- Jun 9, 2011
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- Western Arkansas
This may be the most interesting topic I've read on CT. Without reading beyond this post I don't have much to add, except that we should revisit the Monroe DoctrineMargonme":m8putdve said:Nesikep":m8putdve said:Farmerjan, In my previous post I said I don't think capital punishment should be off the table, but I do think there should be some form of trial.
Ron, I agree with you too.. the west in general has been good at meddling for the last 100 years or so.. pretty much since oil became a prize commodity. There has also been lots of economic warfare as well, deliberately indebting countries by recommending mega-projects with beautiful, rosy economic benefit projections that are a farce (10% yearly economic growth, when reality is 2% growth), but the projects are funded by the world bank, and they will collect interest on that loan oFOREVER because the country just can't pay down the principle, or will be driven to poverty in trying.
Those are things we ARE guilty of.. We're guilty of making it easy for people to hate us
Agreed. Unfortunately, these issues are too complex to fully explore on a forum.
The US has had a long standing involvement in the middle east. The Reagan administration supported Sadam Hussein in the Iraq-Iran war. Billions of dollars and other aid. Much too complex to give due credit on a forum.
These issues are complex and doubtful anyone addressing this thread can do the subject any more justice than commentary.
My point is simple. Much more goes into the issue than the notion that it is about Islam. It is about FOREIGN RELATIONS. And the US has to take responsibility. As ye sow, so shall ye reap. Well, we are reaping.