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Originally posted by Freeborn
Sure, the US has made some truly awful policy decisions......but who else could realistically do it?
..... it's not our job and it was never meant to be our job......
No it was certainly never meant to be but it sort of came with the position of world superpower No1 - rightly or wrongly that's the way it is. [And what have we gotten out of it?]...a remarkable amount of power and influence
Despite the many mistakes the US has made I can honestly say that I for one have a certain amount of admiration and appreciation for the role the US has taken on the world stage, it is a thankless and unenviable task - and look at the alternative candidates for the role?
That's what you will find in the article on the treaty on the EU.
PROVISIONS ON THE COMMON SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY
(ex Article 17 TEU)
Originally posted by TritonTaranis
Pretty sure the UK isn't planning a War on anyone, only plans for the possibility of Wars which every other country on the planet does, perhaps the only grain of truth in this is that fact turned into a conspiracy and blame game
I would like to know what the MOTIVE of going to war with Syria would be, for what purpose would the MOD plan a war in Syria many years ago?
By supporting and/or installing puppet regimes, supporting/arming/funding minority groups who persistently upset the majority they control, often by force, and labeling anyone who doesn't agree with them as an enemy and fair game.
So you admire the fact they often collude with both sides of a conflict specifically to create a win/win situation for themselves? You admire the manipulation, corruption, lies, murder and outright theft committed in the name of "righteousness"? All these things you seem to admire are exactly the reason the US is hated. It's two faced backstabbing hypocrisy is simply too much for some to stomach. Yet you admire it?
At least Islamic Extremists are up front about their views and goals, they have conviction., rightly or wrongly. More than can be said for the kleptomania and habitual lying we get from our governments.
Originally posted by Freeborn
And I don't doubt for one minute that Russia or China or anyone else for that matter would do exactly the same if given the opportunity.Not saying it's right, because it's not, but it's the way of the world I'm afraid.
In an ideal world there would be no need for any nation to get involved in the internal doings of any other nation - but we don't live in an ideal world, something many of us, including myself at times, tend to forget.
But do you honestly think if the USA 'retired' from the world stage and turned inwards solely looking after their own domestic concerns then the world would be a better place?
Possibly, but I doubt it because sure as night follows day somebody else would jump straight into ther shoes and take up the mantle.....and who's agenda would they be pushing?Certainly not that of the ordinary person in wherever it maybe, they'd be persuing their interests at the expense of anyone else.
I have no time for our government and the system it represents or the amoral, corrupt, nefarious and incestuous relationship it has with industrialists, bankers, MSM and the upper levels of our judiciary, police, armed services etc and I firmly believe we need a full system re-boot - but it's not going to happen tomorrow, or the next day or at anytime in the near future.
So what do we do?