I understand the viewpoint of some people thinking that America is and has the [appropriate] title: "Defenders of the Free World". But is that really true? America, for the past two hundred years, has plundered at least one country in just about every continent on Earth. Lets see the facts:
[list=1][*]Ah..the good 'ole American countryside...soon to be corrupt with American turm-oil and John D. Rockafeller a hundred years later. The "so-called-Americans" were really British (and other nations inculded as well, but I'm saying British for now). These Brit's came, they saw, and conquered. Driving the American Indians literally to the brink of extinction. Why you might ask? Because the British needed land...especially to compete with their European neighbors - France, Spain, and Germany - who by the way were doing pretty good bythemselves at the murder of Indians (besides the French...the French weren't that bad...they allied with them instead...).
[*]Hmmm, our first World War...ever in history. Such a sad decree was made by Austria to delcare war. But it happened. And at first America was neutral...but her British companion called, and so she came. Fighting for what is right - don't you agree? Or not?...America was only fighting, for it could not solve the dispute with ambasadors. All it took was one man to get shot, and a world war starts...*sigh*...such ignorance takes place in the minds of the many...
[*]Ah,...the infamous World War II. So...what happened? Who knows? Who cares?...all we know is that America won...right? Hehehe, well my commrades - here's the scoop. Germany, disgusted at their war efforts wants revenge...wants an answer...for they are in ever-debt to the nations that fought, and won, against them. Adolf Hitler has an answer...but at a sacrifice...He needs a scapgoat...so he points his finger at the Jews (damn Jews...). The Germans fall in, call on their allies, and attack Poland. Now the "Great-United-States-Land-Of-The-Free-Home-Of-The-Brave" are neutral once again at the begenning of this disasterous war. Yet they send supplies to the front - and Japan doesn't like this at all...so they attack. After Pearl Harbor...all the US wants is revenge...such a costly decision is it not?...Well...you'll be happy to know that the US got it's revenge...after 295,000 casualties later...
[*]The Vietnam War: ...this only took place because Vietnam was turning communist...thats about it really, blatantly speaking of course. But the whole ordeal was that the American government wanted to control the communist government type so it would not become widespread. Unfortunatly for America, this did not work. And about a year (or was it...if somebody knows post it please) later N. and S. Vietname signed a contract giving the 'communists' a home of their own.
[*]The Cold War may have cost no lives...or losses in machinery. But it was very important. This was a battle of wit and masses of offensive and defencive explosion of counter-structure. Could America live up to it's defences? Could America live under a Russian attack? Maybe, maybe not. America liked to brag...this was it's best oppurtunity. Make more bombs, make more missles...only to get a phonecall saying that the Russians have done the same thing as well.
[*]Desert Storm...cool name for an opteration don't you think? There's really nothing here for me to say. America wanted oil, Iraq was threatning their main source for it...America intervened. Yet another heroic battle for the "Great Nation"...[/list=1]
As you can see from the facts...America only intervenes when it's own personal luxuries are at stake. Your oppinions are greatly appreciated.
Re: America...standing proud?
Originally posted by [WebCarnage]
As you can see from the facts...America only intervenes when it's own personal luxuries are at stake. Your oppinions are greatly appreciated. [/B]
Exactly my point. How long had the Taliban been in power in Afghanistan? The US attacked (and rightly so) the Taliban not to liberate anyone or to "protect" but because it was in America best interest to do so.....
Anyway, we appear to be going slightly off topic. Good thread though none the less!