The picture I use as ID. I'd make a userpic, but they are very small here. Originally, it is an old Soviet poster. I wanted to add a description, but I think it speaks for itself, so I just translated the slogan.
I am an Arab And I'm against Crimes of America abroad. U.S. burned Million children and women with White phosphorus In Iraq. and Not war criminals trial To now. And above this U.S. poke her nose in our country
As a citizen of earth I'm against the crimes of Arab countries like: little to no freedom for women, no freedom for homosexuals, conqueror all of Northern Africa and attempt to do it to Spain than bitch about your pathetic position today, bitch about war crimes when but only when its done to Arabs by non Arabs, and female genital mutilation. Of course no one points out these facts cause "It be rasicst".
Great workI am an Arab And I'm against Crimes of America abroad. U.S. burned Million children and women with White phosphorus In Iraq. and Not war criminals trial To now. And above this U.S. poke her nose in our country
Yes, and with all the Goebbels-size lies included. I'm on Milosevic side here, like lots of our people were, especially those who went as volunteers. This was the first time our government officially proved they're made of pure shit.
Opinion like mine is not something sensational on this side of the globe. Our government may be all nice and fluffy with the West, but an average Russian dislikes USA as a matter of fact, and thinks the government consists of thiefs and morons. We also generally distrust the media, knowing well how it can lie in your face.
Libya is not part of United States too, same as Iraq, Afghanistan or Vietnam. I'm not complaining that you don't act, I'd be rather happy if US didn't stick their nose into business that's not theirs. But if your government claims it invades and kills to protect innocent people, democracy or whatever else, doesn't it have to be at least consistent in it?
Last time I checked, I have no direct say in what the President or the Senate does. The best we can do is elect individuals that reflect our views as best we can, and protest (yes, we're allowed to do that, as outlines in the First Amendment – Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition). Democracy works far better than any system you might be suggesting.
Now, what system would YOU prefer over democracy? Fascism? Communism? Totalitarianism? A Monarchy? An Oligarchy? All of those are, of course, excellent choices in which the people get COMPLETE say in what the government does, right? Or is that not what you're going for?
Also, I'd like to point out that in the Pearl Square protests in Bahrain, tanks were not utilized, so I suggest you actually do a bit of research before swinging around the proverbial fact whip.
Secondly, there are plenty of people here in the United States that would like nothing more than to have us intervene in several of the situations in the middle east, such as Syria and Bahrain, but what you seem to fail to understand is that the situation is far more complicated than people protesting against these things like to think, if they think about it at all. Libya is what people like to call a "rogue state". That basically means that any police action taken against the government of Libya will have less or no impact on the international theater of politics, simply because that country has no friends. If we were to intervene in, say, Bahrain for example, it would have deep implications in the region among various nations that we simply cannot afford to piss off, including Saudi Arabia and Iran. If we were to intervene in Syria, there is absolutely no doubt at all that Iran would react in a way that we simply cannot predict.
It's like you people don't take into account the politics and instability of the region. We as a nation have been through at least ten years of two unnecessary war, and while we still of course see the need to help the United Nations in enforcing human right across the world, we are hesitant to place our help in the hands of those who truly need it. We're barely helping the Libyans as it is, and have you even seen the response from them? There are rooftops in Benghazi with the American flag painted on them, by the Libyans! There are Libyan citizens running down the streets with British, French and American flags, thanking NATO and the UN for their help.
Or did you just sort of, you know, forget those details? Interesting how that works.
>>>Now, what system would YOU prefer over democracy?
The one that works best in MY country, and MY country is not America. So far, authoritarian regimes proved themselves to be more successful in Russia than a western democracy.
>>>excellent choices in which the people get COMPLETE say in what the government does
That's not what I'd call my first priority. My priority is safety, powerful state I'd be proud to live in, prosperity, clean streets, less unemployment, et cetera. I don't care who rules, a king, a party or a Jedi Council, as long as I am ensured about my future and future of my children. By the way, if you want a true democracy, look at Gaddafi's Libya. He invented the system, that gave full power to the common folk, called "jamahirya", from Arabic word "people". He let people govern themselves by committees that they themselves elect. He's not a dictator - he's an authority.
>>>you actually do a bit of research
I always do research. But sorry, I don't think that official media counts as something trustworthy. With every research I did I exposed more blatant lies.
>>>but what you seem to fail to understand is that the situation is far more complicated
Yes. There are US military bases in Bahrain. I understand.
May I ask whom do you mean under "you people"? Us who were your major enemy for too long to believe you suddenly turned into pacifists? Me who has friends in Serbia? Nations who see you as a self-proclaimed world police?
>>>enforcing human right across the world
Don't you think that other countries' problems is not your business at all? They don't threaten you.
>>>There are rooftops in Benghazi with the American flag painted on them
There are rooftops in Tripoli with FUCK YOU NATO painted on them. There are millions of people who demonstrate every week in Libyan cities, huge demonstrations with green flags and Gaddafi portraits, demonstrations of support Obama will never ever have. There are people, common people, in Benghazi that blow up cars and buildings that belong to TNC. There are countless women raped by the rebels you help, children kidnapped, men humiliated, beaten, forced into obedience. People from rebel-held areas aren't paid, they are constantly threatened, they start to steal food. I can show videos that would make your blood freeze, videos filmed by the rebels themselves, as they tortured people and mutilated them. I can show you videos of all the NATO bombs victims, killed women and children, destroyed houses, that belonged to civilians. Is that how the West protects human rights? Or maybe I should show you, with proofs, all the manipulations of the media: how they photoshop pictures taken from Iraq war, how they organize fake demonstrations, write about fights that never happened, show videos from pro-Gaddafi rallies as anti-Gaddafi, and so on? I'm not the one you should argue with on this matter, believe me I talk to Libyans online daily. I know whom they support.