Other countries are like "Ho-hum, yeah Muslims... whatever". We feel the need to dart around the world fighting "insurgents" wherever they pop-up, like some expensive video game.
Why is the U.S. the "police of the world"?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/25/2013|
The military and their hardware manufacturers are a huge corporate welfare project and need to have an enemy to justify their budgets.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/24/2013|
OP, you are a retard. The U.S. only goes and fight for justice in countries where there is oil and something to be gained. What you just written in the OP is basically an excuse that they use.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/24/2013|
'Cause they bought most of the weapons.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/24/2013|
We're the noble Supercountry fighting for truth, justice, and the American Way.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/24/2013|
To maintain US hegemony.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/24/2013|
[quote]The U.S. only goes and fight for justice in countries where there is oil and something to be gained
Right, like Bosnia, which is positively gushing with oil and other valuable resources. Or Libya, which IS full of oil, but which benefited French and Italian companies. Or Haiti, the most valuable nation in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/24/2013|
When did we go to war in Haiti? WWI?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/24/2013|
The U.S. occupied Haiti in 1915. The U.S. Marine Corps returned to Haiti after the earthquake to distribute aid. You know, so we could get all that wonderful oil there.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/24/2013|
The military industrial complex is big business. Duh.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/24/2013|
So to recap, the examples against petroleum interest are:
-- a NATO led action
-- a situation where petroleum interests are in fact involved
-- an example from nearly a century ago / aid distribution (which is not the kind of thing most people would call a police action)
I think there is an idiom that describes this: "damning with faint praise"
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/25/2013|
Here's what r2 claimed:
[quote]The U.S. only goes and fight for justice in countries where there is oil and something to be gained.
To defeat r2's claim, all I need do is come up with ONE example. I came up with four. Here's a fifth: the Korean War.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/25/2013|
Because U.S. foreign policy has fallen into the hands of an amoral clique of would be comic book villains, little self-important Lex Luthors who get off on both the power of the U.S. and the fact that the public knows nothing about how that power is projected.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/25/2013|
It's way more than just oil. War is a Racket. Period.
The U.S. military has been gangsters for capitalism since at least the Spanish-American War. Our reason for fighting the Nazis and engaging in the Cold War was to prevent fascism/national socialism and Communist ideologies from challenging capitalism's dominance. This ties into pretty much every conflict and in a way, it's part of why we are currently at war against Islamofascism at the moment. Because besides all the social issue awfulness and crazy religious beliefs, sharia law has a different economic system than capitalism.
Ultimately every American war is about increasing market share for European/U.S. business interests to operate.
Our first war against the Barbary pirates was to ensure we could keep shipping lanes open in the Mediterranean. Our war against the Indians was to take their land because we couldn't trade with them or assimilate them into our economic system. The Civil War was the north's mature industrial capitalism and free labor economic system waging war against the immature agricultural feudalism and slave labor economic system. We deposed the Hawaii queen to make the state of Hawaii a pineapple plantation for Dole. And that's just the 1700s and 1800s.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/25/2013|
Because other countries produce things besides war. We don't anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/25/2013|
It's embarrassing, isn't it? And then we wonder why the rest of the world hates us.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/25/2013|
[quote]Other countries are like "Ho-hum, yeah Muslims... whatever".
You're often complimented for your magnificent eloquence, aren't you?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/25/2013|
"Other countries are like "Ho-hum, yeah Muslims... whatever""
OP, basically all of Western Europe has been debating the impact of Muslim immigration on its society nonstop for the past 10 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/25/2013|