|Quoting Cfalk (Thread starter):|
On the one hand, I don't want to applaud too loudly out of perhaps a superstition of celebrating too early. On the other, I feel like going back into old threads and pulling names of all those peoplewho were saying that everything is lost, the Surge is useless, and we should abandon Iraq immediately.
And yet 2007 was the deadliest year in US casualties? You think we are doing better over there? These people despise the US more and more every day. We are creating a united and concerted sentiment of hatred towards us.
How would you feel if for example in the Pacific ocean you have instead of a a huge mass of ocean, a continent, lets name it Pacifica continent, in which a country there is called "Pacifica state". The country is thrice the geographical size of the US. Has 3 Billion people, the GDP per capita is 5 times the American, the military is the biggest in the world, has more wealth than the European nations and the US combined, and they are labeled by the US and the vast majority of the world as the "world's police".
Let us think of this, they decide on doing a preemptive attack on the US, because they say that the US is conspiring with a "weapon of continental destruction" That would wipe out the entire Pacifica state if not the entire pacifica continent along with the underdeveloped south pacifica. Yet despite the UN's claim that there isn't such technology in the US for such a weapon, the ruler of Pacifica said that the US has the weapon and also had ties with the terror attacks of the major city of Pacifica city in which 50 thousand people died, and was concluded it was a religious extremist terrorist organization that apparently (Pacifica's claim) received support from the US government.
Pacifica then proceeds and attacks the major cities of the US, killing thousands of innocent civilians with the bombings, and then proceed on invading the US killing vasts numbers of US troops. Then they have victory in decimating the US armed forces and proceed to create a new US government appointed by the Pacifica government. After they depose the government they hang the US president whom was hiding in a bunker, judged and tried after finding that he was a war criminal. After searching for months they find no "weapons of continental destruction" and find no links between the US government and the attacks of Pacifica city, the international community starts to think that the war was because of energy reserves that the US had.
After the people of the US are somewhat OK
with removing the despotic regime, they are now waiting for the occupying nation to leave the country and stop with the huge numbers of civilian killings and tortures (pictures appeared of hundreds of American people being tortured in a prison held by the Pacifica's intelligence forces). After the people of the US see the horrors and the atrocities of the war they become united against the occupying force.
Just imagine this, you are driving by the street and then you approach this convoy of diplomats from Pacifica, apparently your car's engine backfired and all of the sudden the convoy mistakes the backfire for gun fire and they begin shooting at you, and all of the cars in the avenue. They kill hundreds of civilians.. and they are a private militia from Pacifica.
How would you feel?
I think that it is always good to think that: "Don't do to others what you won't like to be done to you."