In fact though, they are just following their interests in a belligerent manner and grabbing anything they want... but by thus doing making the world a worse place, not a better one.
Indeed they are spelling out the rules and laws that are right and moral and holding only those that get in their way to those rules.
They never look at their own actions and hold them up to their own laws.
A bit like a religious person preaching in sermons, yet in private not practising what they are preaching.
Banishing people for sins they continue to commit themselves and not understanding why they are not respected for it...
Dude shut the fuck up... dont get it twisted, i am not pro American but A. America has its ugly side no doubt but it makes me sick to my stomach when i see these sensleless Anti American bashing.
So what you are saying is that no one can criticise, because they are just misunderstanding the US, you are not pro US, the US does bad things too that actually upset you, but you wont tolerate criticism of the US.
Interesting... because if the US lived up to its morals then it would invite criticism as an opportunity to better explain its actions, or correct its own bad behaviour and therefore self improve.
The reality is that any criticism is seen as American bashing and ignored and things remain the same...
America is the most benign of all former empires.
America is the most malignant empire with a finger and a whole hand in every pie. It has a global reach and an electronic spy network to match... even the European colonial powers had their limits and rivals, and certainly never had the listening stations the US has or troops deployed in so many foreign countries.
Superpower status in the hands of European powers cost the world two world wars and over hundreds of millions dead.
WWI was the result of power blocks that tied countries to go to a war that was really none of their business. WWII was the direct result of WWI and the best result of WWII was the enormous reduction in global power of all the European colonial powers that led to the regular succession of colonised countries freeing themselves in the post WWII period. The cost of course was too high, but more people died in Europe in the 1920s from disease than were killed in WWII, so it is swings and roundabouts.
Take that Japan and China as well. Russia and China with a conventional military force the size and capability of the U.S will paint half the world Red.
Ahh, yes... I call this the "OK the US is bad but it would be much worse if the Russians/Chinese/Mexicans were in charge."
My reply is usually... why does there have to be someone in charge?
The world didn't have a policeman before the US took over the role.
Even at its present level you see China having territorial disputes with 12 countries, China has engaged in military adventurism with virtually all countries she shares bothers with, even claiming territories as far as the shores of Brunei.
Who is to say they are right or wrong? The maps we use today are based on what? Who created them? Who decided where the precise lines should go? Who determines the validity of each claim?
Ask Mexico about land stealing neighbours...
The US has troops in over 100 countries right now... when was the last time the Chinese sent a drone to kill someone in a foreign country?
You are comparing regional powers with a global power in an effort to make the regional power look bad... good luck with that.
Russia is worse, at its height Russia held the enitrre Eastern Union with an iron fist and threatened to accomplished what Hitler failed to do.
Funny. Last time I looked that was the Soviet Union, and it wasn't even Soviet troops enforcing control... it was friendly locals that did the iron fist stuff as a mirror to what the European colonial powers had been doing for centuries. The dilemma is that Russia couldn't control the entire populations of Eastern Europe... would take too many men... too much overhead. The solution is to pick key allies that are native to the countries, but that have been picked on in the past and have no great love for the past. Put them in power and they know they will need to hold power because losing it means their deaths at the hands of the local population... they are loyal to the Soviet Union because that is how they got their power.
The current western model however is just the same... CIA money using local print and other media to create unrest, with a few paid drones to get popular support with promises of "friendly" relations when they get into power. Money is far more effective than force, but it seems the money is running out...
As budgets get cut I suspect a few governments will fail to get back into office...
The only deterent was America's nuclear forces in Europe. So keep on with this propaganda bull shit and talk of America's decline, Russia's rise bladabladabla, it changes nothing on the ground.
Eastern Europe was a buffer for Stalin to ensure Germany remained divided to ensure any future battlefield in Europe would not involve Soviet territory. Americas nuclear forces meant nothing to Stalin... you could have dropped thousands on eastern europe and he would not have cared one little bit. If western forces had withdrawn from Europe then Soviet forces would likely have withdrawn from eastern europe and the cold war would probably have never happened. Or are you confused and think Stalin was out for new territory? If that was the case then why let Finland and Austria and Yugoslavia even exist? Why leave the countries as they were... send the populations off to central siberia and move Soviets into the new provinces of the new Soviet Union?
