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Why Does America Deem it Necessary to be the World's Police? Why Do Other Countries Have Mixed Feelings on This, Based on the Situation?

Katherine the Renaissance Woman 2010/04/10 03:04:45
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  • STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL 2010/04/11 01:05:03
    It's because...
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +1
    Hi Katherine,

    The world police initiative, delegated to Sec. of State Clinton, is a blatant violation of Posse Comitatus. US law prohibits the US military from engaging in local police activiities, except under writ of manifest necssity (executive order). The Clinton delegation carries the violation further, delegating these powers to foreign countries. Obama is simply out of his mind, and is displaying gross disrespect for the laws of our land. He is an absolute traitor to our country.

    Stu
  • naneus 2010/04/11 01:03:32
    It's because...
    naneus
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    To protect us and to prevent another World War. Before World War II we were not policing the world, and look what happened to millions of innocent people. 60+ years after WWII we are still in Germany and Japan. Why isn't anyone complaining about us still being there. Unfortunately where we are NOT, genocide exists to this day.
  • Gir Fan #1 (Demetrius) 2010/04/10 21:15:25
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    Gir Fan #1 (Demetrius)
    +3
    Well, I think that America is just trying to keep peace and not have unnecessary wars. Other countries probably think America is sticking their nose in business that has nothing to do with them.

    Of course, this is my opinion and what good is an opinion from a kid that knows nothing. *Shrugs.*
  • naneus Gir Fan... 2010/04/11 01:07:24
    naneus
    +2
    I am sure all those that perished in WWII by the hands of the Nazi's and others wished we had been there to prevent that. They forget how much we have done for so many around the world. those that we have liberated ARE very thankful to us. Those that were the oppressors or are the oppressors are the ones that hate us.
  • nightlight 2010/04/10 19:10:53 (edited)
    It's because...
    nightlight
    +1
    It's a matter of being way too overly egocentric without the retraints of reason. It also draws from the evil, self destructive, socialist/religious belief that "We are our brothers keepers".
    The faulty thinking is since we have so much and are such a great nation, we should give to others. So we go searching around the world for trouble and problems to make our own and get hopelessly involved in (see the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan). Do you realize that our country has military bases in something like 96 foreign countries!
    This is a lot like what happened to the Roman Empire. They kept expanding and expanding their territory and sending their armies to more and more distant places to fight more and more foes, and continually raising the taxes on their people to support their foreign efforts until the whole thing collapsed from the center.
    Other countries have more common sense than to get involved in such nonsense. While we continually depleate our military and financial strength fighting useless wars, the Russians, the Chinese, and the North Koreans have huge, powerful, well trained, and well equipped forces that are ever becoming more powerful; they are growing stronger while we become weaker. If these three powers ever combined their strength - and they have worked tog...
    It's a matter of being way too overly egocentric without the retraints of reason. It also draws from the evil, self destructive, socialist/religious belief that "We are our brothers keepers".
    The faulty thinking is since we have so much and are such a great nation, we should give to others. So we go searching around the world for trouble and problems to make our own and get hopelessly involved in (see the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan). Do you realize that our country has military bases in something like 96 foreign countries!
    This is a lot like what happened to the Roman Empire. They kept expanding and expanding their territory and sending their armies to more and more distant places to fight more and more foes, and continually raising the taxes on their people to support their foreign efforts until the whole thing collapsed from the center.
    Other countries have more common sense than to get involved in such nonsense. While we continually depleate our military and financial strength fighting useless wars, the Russians, the Chinese, and the North Koreans have huge, powerful, well trained, and well equipped forces that are ever becoming more powerful; they are growing stronger while we become weaker. If these three powers ever combined their strength - and they have worked together before (the Korean War, the Vietnam War) - there isn't any coalition of other countries in the world that could stand up to them.
    Russia was the only one of them that made the mistake of getting involved in Afghanistan. But they had the sense to get out after they realized their mistake - unlike us.
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  • Katheri... nightlight 2010/04/10 19:12:29
    Katherine the Renaissance Woman
    Haha. Good point..especially your last parts. :)
  • Dandydon 2010/04/10 18:41:19
    Actually...
    Dandydon
    +2
    Yea maybe we need to stop doing that and while we're at it,stop being the most generous country at giving time and money to victims in need,in other countries.
    I don't hear any complaints when millions of Americans donate their money and time,not because the government urged them to, but at their own free will.

    We don't even know how to effectively keep out millions of illegal aliens,from coming into the U.S. every year,costing tax payers billions of dollars.

    America is not the America it use to be,America today, is a poor beaten down shell of what it once was.

    Police of the world!? Hah!, How about we learn to police ourselves first.
    Our own country has two different sets of rules,one set is for politicians and the other is for citizens.
    The main difference between the two is,citizens can go to jail for breaking the law and politicians make and break laws with few consequences .

    How can we be the police of the world,when we're like keystone kops in our own country?



