US tries to create an 'iron curtain' around
F William Engdahl: US in decline as Russia
asserts its rising power
provoked Russia to respond militarily and the US as the dominant
power is beginning to stumble and "to look desperately for ways
to hold on to that power."
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Medvedev criticized the European Union for having a biased
approach in regards to the Georgian conflict. Medvedev however
stated that the EU acted in a rational manner by not
implementing sanctions against the Russian Federation. F William
Engdahl believes the EU response mirrors its dependence on
Russian oil and gas. Engdahl goes on to further state that the
US provoked Russia to respond militarily and the US as the
dominant power is beginning to stumble and "to look desperately
for ways to hold on to that power."
F William Engdahl is an economist and author and the writer of
the best selling book "A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil
Politics and the New World Order." Mr Engdhahl has written on
issues of energy, politics and economics for more than 30 years,
beginning with the first oil shock in the early 1970s. Mr.
Engdahl contributes regularly to a number of publications
including Asia Times Online, Asia, Inc, Japan's Nihon Keizai
Shimbun, Foresight magazine; Freitag and ZeitFragen newspapers
in Germany and Switzerland respectively. He is based in Germany.
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