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#262 - I was referring more to the Afganistan situation than Iraq ( i…  [+] (1 new reply) 10/15/2014 on IM SO POLOTICAL Sfafd 0
#265 - billburr (10/15/2014) [-]
While it did work in Germany and Japan, I think we can both agree that the context was pretty different there. And after we left, we gave them a shit-tonne of money for building infrastructure back up that was never the plan in the Middle East, they'd get more guns and stuff but non infrastructure/ food which they need

And Machiavelli is worth the read but he isn't exactly a good source on modern foreign policy, unless you consider war to be a good thing. And he was referring to the kind of war where you conquer someone, not just kill them all and leave

In Germany and Japan we also had some moral authority, they were doing bad things and we were doing good things. We tried them fairly and injected a shittonne of money into their economy, I think those two factors were more important than their destruction.
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#45 - so what you're saying is, we dont know the definitive outcome …  [+] (11 new replies) 10/14/2014 on IM SO POLOTICAL Sfafd 0
#46 - beerholder (10/14/2014) [-]
What the parable says is that you shouldn't pre-decide if a thing is good or not, you need to keep a sense of vigilance on the possible outcome.

The quote is from Charlie Wilson's War, a movie about the US financing of the Afghans in their fight with the Russians. The idea is that if you don't follow through with helping these people after the war, they'll return to their burnt homes, their broken roads and destroyed schools, and some of them will feel cheated. They'll feel that they were abandoned, and your purpose was not to help them, but to use them as cannon fodder against your enemies. And that could make them very upset. In the west, people might see that you helped them, but they don't have CNN to tell them that, they only have an improvised tent and a malnourished goat.

#49 - widar (10/14/2014) [-]
I don't think Bin Laden would have not turned into an enemy of the US if the US had poured more money into Afghanistan after the Soviet war there. That's not how religious extremism works, before they intervened in Afghanistan the Soviets put huge sums of aid into that country to build up an infrastructure etc and help the socialist government there. All that help did not gain them any gratitude from the Mujahideen who tried to turn the country into a theocracy anyway, which was the whole reason for the intervention over the course of which the Soviets destroyed all the infrastructure they themselves had paid for.
It's just a bad, really really bad idea to fund groups like that. It will not ever turn out well.
#69 - beerholder (10/14/2014) [-]
What I'm saying is that if you look at the process of changing a culture, you can look back at how the Romans won the hearts and minds of the vanquished barbarians:

- boo, we hate you and we think your Roman policies are detrimental to our culture
- have you seen how we live?
- yeah, you have sewers and schools and paved roads
- would you like to have these things?
- I guess they're pretty neat, yeah
- would you like us to help you have those kind of things?
- sure!

2 generations later, the whole tribe speaks latin

How Americans did it:
- boo, we hate you and we think your western policies are detrimental to our culture
- have you seen how we live?
- yeah, you have sewers and schools and paved roads
- would you like to have these things?
- I guess they're pretty neat, yeah
- well fuckin' do them you're on your own! Love us!

2 generations later, the resentment for US culture manifests as terrorism.

Roman Empire 1 - US - 0

It didn't worked all the time, but they tried
User avatar #204 - damping (10/15/2014) [-]
Except the Romans took their land and made them part of the empire. We are not making the countries we invaded part of the US.

Funny how a number of the countries we invaded and occupied are some of our biggest fans. (Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, France, Kenya)

www.pewglobal.org/database/indicator/1/
#211 - beerholder (10/15/2014) [-]
The US doesn't annex territories, but they enforce changes in political structures. Japan changed from a militaristic semi-feudal state to a capitalistic state, and the people had no saying in that decision. The same went with South Korea or West Germany.

After the defeat of the Taliban dictatorship, democracy was established pretty much because the Americans decided that. Even though it would seem to be natural choice, when it comes to governing themselves, a lot of people would choose to return to a state of earlier monarchy or even become communist.

The point of that comparison wasn't on the political strategies, but on the social strategies chosen by the Roman Empire (or Republic) and the US toward their vanquished foes.
User avatar #212 - damping (10/15/2014) [-]
They should be forced into Capitalism and Democracy. I'm just saying, they may hate us in the near future, but when they finally get it together, they will thank us.
#214 - beerholder (10/15/2014) [-]
I completely agree with you, capitalism is good, and I'm saying this as a citizen of a formerly communist country. But... people need to know why capitalism is good.

