Discussion of why the US continually act as the authoritative body in foreign affairs

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    Why is it that the United States always feels the need to police the rest of the world. Does it give us the sense of authority and power that we strive for, or is it simply because we believe that other countries are incapable of such a task. And furthermore, why is this responsibility left solely to us, more or less. I don't see Russia or China, who clearly have the means to do so, halting the countless occurrences of corruption we see in today's world, but whenever the united states gets a hint of any kind of totalitarianism they jump right in the middle of it and the don't relent until it is a perfect little democracy.
     
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    A better question might be, where does the United States get the right to police the world?
     
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    There's a very simple answer to that one.

    Who would deny us that right.

    Who would say that we had no right to liberate nations and rid the world of corruption. We're doing the world a favor, no one is going to tell us to stop but no one is going to help either so I guess it is our responsibility.
     
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    Who would deny us that right? Anyone who believes that the United States government has no right to force our customs, values, and laws upon sovereign nations. Who can deny us that right? A good question.

    Who's going to protect the rest of the world from our own corruption and empiricism?
     
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    Actually, your right is denied quite a bit. While Russia and China do not really care, and France Germany etc. do not have the resources, the US cannot dictate the policies of either of this countries. Vietnam also springs to mind.
    In short, anyone who has a working air defense and nukes does not give a fuck.
    Guess why everyone and their mother in the middle east are dead set on getting nukes.

    Right now, the US military is tied up in two costly land wars in asia, so there wont be a lot of Marine Corps style liberations.

    I find it interesting that you bring up corruption. Corruption is an intrinsic problem of many countries (it repeatedly drove Peter the Great Nuts for example, and Catherine the Great choose to ignore it after failing to affect it with several major undertakings), it is nothing anyone would consider as a reason to go to war. I am quite a history buff, but absoloutly noone said "we will get them rid of their corruption" as a casus belli for an offensive war. Corruption may be something that triggers wars of independence against the overwhelmingly corrupt country, but to the best of my knowledge the US is independent (War of American independence against Israel, well Israel scores quite high on transparency indexes so corruption would not be the reason right?).

    Nothing against Israel here, apart from the Pseudonation of Wall Street, it is the only foreign state that can dictate US policies, in many cases against its interests.
     
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    MOSTLY our foreign policy is a handmaiden to interests of some corporations which benefit by it.

    Occassionally our foreign policy is based on what's best for the majority of Americans.

    Even less occassionally our foreign policy is based on some human rights or humanity principle.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    That was a joke, right?
     
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    Well just look at Liberia. Thats exactly what we did.
     
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    And the French are attempting the same sort of thing in thesame part of the world.
     
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    Great. An "I Hate America Thread" for Canadians, Brits, and self-hating Americans.
     

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