Date: Sun 10 Nov 2002 - 18:12:16 GMT
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <email@example.com>
> > The appearance of such articles signals that the question is being
> > considered; there will have to be nation-building and
> > the US knows that. Post-USSR Afghanistan and post-Gulf War Iraq
> > taught us that the US cannot conquer, cut and run to keep things on
> > the cheap, for (eventually) cheap it is not. The US will not repeat
> > those mistakes, for it full well knows their cost. Instead, it will
> > look to its successes in Japan and Germany for its model.
> Just a short intersect,
> Successes Joe !?
> Are talking about the funds that Japan and Germany had to come up with
> in order to pay their war- debts !? Or are you talking about the re-
> building of Japan and Germany at the expense of Dark Africa !? That
> was the original American plan, wasn 't it !? IIRC, Europe was to re-
> built at the expense of Africa and see what mess the continent is into
> ! At what price will the US succeed this time, South- America, Asia,
> Europe or will Bush try to get the funding from his own national
> reserves !?
The US is wealthy, but not infinitely so. It cannot support the entire rest of the world. So, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Back then it was the Axis; these days it is the Greater Middle East. Europe was to aid Africa. BTW: Germany and Japan are grateful for the US Marshall Plan aid that rebuilt their devastated countries; let's hope the US can do as well in Afghanistan and Iraq. South America receives some US aid, but they are in better condition, and pose less of a terrorist threat, than the Greater Middle East. And the relative wealth and industry of the Pacific Rim nations is quasi- legendary.
> This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
> Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
> For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
> see: http://www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/jom-emit
This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sun 10 Nov 2002 - 18:15:41 GMT