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Loving Dictators Is as American as Apple Pie Trump has embraced yet another strongman, this time in Libya. But it’s not just a personal failing—it’s a national tradition.
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ltlee1
2019-05-09 16:06:45 UTC
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"It is true that America’s current relationships with authoritarians seems like a Trump innovation, but as Kirkpatrick advocated, and Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama demonstrated, supporting and working with authoritarians is not all that unusual. Before there was Duterte, there was Ferdinand Marcos; before there was Sisi, there was Hosni Mubarak; before Mohammed bin Salman there were his uncles; and before Haftar there was Muammar al-Qaddafi. One can debate whether these relationships were worth it in terms of achieving U.S. interests, but Washington’s ties with authoritarians were and are robust. Trump’s approach to strongmen just seems particularly perverse because this is an era in which democracy is in retreat, and the president of the United States is championing those most responsible for it."
ltlee1
2019-05-13 01:08:26 UTC
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"It is true that America’s current relationships with authoritarians seems like a Trump innovation, but as Kirkpatrick advocated, and Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama demonstrated, supporting and working with authoritarians is not all that unusual. Before there was Duterte, there was Ferdinand Marcos; before there was Sisi, there was Hosni Mubarak; before Mohammed bin Salman there were his uncles; and before Haftar there was Muammar al-Qaddafi. One can debate whether these relationships were worth it in terms of achieving U.S. interests, but Washington’s ties with authoritarians were and are robust. Trump’s approach to strongmen just seems particularly perverse because this is an era in which democracy is in retreat, and the president of the United States is championing those most responsible for it."
Of course the question is "Why?"
The answer is actually "Simple."

America has an identity problem as described in Samuel Huntington's book "Who are we?" In short, America needs an enemy to know itself.
But when facing such a real of imagined enemy,dictators are then a matter of "our dictators" of "the enemy's dictators." It is elementary that America would love dictators. Loving tenderness toward dictators, however bad, would make them America's dictators.
vonnie
2019-05-14 01:43:42 UTC
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Ultimately these dictators were upturned and destroyed by their own endings.
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/26/loving-dictators-is-as-american-as-apple-pie/
"It is true that America’s current relationships with authoritarians seems
like a Trump innovation, but as Kirkpatrick advocated, and Presidents
Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama
demonstrated, supporting and working with authoritarians is not all that
unusual. Before there was Duterte, there was Ferdinand Marcos; before
there was Sisi, there was Hosni Mubarak; before Mohammed bin Salman there
were his uncles; and before Haftar there was Muammar al-Qaddafi. One can
debate whether these relationships were worth it in terms of achieving
U.S. interests, but Washington’s ties with authoritarians were and are
robust. Trump’s approach to strongmen just seems particularly perverse
because this is an era in which democracy is in retreat, and the president
of the United States is championing those most responsible for it."
Of course the question is "Why?"
The answer is actually "Simple."

America has an identity problem as described in Samuel Huntington's book
"Who are we?" In short, America needs an enemy to know itself.
But when facing such a real of imagined enemy,dictators are then a matter of
"our dictators" of "the enemy's dictators." It is elementary that America
would love dictators. Loving tenderness toward dictators, however bad, would
make them America's dictators.
ltlee1
2019-05-14 11:05:53 UTC
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/26/loving-dictators-is-as-american-as-apple-pie/
"It is true that America’s current relationships with authoritarians seems like a Trump innovation, but as Kirkpatrick advocated, and Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama demonstrated, supporting and working with authoritarians is not all that unusual. Before there was Duterte, there was Ferdinand Marcos; before there was Sisi, there was Hosni Mubarak; before Mohammed bin Salman there were his uncles; and before Haftar there was Muammar al-Qaddafi. One can debate whether these relationships were worth it in terms of achieving U.S. interests, but Washington’s ties with authoritarians were and are robust. Trump’s approach to strongmen just seems particularly perverse because this is an era in which democracy is in retreat, and the president of the United States is championing those most responsible for it."
Of course the question is "Why?"
The answer is actually "Simple."
America has an identity problem as described in Samuel Huntington's book "Who are we?" In short, America needs an enemy to know itself.
But when facing such a real of imagined enemy,dictators are then a matter of "our dictators" of "the enemy's dictators." It is elementary that America would love dictators. Loving tenderness toward dictators, however bad, would make them America's dictators.
Needless to say, America's tradition of loving dictators is contradicting its claim of advancing democracy and human rights. Contradiction makes America a hypocritical hegemon. American hypocrisy is a Faustian bargain.

In short, America could not maintain hypocritical hegemony without the help of a complicit "free press" which misinforms its citizens and makes them dumb.
Jesus Christ is a WHITE RACE monopoly Power
2019-05-13 01:10:14 UTC
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well F .MARCOS followed US ORDERS ..


USA mainly like those who follow
US ORDERS
ltlee1
2019-05-13 01:17:06 UTC
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Post by Jesus Christ is a WHITE RACE monopoly Power
well F .MARCOS followed US ORDERS ..
USA mainly like those who follow
US ORDERS
Chicken and egg.
kawaga
2019-05-14 01:47:29 UTC
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They scratch at each other's back in order to close their eyes on each
other's disdain and even hatred on each other.



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well F .MARCOS followed US ORDERS ..
USA mainly like those who follow
US ORDERS
Chicken and egg.
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2019-05-13 02:11:41 UTC
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The US is morally bankrupt, but pretends to be full of morality, with the mission the save the world.

Wakalukong
Jesus Christ is a WHITE RACE monopoly Power
2019-05-14 00:19:04 UTC
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US WEST POINT MILITARY DICTATORSHIP
ACADEMY is producing
another DICTATOR in WAITING HUN MANET
who is HunSen 's son
to rule KAMBODIA for the next 40 yeas ....


ANOTHER SUCESS for US WEST POINT
MILITARY DICTATORSHIP SCHOOL ..


US TRADITION to produce NEW MILITARY
DICTATORS WORLD WIDE ...

CHILE any one ?
matter
2019-05-14 02:51:27 UTC
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There are many dictators being groomed and raised in many parts of the world
to rule dominate murder kill sue destroy.



"Jesus Christ is a WHITE RACE monopoly Power" wrote in message news:3fd73f23-acc1-4882-9e9a-***@googlegroups.com...

US WEST POINT MILITARY DICTATORSHIP
ACADEMY is producing
another DICTATOR in WAITING HUN MANET
who is HunSen 's son
to rule KAMBODIA for the next 40 yeas ....


ANOTHER SUCESS for US WEST POINT
MILITARY DICTATORSHIP SCHOOL ..


US TRADITION to produce NEW MILITARY
DICTATORS WORLD WIDE ...

CHILE any one ?
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