- From: ReggieLass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 09:45:44 -0400
On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 21:20:37 -0400, "MZ" <mark@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
And no, I'm not basing my argument on Iraq. I'm presenting theOr maybe the US of A should stay out of internal Russian affairs.
non-interventionist side of the issue. Like I said in my previous post,
substitute Iraq with any number of other similar situations in recent
history and the point stands. Let me restate it: if you truly believe that
the US should stop russia based on the doctrine that the world should stop
big countries from "bullying" little countries, then in order to be
consistent you'd also have to reject all instances of US bullying little
countries when it wasn't in the name of national security (or when specious
or indirect arguments about national security are used to justify the
action, like in Iraq and Vietnam just to name only a couple).
Bear in mind Georgia is a former Russian state, it would be
the equivalant of Vermont ceceeding from the US and Washington
sending in troops to recapture the state of Vermont.
Also there are 75 wars going on at any given time on this planet.
No way the US can get involved in every one nor should we.
And if we don't use the Iraq example, there are countless others where
America has bombed the shit out of a country and installed a government
that pledges allegiance (at least temporarily) to the US. But these
somehow don't count because the stars and stripes weren't planted into
the ground there?
I'm sure you'll see the differences when you simmer down.
What gives you the impression that I'm upset and not thinking clearly?
Dude, just answer the question or ignore it.
Georgia is in russia's backyard.
And Canada is in ours. If we decide to annex Canada, should we just go
ahead and march our tanks up there? It's a rhetorical question...
You're confusing my stance that the US shouldn't take military action with
the endorsement of what Russia is doing. It'd be like saying that I think
everybody should abuse drugs just because I think pot should be legalized.
It's between them.
That statement stinks of ignorance and I've read enough of your posts to
know that's not in line with your contributions. This is *very* much
about the USA.
Not only is it NOT "very much" about the USA, but in fact it has absolutely
nothing at all to do with the USA! Could it impact the US? Possibly. But
even the price of tea in China impacts the US in some way. That's not a
reason for the US to involve itself in regulating China's tea prices. This
situation is between two parties, neither of which is the United States.
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