From: Jeremy Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 02 May 2003 - 10:41:53 GMT
At 12:39 PM 30/04/03 -0500, you wrote:
>> > Hey Guys
>> > Don't blame me for starting this. I wanted to talk about memetic
>> > ice-cream flavours.
>> Lol ;)
>> To close can I just add that my objection is solely to a bag of
>> policies and those that promote them, not to any creed, people or
>> state per se.
>> Cheers, Chris.
>Hokay. I would just like to point out that the US had to play dirty pool
>with friendly dictators in order to effectively contend with the Soviet bloc
>in the world arena, where they were doing the same thing in spades.
>Once their totalitarian hegemony crumbled, that unfortunate necessity
>was removed, and our post-Soviet interventions have been mainly
>about toppling despots and providing needed humanitarian aid.
>Virtuous interventions (or attempts at them in the third case, or urging
>and support for them in the last one) since then: Bosnia, Kosovo,
>Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Panama, East Timor. Also notice that
>the majority of these were in assistance to, and not in oppression of,
I'll go back to lurking again if you boys can't start talking memes instead of tit-for-tat one-upmanship on who was the biggest impediment to global peace and justice over the last fifty years. At least get my name off this strand.
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