Oh good Lord this is still going on
??? Thanks insomnia.
I'll try this one more time, just out of sheer eye-twitchy, medication needing, sleep deprivation....
Global politics are complicated things. They have been for at least 3,500 years. Guess what? There were wars before America.
It's easy to say "Blame America" because America is one of the two biggest kids on the playground and the other big kid doesn't talk much.
We used two atom bombs on Japan. Here's the facts. 199,000 people died.
totally stopped a war that had already claimed over 60,000,000 LIVES.
So why are people wanting to focus upon one evil while ignoring the elephant in the room?
Is America corrupt? HELL YES IT IS.
Now show me your uncorrupted country.
I'm not even awake enough to play "connect the dots" right now. But, dear God... Blaming American for the worlds total woes is absolutely
In fiscal year 2010, the U.S. government allocated the following amounts for aid:
Total economic and military assistance: $52.7 billion
Total military assistance: $15.0 billion
Total economic assistance: $37.7 billion
of which, USAID assistance: $14.1 billion
See... we export as much food and humanitarian relief as we do war. By the reckoning in this thread that should make us saints. Can any other country
claim a balanced "budget"?
Of course not. Nobody is bothering to talk about the other 33 current conflicts
in the world that the US is NOT fighting
Meh - you'll just say "Ummm but anybody with a brain knows that we fund all those wars..."
Oh, and the Arabic people we're discussing? They are angry that we
aren't giving them MORE MONEY.
This is NOT a black/white, right/wrong, left/right issue. It's complex, interwoven - and absolutely too complex to just jump onto the web and say
"Screw the US - they get all the blame"
Unless of course your entire point is just to stir the pot?
Or do I have to go make a Youtube video, where I rant over some disturbing images of dead American bodies - and pander to the lowest common
denominator on a purely animal level?