The Devils Engineer wrote:They hate us and our way of life
A journalist was interviewing an old man whose village in Afghanistan was destroyed by a drone attack. The journalist asked him "Why do you think the US destroyed your village?". The man answered "They hate our way of life".
It never ceases to amaze me how many people swallow the propaganda whole without chewing at all, and then don't feel embarassed to regurgitate it in public.
Calm down to the full quote, please. He wrote
The Devils Engineer wrote:They hate us and our way of life. And they would like to see us wiped off the face of the earth. Whether or not the US has done things to deserve that hatred I won't go into here. I'll take the good with the bad with my country [...]
See, that's not quite just repeating government fairy tales. He (a) just don't cares if the behaviour of his country is justified or not (which is very much the whole damned thing about world domination), (b) is fully aware of his not caring, and (c) admits it
. This would never happen in the typical U.S. propaganda (see political suicide
I suppose, the United States have done their share for being hated. Just pick the Drone Strikes
, for one thing - Would killing people out of the blue sky not be a pretty good way to terrorize people (literally) to death?
Of course, bashing the U.S. for the whole goddamn music the world has now to face because of the wholepursuit of world domination ... it would be more easier, if all the world's misbehaviour would be found with the U.S. only
. Which is not the case. Every country's administration (including Western Europe countries like the UK, or Germany) tend to ignore International law here and then if following the law would be too inconvenient (and they expect getting away with it).
Neil is most probably right:
Neil_Boekend wrote:The neat thing with nukes is that you usually don't even have to threaten with them at all. You see, every country wants to be friends with the country with a massive nuclear arsenal.
This leads to some inconvenience in Germany, lately:
- The U.S. Base in Ramstein, Germany, may play a major role in the drone strike issue, which would make (according to international law of war) this base a legitimate target for any opponent of the U.S. forces. The German administration prefers not to know anything.
- As a post-Snowden-issue, the Parlamentarisches Kontrollgremium (the people who are to oversee the intelligence agencies) found signs that the U.S. NSA spied on European industry and got help from the German BND. Out of fear to disgruntle the U.S., the administration denied proper investigation on the issue. Well, if U.S. senators fail to rein in the U.S. intelligence agencies, why on earth should the Germans succeed?
So, in short, German administration insists
in being BFF with the U.S. Well, given the Bomb issue, given Germany being an country of exportation in need of market access, who could blame them? Suddenly switching to lawful good
would probably make things even worse (we all know that D&D paladins get themselves into trouble all the time because they haven't developed a self-preserving kind of diplomacy skill). The bully-boy would win anyway, and the mood would be ruined for both and any bystanders. For decades.