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There have been distinct anti-Western overtones at a summit bringing together China, Russia and four Central Asian states. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation agreed on closer energy ties and to play a bigger role in helping Afghanistan.
Originally posted by blowfishdl
yes well you would be very pleased to hear we never wanted bush in office from the very start.
Originally posted by jerico65
I see no problem with a missile shield. Any country is allowed to protect itself. Unless the US Missile Shield was powered by sacrificing Iranian, Russian, Chinese and Central Asian children, what are their worries about it? Afraid tbey won't be able to lob a nuke at the US anymore?
America IS policing the world. What would be so wrong with that? Its not like anyone else would do it, the UN definately doesnt do # about it, and if soemone DOESNT do something about Iran RUSSIA is going to sell it an ICBM and there goes Israel. I guess no one else sees terrorists as a threat, I bet MY LIFE AND EVERYTHING I OWN that the minute someone else like Russia gets planes smacked into their tallest and most prominent buildings, they might just feel the same way that the US does.
Originally posted by BlackWidow23
Something that many people dont realize is that the missile shield in poland is meant to protect against missile launched at the US over the atlantic, however both Russia and China would launch ICBMs over the PACIFIC if attacking the US. How is Russia seriously going to justify any action against the US this way? The radar is even pointing the wrong way. Its meant against Iran.
Personally after reading so many posts that complain about the US I hope the US DOESNT build the thing. Some day, a crazy terrorist is going to get his hands on some russian ICBM and its going to hit Israel, and the words "I told you so" somehow just wont say it.
In fact I dissagree that the US is policing the world. OOh we invaded Afghanistan...yes, after they attacked us. OOh we invaded Iraq...I love how people on this forum say "oh we just went in for oil" AND they say "were policing the world". Yeah...hypocrites.
AND FOR THE SAKE OF discussion, lets assume that what you all say is true, that America IS policing the world. What would be so wrong with that? Its not like anyone else would do it, the UN definately doesnt do # about it, and if soemone DOESNT do something about Iran RUSSIA is going to sell it an ICBM and there goes Israel. I guess no one else sees terrorists as a threat, I bet MY LIFE AND EVERYTHING I OWN that the minute someone else like Russia gets planes smacked into their tallest and most prominent buildings, they might just feel the same way that the US does.
I fail to fathom how some people feel that US hostilities towards a country that has blatantly and repeatedly stated it wants to wipe Israel, a prominent US ally, off the map, is wrong, and "Policing the world".
EDIT: And a missile shield does NOT upset your "Equilibrium." If Russia really wants to get nukes through, a polish missile shield isnt going to stop it even if they WERE atlantic missiles, and EVERYONE knows that, and has acknowladged that, so who is policing the world here REALLY? At least the US polices to protect other countries while others SWEAT anti-western juice because they just dont like us.
How can you call people hypocrites for saying the USA police the world. In order for people to be considered hipocrites they too would have to be policing the world, then complain about somebody else doing it. Complaining and making a statement is not being a hypocrite unless you too are joining in on the same action you are protesting. Also, you pretty much came at posters on her with no facts and just bashing every fact somebody laid out not with anothr fact to back you up but just by being negative. There are better ways to respond to a post.
[edit on 21-8-2007 by BlackWidow23]