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If US doesn't help a country, it has failed. But would another country help the US?

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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 02:14 PM
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Wrabbit2000
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You've used PERCENTAGE of GDP for aid given? That is a creative way to find a fact to fit your preconceived notion.

If your argument is which nation has by % alone and as an isolated metric, given the most on paper? That works.

If we're asking which nations by weight, volume and type, give the highest aid on a consistent basis? GDP % is irrelevant.

If a nation is devastated, which matters more? 50% donated from the GDP of Tonga or a fraction of 1% from the US or other major world power? Not which might mean more in giving. Which MATTERS more for those in dire need that day and week?

Stats mean nothing when all anyone wants to know is when the USS Comfort will be on station or how many tons of potable water and safe food the cargo planes brought today.



The way to read it is, those who have less give the most.
Who gives more here? The man who has £100 and gives £1 or the man who has £1 million pounds and gives £1,000.
You work it out.




posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 09:41 PM
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The way to read it is, those who have less give the most.


What kind of silly feel good nonsense is that?? You've obviously never been in serious need, inside a disaster zone where supplies aren't sufficient in any category.

Who cares who gives the most in some philisophical way. The locals can feel warm and fuzzy about the one C-130 of Norwegian aid. It's not a bad thing, if that's what they can afford as a nation, either. To each as their abilities allow.

However, that is the point, Warm feeling at the single cargo plane turns to outright relief at a Carrier Battle Group showing up offshore with all the modern services of a city afloat. Everything from a hospital to fresh water production to a point for food and aid to arrive and transfer.

There are a few categories where the U.S. has shone and the best of America has come through. The support and unconditional aid during disaster is one of them. Even Iran has gotten significant aid in recent history after major disaster. It may or may not offset the bad things.

To each their own....but the 'America is evil' in all ways garbage is getting real old for the lack of information it displays, IMO.

As many people (or more) are alive today by direct US intervention and aid rendered in crisis as have been lost in military misadventure.

There is certainly a segment that doesn't want to acknowledge that side of life even happens though.



 
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