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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Blitz battle: Foreign Policy (Uni-lateral)

okay, straightforward topic here people:

Given that every nation on Earth acts in it's own self-interest, is the US just in doing the same? Given that the US is the dominant Military, Economic and Cultural power in the current world today, are we charged with the task of being the "active steward" of humanity? Or are we just in acting solely in our own interests as the other nations do? Are we just in "going it alone?" Is Russia?

If if you believe that the US in unjust in acting unilaterally in its' dealings with foreign issues, what makes us different than Israel (note Osirik reactor bombing, Lebanon, Syria), the UK (note Falklands), the Soviet Union (note Afghanistan), and China (note Taiwan, DPRK)? Why should we or shouldn't we be able to act in our own interests without outside approval or assistance?

what say you? I'm asking ALL of you, not just Ralph and Folkbum. If you read IB and don't comment, NOW'S THE TIME TO DO BATTLE. Easy topic, easy answers, I challenge you, the readers of IB to battle with this forum as your battleground.

I'm waiting- Bring. it. on.


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