It's not something that is presented in a 2-ply brochure you pass it to the people. You need to rebuild their schools, pave their roads and enhance their standard of living in order to make people enthusiastic about capitalism. As I said earlier, those people don't have CNN to tell them the perks of capitalism, most of them don't even have electricity. When you bombed their goats and decimated their family, how are they to see that you wish their good?
User avatar #215 - damping (10/15/2014) [-]
We do build schools for them. That is why it takes a while for them to like us. It starts with the kids. The bigger problem is the terrorists blowing up the schools.
#217 - beerholder (10/15/2014) [-]
Yeah, but this should have happened in 1989 after the retreat of the soviets from Afghanistan. Back then, 80% of the population was made of young people. You've left them brooding for 20 years, and now it's a mess of religious extremism and secular cultural aversion. And this is going to take a long, long time to fix.
#64 - beerholder (10/14/2014) [-]
Well, looking at how Bin-Laden did it would clear it up. He was a Saudi, he funded the Afghans through Pakistan the same way the Americans did, but after the war ended, he stayed and turned these disillusioned people and against the Americans. He used his image as a hero of Jihad against the soviets and built his army on that credibility. Those people weren't inherently extremists, but religious extremism was just the leverage he needed and used, because it was very easy to recruit young people from mosques by paying some imams to send people to his cause. And since at that time 80% of the population of Afghanistan was made of young people under 30 and without an education, this was extremely easy to do.

If the Americans helped Afghans rebuild after the war and provided them with schools and infrastructure, people could have been less disgruntled and less likely to sway into the terrorist clique. It is basically what they're trying to do now.
#105 - yodawgiheard (10/15/2014) [-]
Yup. What confuses people is why we're still in Afghanistan and Iraq. Infrastructure. People aren't likely to be extremists if they live in conditions that are better than what tey lived in before under religious extremist warlords. At least, that's the plan.

What's always irked me about the whining about the war is two things. First, that it's about the oil. If we just wanted oil, we could just TAKE that shit. It'd be so easy to come in, take control of the wells, set up some shell companies that are supported by the US, and take the oil. That's not hard. Second, is the idea that we're practicing "American Imperialism". This one's got a bit of truth to it. We are trying to set the table for governments that are more Western than Islamic Fundamentalist, that's true. What's lost is that we're actually owning up to our destruction of the existing infrastructure and trying to improve the countries that we are in. If we were to take our cues from European imperialism in Africa, we'd just take control of the valuable resources, the locals would be pissed at our puppet government and rebel, we'd leave, keeping most of the economic power for ourselves, and just let the countries devolve into civil war. After all, after destroying the previous government and then establishing our own, once you remove that established government without a plan for the locals, there's a power vacuum waiting to be filled with various leaders, usually all at once, which causes conflict. We're actually staying around to pick up the pieces of the countries that we are in, trying to piece it together to make them better (and at the same time more beneficial towards the Western world, thus the Imperialism part), which really hasn't been done since Japan/Korea.
#43 - The US would never raise a hand against israel, the right wing…  [+] (2 new replies) 10/14/2014 on IM SO POLOTICAL Sfafd -1
#249 - anonymous (10/15/2014) [-]
The "patriots" like to have power over US taken by some foreign religious group?. I know, they are greedy bastards and will sell it to anyone, but then are they sure muslims don't have more money than jews?.
User avatar #44 - alphabetagama (10/14/2014) [-]
You forgot the Zionists. But yes, I am aware.
#20 - 1? Try like 6! Those ungrateful cunts, we tried to help them a…  [+] (39 new replies) 10/14/2014 on IM SO POLOTICAL Sfafd +66
#248 - billburr (10/15/2014) [-]
You have to understand that it didn't look like help from their perspective
People come in, killing some terrorists, some soldiers and a tonne of civilians then kill the leader a super shitty dictator of a leader but he was THEIR super shitty dictator
Some countries have super shitty leaders but you can't bomb people into having a democracy. If it looks like a war to the people living there they will not welcome an invasion
#262 - mattymc (10/15/2014) [-]
I was referring more to the Afganistan situation than Iraq ( i dont support what my country did there) but saying a country cant be bombed into democracy is false. Machiavelli taught that, when engaged with a hostile power, they must be completely destroyed then built from the ground up, the conqueror must be inclusive and bring improvements to the conquered. George Marshall recognized this and after the annihilation of Japan and Germany in WWII both nations were rebuilt and are now top-10 economic powers and some of our closest trade partners. My point is, a surgical "bloodless" war is pointless and always leaves room for insurgency. In order to rebuild a nation, it has to be demolished and all hostile elements need to be removed or brought to heel, something people have no stomach for anymore
TLR: you can bomb a nation into democracy but you have to go all the way
#265 - billburr (10/15/2014) [-]
While it did work in Germany and Japan, I think we can both agree that the context was pretty different there. And after we left, we gave them a shit-tonne of money for building infrastructure back up that was never the plan in the Middle East, they'd get more guns and stuff but non infrastructure/ food which they need