    law politicians break laws consequences police worldwhen keystone kops country
  • *~Cheese~* 2010/04/10 18:27:29
  • Katheri... *~Cheese~* 2010/04/10 18:27:51
    Katherine the Renaissance Woman
    Lovely.
  • *~Cheese~* Katheri... 2010/04/10 18:28:16
    *~Cheese~*
    +1
    lol sorry:P
  • MarinerFH 2010/04/10 18:00:32
  • christopher jackson 2010/04/10 16:38:00
    It's because...
    christopher jackson
    +1
    Because we are the defender of the idology of Democracy.
  • Edward 2010/04/10 10:28:05
    Actually...
    Edward
    +3
    it's the government and not the people that deems it necessary to stick their nose in other countries business we the people are against it but the government does it anyway, sounds like our administration doesn't it?
  • urwutuis 2010/04/10 08:15:52
    Actually...
    urwutuis
    +2
    We only police countries that may affect our corporate bottom line. If there is no money in it, we're not going to be there.
  • Randy 2010/04/10 05:04:34
    Actually...
    Randy
    +2
    Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Katheri... Randy 2010/04/10 12:11:28
    Katherine the Renaissance Woman
    +2
    George Washington warned the United States not to get tangled in foreign affairs....
  • Stratweenie57 2010/04/10 04:27:50
    Actually...
    Stratweenie57
    +1
    It's from the Progressive Era,and it's called Wilsonian Democracy....
  • Katheri... Stratwe... 2010/04/10 12:12:21
    Katherine the Renaissance Woman
    Maybe...but like I said above, George Washington, as he left office, warned politicians and the people not to meddle or become obligated in foreign affairs.
  • Stratwe... Katheri... 2010/04/10 12:49:19
    Stratweenie57
    +2
    I understand that,and don't fully disagree-but the world was much bigger then and far less dangerous....
  • naneus Katheri... 2010/04/11 01:11:26
    naneus
    +1
    Unfortunately when we ignore it, we get drawn in. ie WWII, we ignored it until Pearl Harbor was bombed. We cannot just live in our own little world and expect to be left alone.
  • Katheri... naneus 2010/04/11 02:07:14
    Katherine the Renaissance Woman
    We did not ignore the Japanese before WWII. We intercepted telegraphs about Japanese attacks; we cut off economic ties with them because they tried to take properties by force--even though we'd done the same in earlier generations.
  • Willl 2010/04/10 04:12:46
    It's because...
    Willl
    +1
    I think, America took on the role of being the father of a very large family understanding that what your offspring are doing affects the father and father's bottom line. The father knows that he cannot expect his every son to be like him but will go to the aid of the most unruly son anyway. That creates a distress of the compliant sons, who see that expectations are not equal.
    The bottom line is, no matter what, America seeks to put out the distress and preserve their well being in the very complicated environment. Kind of like you, knowing that your strong position on certain aspects in your family will make your retirement pleasurable.
    Just my opinion.
  • jacose 2010/04/10 04:09:42
    Actually...
    jacose
    +1
    america not only wants to have total control over all of its citizens but it wants total domination over the world economically and have its interests uncontested by any other nation...it uses a bully technique which is funny because america hasn't won a war since world war 2...and america no longer does anything to warrant any respect from any other nation...that's why it resorts to intimidation...much like the police in our nation now...the majority being no more than bullies with a badge
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2010/04/10 04:07:04
    Actually...
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    +1
    Actually.....we have no right to meddle in the affairs of Europe or the Middle East. These people have been battling evil for thousands of years and it's not about to stop now! As long as this world turns and people walk the face of the earth there will be greed and hatred.

    Our responsibility is to ourselves. We should be worried about protecting Americans on American soil not foreigners who hate us.
  • Chaya2010 2010/04/10 04:06:42
    Actually...
    Chaya2010
    +1
    To be quite honest the US is selective on what it "polices." It only "polices" it's economic and strategic interests. In many situations morality and ethics go by the way side.
    Case in point: the genocide in Sudan, Congo, the situation in Zimbabwe, Burma and the abysmal human rights record of many Arab Muslim nations. I'll also go further to say that it will only "police" or attack or dictate terms to nations that it can militarily defeat and which can not wreak havoc to it. Most notably North Korea and Pakistan which are most likely to become failed states, which have nuclear weapons and who are not signatories of the NPT.
  • marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS 2010/04/10 03:57:03 (edited)
    Actually...
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +3
    If the good fellas were the ones securing the future of the United States Fugggetabout it.

    We would be the most secure nation on the planet....Why?......They had pride unlike those who are in office now.
  • Joker~RWAC/CFM 2010/04/10 03:54:02
  • Katheri... Joker~R... 2010/04/10 03:56:27
    Katherine the Renaissance Woman
    +1
    Agree. Like...the obesity problem, for starters? Or...our welfare system?
  • Thailor 2010/04/10 03:51:20
    Actually...
    Thailor
    +1
    i've been trying to figure that out myself. if we just leave the rest of the damn world alone and have them leave us alone (like during the Roaring '20s after WWI) i think we would be able to help our economy better and learn to be more dependent on ourselves rather than the rest of the world
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2010/04/10 03:37:12
    It's because...
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +1
    The advantage of being the world's police is that we get to make the rules. The reason we are the world's police is because we can.
  • bye 2010/04/10 03:25:57 (edited)
  • naneus bye 2010/04/11 00:55:24
    naneus
    If we did, Germany would be America, Japan would be America, Poland would be America, Italy would be America etcetera, the list goes on and on of countries we have fought, died for and then rebuild there countries and put them back in power.
  • bye naneus 2010/04/11 01:03:55
  • naneus bye 2010/04/11 01:54:57
    naneus
    Well then that is a good thing. The Japanese aren't going over to China and torturing the Chinese now, and Jews, handicapped, elderly are not being put to death anymore.
  • bye naneus 2010/04/11 01:57:34
  • Isma'ila (God has heard)! 2010/04/10 03:25:01
    It's because...
    Isma'ila (God has heard)!
    +4
    It is because certain countries need to be kept in check!
  • crotchrot Isma'il... 2010/04/10 03:27:08
  • Isma'il... crotchrot 2010/04/10 03:28:59
    Isma'ila (God has heard)!
    +1
    Wrong! Terrorist countries need to be kept in check!
  • Katheri... Isma'il... 2010/04/10 03:31:28
    Katherine the Renaissance Woman
    +2
    Not always our responsibility.
  • bye Katheri... 2010/04/10 03:34:04

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