Posted by John Parman on October 13, 1998 at 08:37:32:
In Reply to: At the Doorstep of World War III posted by Nemo on October 12, 1998 at 15:05:15:
: USA behaves now like "the wold's hooligan", striking the one who is weaker, but avoiding the one who is equal or stronger. It was not so long ago we saw banners "USA out of Vietnam". I am afraid that soon we will see banners "NATO (USA) out of Serbia!"
: This paragraph is for americans only (in connection with their constant paranoia): No, I am not a communist; I am a person who loves the thing that americans lost long ago - freedom.
: (after the famous Prince Dakkar)
It is not that the USA, my homeland, is the World's Hooligan, but that once we rebuilt Europe (under the Marshall Plan) we did not remove our troops, so that now we don't have allies, we have dependencies. It is safe to say that we are the World's Policemem. Mainly because America does not see many European nations taking a leadership role to fight oppression of minorities like the Albanians in Kosovo or the Bosnians suppressed and almost destroyed in Sarejevo. It is common to find this Russian Brotherhood you speak of, mainly because the Russians are purely anti-slav and anti-muslim, the Albanians in Kosovo are for the most part Slavic (like the Hungarians and the Romany Gypsies) and the Russians though descending from European and Slavic roots try to destroy the relative that is most looked down upon. Just like the Serbs they work carefully to destroy anyone and anything that they do not understand and will not take the time to understand. It is sad that, as I said, the nations of Europe will not take the initiative to police themselves, even the EU, which has passed many laws and has a seemingly firm grasp on power even with the teetering support of Germany, still will ask the United States for a defense loan of 12,000,000,000 dollars(US$). it is inderstndable that the EU will not stop the loan application or try to force the US out of Europe, they know that once the troops go home, key spending in Europe will fall, and perhaps, this is a big concern: America will lose some interest in the budding Europe of the 21st century. I cannot see Europe moving towards a common defense, much of what we see on the news here are figurehead armies with American guns, American-designed tanks (come on, no tank has been built in Western Europe since 1994) and planes (except the french and Swedes) It is sad that Europe does not face the problem of its defense. It is just that they know that if a war does break out, godd ol' Uncle Sam and his fightin' men and women will jump up and fight for them.
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