posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 01:59 AM
Riddle me this, o master of terrorism defined: When was the last US car bombing? The last time you saw a bunch of Americans kidnapping engineers,
translators, or public service workers and having them beg for their lives on camera? The last time you saw Americans beheading people like cattle?
The last time you heard of Americans flying airliners full of civillians into skyscrapers? The last time you saw a bunch of Americans wearing masks
to hide their identities while threatening to kill anyone not of a certain religion or race? The last time a bunch of Americans entered a residential
area and started killing everyone that wasn't of a certain religion?
I could go on, but I think you see where this is going. You lack the proof to back up your assertions, chinalurker.
We do of course have our own 'home grown' terrorists here, as well as anywhere. (Eco-terrorists, OKC, etc.) We fight against them here same as we
do everywhere else.
Why must we fight terrorism elsewhere? Because the governing bodies of these areas are either unwilling or incapable of keeping things under control
themselves, allowing (or even encouraging) these barbarians to threaten our lives. Not yours! Were China to be threatened in the same manner,
they would respond in kind at very least, if not more. You know this is true.
Being "the" superpower makes the US wrong in one way or another from any given point of view. If we intercede in a given situation, we are called
imperialists, world cops, etc. If we do not intercede, we are blasted for having so much power to help and doing nothing. No matter what side you
are on, there is always a way to view the US as having done wrong no matter what action (or inaction) is taken.
Note that being called "great Satan" by a group of people who consider their first cousin to be grade-A marriage material is not that big a deal.
If the concept of inbreeding is too difficult for a people to grasp, it is not wise to place too much value in their political opinions.
I'm sure you'll find many people here who will gladly join you in any gratuitous American-bashing you may decide to entertain. There is no shortage
of Anti-Americanism on this site.