reply to post by SplitInfinity
As far as your experience level...your posting style is a telltale sign of that.
Instead of trying to attack my credibility, which will inevitably fail, you should argue on the points I present.
I am also very aware that the U.S. always takes it's interests into account before planning any action but it also has provided many instances of
Disaster Relief that only the U.S. Military could provide as was the case recently in Japan as well a while back in Indonesia.
Wow, I never knew that Japan and Indonesia were in Europe. That's that then.
The US military has nothing to do with its ability to provide relief, all anyone needs for that are a few helicopters and people willing to get in
them. Its not like fleets of F-16s and ICBMs are necessary for that. Plenty of ordinary people were able to go to Japan to help out too in the
longer-term, using commercial airlines.
You indicated that Aggressive US foreign policy was justified by its good-guy status, which I contend. If a country asks for aid or relief, of course
it is welcomed.
However, I do not recall many incidents of countries, European or otherwise, 'crying' and begging the US to come in and replace their leadership
through military intervention. And when countries do ask for that, the US won't get involved unless its in their interests - take Syria for
P.S. Whatever experiences you have had, you need to stop going on about it - it doesn't devalidate other people's insights. Create a thread and let it
all out if you must, but there's no justification for trying to dismiss everyone, saying "I've seen things man! You don't know, you don't know!".
edit on 10-5-2012 by arollingstone because: (no reason given)