In the early 90-ies, at the end of the presidential term of George H. W. Bush, the US was the only superpower, but now this country is rapidly losing power, says the American writer Patrick Buchanan.
Buchanan cites the opinion of a number of geo-strategists who claim that with the exception of the USSR, no country in the world, undefeated in war, did not lose power as rapidly as the United States." What are the causes of American decline? Hubris, ideology, militancy and stupidity - All played a role, "says the writer, RIA "news" referring to The American Conservative.
According to Explorer, the efforts of American presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to China from Russia and partnerships With every single one failed." Russia and China closer to each other and more antagonistic to the United States than were ever After the cold war, " writes Buchanan. Afterward as States " showed Imperial disdain Russia pushes NATO to Moscow and created the color revolutions in former Soviet republics ", said the journalist, USA received a blow in return from those who came to power by Vladimir Putin, who promised to restore national greatness of Russia and confront the arrogant USA. According to Buchanan, the stupidity of American citizens in relations With China came at a cost to them. States was mistaken, thinking that opening the U.S. market to goods from China will transform Beijing into a partner. Instead of got lack of trade balance estimated at four billion dollars, destroyed the American manufacturing base, as well as the enemy, ready to repay the West for past humiliation, says the writer. But the most expensive blunder in the U.S., the middle East, Buchanan recognizes. The US invaded Iraq, occupied Afghanistan and overthrew the regime in Libya, "releasing" the demons of Islamic fanaticism." Since 1992, the States were flooded with immigrants of the 3rd world. Our national debt is growing faster than GDP, and the lack of trade balance reached eleven trillion dollars, " writes Buchanan, adding that the government spent trillions of dollars on war and intervention. In addition, if the neo-cons will win the elections in 2017, the U.S. will begin to supply weapons to Ukraine, which will only lead to conflict escalation. All this makes unstable the obligations faced by the United States for the protection of international allies, says the writer, speaking of the need to reduce international intervention from the capital of the USA.