Eastern Europe wasn't the stepping off point for an invasion of europe, it was a buffer zone to prevent land war on Soviet territory... which means the US nuclear deterrent was totally pointless.
Superpower Russia, a couple of your citizens were arrested in my country months ago on charges of smuggling arms.. what are you guys gonna do about it? Nuke Lagos? lol
And that is the point... only the US over reacts and bombs and invades other countries for such reasons... Grenada, Somalia, Haiti, etc etc.
If I see injustice commited by America than I call it out; they are the most powerful country in the world and also the most irresponsible, and commit the most injustice.
The US talks about Justice, but in practise they actually mean vengeance.
Maybe some 3rd world dictator relatively speaking commits more human-rights abuses, rules more brutally and so on; but the US still wins out by a huge margin in absolute terms; simply because an ant can jump around, backflip, commit all the aggression, etc... all it wants.
The fact that the US does bad things doesn't bother me, it is the sermons and the lies that annoy me more. Truth, Justice, and the American way... should actually be Lies, Vengeance is the American way...
It just does whatever the fk it wants, and its main objective is just to gain ever more power and hegemony, no matter who gets in the way.
No friends or allies... just interests...
When word war two begin Russia and Germany had already carved up Poland. The Russians controled Eastern Poland and supplied Germany with iron and other raw materials to facilitates Hitlers war. They had plans also to share the Balkans. Only when Hitler turned on Russia did Stalin realised his mistake. If Hitler had not attacked Russia Stalin would have been happy sharing conquered territory with Hitler.
I love the selective view of the start of WWII by the west... so amusing.
The reality is that before Hitler took power in 1933 the Germans and the Russians actually had a lot more in common than the Russians had with any of the other european powers.
Germany was no more an ally OR AN ENEMY of the Soviet Union than Britain or the US was. The Germans offered the Soviets a secret agreement not to get in each others way. Germany wanted to invade Poland and Europe but didn't want to risk having to fight the Soviet Union just yet so they went to the Soviets to say if you don't interfere with us taking half of Poland then you can have the rest. The Soviets spoke to the British to get a deal, though of course they never mentioned the German offer but the british told them to talk to the Polish and the Polish didn't trust the Soviets (having taken a lot of territory during the 1918-1921 war they had with the Soviets) and were actually talking to the Germans about a defence agreement against the Soviets.
At the end of the day the Rippentrop-molotov pact was nothing to do with friendship or alliance... it was an agreement not to get in the others way and for the Soviets it offered a chance to keep German forces further away from Moscow than if they refused to sign up and have German forces on the Soviet Poland border.
More critically when the Japanese learned of the German-Soviet Pact they decided to head south for resources instead of north... they met Soviet forces in Mongolia and got their asses kicked, but the pact made the realise they couldn't trust Germany either... the result is that instead of facing Germany in the west and Japan in the east with no war in the pacific to distract Japan the war could have had a completely different result.
Regarding sales of raw materials to Germany... that is not proof of an alliance... it is merely trade... US companies continued to sell products to both countries right up until 1941 when Germany declared war on the US.
America used it because she got the Bomb first. God forbid a desperate and retreating Hitler finally getting the ATOM BOMB. Your guess would have been good as mine.
A retreating hitler probably would have destroyed Berlin with a nuclear device... without any heavy aircraft to transport such a bomb and no air superiority to keep it in the air long enough to get to a target it would not have been much use to him.
The ability to build & sustain this grand alliance has been the single biggest achievement of the US of A.
I disagree... the US got its power from the destruction of Europe in WWII, where all the former colonial powers were largely bankrupt and need to look to the US which made a fortune in selling material and weapons, and also had all their factories and infrastructure intact and operating. Rebuilding Europe without the cost of having to rebuild itself simply handed them control and power... when you are mortgaged to your eyebrows you don't boss your bank manager around...
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