I guess it's very easy to criticise the US for interfering in other nations etc.
They certainly haven't helped themselves with some of their interventions over the years - but what's the alternative, turn a blind eye and allow
these extremists to continue their plotting and carrying out terrorist attacks like we witnessed in Kenya recently?
I had some months ago been criticized for having stated that the "Interests of a country stop at its borders". One just has to listen to US
politicians on a daily basis and one hears it at least a few times a day: "To protect American Interests ABROAD!" And there IS the problem. One
never hears other countries use that term. Maybe the UK does.
This very statement is the crux of the problem! One does NOT HAVE interests abroad! Other countries as well have their companies and businesses in
other countries. These relations depend on if they fit both countries interests. And if things go sour, then well the companies leave. It's not
pleasant but "nothing one can do about".
The USA however is actively involved to protect their businesses regardless. See Guatemala and United Fruit company as best example. See Iran and
nationalization of oil. And the list goes on.
What Syria now showed in the recent weeks is that Russia simply put its foot down and told the USA to play by the rules. And these rules are
Terrorism is a criminal act unlike "Resistance" that is a political/military act. The rules are in place via the UN. And there are many other
organizations that cooperate on International scale. Take Inter-Pol for example. But in the example of Inter-Pol, the French cop does not enter German
territory to apprehend the French fugitive criminal. France issues an arrest warrant/wanted request and it is up to the German police to get this guy!
And if by any chance, - and yes it does happen - One country's crime is not another country's crime, then bad luck! This is what happened with
Snowden and the Russia asylum.
And then to simply go into a country with military force, be it an actual invasion or be it a commando raid, is forgetting to play by the rules. And
the more one does it the more angrier these guys get. Thus the spiral of violence will continue!
How often do we hear about a completely shut and done crime case. The guy has admitted to it, the guy even brags about his crimes, and yet he still
gets a trial! Sure personally we say: "Why even bother ..." But these are the procedures! Either stick to the rules or get burnt! And as it works in
a court room for a mass murderer, so it works on international scale in relations to countries. And you break that rule of conduct, then I have the
right to break mine and simply see in the next USAID "volunteer" not a teacher, doctor or what ever, but a CIA agent and blow him and his family to
pieces. Tit for tat.
Because so far the USA has never protected its National security as such, meaning defend against an actual invasion, but always gone to war for
"Commercial and business" reasons. And especially after WW2 this has become the sole mission of the US-military. So naturally "ANY American" is
fair game for a terrorist. And so is anyone who aids the "enemy". As brutal as the Kenya Mall attack was, it hit the rich only! Because the poor
Kenyan cant even go near this place. So who died in the attack? Some rich bastards, so "who cares".