Why do many other counties believe that it is okay to attack the U.S., and try to belittle it?
Do you think that most countries in the world realize the fact that a healthy United States, means a healthier world?
It's got something to do with blanket US support for Israel to the detriment of Palestinians. Before WWII Britain and France occupied what was then Palestine, Syria and Iraq after the downfall of the Turkish Empire. There was a sudden upsurge of Jewish migration back to Palestine in the 1930's with the victimisaton of Jews in Germany, then also in Austria and Czechoslovakia. Although many Jewish migrants fled to Western Europe and the USA, a considerable number felt they should go to Palestine, Jerusalem in particular.
Britain at the time promised to restrict Jewish immigration into the region because the Arabs were getting jittery; in common with France we also wanted to 'keep the Arabs sweet' in order to secure the oil supply (Albion never does aught for nought)! After WWII there was a new mass migration to Palestine and the creation of the Jewish state, which was chiefly sponsored by the US (with an eye on the Jewish vote in the US, notably New York, so Uncle Sam wasn't going to back Israel for no return, either). This and subsequent alienation of the Arabs didn't endear the US to the general Islamic community. Add to this the US backing for West Germany in the face of Soviet opposition - the Germans had destroyed much within the USSR - and Chinese involvement in Korea against the US and her western allies.
When in 1956 PM Anthony Eden launched a combined Franco-British-Israeli invasion of Egypt against Nasser's nationalisation of the Suez Canal Uncle Sam slapped us down and threatened to call in the War Loan - which we could hardly afford to pay back in one lump sum! - so the Egyptians were cock-a-hoop. The rest escalated from there.
The fact that under the cover of a US 'cloak' Coptic Christians created a 'trailer' for a film knocking Islam was the icing on the cake for the Islamic world. They hardly needed an excuse to go 'Uncle Sam' bashing, but the fact that Americans felt unable to expose the Coptic Christians for fear of an Egyptian bloodbath speaks volumes for the US. Take comfort, others would not be backward in pointing the finger of blame, irrespective of consequences.
Because this is the second time a democrat president has not done anything in responce to one of our "forts" being attacked. And even worse, Obama said he was sorry for something we have always done.
I personally believe that many countries, mine included, do NOT believe it is ok to attack USA, and for that matter any country. But do these countries belittle it?
Perhaps yes although I'd rather offer reasons, not justifications, why this is so.
The so-called foreign relations pundits can and will spin it in roundabout ways not only to show they know best but also to ensure that they keep their jobs, and that can be attained for as long as the masses are misled into believing that it is really a complex and complicated affair. It is not.
OIL - no more, no less. The whole world has to pander to the oil-producing counties to enjoy preferential treatment. Oil is a must to continuously rev up the economic engines. In the process, these oil-producing countries became rich almost overnight. They woke up one morning and began believing that the world owes them big time. Long story short, they started to be convinced that they enjoy divine rights, that theirs is the correct way in religion, law, customs and traditions. They demand that all must be Muslim-like when in their countries. This is not so bad and wrong for after all you are a visitor. What is so bad and so wrong is when they go to other countries they refuse to follow the host countries' laws, customs and traditions. And because of the mighty oil nobody is checking them. Spoiled in getting what they want, they fly into violent rage at the slightest excuse, the dessert warriors inside of them seemingly gungho in coming out. The Westerners, particularly the Americans, both not totally exemplary in business conducts, are convenient targets. This is, of course, may be oversimplification, but a hundred pages will not be adequate to examine causes and results. There's a caveat when an examination is undertaken by theoretical bookworms in foreign relations, i.e. more often than not they cause paralysis in analysis, meaning status quo, meaning the Muslims will have their ways. By the way, it looks like only Netanyahu can see the pursuit of Muslim dominance. He is alone in his crusade. Oh well, the rest will be there after the deluge has began.
This will, by necessity, bring me to an unsolicited question or topic. Exactly the same formula. Look at what China is doing now! China is bullying its neighbors and is getting away with it. Why? CONSUMERS & CHEAP LABOR. Whoever scripted globalization must commit harakiri immediately. Whoever forced China to join the WTO must jump from the Eiffel Tower, asap.
Yes, alan, the world on the political stage is likened to a chess game on a board that has become tattered over the ages of excessive use and abuse.
I don't believe it is okay to attack the U.S or other countries. However it does seem that the U.S attacks other countries for oil. It also seems that the U.S trained some people that later became terrorists. They also provided people from other countries with weapons because they wanted those people to kill for them. The U.S does a lot of good but they also hurt and kill people to get what they want. I also don't think the people attacking the U.S don't want a healthier world.
Enemies bring people together for a common goal. The U.S has made themselves a big target. Maybe if the earth was attacked by aliens people would stop attacking the U.S. Robot goats might help. Instead of beating and stabbing a goat like they have done in some places they could release their anger and frustration on a robot.
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