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Originally posted by nh_ee
It has much to do with what the rest of the world has seen as far as how we use our military to benefit big American business.
Simply read General Smedley S Butler's book:
WAR IS A RACKET
He points out almost 100 years ago how the US Military is really being used to fight wars that in the end only promote the business interests of the elite Americans such as the Rockefeller's Exxon and their British investors.
All of this is at the expense of using the poor to fight their wars for them all under the guise of service to their country.
Simply look at the UN sanctioned money grab currently going on in Libya and all that Big Oil has to gain alone and not to mention the water resources, the largest in the middle east.
While Americans are becoming poorer by the day...
Originally posted by TheGreatAppleKing
That's a sadistic realization, if you think im lying there must be something wrong with you/and or you havent seen more of the internet.
People outside the U.S tend to think their GOV is better or their country is better for some reason but in reality its just about equal except for the murders and stuff...
And FYI the internet was created in America by the military in the late 20th century.....
SOOOOO.......yeah where do we go from here?
Originally posted by haarvik
reply to post by TheGreatAppleKing
Actually, the British did during WWII. Check your facts first before posting. I am an American, I am also a computer guy (trained by NAVY in the early 80's) so yeah, I know a bit about computer history. It's people like you who THINK they know it all and try to seem superior to everyone else that most hate us. I have been to many 3rd world countries, and over the years I have seen people who loved us now hating us. Of course it doesn't help when the rich brats vacation in a drunken, hedonistic state while abroad. They are rude a disrespectful to other nations and cultures. When I visit another country, I try to find history museums to find out what they are like, where they came from and their struggles. try understanding a culture before bashing it. You may find that regular people from all nations are not that dissimilar to you.
Originally posted by Sailor Sam
reply to post by TheGreatAppleKing
We don't hate the USA, we feel sorry for you having to put up with the stupid government and legislators that you are putting up with.
Anyway it is a free world, people are allowed to love/hate/like/dislike whoever they want to.
And there have been a lot of things recently, say since 9/11, that have changed the world's perception about your country. From intrusive body groping at airports, to unjustified wars and bully tactics over unhealthy and genetically modified food to name a few.
Then there is the assumption by a lot of yanks that they are right (ALL THE TIME) and we, the rest of the world are idiots.
From outside of the USA we see a lot of ignorant people, who mainly have never been outside their own home state, telling us what to do.
And seeing as only 25% of you yanks have a passport, it proves how ignorant most of you are about world affairs. You TV news virtually ignores the rest of the world and perpetuates the idea of the ignorant american.
And because your news services are so inward looking, you don't get a real feel of what it is really like outside of the USA, you guys are brainwashed by third rate newsmedia.edit on 26-7-2011 by Sailor Sam because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BlackPoison94
The Internet was created by physicists...the very basic computers were made..well thought of thousands of years ago.
People do not attack today's citizens of America....they attack America and it's long list of actions thy carried out in the past.
Who wouldn't attack America for dropping a nuclear bomb twice in Japan? Who wouldn't condemn America and it's military in Afghanistan for brutal tragedies we hear of rape and attack to citizens? Who wouldn't attack America and what they did to Red Indians...what they did to the animals all over the world?
America is represented by people. It is people that have given America a bad name. And remember...people forget the good stuff yet always remember the bad.
Originally posted by Threegirls
reply to post by air101
What on earth makes you believe that other countries do not give as much by ratio as US? Americans are not the only countries that give aid, most countries whether able or not give aid in many forms when needed.
If America has more to give it's because they have and have taken more from the rest of the worlds resources. It's hardly even charity, and it's rarely free.
Originally posted by Helmkat
Why is this a legit ATS thread?
it should be moved to hoaxes since its obvious the OP was trolling and was not trying to engage in meaningful dialog.
Mods? you out there?