They need to look in the mirror


The Obama administration announced today that it will take Cuba off its list of states that sponsor terrorism. This will take effect in 45 days unless Congress votes to deny it, in which case the White House will certainly veto it. Iran, Sudan, and Syria remain on the list.

There is something deeply hypocritical about the US maintaining lists of countries that sponsor terrorism when it engages in acts of violence and subversion all over the world. It is lucky for the US that other nations don’t have such lists (at least none that they disclose publicly) because it would likely be on most lists. That would be embarrassing.

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  1. says

    krambc (#2) – You may admit the US lost in 1812, but the writer of your link doesn’t:

    “Before Korea, America never lost a war.”

    Why does the US keep losing? Because it’s not willing to die in the numbers necessary to win. Nearly all of the US’s wars (with rare exceptions like World War II) are wars of US aggression against others, for the control of others’ land. And almost always, the US only takes on easy-to-beat opponents (e.g. Grenada) or those it thought would be easy to beat (e.g. Afghanistan). The US turned tail and ran from Beirut in 1983 after the bombing of the marine barracks, unwilling to accept such losses.

    People are only willing to fight and die in great numbers for their own land (vis-a-vis Palestine, Vietnam, etc.). Countries that engage in war crimes and colonialism like the US, UK and Israel (and others in the past like France, Germany, USSR and Spain) are willing to fight and commit genocide because they’re unwilling to die for what they’re after. Their own people wouldn’t support their aggression if they had to endure mass casualties, especially on the “home front”.

    Just look at the weaponry countries use. Those who carry stuff like AK47s don’t expect to survive. Conversely, countries like the US seek technological solutions and choose weapons intended to avoid any of their own being killed, hence why the US so willingly embraces mass murdering drones.

  2. says

    Mano –

    In looking up Micronations, I happened upon something unusual tonight. May I send it by email? You’ve been receptive to other items I’ve sent….

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