posted on Jun, 20 2006 @ 01:35 PM
Why would Europe or anyone in the world be threatened by Iran, North Korea, or any other supposedly evil dictator that according to US is just waiting
to spill some blood. What those nations are doing is trying to survive in a one superpower (one-polar) world, where no one would protect them except
During the Cold War, any nation that did not want to side with US, or that feared US or Western Europe for some reason, simply sided with USSR. There
were a few "neutral" or non-polar nations- but look what happened to them. Yugoslavia is disolved and Serbia is all but destroyed. Now that Soviet
Union is gone, the nations that do not wish to side with US are forced to ensure their survival through militarization and acquiring of the only
weapon that will keep US at bay - nuclear.
If Iran or North Korea had no nukes, or didn't try to make any nukes US would have still fround reason to label them as outposts of evil, making them
potential targets for American military expansion after 9/11. Iran would never attack Europe other than as retaliation. North Korea is also hardly
capable of threatening world peace.
America however sensed at the turn of the century that China is rising at neckbreaking pace, and Russian quickly growing economy can bring it
superpower status again in a few decades. In consideration for a possibly, or rather inevitable Cold War in the future, America used 9/11 as an exuse
to build-up its military presence around the world. Look at what is happening in Ukraine, Georgia, Poland- all are new outposts of American military.
However by doing this it only brought the world closer to the next Cold War, and in the process lost some old allies.
So if there is anyone threatering stability in the world it would be the US. It wasn't content with being the only super power. It wanted more.
Sure there are problems all over the world, but being the strongest does not give us an exuse to mind everyone elses business. And it doesn't
exactly promote democracy all over the world either. America supports some of the worst dictators in the world- look at Pakistani Musharaaf. It
America really wanted to help the world, it would pay more attention to global warming and the genocide in Africa. But nooo- after Somali and Congo
we have no interest in Africa- after all no oil there. However ensuring oil resources and military outposts for itself, hardly seems to be enhancing
[edit on 20-6-2006 by maloy]