And Machiavelli is worth the read but he isn't exactly a good source on modern foreign policy, unless you consider war to be a good thing. And he was referring to the kind of war where you conquer someone, not just kill them all and leave

In Germany and Japan we also had some moral authority, they were doing bad things and we were doing good things. We tried them fairly and injected a shittonne of money into their economy, I think those two factors were more important than their destruction.
User avatar #166 - unstoppablegiggle (10/15/2014) [-]
lol it's a boob
User avatar #48 - bjornkrage (10/14/2014) [-]
But think of all the oil!
User avatar #41 - alphabetagama (10/14/2014) [-]
Israel still exists.
Shit solution/10.
#43 - mattymc (10/14/2014) [-]
The US would never raise a hand against israel, the right wingers and religious clowns would lose their shit
#249 - anonymous (10/15/2014) [-]
The "patriots" like to have power over US taken by some foreign religious group?. I know, they are greedy bastards and will sell it to anyone, but then are they sure muslims don't have more money than jews?.
User avatar #44 - alphabetagama (10/14/2014) [-]
You forgot the Zionists. But yes, I am aware.
User avatar #21 - Indoknight (10/14/2014) [-]
Yeah they are scum. But don't act like our shit don't stink. Our gov has been involved, and is still involved, in all kinds of shady shit that has successfully pissed off the whole world.
User avatar #24 - IamSofaKingdom (10/14/2014) [-]
"The whole world"? You seem to carry the ever so popular misconception recently that everyone hates the US. Most of the world doesn't care about the US, they think about it as much as we think about Bangladesh. In no way do I excuse our government but trying to pass off the idea that the globe has a grudge against America is ridiculous.
#237 - anonymous (10/15/2014) [-]
I personally hate States very very much
#137 - anonymous (10/15/2014) [-]
That's so wrong though. They all give a shit about America. As for Bangladesh most American's haven't heard of it let alone could place it on a map. Everyone in the world however can name the US president, at least 6 famous celebrities, and a few states names.

Not only that but they all, and I mean ALL have an opinion on US politics. Every single one. Good or bad, they have an opinion.
User avatar #68 - Indoknight (10/14/2014) [-]
Nearly every country in the world harbors resentment towards the US gov. Even a country you would think wouldn't care that much like India doesn't like the US. I'll give you some recent examples of why indians don't like us gov.

1. They strip searched and cavity searched a female indian diplomat. She was found to be carrying nothing dangerous. Whole country yelled rape, which it is. Having your orfices penetrated against your consent is fucking rape. Also, with all the body scanning technology we have, why couldn't they just do that?

2. Just 4 months ago, Indian prime minister Modi was banned from the US because of how "poorly" he handled the muslim riots in his home state. This is coming from a government that has killed countless innocent muslims through drone strikes. Watch the John Oliver segment on drone strikes, it's on youtube, I highly recommend it. While I do think drones are necessary, the gov is just spamming them and killing lots of innocents withouth proper intel.

