Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze
Another no surprise. Another example of that same pattern of conduct by the US to despot leaders. They are just fine as long as they serve a purpose. When that is over for reasons only the USG knows for sure......the same despot leader becomes the target for removal and lynching.
Think SH and now Gadaffi.
Hypocricy does not begin to describe this "standard" and lack of ethics.
WikiLeaks cables expose Washington’s close ties to Gaddafi
WikiLeaks cables expose Washington’s close ties to Gaddafi (external - login to view)
anyone still have to wonder about how "loyal " the US is to its "Friends"?? If this kind of foreign policy is acceptable to some.......then they have fewer principles than the USG......which is at bottom feeder level.
if someone gets bent out of shape about US bashing.........then they might want to examine just what they are defending with such intensity . IF folks can't see that the USG is just as bad as those it condemns. but in a different way. That is the reality of it.
the same way the US "helped" Iraq (b;y doing the same for a decade now. ) ya see......some have this insane idea that one has to kill, destroy what is there .in order to save the country they are invading. It is as perverse a thinking as the leaders of history who were addicted to power and lusted for war. and more territorial control.
that phrase has become their motto and party line. They regurgitate it like good little followers of the USG doctrine.
NO........YOU don't get it. You have overdosed on the proverbial Kool aid.Your brainwashed ideas fall into the repug party line. Gaddafi was fine as long as he was useful TO THE US ........and like SH .......when his usefulness ended........he was removed militarily. with lots of death and destruction. Sadly you have bought into the propaganda. & superficial lies.
IF death , destruction and having your life torn apart by an invader who wants to do a regime change in your country which is illegal to start with.........is "building something better"........than a perverse set of dogma has taken over the minds of some.
It will take generations for all the occupied countries to gain some sense of stability.........but as long as the US has its tentacles in there, it matters little how many are slaughtered in the process.
The Americans (and the rest of the west) used Gaddafi when it was beneficial to do so. It was better to talk to Gaddafi and use him, thus forestalling his support of terror...........to say they were buddies is simply so completely idiotic it defies the imagination. The Americans shot down his aircraft in the Mediterranean and bombed the hell out of his compound in an attempt to kill him back in the 80s.
Yep, that is what I call a "close" relationship. lol
Iraq has a chance to build a just society. It has been released from the grip of a dictator and the fascist party he led....I'd advise you to do a little research on Saddam....start with the childrens' prison, where the kids of the arrested were kept so they would be handy when the secret police wished to dismember them alive in front of their parents.
Prisons For Children Discovered in Baghdad (external - login to view)
Here's a bulletin for you and the rest of the brain-dead: very little of any real significance in the political advancement of mankind has ever been achieved without violence and death. Both Iraq and Libya have a chance at advancement...........and yes, it cost.
It always does. To paraphrase Jefferson, the tree of liberty is watered with blood.
Or, if you prefer, CSN: find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground.
Western civilization, and that includes the USA, is the absolute pinnacle of human political development. I am constantly and consistently sickened by people that sit on their fat, spoiled arses in the freest societies on earth, rich beyond compare....and express disgust for the system that has made more people more rich and more free than at any other time in human history. If you had spoken against SH or MG in their respective countries in the same manner, you would be dismembered by the secret police.
Oh, and the USA, having liberated Iraq, is leaving.
And the USA is NOT leading the attack on Libya.....Canada is, backed mainly by France and Great Britain.........
But you know, I don't expect you to let facts get in the way of psychotic Yankee hatred.