At 8/31/06 03:07 AM, DarkNati0nX wrote:
At 8/31/06 02:33 AM, cmssmc wrote:
Heres my response to your statement.
Get better grammer and please stop starting your own bullshit and what the hell holy land?!?! and no the U.S. is not stealing their oil you silly new zealander. Please tell us when the US backstabbed a country? The "world" needs the US for many various reasons that affects their countires so theyre not really sick of them are they now?
And no I don't know what you mean when your part of a same fighting army.Also the terroists attacks began ON the US first without the US not doing anything.
So, the US never stabbed a country in the back. We were allies with Saddam up until a few years before the first Gulf War. Just before the start of the Vietnam war, we actually assassinated the democratic leader of then S. Vietnam because his abusive practices towards buddhists.
Speaking of Vietnam, the whole mess can be traced ultimately back to Woodrow Wilson. Ho Chi Mihn was member of the Vietnamese nobility. His country at the time was occupied as a colony of the French. He helped organize fighters to help the allies during WWI. When Wilson presented his 14 points for peace, one of them was the right of self determination for all peoples. Ho Chi Minh believed this applied to all people, and asked for Wilson's help in gaining independence for his country spelled out in the Treaty of Versailles. Wilson, in part because he was a bigot and in part because he had suffered a stroke refused, in spite of point about self determination. Ho Chi Minh became disgusted with the behavior of democracies and later became a communist.
All of the above are just examples of backstabbing. This doesn't count all of the times we have screwed around with the foreign policy of other nations, such as supporting the shah of Iran over a democratic revolution in the 1950's. The United States and Europe have done there fair share earning a bad reputation around the world. Don't be so ignorant to believe that our country can do no wrong, or that our ascension as the premiere world power was simply through our own greatness. It is this type of arrogance that leads us to believe that we are the only ones who can ever be right and to this day prenents any meaningful debate as to how our foreing policy has helped bring about the problems we are currently dealing with.
If only people practiced what they preached.