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It raises the eyebrows of the American people too.
Americans are people who by-and-large do not like to see dysfunctional antics that are on par with childish temper tantrums in places where professional behavior is properly expected.
These garish displays of "me like me take" social conduct in a supposedly respectable public body are signs of a lack of social conscience:
The reality of these wars is a story of the shame of the warmongers among us:(The Policy "Me Like Me Take" Declines). The House's current neoCon-induced temper tantrum infused by a few sociopaths and/or psychopaths (who have scared its Speaker into a Stockholm-Syndrome-type trance) alarms mature nations who are watching:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone.(President & General Eisenhower, emphasis added). MOMCOM has sold herself via the main stream media as the saviour, yet she is actually the crucifier.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
As the United States approached a budget crisis that will shut down many federal services and affect more than 700,000 workers, other countries looked on with a mixture of puzzlement and dread.(The World's Eyebrows Raised, emphasis added). The grins and giggles of those too-few-crew neoCons (intoxicated by wannabe Wahhabism) are having too costly an impact on the U.S. reputation in the world (ObamaCare: Good Foreign Policy).
For most of the world, a government shutdown is very bad news - the result of revolution, invasion or disaster. Even in the middle of its ongoing civil war, the Syrian government has continued to pay its bills and workers' wages.
Elsewhere in the world, such shutdowns are practically impossible. The parliamentary system used by most European democracies ensures that the executive and legislature are controlled by the same party or coalition. Conceivably, a parliament could refuse to pass a budget proposed by the prime minister, but such an action would likely trigger a failure of the government and a new election - witness the current situation in the Netherlands, where Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government faced a no-confidence vote at the start of debate over his 2014 budget proposal. And even when there is a gap prior to a new government taking office, national services continue to operate.
Remember that loss of reputation damages foreign policy efforts:
What if the sole superpower on the planet makes its will known -- repeatedly -- and finds that no one is listening? Barely a decade ago, that would have seemed like a conundrum from some fantasy Earth in an alternate dimension. Now, it is increasingly a plain description of political life on our globe, especially in the Greater Middle East.(The Mystery of Washington's Waning Global Influence). Respect has to be earned in the greater world at large, which has more adults per square yard than the entire neoCon section of the House of
These are among the many examples of America’s slumping authority in the Greater Middle East, a process well underway even before Obama entered the Oval Office in January 2009. It had, for years, been increasingly apparent that Washington’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with several lesser campaigns in the Global War on Terror, were doomed.
President Obama had failed to form a “coalition of the willing” on the Syrian issue at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, managing to rally only 10 members. Those who opposed military strikes against Syria without a U.N. Security Council mandate included the five-strong BRICS powers -- Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa -- along with Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, and Argentina.
A week earlier, the British parliament defeated a motion to join a U.S.-led operation against Syria. With the British “poodle” slipping Washington’s leash -- an unprecedented act in recent memory
MOMCOM has come undone (lyrics here):