posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 01:35 AM
If Canada, Mexico or even Cuba were invaded by an enemy of ours that is not above invading us next, would we, as a nation, go to our neighbor's aid?
In going to their aid, would we then be terrorists?
Maybe it's just me, but I have this whole problem with viewing those of arabic decent and followers of the religion of islam as people too. Perhaps
I'm wrong in the assumption that those "evil" arabs deserve what they have coming for not letting us march into their countries and take them over
without a fight.
Following the logic of what a terrorist is these days, I would think you would have to classify us as terrorists in every war we have ever been in as
Aside from Pearl Harbor (which I fully believe was instigated by our government and allowed to happen) and 9/11 (which was carried out by our
government) at what time have we been attacked and threatened by a nation as a premise to us going to war with and invading them?
The only time that I seem to recall in recent history would have been during the Cuban missle crisis and I don't recall us invading Russia over
that....yet Russia could very well have been a true threat to our homeland.
How is defending one's homeland an act of terror? Wouldn't the title of "terrorist" be more accurately used to identify the INVADING force?
At what point in history did the great and powerful "god" hand down the title of "Earth's Police Force" to the United States?
Wouldn't the true terrorist be the aggressor that attacks the smaller and weaker foe?
If "guerilla" tactics are the BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE means available to you to counter an attacking force, are you a "terrorist" for using those
guerilla tactics or simply a weaker foe using the best defense/offense tactics available to you?
Iran KNOWS they are on our hitlist because they are on Israel's hitlist. How are they terrorists for trying to defend themselves?
If Iran, knowing that Israel is out to obliterate them with the help of the United States, turns Israel to glass tomorrow are they using any worse
reasons/logic than we use when we attack/invade/destroy Iraq under the pretense of our national security? Is Israel not a more imminent threat to Iran
than Iraq was to the United States? Israel has enough nukes to forever wipe Iran off the face of the Earth and they are itching for the chance to do
so. With this being the knowledge/belief of Iran, how are they wrong if they launch a preemptive strike against Israel? Does employing the philosophy
of "the best defense is a good offense" make one a terrorist? It certainly doesn't seem to make the United States a "terrorist" nation as they
have employed it extensively through out the years.
It seems to me that any nation that does not live under the umbrella of United States/Israel Incorporated has become known as a "terrorist" nation
How is this so? Are there not perfectly innocent and family oriented civilians in Iraq killed on a daily basis as a result of our invasion? Has Israel
not actively pursued the genocide of the Palestinian people? Have the leaders of Israel not made comments that the Palestinian people were worthless
and should be wiped from the Earth?
Why has the word "terrorist" become synonymous with the words "islamic" and "arab"?
Don't get me wrong, I am in no way a fan of Iran and it's leadership. I was not a fan of Saddam Hussein and personally think the world is better off
without him. However, couldn't the same be said for Israel's government? The United States government? In what way have our military actions not
Until the day that we (the United States) cease trying to be the planet's police force and until the day we cease to be Israels attack dog, we are no
better than the "terrorists" that we claim to be waging war on.
As was so well stated in the thread "Isolationism is America's Answer" we need to pull our forces from around the globe and bring them home.
The only moral thing that we can do as a country is to pull our forces from EVERYWHERE around the globe and put all of our efforts to a true national
"DEFENSE". The United States could easily be a self sufficient nation and with even 1/10th of the home defense our military would be capable of, we
would be UNTOUCHABLE. We have no moral right to continue as the police force or the world. We also have no rights forcing democracy on ANY country
when our own democracy is questionable at best. Trade/travel excluded, we need to shut the United States down to those that flood in by the hundreds
of thousands and become the isolationist nation. The world already views us as a pariah, so, I say let them live without us. Let China sell their
goods to their own people. Let the arab nations keep their oil (we have enough here if we'd quit selling it to the rest of the world). I fully
believe America would have an excellent opportunity to become a "Utopia" if we were to shut ourselves down to the rest of the world and get our nose
out of the rest of the world's business at the same time.
There is absolutely NO reason the United States couldn't be entirely self sufficient. We have plenty of people here who are out of work/home that
would benefit from the manufacturing jobs that such a shut down would create out of necessity.
I say to hell with the rest of the world. They don't want us (and it's not hard to imagine why with the government/policies we have had over the
last several decades) until it comes to our money. I say "if you don't need us, you don't need our money either."
Just think of what this nation could be with the right leadership and if we left the rest of the world alone and made damn certain they would leave us
alone as well.
Every great empire has fallen under it's own weight and ego, so I say oust the bastards that want to make a global empire and let's just be
That's plenty good enough for me.