posted on May, 11 2008 @ 06:57 PM
I like most of the comments in this thread, except for those calling for military strikes and invasion.
The problem about 'policing' the world is that America seems to pick and choose whom it wants to police, and obsfucate the reasons why. The policing
of the world should be carried out by all countries capable of doing so. It should not be left to America alone, because truly, the American military
doesn't know how to police other countries, it has neither the experience or cause to do so. It just bombs and blasts the crap out of a country to
make it less of a threat...mission accomplished!
The Burmese Junta (and it is not the only one) is as ripe as ripe could be for regime change, but it must be mandated and resoluted through the UN.
Disasters such as the one to have hit Burma, should automatically qualify a country for international aid, backed up by a international military
presence. It can work in conjunction with the home military, but if for political reasons such aid is rejected, then the UN must find ways to insist
that international aid is accepted, and if that means regime change as a last resort, then perhaps it needs to at least be discussed for feasibility.
However, no one country should profit from such undertaking, except that country whose leadership needs to be forcibly changed.
We all know that our species live in disparate and diametric cultures to one another, but I firmly believe that most people of any country of whatever
culture, are decent and peace-loving people, and are probably just as sick to the teeth of having to live under oppressive regimes as any one of us
would be. Therefore, if the greater nations want to export democracy, then let it be a democracy geared and fit for the culture of the country to
which it is intended to be exported to. Let the people of that country rebuild their country with aid from outside, and with no strings or conditions
attached. Teach and empower them, not down the barrel of a gun, but from a welcomed handshake and embrace of a world community sighing a collective
sigh of relief to the absence of another repressive regime.
It's a simple idea, maybe a somewhat fanciful and naive idea, but I think it is the correct way to go about bringing world peace globally.
Disenfranchise the powerful, and make powerful the disenfranchised.