Discussion in 'Africa' started by High_Gravity, Mar 25, 2011.
but but but what if the UN says its ok?
Sub-Saharan Africa does not exist. Of all the places on this planet, that is one place that the US has no interest in, the government, the people, and the media. It may not be right but thats the way it is.
The media has been reporting about the civil war there. I have posted several articles recently that I found online.
Thats the whole point though, when is the last time anyone has approached the UN to try and take Military action to help the people in the Ivory Coast? besides, we went into Iraq without UN authorization. If UN authorization was so critical like you say, we would have not invaded Iraq, China and Russia only veto things when they have certain interests in a country, China and Russia have business interests in Iraq and Libya which is why they were against those interventions.
Some reports, yet there is not the same frequency and spotlight on the area. Why the avoidance of the area? We do get some strategic materials for the area and there is oil so we do have some national interests there.
Basically what it boils down to is this, if the US really wanted to get involved and help these people they would and UN authorization wouldn't be an issue, just look at Iraq, the UN said no and we still invaded it.
When the US is consuming 20 million barrels of chocolate milk a day I'll get back to you.
Yes, and that is the crux of the problem. Being the worlds only superpower gives us the power to do what we want when we want, whether anyone else approves or not. Not the right, just the power.
The problem with Libya is that we are not leading but are being dragged into it. We have no big national interests in Libya other than oil, and face it, whoever governs Libya is going to sell the oil. Like I said before we should have let the Euros and Arab countries taken care of the whole problem and stood on the sidelines. It is time for the US to get out of this world policeman mentality and start to focus on issues here at home. Spend money here not on missiles and war!
I think the US did try to let the other countries take the lead but they are unable to do so, in most big Military campaigns other countries are used to letting us take the lead and them taking a support role, when is the last time the French led a Military campaign? besides a few exceptions like the Brits, Canadians, Aussies, Dutch etc. most foreign Militaries aren't even combat ready, now that we are in this we will end up doing the lions share, basically you are right, we should have sat this out because now since we are there, we will be shouldering the load as always.
I have to search hard for any news on the Ivory Coast.
Britain announces emergency aid for Ivory Coast refugees
Britain announces emergency aid for Ivory Coast refugees | Liz Ford | Global development | guardian.co.uk
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