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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by Daedal
The U.S. created the United Nations, and is currently it's largest financial contributor, doling out upwards of 1/4 of it's entire budget, which has no real record. If the U.S. withdrew it's funding the U.N. centered R2P would likely not exist, right along with the U.N. it's self.
The US leaving the UN and pulling out of NATO is not a bad thing....
Agree. I have mentioned this in other threads. If not US, someone else will step into their shoes as a superpower but it will be SOS but different Toilet Bowl
Originally posted by cassandranova
People love to complain about the United States, but what makes you think in the absence of American hegemony that whatever power rushed in to fill the vacuum would be more kind or benevolent?
Every Government wants a piece of the pie regardless of how the citizens of their respective countries feel (be it canada, japan, russia, china, iran, india etc etc).
As far as Moscow complaining about Syria, they lack the force projection capacity to make anything more than noise, and as far as Assad goes, he deserves to be gone. What will replace him probably will not be better, and quite likely will not put the interests of the Syrians first, but I don't pretend for one moment that the Russians or Chinese are noble actors.
People forget this aspect a lot
And that's nothing against them. That's the sad politics of statecraft.
Originally posted by Catalyst317
Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by Catalyst317
This is all consequence really of Responsibility to Protect (RtoP):
edit on 5-7-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)
Yes, because we ALWAYS step in when when civilians are innocently killed in every country in the world right?
Originally posted by Alternative4u
America is on the verge of getting a really good hard kicking, I am sorry to see it happen, but if I was Russia & China I would have nuked the UK & USA 7 years ago, but as it looks today I feel the USA & UK have if they are lucky about 5 months left to survive a massive attack.
Just to listen to the big mouths in the UK Government, and Clinton in the US would make me press the red button if I was Putin.
I honestly do not know how Russia have kept cool so long knowing that America & UK are no match for Russia or China forces if they wanted to start on us.