The Best Intrest of Your Country

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Buffalo Roam, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

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    It seems that certain people like samcdkey, spidergoat, spuriousmonkey Nickelodeon, and others have a problem with the fact that at certain time in our countries history the U.S. has supported dictators of unsavory character, well let them please name any country in the world that hasn't supported and traded with dictators of unsavory character, when it has served the best interest of that country, I don't think that you can find a country in the history of the world that hasn't done so, so why is it so bad for the U.S. to serve their best interest, when every other country has done the same thing?
     
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  3. hypewaders Save Changes Moderator

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    "supported and traded with dictators"

    Why don't you first specify how broadly you plan to parse and interpret that phrase, and save us all a lot of valuable time.

    Until then I'll just invest one phrase of my own, hugely significant in human and national character:

    The company you keep.
     
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  7. hypewaders Save Changes Moderator

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    "Baaaaaaaaa-a-a-a-a-a" #1 from the Bush herd.
     
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    Nice meltdown.
     
  9. hypewaders Save Changes Moderator

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    Nice ice, for as long as our interest lasts.

    Oops- It's gone. Don't blame me if you can't take the heat.
     
  10. IceAgeCivilizations Banned Banned

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    I won't and I can.
     
  11. timmbuktwo Registered Senior Member

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    Hitler in the 30's.
     
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    France, Germany, and Iran.
     
  13. timmbuktwo Registered Senior Member

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    IRAN oh yah. They are the true no matter what we won't give land!!


    But then again Israel seems to be close too. (US does the giving for them)
     
  14. hypewaders Save Changes Moderator

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    Buffalo Roam: "at certain time in our countries history the U.S. has supported dictators of unsavory character... when it has served the best interest of that country"

    Most often it has not. The cumulative and long-term effects of US collaboration with dictators have been overwhelmingly negative, and certainly not in US national interests.
     
  15. timmbuktwo Registered Senior Member

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    'cause the US cant seem to mix with the proper players at the right time.
     
  16. Free_Matt_417 The CIA took my baby away Registered Senior Member

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    Remember that time the US government gave money to the Taliban to defend themselves against the Russians?
     
  17. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

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    Free_Matt_417, provide site references and dates please?
     
  18. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

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    Nobody is naming any country that doesn't practice geo-world politics in this manner.
     
  19. Free_Matt_417 The CIA took my baby away Registered Senior Member

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    The US's opposition to the Taliban is recent and opportunist. During the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s the CIA, along with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, funded the Mujahadeen, the forerunners of the Taliban. Former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski asked of this proxy war, 'What was more important in the worldview of history? The Taliban or the fall of the Soviet Empire? A few stirred-up Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?'

    After 11 September 2001 Taliban attempts to negotiate--including an offer to discuss extraditing Bin Laden--were rejected out of hand.

    Look it up.
     
  20. timmbuktwo Registered Senior Member

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    100% correct FreeMatt417
     
  21. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

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    Free_Matt_417 , you just proved that the U.S. didn't support the Taliban,

    During the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s the CIA, along with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, funded the Mujahadeen,
    You have just shown that the Taliban didn't exist in Afganistan during the war against the Russians, there were Mujahadeen, but no Taliban and not all of the Mujahadeen supported the founding and rise to power of the Taliban after the Russians with drew.
     
  22. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Oh goody if they change their name again we need not worry about the Taliban anymore.

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  23. timmbuktwo Registered Senior Member

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    Maybe they will call themselves the alahban now, and the french can back them because they will be a new democratic movement!
     

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