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Some got back up and fought against the meltdown...

April 22nd, 2009 (03:29 am)
annoyed

current mood: annoyed
current song: The Ataris - In this diary


A bit of a rant if I may...well, it's my journal so I will.

Just got done reading how Afghan president Karzai's talks are stalled with the Taliban, how Russia thinks a missile shield built near them is bad for their country, and  about how Iranian president Ahmadinejad hijacked the UN's racism conference to blast Israel again. Free press is a wonderful thing, giving us a slightly canted view of the world around us but ultimately allowing us to come to our own decisions about things. It really pisses me off to know that most of the countries mentioned blame the one country that allows free speech.

It mystifies me that countries blast the U.S. then expects this country to fix things for them. Other countries have been around for hundreds of years before the United States but only now do we see them going out to help other countries with natural disasters, or most recently protecting freedom of navigation like nearly a dozen nations are doing over in Africa. Why is this?

A great example for this is Iraq, we go in, oust a dictator, and then rebuild the country. They say they can’t wait for us to leave and let things get back to normal but now that we are leaving they say that things just will not get done when we are gone. Wow, just wow…


I've been reading about people worrying about China' s building an aircraft carrier to help them carry out their plan to finally be able to go out and do sustained air operations outside their own territorial waters. Are we really scared of this country or what? It would be nice to know that the UN has another carrier to call on, if China allows it to go. Wouldn't that be awesome if the Somali pirates saw a gaggle of SU-27s running them down?

I have to ask this again, I know I've already asked before but who would step up if the United States wasn't around? What country would go in and protect another against genocide, famine, natural disasters? I would really like to know.

Comments

Posted by: boiler1 (boiler1)
Posted at: April 22nd, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)

Corgi Nation

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: April 22nd, 2009 08:24 am (UTC)

Somali pirate: "What is that?"

*Thunder is heard on the horizon.*

SP: "Oh no! Corgi Nation!"

*Helicopter gun ships, fighter planes, and the Death Star appear from the haze...the pirate never had a chance.*

Posted by: boiler1 (boiler1)
Posted at: April 22nd, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)

you forgot the appropreate music...
let's go with the music from Excalibor

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: April 22nd, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)

I was thinking Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, if it needs to be short we will just cut to the third act...more commenly known as Ride of the Valkyries.

Posted by: boiler1 (boiler1)
Posted at: April 22nd, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)

i thought about that also
or we could try this music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p81_kAFdyr8&feature=channel_page

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