posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 12:47 PM
(putting myself in the shoes of a non-US citizen with no patriotic attachments for this thread).. The one thing I just can't get over with this War
on Terror is how the US is justifiably allowed to invade other countries that did not even directly attack them. Another chapter in the World Police
saga that obviously has more ulterior motives than peaceful ones. I mean I respect the fact that they're trying to clamp down on terrorism there
after allllllllll 1 foreign terroristic actions they've endured in the last 50 years (anthrax letters were obviously an inside attack). So my
question/hypothetical is this..
What if a country like Russia had a 9/11 like incident and it was discovered that the perpetrators were all anti-Russian American extremists. Couple
that with the fact that they (the US) probably have more WMD's then every other country in the world combined. And again couple that with the
ridiculous borrowing/spending, a President who can preemptively pardon himself from war crimes, and a military who insists on imposing its will
wherever it sees fit. What would stop the Russians from being just as justified for invasion then the US was to invade the middle east?
Now, I realize there are plenty of simple and complex reasons to explain how one is more justified then the other, but on the surface how are
they different? Russia feels vulnerable, they see there could be some problems with other extremist Americans potentially causing more damage to their
country and would like to prevent it from happening again by keeping closer tabs on the US people. The only difference I see between the two
situations is they wouldn't have the BS argument of installing democracy in the US much like the US did with Iraq.
Also, I don't pretend to know anything about diplomatic policies, rules between countries with allegiances/treaties, and other political mumbo-jumbo
that can be interpreted 15 different ways so there is always ambiguity.. so maybe I'm missing a glaring point in this hypothetical situation, and if
that's the case I'd like to be filled in. But, if I'm close enough to the generally perceived notion of why we invaded, then ultimately my question
is what makes the US, a mere baby brother in years established compared to the countries that make up the cradle of civilization, so special that they
can invade other places with barely any domestic opposition and hardly any concrete evidence to substantiate it's occupation?
Please, someone, explain to me how my beloved USA became so ego-maniacal and warmongering so easily.