Also, here is a list of how many countries us gov has bombed
www.globalresearch.ca/list-of-countries-the-usa-has-bombed-since-the-end-of-world-war-ii/24626
User avatar #229 - MrKittyKat (10/15/2014) [-]
Can confirm not true as a UK citizen. I mean you guys are dicks sometimes and all but we still consider you an ally.
User avatar #263 - Indoknight (10/15/2014) [-]
You idiot. I'm not talking about americans or america in general. Im talking about the us gov. You people don't even like your own gov, good luck with cameron up there.
#264 - MrKittyKat (10/15/2014) [-]
>America in general
>US Goverment

You do realize that counts as a general category?
User avatar #75 - IamSofaKingdom (10/14/2014) [-]
India has rampant rape across the country and a debilitating class system. The strip searched official you referenced broke the law and her terms for being in the US. You like to conveniently leave out crucial circumstances to your examples in order to paint them in a color you like. That is a bad habit to have.
User avatar #149 - Indoknight (10/15/2014) [-]
Firstly, we are not discussing the social problems of India, so I don't know why you brought that up. I am trying to give examples of why people internationally don't like the us gov. And secondly, does visa fraud warrant a strip/cavity search? Just because you violated a law does not give others the right to violate you.
#50 - widar (10/14/2014) [-]
That's bullshit. Almost everyone cares about the US because the US is involved nearly everywhere and is simply so powerful that its actions affect the whole world. Nobody cares about Bangladesh because Bangladesh doesn't affect anyone's lives and isn't a world power. And judging from almost all my conversations with people here in Europe, the US has managed to piss off a very large part of the populations of their closest allies. Luckily for the US, the European governments lack integrity and don't give a shit about the opinion of the people so they'll just keep on going along with everything the US does.
User avatar #67 - damping (10/14/2014) [-]
Also the idea that people don't like the US is hugely exaggerated by the insecure Eurofags that populate the internet.

www.pewglobal.org/database/indicator/1/

You will find that most Europeans actually like the US. Damn Germans getting antsy though. But that is because they want to unify Europe through the EU and the US and the UK and resisting it.
User avatar #60 - damping (10/14/2014) [-]
Europeans hate the US for the same reason people hate Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, the Miami Heat, and Man United.

Straight up jealousy.
#61 - widar (10/14/2014) [-]
That may be part of it, but the US was, proportionally to the rest of the world, more (economically) powerful in the 50s than it is now. Back then, the US itself made up something like 50% of the global GDP, yet up until relatively recently, it was well liked in Europe, even Russia immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, over the past decade and a half the US government has given a lot of people the impression of having gone mad with power.
User avatar #65 - damping (10/14/2014) [-]
Well the reason the US had such a large portion of the world GDP in 50s was because most of the rest of the world was still devastated by WW2.

If you actually put the US's actions in historical context, we are by far the most peaceful super power ever. We don't take land. Compare us to France, or Great Britian, or Prussia, or Russia, or even Sweden in the 1700s. Or the the Ottomans, the Hapsburgs, Persia, the Mughals.

The Europeans just don't like it because they lost their power.
User avatar #93 - hydraetis (10/15/2014) [-]
You guys took Texas from Mexico didn't you?

And aside from Hitler (and seemingly Putin), no one has tried to expand territory for a long time. The fact that the US hasn't taken land in semi-recent times is really nothing special.
User avatar #94 - damping (10/15/2014) [-]
We were not a super power at that time. Not even close. And what actually happened is that Americans moved to Texas, the succeeded from Mexico. Texas was independent for a few years because the US wouldn't take them in right away because they didn't want to piss off Mexico.
User avatar #99 - hydraetis (10/15/2014) [-]
Saying that you've taken the least amount of land as a superpower is still not really much of a point.
User avatar #100 - damping (10/15/2014) [-]
How isn't it? Compare the Soviet Union's land expansion to ours during the Cold War. The only reason Europe doesn't still invade places is because they are weak. Let's not forget who created the UN to stop all of the wars Europeans kept starting.
User avatar #108 - hydraetis (10/15/2014) [-]
And while the US hasn't taken land, it sure as fuck has practised imperialism. In public knowledge it's been the most active when it comes to manipulating foreign governments to make sure they're being led by people who are favourable for the US.
User avatar #109 - damping (10/15/2014) [-]
At least we still allow the people to have their own governments. My point is that when Yurop was a super power, you guys had no problem raping the rest of the world, but when someone else becomes a superpower, you guys tell us that we are being imperialist. Talk about hypocritical. The only reason the UK doesn't control India anymore is because they couldn't. Same with France and Vietnam.

