About The US roll in central & south America. Page 4
|July 5th, 2005||#31|
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In that case, wouldn't it stand to evaluate a country based on how it behaves in the current day by comparing it to all the other countries in the world? For instance, the internment of Japanese citizens durring WW2 was not the correct action to take, but when you look at what was going on in other parts of the world where Germany purposely killed 6 million human beings on concentration camps, all of a sudden, Japanese internment seems more like a vacation by comparison!
True America has likely tortured terrorists in an attempt to gain operational intelligence to destroy the terrorist netowrk that is attacking her (if we haven't I'd be pissed off because that means more American citizens are dying than have to). But compared to the millions of Iraqis that where tortured and killed in the most brutal inhumane ways, America looks like a god damned saint! Add in all the horrors of the Taliban regime to that pot and you can see why almost all the people in that country view Americans as great liberators. But then again maybe you don't care, maybe you are one of the people that stalin was right about, "one man's death is a tragedy, a million men's death's are a statistic." Maybe you'll cry about one or ten tortured terrorists but not give two shits about the hundreds of thousands of innocents killed by Saddam Hussein.
After a careful study of human history you will find that there have almost never been nations that are 100% good against nations that are 100% evil. Overall America is a great nation and has been more benevolent and altruistic with its power than any other nation that has been the only superpower of its day. So if you are going to raze an entire nation to the ground over a small number of moral infractions then you had better prepare yourself to live under the rule of a nation that commits far far far more crimes against humanity because that perfect moral nation has never existed and if history is any judge, is likely to never exist.
|July 5th, 2005||#32|
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WD, I find your follow up post baffling. Its as though you didn't read what I wrote, your read whatever you were looking for me to say.
SHERMAN EDIT: Lets try to play nice?
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
|July 6th, 2005||#33|
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I've heard that logic over and over again for why America is a horrible power. Or that all powers are equally horrible and therefore none can truely be judged.
If this was not your point then you should endevor to make yourself more clear.
|July 6th, 2005||#34|
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I hate repeating myself but since you do not comprehend the message I will say it again for you.
WD my post was an appeal to reason not blaming anyone for anything or criticising any one, place or thing. Why you posted in response is bewildering I can only make assumptions as to your motives for your argument is not based on the message I posited. Perhaps it was out of peer pressure or a need to be included, I dont know. Whereas Redneck, 03, Missileer and others on this board may have very divergent views from mine we do tend to address them logically and point by point not from supposition and inference.
|July 6th, 2005||#35|
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Bulldog, do not attack (or psychologically analyze) the other members. Same goes for you, Whispering Death.
Everybody play nice now, to borrow from DTop.
No boom, no boom, no boom, Amen.
|July 6th, 2005||#36|
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