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Iraqis cannot forget what Americans have done here’

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by katsung47, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Iolo2

    Iolo2 Well-Known Member

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    England, fortunately, has no government. Would it were true of the US!
     
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    Iolo2 Well-Known Member

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    Well. it helped the oil profits. You some kind of radical or sumpin?
     
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    At what point, if any, is military intervention justified? Some folks who tell us that US intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan was wrong, are quick to tell us that US intervention in Libya was a moral necessity. Many folks have argued for US intervention in Syria, also justifying their argument on moral grounds. Should "morality" play a role in any international, US government decision-making, whether military or otherwise?
     
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    had to check but no mention of that in the constitution or applicable law.

    yeah i know. quaint thinking...
     
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    Of course the US should act morally. I think your question is, "should the US try to stop and correct other nations that are acting immorally?" After all our recent involvements in the Middle East, I think we can conclude that is an impossible task - at least the way we go about it with our military.

    Perhaps as globalization progresses and the people of the world understand and accept differences in culture, diplomacy and cooperation with countries like Russia and China, we will be able to find a way to halt moral tragedies. But right now, with the tools available, trying to stop immoral conflicts is a fool's game.
     
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    The great thing is never to read anything. Truth and reactionary international criminality aren't compatible, as you know.
     
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    hard to ignore the video. unless you prefer willfull ignorance.
     
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    Which you rather have? Saddam executions or Americans harassing?
     
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    Should "morality" play a role in any international, US government decision-making, whether military or otherwise? YES But only if it's mine or your morality...maybe dogs..
     
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    still waiting for all my stolen oil.
     
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    Let's use a theoretical example. Assume that Japan had not attacked Pearl Harbor. Assume also that the war in Europe was being overwhelmingly won by the Nazis, and that Japan conquered China in it's entirety, as well as Austrailia and New Zealand. Finally, assume that Japan launched an eastern offensive against the USSR to pinzer them with the Nazis. Should the US have sat by quietly if we were not attacked by the Axis powers?
     
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    YOU STOLE OIL? Im calling the cops
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    Hello Deputy? Doghammer stole oil
     
  13. Saxon

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    You WERE sitting by quietly, whilst Britain stood alone. Isolationism was a great power, very popular with Americans due to their cowardly nature. The ONLY REASON you Americans got involved with the European theater was the fact that you knew if the Nazis took Britain, your country would be in grave danger since Germany would thus have become the pre-emiment superpower on the planet. Taking Britain would have given the Nazis a fortress from which they could attack the USA. THIS is the ONLY reason why you intervened. Not morality. Cut the bullshit. The US delves into the affairs of other countries ONLY to gain advantage. This is called 'geopolitics'. It has NOTHING whatsoever to do with morality. You do not give a shit about morality. NOt in the least.
     
  14. Saxon

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    If the USA went to war with Iraq simply for their oil as many claim, then why do we CAnadians bother selling you ours? AFter all, you would not need it with that new supply flowing into the US from Iraq.
     
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    Why, certainly.


    You are welcome, my child.
     
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