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    The American conception of Western global leadership has collapsed. In this context, United States President Barack Obama symbolizes the end of the "post-Cold War era," Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev wrote in his blog.

    In 1991, the fall of the Soviet Union and the collapse of the global socialist bloc were expected to end the standoff between the West and the East.

    Kosachev stressed that at the time Russia was the only country to realize that the "Cold War became a thing of the past" and tried to "get rid of the standoff logic."

    "Obama’s desperate attempts to write off his failures on Russian President [Vladimir Putin] are more than just score-settling. The point is that Americanism has suffered a more serious defeat. Moreover, there are considerable shifts in global politics," Kosachev wrote.

    Europe Divided

    According to the lawmaker, the West continued to follow the old logic and then committed three "fatal mistakes" on that path.

    "The first one is dividing international security, including privileges for the West and its allies, military and political support for loyal regimes, and the lack of support and assistance for the rest. The West decided not to rely on collective security mechanisms, but on NATO and its eastward expansion," the article read.

    Kosachev noted that as a result a group of "Washington’s true allies" established in Europe, including Britain, Poland and the Baltic states.

    "They began imposing their anti-Russian phobias both on NATO and the European Union," he added.

    At the same time, according to the author, traditional European leaders, including Germany, France and Italy, could not withstand that strategy. As a result, the EU has lost "sovereignty" and become a "prisoner of prejudices and false decisions."

    "The sphere of security and cooperation was torn apart. Now, global powers cannot work together," Kosachev wrote.

    The second mistake is interference with domestic affairs of other countries "under the banners of global and national security," he added.

    Collapse of Legal Norms

    The third mistake is denigration of the role of global institutions, first of all the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

    "Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Iraq, Libya and Syria were examples of unjustified use of military force by the US and NATO. We are witnessing a collapse of the system of international law, which was expected to promote cooperation and prevent confrontation," Kosachev wrote.

    As a result, the world has plunged into unprecedented instability and faces increased terrorist threats, migrant crises and threats to the global nuclear non-proliferation regime.

    "This is not only Obama to blame. Its predecessors – George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – could not resist the temptation to promote American leadership and impose Washington’s will on the rest of the world while there were different ways to cooperate with its former adversaries," the article read.

    The World Still Has a Chance

    According to Kosachev, Washington and its allies has repeatedly made these "fatal mistakes," resulting in an increasing number of "dangerous global scenarios."

    "But the world cannot be forever a prisoner of American mistakes. The American conception of Western leadership has ended up in a fiasco. In this context, Obama is not just a president who lost. He symbolizes the end of a two-and-a-half decade-long post-Cold War epoch," Kosachev wrote.

    The lawmaker noted that "another era of confrontation is nearing its end, but it could have been not like that."

    "We hope that [US President-elect Donald] Trump understands that the logic of winners and losers makes no sense. The world still has a chance to make collective decisions in the interests of all. Neither the US and Europe nor Russia should miss that chance," he concluded.

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    • avatar
      copius
      Obama is a failure over and over again.
      A fine example is his hometown.
      Obama can NEVER stand at the same level as Putin. Obama is totally outclassed in every way.
      Compare Chicago today to 8 yrs ago.....deplorable state of chaos. Truly an Obama legacy.
      The black Muslim in the White House experiment has failed miserably.
      You will need a white Christian to fix the 8 yrs of damage.
    • avatar
      nonyank
      Obama has always pointed the finger at everyone but himself for his failures....that is the Obama legacy of Denial...Trump will be the legacy of LIES.
    • avatar
      marcanhalt
      By far!! one of the best insightful articles offered by Sputnik! Kudos all around!

      What this article does, is to help Identify that 'third personality' I have been alluding to, but could not quite get a picture of that drives me crazy every time I hear an Obama, a Kerry or a Ash Carter speak. It really is, the best picture of exceptualism and frustration, combined, that I have ever read! GREAT JOB! Great job.
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      marcanhaltin reply tocopius(Show commentHide comment)
      copius, You can thank Rahm Emanuel, Obama's former chief of staff, for THE CONTINUANCE of the drug traffic and the black on black murders because of it. Rahm knows what he is doing and he is trying to control the drugs coming in and out of Chicago from Israel, but he cannot control the greed. He wants nothing more than to be a "godfather".
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      honestly
      Well written article.
    • avatar
      ivanwa88
      "The first one is dividing international security, including privileges for the West and its allies, military and political support for loyal regimes, and the lack of support and assistance for the rest. The West decided not to rely on collective security mechanisms, but on NATO and its eastward expansion," the article read.

      Let me say over again the world especially the massively over indebted western nations are technically broke and insolvent! thus the colonial urge to capitalise on the advantage of the collapse of the USSR was just impossible to ignore.
      For the future survival of western hegemonic empire it was critical that the middle east was captured to secure oil and gas and that also Russia was conquered in one form or another to steal its massive resources.

      All the other machinations or mistakes as the author calls them were just a process to those aims and crucial objectives, make no mistake the western nations knew how desperate this period was and what was at stake.
      Thus the aggro spite and revenge acts such as downing planes and unleashing all hell by proxy forces with a 6th century blood lust to kill and rape and pillage and plunder.

      US/UK etc are insolvent there debts accrued in building war machines and bribing there allies reached a breaking point in 2010 hence the new vicious era of no hold barred by Obama.
    • Mychal
      Okay, well, lucky for the whole world that he was a lame duck because imagine is he was not! Syria would be like Libya and Iraq. So thank your higher power that he was not as successful in this case. I am black man who has no use for the lying obama, and I feel no kinship but you have remember one thing he even admitted that he did not want go the way of Kennedy! So, maybe trump will be the best thing for the states for right now. Hillary would have taken the world to war. Bought and paid for.
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      ivanwa88
      Mychal he was only a lame duck because despite his lies about Russia being weak he knew full well Russia could not be suppressed by launching NATO against them notwithstanding that probably 80% of non ranked and likely 50% of officers would have refused to fight.

      These are factors that are kept tight lipped but seriously effect a decision such as he faced.
      Yes he was lame but for other reasons in the end owing to alternative media getting the truth out to the public on Russia's incredible modernisation of its forces Obama had to admit Russia was militarily a super power that was not up for grabs.
    • avatar
      ivanwa88
      Also Russia's demonstration of its fuller capability in Syria genuinely shocked NATO generals and politicians.
    • avatar
      copius
      During the Florida airport bloodbath, Obama went for a wedding instead on Air Force 1.
      This was his last flight on AF 1 and he couldn't miss it.
      He ignored the bloodbath, just as he ignored the killing of ambassador Stevens in Benghazi.
      This is not a president. This is a fraud. This man must go to jail.
      He will be the first USA president to be jailed.
    • avatar
      jas
      This is what a hardcore globalist believes. Strobe Talbott-- Clinton Admin Deputy Sec of State:
      "All countries are basically social arrangements, accommodations to changing circumstances. No matter how permanent and even sacred they may seem at any one time, in fact they are all artificial and temporary."
      www.azquotes.com/quote/851047
    • avatar
      michael
      I enjoyed the summary.
    • avatar
      tobi.gelando
      Obonga is a man without brains!!! IQ 49 !!!
      So hi has become a back stabber !!!
    • avatar
      tobi.gelandoin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
      ivanwa88, You are very right !!!
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      tobi.gelandoin reply toMychal(Show commentHide comment)
      Mychal, I fully agree with you !!!
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