We’re those Harvard students right? Is America more of a threat to world peace than ISIS?
Some student quotes from the Fox article:
“As a Western civilization, we’re to blame for a lot of the problems that we’re facing now,” one student said during an interview. “I don’t think anyone would argue that we didn’t create the problem of ISIS, ourselves.”
“American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are destabilizing the region and allowing groups like ISIS to gain power,”
And now from the guy doing the interview:
“This video demonstrates the absurdity behind the bash America fad,” Bonham told FoxNews.com. “Unfortunately, too many students think it is intellectual to try and piece together a reason why America is a greater threat than this terrorist organization trying to establish a caliphate through public executions, bombings and beheadings.”
Are we, Western Civilization to blame for a lot of the problems we face today? Well, yes and the bulk of that blame can be laid squarely on the shoulders of America. No one questions whether or not the US funded, armed, and trained Al Qaeda when they were fighting the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.
Osama bin Laden issued a declaration of war against America in which is specified the reasons for his jihad. Did anybody over at Fox News bother to read it? Did Caleb Bonham, editor of Campus Reform who conducted these interviews read it?
The hatred of the US from the likes of bin Laden and these ISIS assholes would stem from their being Muslim. At least that’s how folks like Caleb Bonham would have you believe. Actually, the hatred many Muslims have towards America is directly attributable to the fact that US foreign policy in that region has turned a blind eye to murderous dictators and monarchs so long as they do America’s bidding. Those that don’t do America’s bidding are systematically eliminated, like Saddam and Gaddafi, or the worthless US media labels them the worst thing since Hitler.
Just as Al Quada was a creation of the US, so too is ISIS. Look, there’s no question that ISIS are barbarian’s, but let’s ask that question again.
Who is the bigger threat to world peace? America or ISIS?
Depending on where you look, ISIS has about 30-40 thousand foot soldiers. They have no air force and no navy. ISIS is capable of upsetting that particular region of the world. That’s it. ISIS has no capability to invade Europe and overthrow those governments. It has no capability to invade China and overthrow it. It has no capability to invade and overthrow the US. Therefore, ISIS is a regional threat, not a world threat.
Not only does the US spend vastly more money each year on weapons and war making shit, it uses them. US foreign policy, using US military equipment, enforced sanctions on Iraq that directly led to half a million dead Iraqi children.
The United States, specifically Harry Truman, dropped two nuclear weapons on Japan knowing full well they wanted to surrender. He also used those weapons against the decisions of his military commanders.
The US has supported many vile dictators with cash and weapons. In the 1980’s, the US supported Saddam Hussein and sold him chemical weapons which he then used against Iran. While spewing from one side of our mouth, the wonderousness of democracy, the US sells weapons to governments that actively oppress their own citizens.
Then there is the economic warfare the US wages against the world. The US is currently waging economic warfare against Russia, Iran, Syria, and others. We’re told that these governments are bad and not promoting democracy, but the US has no history of promoting representative style government. Then, there’s the fact that the IRS forces other countries to enforce US tax laws.
When Caleb Bonham and the Fox News crowd speak about world peace, they don’t really think about the words that are coming out of their mouths. Based upon the known facts, the US is far and away the more threatening entity to world peace. Whereas ISIS can affect the region where it is currently fighting, the US has the means to inflict world wide shit storms. And, a government run by sociopaths that don’t give a shit about humanity.