- Oct 15, 2010
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- Darling Downs
It is clear that we hold very different views on certain issues and I will leave it at that.Successive Western military interventions in the East have done little or nothing to improve the various situations there, and in some cases have arguably worsened them. Furthermore, the reasons and motivations for those interventions often don't stand the light of day.... and I think we can agree all that is an understatement.
Has the West aspired to live in harmony with the rest of the world as a principal goal, and is it open to reason?
Or to turn it round the other way, if a succession of armed foreigners periodically rampaged through your country, popping off your family and friends because they didn't like your foreign policy or what passes for your politics, or the way you looked, would you be aspiring to live in harmony and reason with them?
You seem to use the word 'eradicate' without any sense of irony, and certainly without any sense of the successive attempts by various groups to eradicate other groups over the last century or so. What makes you think the current example is so different?
And now that we find ourselves locally and universally facing challenges that don't respond to the same old ********, bullets or dollars, isn't it time we stopped ramping those things up and started looking for better ways?