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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Well it's either blame the US or Bush and Bush has to get a break every now and then.
Blaming others is something all humans are very adept at. It's one of the very first things we learn how to do as children and we spend the rest of our lives perfecting it. All people in all countries are guilty of it in some form or another and the US gets the brunt of it because we do interject ourselves into every little thing that occurs regardless of where it occurs. We make ourselves a target. Does that make it right? No. But the easiest target will always be picked and we are indeed an easy target.
Some of it we deserve and some of it we don't.
I'm not really sure what we could do to correct it, but we could start by minding our own business. If we could accomplish that for a while, people would be forced to find another piñata.
We helped make the bed, now we get to sleep in it until things change.
originally posted by: Metallicus
I live in the US and even I blame us for most of the crap that happens in the world. It wasn't always that way, but with the current Government and enslavement of the population we pretty much are the problem.
I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.
Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.
originally posted by: gladtobehere
The Middle East? Forget about it. Thats 100% US run with isreal and the Military Industrial Complex pulling the strings. Of-course the UK and NATO play their parts but to a lesser degree.