America and its foreign policy

Haven’t posted in a while, brought to my attention by my friend (Mike thanks for keeping it real, bling bling and all that sort). So thought of posting something about america.

America has always had questionable foreign policy being responsible for supporting coups and installing dictators. It’s association with Saddam Hussein and supporting the mujahideen and Osama bin Laden to fight the Russians is well documented.

Unfortunately the trend doesn’t seem to be changing much. Let’s do a bit of reverse analysis.

Most of the terrorists threatening the western world have at some point or the other passed through the madrassas operating mainly in afghanistan, pakistan and to a lesser extend indonesia. Most of the madrassas teach the extremist Sharia form of Islam . In effect the madrassas became the training centers for jihad. This extreme form of Islam called Wahhabism is rooted in Saudi Arabia and supported to an extent by the house of Saud.

And the major form of revenue for the Saudi royal family and the house of Saud is oil, primarily American Dollars. So in effect the american taxpayer and anyone buying saudi oil is to an extent funding the next stage of extremism.

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  1. I’ve looked at this country’s foreign policy as one of “the enemy of your enemy is your friend.” We had issues with Iran, so we supported Iraq in the 1980s. Cuba backed the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, so we backed the Contras. We supported the South Vietnamese against the communist (and Chinese-backed) North Vietnamese. We backed the Northern Alliance against the Taliban in Afganistan — you could go on and on in just these past 50 years…

    So it’s bound to happen that the people you support one decade for one set of reasons will turn out to be your enemy in another decade…that’s the risk you take by being involved in one side of a conflict half a world away — even if your side wins, they might not like you, either.

    This kind of policy is not limited to America, far from it. It’s the most basic thing you can do when you’ve got a real reason to support one side or the other in a fight. The issue here is America has found itself, largely because of it’s superior military position, as international policeman.

    A bit of a biased policeman, though, as it’s goals are a combination of keeping the peace and encouraging pro-US (or at least neutral-US) governments.

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