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Russia to Respond Militarily to US Strikes in Syria?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Does America's agenda, especially post-9/11, reflect a declining world power's desperate attempt to maintain supremacy?
China is a rising power, headed toward becoming the world's largest economy, maybe in a few years.
Under Putin, Russia is resurgent – allied with Beijing, a formidable challenge to US dominance, waning while these and other nations are growing more powerful.
Post-WW II, US political, economic and military preeminence was at its peak. The late Gabriel Kolko believed its decline began after the Korean war, accelerated in Southeast Asia, further declining post-9/11.
US power is declining everywhere, he said, "no longer dependent on its economic might."
China and India especially are growing dramatically, challenging US dominance, the 21st century perhaps their's, matchi
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