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    U.S. President Barack Obama sits after addressing the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 20, 2016.

    Obama Claims Rivals Like Russia, China Cannot Match US Global Influence

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    Barack Obama said that the United States will be unmatched by the likes of Russia and China so long as it continues to abide by the principles of the US Constitution.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States will be unmatched by the likes of Russia and China so long as it continues to abide by the principles of the US Constitution, President Barack Obama said during his farewell address in Chicago.

    “Rivals like Russia or China cannot match our influence around the world — unless we give up what we stand for, and turn ourselves into just another big country that bullies smaller neighbors,” Obama stated on Tuesday.

    If respect for the rule of law begins to diminish around the world, the likelihood of war within and between countries increases, eventually threatening the freedoms of the United States, Obama explained.

    Obama also stated the fight against extremism, intolerance and sectarianism are pieces of the bigger fight against authoritarianism and nationalist aggression.

    US-Russian relations soured after Washington accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine’s affairs in 2014. The government in Kiev launched an operation in eastern Ukraine to defeat pro-independence militias in April 2014, a month after almost 97 percent of Crimea’s population voted in a referendum to reunite with Russia, prompting sanctions from the United States and its allies, who called it an annexation.


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      Nothing he is saying makes much sense to me. I think he's a very dangerous racist.
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      This man's lies are wearing very, very thin. He's doing his level best to start a war with Russia. He's a low act.
    • Adrienne Adonis
      What Obama is saying is all fine and dandy but it appears China is becoming a strong force in Africa , has purchasing powers the US can only dream of and Russia is becoming more powerful in the Mideast than the US. Also what happened to Syria ? Why is Russia and turkey negotiating the ceasefire instead of the US. ? And what happened to the Ukraine ? How did the US allow Crimea to be taken ? Also western Ukraine has not taken over eastern Ukraine yet ? The west and the US have been arming the western Ukraine army and nothing has been accomplished...... Except death and demolished cities and towns ........ All in the name of democracy !
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      That kind of claim usually comes from a bully that got beaten. Very sad.
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      the big wind is running out of puff...the words die away so easily.
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      Darrell R
      This is a tired speech. Lacks any clear points. Nations that look to create mutual deals that equally benefit all parties involved will go farther than nations with selfish agendas.
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      jasin reply toDarrell R(Show commentHide comment)
      Darrell R, According to Obama, he isn't a bully.
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      f respect for the rule of law begins to diminish around the world, the likelihood of war within and between countries increases, eventually threatening the freedoms of the United States, Obama explained.

      Hang on Mr Confusion on purpose..isn't that exactly what the US strategy has been since Bush Snr? the pushing aside of International law was a deliberately pursued tactic and im speaking about information passed down the church through its executive staff that Bush Jnr was going to sweep the law aside to get at Saddam as he had become an unreliable friend of the US and was now a liability that must be exterminated.

      The rhetoric coming from the Obama administration this week ie Kerry and Obama is pure double speak using reverse psychology as well as mixing the message to utterly confuse the amateur.

      He's a tip dipsticks 1000's if not tens of thousands of alternative media followers are not amateurs far from it!!? (MEANING THEY HAVE SELF TAUGHT GEOPOLITICS TO A RELATIVELY HIGH STANDARD)

      Feeding false statements which is pure propaganda is only making your administration look even more foolish than it is already give up the Don will deliver it straight true and pure no more complete BS thank Heaven.
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      The clown obonga forgot all ready that he is kick out of Syria !!!! He and the terror state usa was very success full !!!! no brains no IQ only a liar !!!
    • Attendantin reply totobi.gelando(Show commentHide comment)
      tobi.gelando, Truly!!!
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      Austrian School
      maybe a disguised warning to his folks, otherwise despicable hypocrisy.
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      When the jidahists overrun USA, its global significance will be ZERO !

      On Syria negioations, USA has been castrated, thanks to Obama's and Kerry's blunders.
      Simple minds cannot compete with Russia.
      Start growing a brain.
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      The black Muslim in the White House is truly a racist bigot supporting terrorists.
      A disgrace to USA for not leading the charge against terrorists but which caused Russia and China to rise and face the challenge.
      They have proved as capable as the results speak for itself.
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