Europeans and hypocrite might as well be synonyms.
User avatar #110 - hydraetis (10/15/2014) [-]
Lol I'm not even from Europe. And "at least they have their own governments" hardly applies when those people have less of an influence on the actions of said government than a nation sitting in a completely different quadrant of the Earth.
User avatar #115 - damping (10/15/2014) [-]
Also funny how Germany doesn't like us even though we saved their asses too. If it wasn't for us, they would be no better than Poland is now. The only difference between the opinions of Japan and South Korea vs Germany is that Germans are insecure about the US being more powerful than them.

User avatar #111 - damping (10/15/2014) [-]
www.pewglobal.org/database/indicator/1/

Funny how all those Asian and Africa places we intervened really like us. (South Korea, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania).

But whatever. I'm sure they love the Europeans. (Africans hate Eurofags, raped the continent of all its wealth).
User avatar #102 - hydraetis (10/15/2014) [-]
The reason they don't invade is because it's been considered for a long time as not a globally acceptable thing to do.
User avatar #104 - damping (10/15/2014) [-]
And what made it a globally unacceptable thing to do? Hint Hint. It was the UN. Created by the US to foster peace.
#203 - fulgrimventris (10/15/2014) [-]
you. i like you.
User avatar #205 - damping (10/15/2014) [-]
I do my part to show Europeans how hypocritical and pathetic they are.
User avatar #208 - fulgrimventris (10/15/2014) [-]
You're doing God's work, son.
User avatar #58 - IamSofaKingdom (10/14/2014) [-]
The US has direct dealings with the middle east (but who doesn't, it is central to oil) and many first world countries, particularly those on the western shore of Europe. Of course they would mention the US in any big world dealings. It is just the same as Russia being mentioned in our news because of its dealings with the powers of Europe, oil and ISIS.
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User avatar #24 - dextitifausticus (10/14/2014) [-]
Did a quick search and it seems that they cant, so meh...
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User avatar #14 - dextitifausticus (10/14/2014) [-]
Can seraphimon dna with ofanimon?
#15 - mattymc (10/14/2014) [-]
I've never seen that, but i havent followed the series since Tamers
User avatar #24 - dextitifausticus (10/14/2014) [-]
Did a quick search and it seems that they cant, so meh...
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User avatar #30 - demandsgayversion (10/14/2014) [-]
But seriously, fuck Kevin Robinson.
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User avatar #22 - crunchyspoon (10/14/2014) [-]
The "my dad" part made me legitimately sad.
#9 - daxtercelebi (10/14/2014) [-]
Oh gods no, Cancer the Faghog.
#11 - feelythefeel (10/14/2014) [-]
#12 - daxtercelebi (10/14/2014) [-]
How the hell did i call that one?
#31 - anonymous (10/14/2014) [-]
Naw man, you don't understand. Try doing an image search of any name with "the hedgehog" added in. Fuckin' any name.

Shit's horrifying.
User avatar #13 - feelythefeel (10/14/2014) [-]
And how the hell isn't that episode called "For Crying out Loudred"? And why do kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch!? These questions demand answers!
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#14 - Is no one going to mention how he went from Asian to Black?  [+] (2 new replies) 10/11/2014 on how do mirrors work -2
User avatar #39 - picklemanatee (10/12/2014) [-]
Or maybe he's tanned and different lighting?
User avatar #16 - oodlesandoodles (10/11/2014) [-]
He didn't go black, he's just darker. There isn't as much light in the second picture because he's inside with no windows, and I'm guessing he got a light tan or something
#14 - So a girl in a bikini and assless chaps isnt even worth mentio…  [+] (5 new replies) 10/11/2014 on For the people's sake?!? -1
User avatar #39 - deadmanlopez (10/12/2014) [-]
the wiki says she's in her 20's
User avatar #15 - sharee (10/11/2014) [-]
Which girl are you talking about
#17 - meninxsphinx (10/11/2014) [-]
Leone
User avatar #40 - sharee (10/12/2014) [-]
That's what I tought, but the "14" deceived me
BTW I know who Leone is
anyway, thanks
#18 - hieros (10/11/2014) [-]
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