Originally posted by lifecitizen
You don't become a superpower by acting passively. America has warred its way around the globe, I'm not quite sure how you've missed that. Anyway, to
be honest- America is losing its superiority complex- the dollar is not far off collapsing, its an economic nightmare. The days of dictating to the
world are soon to be over.
America will recover though but will have lost its place as superpower.
Only Americans are so stupid that they go around the world fighting war after war and don't bring home any spoils.
You understand what I mean here ...the victors get the spoils..that kind of olde dictum and geopolitics.
Only Americans can be that stupid as to go to war and then not bring home any spoils and then as a nation continue on as if this is normal...it is
not. Most nations would have gone under with such stupid policies.
But Americans really are that stupid.
We have been fighting someone else's wars and for someone else's profits for over a hundred years. We are the boot lackeys for someone else's
Another thing LifeCitizen, I never believe such from most peoples as Europe has conducted wars..over and over and over....in Europe and around the
world. It has been a bloody mess.
Most peoples do not know of the wars in Europe following Waterloo. In the 1840s..again in the 1870 ...leading up to WW1. Most haven't a clue about
this history as it is seldom taught or mentioned.
I never buy into this stuff about America being warlike. The Europeans have a much longer history of wars than do we. This is one of the great
deceptions of our leadership here and also in Europe.
Some of us do know some history.
What bothers most peoples is the knowledge of what America can do in war when we finally decide to take off the gloves. For this is what is recorded
I am with Jean Paul Zodeaux on this. Most of the world thinks they are so morally superior because most Americans know so little history ..much
less..even American History.
Most Americans have no concept of what a bloody mess the rest of the world has been throughout history. If they knew they would not take such nonsense
from the rest of the world about this country. I believe our educational and media information outlets are designed to keep Americans ignorant about
almost everything and anything..including this line of thinking.
Maybe I missed something but isn't this thread about Americas right to bear arms, or more specifically, American people and their right to
So what has this got to do with the wars you mentioned?? Most Europeans do not have the right to keep and bear arms without the blessings of their
Take a look at the weapons that are begin shipped to Libya to the rebels. They are mostly a variation of the FN/FAL rifle.
This is not a Com block weapon like the SKS, AK 47, AK 74, RPK et al. But a European made rifle. It is not one made or used by America.
Weapons dealers are still alive and well in this world.
Ironic to me that nations which very strictly regulate or forbid weapons to their own peoples can deliver huge quantities of weapons to other
Trust a Libyan with a rifle and ammunition but not your own people. Is this moral??? Or just expedient. Is expedient moral??
In most European nations you can join the military, be trained to use a weapon/weapons..fight dirty wars for your government ...but when you get out
..you cannot own a weapon without government blessings. That doesn't even make good nonsense.
Think it through ..it fits.
edit on 31-7-2011 by orangetom1999 because: (no reason given)