Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
What Is An Ally?  
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8088 posts, RR: 54
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

I think America, with it's tasty new Freedom Fries, has the wrong idea about what an ally is. Surely an ally is there to help out when things go wrong, help defend a friend when they're attacked or in trouble, and give good advice. NOT just to go blindly along with whatever is asked of them and agree with everything, even if it's wrong. If France (or Germany, Chile, Russia et al) think attacking Iraq without provocation is a mistake, shouldn't they try and stop the attack, thereby rescuing their friend the US from doing something they'll regret? Isn't this a true act of friendship? Why can't Americans understand this?


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

Do you really think the France is doing this out of friendship with the U.S.? The only thing France is doing IMO is playing a political game where its goal is to gain power on the political spectrum.


NO URLS in signature
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8088 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Well, even if their motives are questionable, I still don't think they're being disloyal to their friend the USA. Attacking a foreign sovereign nation IS a mistake, and France are against it, and unlike Britain and Spain, are brave and independent enough to speak against it. It should be applauded, not seen as an act of betrayal.

If you were about to jump off a cliff and your mate tried to stop you, is that disloyal? Even if they didn't want you to jump cos by not jumping they'd gain personally?



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

A true ally has the guts to say "you're doing something wrong." Like a good friend would do.


Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Boeing that's exactly the way most people in Germany feel...unfortunately the machinery in the USA does have a different concept of friendship:
Be a good boy, follow us, no matter what the people in your country say, shut up and do what we tell you. there were days when this was different, and these were definitely better days!



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

An ally is something that the US can threaten into submission.




ADG


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
What Is An "activist Judge?' posted Wed Apr 6 2005 02:02:31 by Csavel
What Is An April's Fool? posted Mon Apr 4 2005 00:33:37 by Tavong
What Is An Annulment? posted Fri Jun 4 2004 00:54:00 by Ams
What Is An Escort? posted Mon Feb 16 2004 23:52:30 by Lehpron
What Is An Imho? posted Tue Dec 11 2001 14:31:47 by Aloha 737-200
What Is The Speed Of An Explosion? posted Sun Mar 6 2005 23:57:04 by Lehpron
What Is The Worse Acting In An Otherwise Good Film posted Fri Oct 18 2002 11:11:15 by L-188
Who Do You Have An Opinion Of, And What Is It? posted Sat Jan 5 2002 06:41:25 by CleCo
What The Hell Is An ICQ Number? posted Sat Nov 18 2000 13:12:06 by Aer Lingus
Help - What Is File Shadowing? posted Tue Dec 12 2006 19:23:18 by Vio