I am just pointing out that the US isn't the only country with skeletons in their closet.Quote:
I am just pointing out that the US has a few of the same skeletons in the closet.
Here's my point...the US is incapable of being right in your eyes. If the US had supplied aid, we would have been accused of attempting to influence other governments, install a puppet government, etc., etc. (similar to what the US is being accused of with Iraq now). Since the US didn't supply aid following the withdrawal of the Russians, we are now responsible for the horrible state of affairs there. The US would have been wrong either way...thus unable to be in the right - a no-win situation.Quote:
I was saying if you had spent that money on rebuilding Afghanistan when they asked for US help after the Russians left.....
Speaking of aid...If Palestine receives $100's of millions of dollars in aid every month, why isn't that the happiest ****ing place on earth? Just giving money to a country like Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, or Cuba doesn't work, because the money passes through their governments, which are all (putting it mildly) corrupt. So a little money gets pilfered here, a little there, and lo and behold: there's no money left for schools, health care, public works, or anything else! But the leaders of those countries -Arafat (who's a billionaire), Saddam, Castro - are all very well off. Arafat hasn't had a job other than terrorism or the PLO since the early 60's. How does one get rich being a terrorist followed by being a 'public servant' in a ........-poor country like Palestine? By being corrupt, that's how.Schools recently opened in Afghanistan - schools that teach boys and girls - for the first time since the Taliban took power. Thank you to the United States and its Allies.Quote:
better spent on improving the average Afghanistan citizens life so they could not be convinced to die for any cause.
Australia was a penal colony.Quote:
And Australia is one of the few countries that was founded without a war.
It may not be your country, but it is your way of life.Quote:
No-One, its not my country that people hate so much they are prepared to die hurting it.
Novocaine, I hate you. I don't like how you dress. I don't like your religious beliefs. I don't like how you manage your family. I don't like how you treat your women (You can see their ankles!). I don't like the fact that you have more money than me. I don't like that you live in the southern hemisphere. In fact, I don't like you so much that I'm going to kill you.Quote:
If it was I would try to find out why (and remove that reason).
Remove the reason that I hate you so that I won't want to kill you anymore.Then edify us. With specifics.Quote:
You just don't hear about this part of the US's 'war on terrorism' on CNN.
And Novacaine, silly me. I should realize that the US is incapable of doing right.Quote:
And Fletch, silly me. I should realise that the US is the incapable of doing wrong.
Yep, you're right again. Can't question the US government. No sir. In fact, if you do, a couple of guys in black suits will come to your house in the middle of the night and take you away, a la 1984. It'll be as if you never existed.Quote:
Excuse me for daring to question the US version of the truth. I forget that the freedom to question the status quo is only allowed if it does not make the US look bad.
Tell you what, Novacaine. Get on a plane and fly to Moscow. Go to the store and wait in line for a pair of shoes. When you're done there, go wait in line for a loaf of bread. Then tell me that communism is better. If you're still not convinced, go to Cuba and talk **** about Castro. I'm sure he won't mind. When (and if) you leave Cuba, go to Palestine. Talk **** about Hamas, Arafat, and the PLO. I'd tell you to go to Iraq next, but somebody will have flamed you by this point. Ask all those North Koreans why they keep wanting to leave their fine communist country. For contrast, ask all the illegal Mexicans why they'd rather be in the US illegally than in Mexico legally.Quote:
Maybe the commies would have been better.
Novacain, no one is questioning your right to question the US and its foreign policy. What people are upset about is the blanket dislike of the United States; the automatic assumption that whatever the US does is wrong. The implied statement that the world's problems are due solely to US foreign policy. And, as the ubiquitous Unregistered pointed out, your naivete about human behavior is frustrating. There are evil people in this world, people who lie, manipulate, hate, and destroy. They're not all American either.