posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:47 AM
Originally posted by NightFlyer96
I think I know why this was neglected - in the U.S they only care about what happens in their hemisphere - not about what happens in the rest of the
world. look at the chile and Haiti earthquakes, they made such a big deal about Haiti, yet when the chile earthquake happens it was only on the news
for about 2 days
I"m going to have to rebut this. Americans do care what goes on in the rest of the world, and if I cared to educate you, I could fill pages with
examples. But I'm really not inclined to do so right now. You honestly should know better, whoever you are.
We didn't rush into Chile because Chileans were capable of handling their own problem. In fact, we offered to and were told they would let us know
if they needed us.
Have you considered the fact that perhaps we are better at mobilizing and making demands? Less tolerant of this type thing?
Why are we just now hearing about this? ExxonMobil wants it kept quiet, I imagine, and the government and people's reticence allows it be so?
Don't you think BP wanted to keep this quiet here? To the point of lying about it? The American people wouldn't permit it.
VOCAL. They have to be vocal and they are not, or this would be a worldwide issue. The people need to learn how to complain loudly. Like we do.
Who's fault is that? Should American's go over there and get them stirred up and mobilized and help them file lawsuits?
You know what? We probably will if we have to.