Z. You say that like it's a bad thing.
Whispering Death said: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.
the_13th_redneck said:II also remember in Iraq, a Colonel, I think an African American, was discharged for firing his pistol to scare an Iraqi prisoner.
03USMC said:I don't think anyone is refering to a scenerio like the Japanese in China, or Nazi Germany running amuck in Europe. We were talking in terms of Somilia, Haiti, Kosovo etc. Peace Keeping and stablization operations. Not all out Aggression. There is difference.
But spin it how you want.
the_13th_redneck said:It's a good point. But you could argue that an act of non-isolationism, cutting off Japan's access to its oil supply, triggered it.
Whispering Death said:First off, Americans pay for for I think it is 1/4 of all the UN budget and what do we get for it? Stabbed in the back at every turn. I support wholeheartedly stepping out of the UN or at least cutting our finances like in half.
chewie_nz said:i wasn't trying to spin it. the last time the US retreated to isolationism...it ended at pearl harbour.
Despite the large number of contributors, the greatest burden continues to be borne by a core group of developing countries. The 10 main troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping operations as of June 2004 were Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ghana, India, Ethiopia, South Africa, Uruguay, Jordan and Kenya. About 10 per cent of the troops and civilian police deployed in UN peacekeeping missions come from the European Union and one per cent from the United States.
The largest contributers were from Pakistan (8,652), Bangladesh (8,211) and Nigeria (3,577). The biggest contributer from a western country is Poland with 739 peacekeepers on a 19th place. The USA ranks 26th with 430 peacekeepers. The EU combined have 4,532 peacekeepers.