reply to post by SplitInfinity
First off I am sorry to see splitinfinity gone. He was an enlightened soul, true patriot, and someone we can thank for doing a hard job that has
little to no thanks,(whatever it was).
Good bye sir. Be well.
As far as the thread....
People WANT the US to be less than what it is. In anyone's life there are examples of people finding joy in seeing the popular kid embarrassed, or
the strong man weakened. Some people smile when a rich man loses everything but weep when a poor man loses slightly less.
Take for example France in Mali.
No one wished to see dead French soldiers or a failure there, but when an American flag drapes a coffin some people think "well its what you deserved/
Lets be Frank here, people want their country and people to be the best. I don't care what psychological loops you hop to justify your negative
response to that statement. You are proud of your people's achievements and shamed by their defeat. Period.
When a constant "winner" takes the spotlight and so YOUR countries place as best you resent it.
Why do football fans(soccer) literally fight with other people for bragging about their teams victory over all others?
I will tell you why. Because we really are that small and petty. The US does far more than its fair share to maintain a secure and stable world and
it is the bad Guy for it.
Again say what ever nonsense you want but our bill from the UN is larger than yours by far. Our navy protects more than just OUR waters and coasts.
International shipping needs American carriers and battle groups. Look to where we are not and you find piracy. PIRACY in the 21st century. !
Countries like Australia and the UK or France for example do do some work in global security but not on the scale of the US. WHY? BECAUSE we can
afford it and in the end we benefit from a stable and safe world too.
In that regard we also benefit because we maintain our position as the vanguard of military knowledge and might.
we must keep that position to do our job and we wish it because no one can do it as well as us.
For example: Israel is a country that develops defence systems and services, but we actually use ours to serve the world. Australia has a great navy
and it protects its neck of the woods well, but we keep the oil (spice) flowing. The UK is a "go to Guy" for intelligence but we tend to do the real
In the end we are a team, the west is. We keep our peoples living well. The military might of our collective empire (which it is) is the US. Period.
That is why we are as advanced as we are militarily.
Why is Spain the worlds champion in football? (Soccer) Because they invested in the best players and training. Portugal didn't win with just a
Ronaldo, it took a whole team of stars to bring victory.
Every country has a Ronaldo militarily. The US just has a bench full of them. Enough for 2 teams worth.
That is why we are and what you felt while reading the football reference is why people hate us for it.
edit on 15-6-2013 by tadaman because: (no reason given)