Where Is World Leader the US?Posted: August 23, 2016
Before elected, Philippine President Duterte wanted to hold talks on Philippines’ disputes with China with participation of the US, but according to Reuters report yesterday, now Duterte wants to have bilateral talks with China as required by China. He even said that he would not mention the Hague arbitration ruling that World leader the US has vigorously supported.
Why world leader the US will not take part in the talks to give its instructions?
Now, according to Reuters another report titled “Kremlin says Putin, Merkel, Hollande to meet to discuss Ukraine at G20 on Sept. 4-5” yesterday, the US, though has been leader in putting pressure on Russia over Ukraine issue by sanctions, will not take part in German and French leaders’ discussion with Russian leader on Ukraine issue on the sideline of the coming G20 summit.
Why US President Obama will not participate in the discussion to give world leader’s instructions when he is there to attend G20 summit?
US powerful European allies Germany and France find it better to resolve Ukraine issue without US participation. Even US weak ally the Philippines has finally decided to hold talks with China without US involvement.
It seems that no one but the US itself regards the US as world leader.
Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Reuters’ reports, full text of which can be viewed respectively at and http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-ruling-philippines-idUSKCN10Y19E.