posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 06:35 PM
reply to post by Gakus
And going to war makes us safe how exactly? We went to war with Iraq/Afghanistan, and yet we still suffer attacks. Thousands have died, we still have
shoe bombers, people trying to blow up cars on Times Square, ...
We might make it more difficult for the people who hate the US/West for whatever reason, but we can't stop them for good. Also, going to war
increases the number of people hating the West. Think about it: War leads to collateral damage! If you daughter would die to some stray missile, you
would HATE the guys who fired the missile. You might not have been on the side of the few (!!) extremists before that incident, but after it, you
kinda hate the same people.
What do you think is more effective...spending BILLIONS on weapons to invade a country, or using the same money to help the people in those countries?
That money would have convinced millions that the US/West isn't evil. Do you think the average poor farmer in Afghanistan would have joined Al Qaeda
if the West would have used the money to fund his child's education or necessary vaccinations? Do you think the people of those countries would
support terrorists if they felt the West supports them?
Of course now you're gonna say "why should we give them money?". But think about it for a second. You are willing to spend billions of money on
military to give you that safety, when in reality, that money could be used differently to achieve a much better result.
Of course then we couldn't get the oil, and the weapons lobby wouldn't be happy...so yeah, let's forget about the idea. If it were all about safety
and stopping the hate and the attacks, the "humanitarian" way would probably be more effective.
The US clearly wants to the the "leader of the world", just like a lot of other Western nations. They should finally man up and figure out that war
isn't necessarily the best way to achieve that goal. If they want other countries to look up to them, and want to be looked at as a leader, they
should act like one instead of trying to enforce their leadership by pure violence.