World's Policeman - Page 6




 
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Boots
 
January 31st, 2005  
dougal
 
 
We dont have police here but Gardí or Gaurds in english and just realised they dont have a link
January 31st, 2005  
Guaripa
 
The reality of our policy, like Clinton stated

"America had no friends, only interest."

Its been a policy for 60 years, to win at war you must have a political objective. Once that is lost, you have nothing. Greed is not a political objective, neither is trying to set a Westen Democracy.

We havent had a war since WWII, since then they have been police actions.

As long as we continue with this policy, we will continue to have problems.

We are repeating the mistakes of WWI and paying for them at the sametime. Not to mention repeating the mistakes of Germany during WWII.

IMO



IMO
January 31st, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
I think your sentiments are more along the line of most Americans. I really don't think that there is going to be enough public support for any actions in Europe, non-taiwan/Korea Asia, or Africa. If anything happens there I think America is just going to say 'too bad' and kick it down to the U.N. for them to debate and do nothing about.

I think America is going to stop looking out for the world and start looking out for itself.
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Boots
January 31st, 2005  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guaripa
The reality of our policy, like Clinton stated

"America had no friends, only interest."

Its been a policy for 60 years, to win at war you must have a political objective. Once that is lost, you have nothing. Greed is not a political objective, neither is trying to set a Westen Democracy.

We havent had a war since WWII, since then they have been police actions.

As long as we continue with this policy, we will continue to have problems.

We are repeating the mistakes of WWI and paying for them at the sametime. Not to mention repeating the mistakes of Germany during WWII.

IMO



IMO
"repeating the mistakes of Germany during WWII"

Uh.... okay.

Though being from Spain, you'd know when to fight and when not to.
January 31st, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whispering Death

I think America is going to stop looking out for the world and start looking out for itself.

And in reality why should we. For the abuse? For the international revilement?

Unless it effects us we should stay home. Let the world know the US isn't coming to bail em out.
January 31st, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
I think things like Abu Grahib etc. were overplayed.
Remember, the Canadians got busted for abuse as well and their entire airborne got axed.
The Belgians had that incident of peacekeepers "cooking" a Somali kid over a fire.
And all of a sudden Americans are involved in something like that, and the world blows up. Funny isn't it?
I also remember in Iraq, a Colonel, I think an African American, was discharged for firing his pistol to scare an Iraqi prisoner.

Even as a foreigner to the US I think you guys should let a few things stink for a while. Let them stink (i.e. don't get involved) and make sure the press covers it very well. If anyone tells you to go and help them, you can say that America's looking to curb the amount of "interruptions" overseas and that it is actually the UN's mission to sort those people out.
January 31st, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
And Advise the UN that we will provide Humanitarian aid only. No military aid to include transport. Or money earmarked for military purposes.
January 31st, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yup, that's the key point.
Who knows, the UN may want to explore actually having its own standing force. They might as well since peacekeepers are needed more often than not.
January 31st, 2005  
gingerbeard
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
I think things like Abu Grahib etc. were overplayed.
Remember, the Canadians got busted for abuse as well and their entire airborne got axed.
The Belgians had that incident of peacekeepers "cooking" a Somali kid over a fire.
And all of a sudden Americans are involved in something like that, and the world blows up. Funny isn't it?
I also remember in Iraq, a Colonel, I think an African American, was discharged for firing his pistol to scare an Iraqi prisoner.

Even as a foreigner to the US I think you guys should let a few things stink for a while. Let them stink (i.e. don't get involved) and make sure the press covers it very well. If anyone tells you to go and help them, you can say that America's looking to curb the amount of "interruptions" overseas and that it is actually the UN's mission to sort those people out.
i agree, otherwise what is the UN for? let the UN do what UN suppose to do.
January 31st, 2005  
Big_Z
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
And Advise the UN that we will provide Humanitarian aid only. No military aid to include transport. Or money earmarked for military purposes.
The UN would probably wither away and die if we did that.