Politically Made in the U.S.A. Isn’t Selling

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Major portions of the world are rejecting the U.S. bid for world hegemony. They aren’t buying the Politically Made in the U.S.A. label.

China has been strongly criticizing the U.S. since early this year on several issues. For example, a week ago, Chinese scholar Wu Xinbo made a case against neocon Stephen Hadley’s assertion that China was escalating tensions. Xinbo argued that the U.S. influence is no longer needed or wanted because countries in the region “are capable and wise enough to safeguard and promote security in Asia through cooperation.”

Vladimir Putin has been consistently pushing for a multipolar world since 2007. Unilateral U.S. actions keep providing him with more and more ammunition that’s making his view resonate more broadly. His most recent speech on July 1, 2014 was blunt, colorful and explicit (see here, here and here.) He said that the U.S. had transformed the world into a “global barracks”, i.e., a garrison for military personnel.

In Iran, Iran’s Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani strongly criticized the U.S. for its interference in both Iraq and Syria.

2:22 pm on July 2, 2014