARGARET THATCHER sowed the seeds for the demise of US & UK by creating UNREGULATED FINANCIAL MARKETS, KILING ANTI TRUST/ ANTI MONOPOLY LAWS. BUSH & BLAIR took care of the rest.

JUST TO BE SURE AMERICANS SHOULD ELECT MCCAIN & PALIN. THAT WILL BE THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN.

TO TOP IT PALIN SHOWS GREAT PROMISE OF BEING A WORTHY SUCCESSOR TO DICK CHENNAY.

]]>
By: schmendric http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/comment-page-1/#comment-4634 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 21:18:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/#comment-4634 I believe it’s been pretty well established that Iraq was a gross error in judgement. Our continued presence is also unwelcome there and the sooner we vacate that country
the better. With mixed feelings toward Afghanistan, I know
we cannot allow the Taliban/Al queda terrorists sanctuary.
Still, better to zero in on actual targets rather than expend our forces willy-nilly. Proping up a weak, corrupt government isn’t the way to go. Since the US isn’t an imperialistic nation, we have no designs on other countries, only the desire to have peaceful intercourse with nations around the world. Our alliance with Israel arouses animosity from the moslem fundamentalists, but
I don’t see how we can realistically nullify that commitment. But we should make every effort to help Israel obtain a reproachment with the Palistinians to
establish a basis on which both sides can build on.

]]>
By: Indian http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/comment-page-1/#comment-4631 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 16:32:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/#comment-4631 Alethia
‘Religious killings in India (Christian vs Hindu)’
— Inquisitionist propaganda,an Evangelist conspiracy(sic)

]]>
By: Indian http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/comment-page-1/#comment-4630 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 16:27:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/#comment-4630 “Does anyone want to hazard a guess how all this will play out?”

America’s status as the lone superpower is cemented; Iran and Russia are mellowing, and China is quietly evaporating from the world’s economy. Personally, I think there are so many parodies that many can’t possibly comprehend it yet; but whatever will eventually happen, is no surprise, save for the ignorant with their hazardous guesses…

]]>
By: chanikya http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/comment-page-1/#comment-4629 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:48:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/#comment-4629 It is gross underestimate to say US is loosing its power. US has very strong democratic institutions that can catapult it back into the game. It is not a characteristic you can find in countries like Russia, China or Iran. Even in countries like India such institutions are taking shape and will take time to have better response times to large scale crisis.

Its totally immature to compare US with the Imperial British. After the world war 2 Britain lost significant colonies which greatly contributed to its resources. Unlike Britain which is a small Island, US is Geographically in an advantageous position. Also the population of 330 million or more of US constitute a very powerful testimony to the human spirit it can draw upon during the times of crisis.

China which is probably looking to make transition to a Democratic setup by 2020 will in fact face great deal of political challenges. Its current political setup is not sustainable in the long run.

A resurgent and aggressive Russia is a country to watch out for, as it is capable of indulging in power play on par with US.

Central Asia or Middle East are relevant to the world only to extent of the Oil resources they posses. There are indications that Oil will not remain the primary resource for Energy needs in future (say about 20 years from now). In such a scenario countries that have so far lived on petro-dollars will turn back to deserts. The so called ‘Great Game’ may be over even before it reaches it’s climax.

No doubt the world is heading towards multipolarity, but US will retain an envious position in future.

]]>
By: JK http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/comment-page-1/#comment-4628 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:11:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/#comment-4628 “China is quietly buying up the world’s economy” – I dont think so. In my opinion, France and Germany are doing that.

@Alethia , There is no eastern India and western India. There is only one India. I think u added Eastern because you were confused by the country West Indies. It is west Indies and not Western India.

]]>
By: Om http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/comment-page-1/#comment-4627 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:04:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/#comment-4627 War is not over to say it is lost or won..its in expansion mode from iraq to afganistan to pakistan..its not diminishing..but expanding mind you..

]]>
By: tim http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/comment-page-1/#comment-4620 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 02:30:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/18/pakistan-afghanistan-and-the-decline-of-american-power/#comment-4620 We have not lost in iraq or Afghanistan, to say so is a lie, In fact we have won on both fronts.

This article is weak and disturbing.

Go to iraq………..and af.

]]>