America is losing stature

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Not many remember the Potsdam Treaty, immediately following the end of World War II, wherein Germany and Europe were divided into east and west sectors. The Soviet Union controlled the entire east and the United Kingdom, France and the United States controlled the west. Countries under the United States, France and Britain remained as sovereign nations while East Germany and the rest of the east was under the yoke of the Soviets. West Berlin became divided into three sectors controlled by France, Britain and the United States.

In the late 1940s, the Soviets attempted a blockade of the west’s points of entry to West Berlin, thereby leaving the inhabitants of West Berlin without supply routes for food, coal and all other humanitarian needs for survival.

The west maintained air corridors for entry into and out of West Berlin, and they used them day and night, 24/7, flying supplies into West Berlin. After a time, the Soviets gave up the blockade.

Considering the situation today – wherein China and Russia have no respect for the current administration and consider the United States as weak and uncommitted to foreign affairs – what would happen to the former West Berlin today?

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carcraft
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carcraft 07/03/13 - 05:33 am
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Well Obama is a one trick pony

Obama thought the whole world revolved around the US economy and felt that was going to be his only worry. not being Bush would be enough. Well now Obama actually running Bush's third term with none of the capability. Obama has shown a propensity to shoot off his mouth (red line in the sand in Syria), Honduras (backed the perpetrator of a coupé) and as a firm supporter of the muslim brother hood in Egypt, and daily Iran gets closer to a nuclear weapon. The spying scandal revealed by Snowden has hurt our standing with our allies..this administration is a complete disaster!

deestafford
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deestafford 07/03/13 - 07:37 am
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There has been no foreign affairs accomplishments by obama

and his Secretary of State Clinton. The respect for the US has gone down under their reign. Both thought they could come in and charm countries as they had the US media and tell people they were not like Bush. They told the countries, "We just all want to get along and like each other." Totally ignorant on world affairs and not understanding that respect and not likability is what is important on the world stage. Putin treats obama like a lap dog.

Let's face it. obama is not all that intelligent. There is nothing in his background which shows any accomplishments or demonstrates his supposed intellect. He has always been a D student who gets A grades because he is smooth and makes people feel good--which seems to be a common trait among liberals--but when you really analyze what he says he has said nothing but cliches and platitudes. Without a teleprompter he is lost.

Obama is hesitant to make a decision because he doesn't want to be held accountable for anything. An example is his dilly dallying on the pipeline. He has taken more time to make a decision which should have been made in 30 days than the US took in planning the Normandy Invasion for D-Day.

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rmwhitley 07/03/13 - 10:39 am
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obama's
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and the left's plan since at least the early 50's. Destroy America and bring in the uncivilized.

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faithson 07/03/13 - 03:12 pm
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Pride goeth before a Fall

The consequences of American exceptionalism are being played out. Obama just happens to be in the hot seat. I am always amazed at how every, I mean every consternation can be put at the feet of Obama by the 'red staters'... it defys logic, but somehow it ends up in his lap with NO recognition of any improvements of any kind, as a kind word might damage one's standing within the cult of nihilsim.

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chascushman 07/03/13 - 03:39 pm
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" The consequences of
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" The consequences of American exceptionalism are being played out."
faithson, you are correct that is what happens when you elect a community organizer as president. The world is laughing at us.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/03/13 - 04:58 pm
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faithson, What in your opinion

is American Exceptionalism? I'm curious if you know what it is. obama didn't when asked about it. Now, don't go looking it up. Explain it off the top of your head.

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Gage Creed 07/03/13 - 06:41 pm
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American Exceptionalism...

American Exceptionalism... That was Bush's fault wasn't it?

Darby
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Darby 07/03/13 - 09:15 pm
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".....somehow it ends up in his lap with NO

recognition of any improvements of any kind"

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That just might be because there have been NO significant improvements of any kind since he took the Oval Office and made it into his private little echo chamber.

Even the hapless Jerry Ford looks good compared to this no talent, no accomplishment, leadership deprived, failure and political hack.

Maybe that's because Ford at least had a resume that wasn't created in a dark, smoke filled room....

Ford accomplished nothing, however he did nothing to tarnish the office or damage the Constitution either.

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