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China is a Freeloader of World Order…

Check out the following excerpt of an interview conducted by Thomas Friedman on Obama.  In this short segment, Obama states that China is a Freeloader and has been for the last 30 years…

The rest of the interview can be found here.

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  1. Zack
    August 10th, 2014 at 05:49 | #1

    is this coming from the same United States which forces every country in the world to buy its worthless US Treasuries and US Dollars (and thereby subsiding the US war economy) whilst itself freeloading off the hard earned savings of the entire world?

    my, my, the pots and kettles are certainly having a field day today.

  2. pug_ster
    August 10th, 2014 at 08:42 | #2

    America spreads its influence by bombing things. China spreads its influence by building things. US should be grateful to China, not the other way around.

  3. N.M.Cheung
    August 10th, 2014 at 15:18 | #3

    Note the words Obama used, stakeholder, exceptional, and free ride. I am sure every nation is a stakeholder in the survival of the planet. The coming climate warming change affects everyone. As much as the fact more than 50% of U.S. population denies this fact it shows who is not or in denial of the fact. U.S. is exceptional in the sense of exceptionally arrogant and stupid. China rejects being part of the U.S. empire and refuse to play the game of super powers, the fact those in alliance with the empire contributes the upkeep of the empire, so the accusation of free ride or independence from the coattail of U.S. power.

  4. pug_ster
    August 10th, 2014 at 15:47 | #4


    America screwed up Iraq, not China getting a free ride.

  5. Zack
    August 10th, 2014 at 19:01 | #5

    and another thing; of course China should be doing whats best for its own interests; did not the former US Secretary of State Dulles not say that the ‘United States doesn’t have friends’, it has interests’?

  6. August 12th, 2014 at 02:18 | #6

    The US should be THANKFUL that China “free rides” in American-created disaster zones like Iraq & Afghanistan. America should feel lucky that Chinese state-owned companies are actually willing to take on the considerable financial risk of investing in those war-torn countries – war zones created by American zealotry, and risks that the US private sector isn’t willing to bear (at least not alone). If China didn’t do that, there would’ve been thousands more unemployed youths turning to extremism for the lack of any alternative, which in turn would’ve caused even more death of US troops & local mayhem.

    Moreover, the tax revenue from these Chinese investments are the biggest single source of funding for the US puppet regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, which otherwise would have had to come from the US taxpayer. Americans should be GLAD that China is willing to “free ride” on the disasters they’ve created, for the alternative would have been far worse for the US.

  7. Black Pheonix
    August 13th, 2014 at 16:07 | #7

    I disagree with even the premise of that “World Order”.

    Seeing how the Pax Americana today is just one disastrous military occupation after another, with unending human suffering as collateral damage, if there is an order out of all that chaos, China created its own zone of “order”.

    No, US created nothing but “collateral damage”, and China creates “collateral order”.

  8. ersim
    August 13th, 2014 at 17:37 | #8

    Calling China a “freeloader” is just a fit of jealousy. China was able to keep “it’s house in order” when the 2008 global economic meltdown happened. Can’t say the same about the U.S.

  9. August 21st, 2014 at 21:35 | #9

    I tried and tried but couldn’t open the video clip. I can guess what he said though. Sure, China decided to play the game according to the rules they set up while we slept and recuperated, but still came out ahead. Of course they’re pissed off. But whatever China does, they bitch and moan and demonise compulsively anyways, so. . .nothing noteworthy I suppose?

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