[ExI] Trump's idea of what heavy research is
pharos at gmail.com
Mon Jul 10 12:16:28 UTC 2017
On 10 July 2017 at 03:35, Stuart LaForge wrote:
> Who the "good guys" are is relative to your perspective on the cosmos just
> like space and time. We are who we are. FWIW we haven't enslaved anybody
> lately and we do pay generously for the natural resources that we are
> often accused of stealing. So we are, at least, more polite than most
> empires of history.
As you know the US has been at war somewhere in the world (officially
or unofficially) for almost as long as it has existed.
When the US military drops bombs or issues drone strikes (current
ongoing activity) the bombs are not selective. The bombing of
vehicles, homes and wedding parties don't just kill a few alleged
terrorists. Everyone nearby is killed and further away, serious
injuries are inflicted. The US military calls this murder and injury
of women and children and bystanders 'collateral damage'.
'Collateral damage' has another effect. It creates many times more
US-hating potential terrorists than those killed. Suicide bombers
never, repeat *never*, occurred before US troops and bombs arrived to
terrorise populations. Think about it - When your family, friends and
relatives have been killed and maimed by bombs from the sky and you
are powerless and have nothing left to lose, wouldn't you seek out any
way possible to get revenge?
This tragedy will never end until the US leaves these nations to fix
their problems themselves.
If the US manages to reduce its dependence on oil, that might even happen.
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