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US foreign policy in action

Postby Figaro » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:35 am

The classic foreign policy fail that America has followed for more than half a century now is:
* Encourage peace by antagonizing all the countries that disagree with you.
* Fund coups in countries to make them like you, and if they rebel just sanction them.
* Make the other major powers feel you are out to get them, by having a military budget that overwhelmingly overshadows theirs - encouraging an arms race.
* Build military bases that encircle the other major powers, and make them distrust or fear you.
* Show the world how much America values human rights, and set the right example by engaging in torture.
* Invade other countries, cause a big mess, and then distablize the whole Middle East with the consequences.
* Ignore dictators when they are 'our guy' and only condemn dictators that are 'their guy'. Worked great with Saddam, and for the Kurds and Iranians he killed off.
* Support democracy abroad, by deposing democratic governments and replacing them with 'Pro-American' dictatorships.

Overall, these strategies have worked so great they gave us trillions in debt, and a more unstable world
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Re: US foreign policy in action

Postby spacemonkey » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:48 am

At the end of WW2, America emerged as the worlds first uncontested super power, they blew it. And as the saying goes, " absolute power corrupts absolutely".
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Re: US foreign policy in action

Postby eynon81 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:51 pm

meh....we've done ok, especially up until 1992 or so.
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Re: US foreign policy in action

Postby Giant_Enemy_Crab » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:06 pm

Bro do you even know anything about non-U.S foriegn policy.

I mean for one, Russian policy in central/western asia.

Or prehaps Italian foriegn policy in Africa. Talk about chickens coming home to roost.

Sensing some America-centrism up in har.
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Re: US foreign policy in action

Postby Kane » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:43 pm

Russian foreign policy has been flawless. Especially under Putin.

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Re: US foreign policy in action

Postby spacemonkey » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:28 pm

America is a basically a test to see if the people of the world can get along in one country, and with each other. We still have issues, but probably nothing that can't be overcome if we want it bad enough. One thing that needs work is things we do that are un ethical, but not illegal. Mostly in the world of finance, and that is what its all built on. **==
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Re: US foreign policy in action

Postby Giant_Enemy_Crab » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:01 pm

Kane wrote:Russian foreign policy has been flawless. Especially under Putin.

*Hail the strong leader


You know they spent a lot of the invasion of Georgia having such shitty coms (one radio per platoon lololo) they spent a lot of time shooting and their own planes and vice versa.

Russia is not some mamoth that can destroy everything, Putin is just exploiting war fatigue.
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Re: US foreign policy in action

Postby The Comrade » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:51 pm

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Re: US foreign policy in action

Postby Kane » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:06 am

Giant_Enemy_Crab wrote:
Kane wrote:Russian foreign policy has been flawless. Especially under Putin.

*Hail the strong leader


You know they spent a lot of the invasion of Georgia having such shitty coms (one radio per platoon lololo) they spent a lot of time shooting and their own planes and vice versa.

Russia is not some mamoth that can destroy everything, Putin is just exploiting war fatigue.


LOL. Well look at how well the rebels are fairing against the Ukranians....

Should tell you something.
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Re: US foreign policy in action

Postby The Comrade » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:05 am

Fairing well? The UA is getting slaughtered by most accounts
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