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The Fall of America's Middle East Empire (2)

26 February 2011
 

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The great question is whether America will take its diminished status gracefully, or whether it will lash out, as empires in trouble are historically prone to do. Here the White House response gives cause for concern. American insensitivity is well demonstrated in the case of Raymond Davis, the CIA man who shot dead two Pakistanis in Lahore. Hillary Clinton is trying to bully Pakistan into awarding Davis diplomatic immunity. This is incredible behaviour, which shows that the US continues to regard itself as above the law. Were President Zardari, already seen by his fellow countrymen as a pro-American stooge, to comply, his government would almost certainly fall.

现在最关键的问题是美国是准备优雅地走下霸主神坛、归于平淡,还是打算垂死挣扎、鱼死网破。美国政府近日来的表现让人不容乐观。中情局特务锐蒙·代为思跑到巴基斯坦打死了两名当地警察,希拉里·克林顿居然一脸蛮横地要求巴政府给杀人特务外交豁免权。都什么时候了,她还做春梦呢,以为美国还可以继续高居于其他国家的法律之上呢,真让人叹为观止!巴总统已被民众痛骂为美国傀儡,要是他果然答应了希拉利的要求,他的总统也就当到头了。

Or take President Obama’s decision last week to veto the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements. Even America itself accepts that these settlements are illegal. At a time when the Middle East is already mutinous, this course of action looks mad.

另一件事是奥巴马总统上周对联大谴责以色列扩大占领区决议案行使否决权。连美国都认定扩大占领区是非法的,在这中东傀儡政权接连到台之际,美国偏与违法的以色列站在一起,除了疯子,正常人没有这么干的。

The biggest problem is that America wants democracy, but only on its own terms. A very good example of this concerns the election of a Hamas government in Gaza in 2006

最要命的是,美国人爱推销民主,但这种民主必须是美国式的。看看美国对民主选举出来的哈马斯都干了些什么你就明白了。

The history of the Arab world since the collapse of the Ottoman caliphate in 1922 can be divided schematically into two periods: open colonial rule under the British and French, followed by America’s invisible empire after the Second World War. Now we are entering a third epoch, when Arab nations, and in due course others, will assert their independence.

自从奥特迈帝国倒台以来中东的历史就是一部两阶段殖民史:英法治下的直接殖民;美国治下的间接殖民。现在我们正在见证第三时代的到来:中东各民族独立自主的时代。

From the evidence available, President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are muddled and incapable of grasping the nature of current events.

但各种证据显示,奥巴马总统和希拉莉国务卿并没有驾驭时代潮流的眼光和能力。

The full text can be read at "telegraph.co.uk": How will America Handle the Fall of Its Middle East Empire

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