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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Why is there a double standard w/ American and western allies on whos good and whos bad?

for example, when the Syrians bomb cities or towns , the US gvt n western media say they r indiscriminatley targeting civilians and yll out "Hunanitarian Crisis" but when America bombed Iraqi cities during their occupation and killed civilians they say its collateral damage as was targeting the "terrorists" but the Syrian and russianairforce are also targeting terrorists. But the people foghting the government in Syria are freedom fighters trying to throe a evil regime accprding to the US gvt. but when Ukraine got rebels trying to gain independence then they are pro russian terrorists and the ukraine gvt is a soverein gvt being invaded by Russia, and Russia supporting rebels are bad according to the West. Uet, the Americans military is also in Syria n were not invited by Assad and the legitamat government there. Also, when soviets invade Afghanistan the mujahideen r freedom fighters, but when America invades afghanistan those same people that fought the soviets are terrorists. I could add more but those r just a few examples.

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    Let's discuss for a moment our unfortunate Mid East adventures.

    When people are opposing you and you write off every civilian you kill as "collateral damage," it is a mistake.

    Every innocent killed in a war just makes their relatives into The Enemy.

    Also...arming people in a proxy war has not turned out well for the US...they sometimes inexplicably turn into "The Enemy" as well.

    We should retaliate if struck, and protect our allies.

    Occupation results in never-ending wars and costs far too many lives, not to mention billions of dollars.

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  • 2 months ago

    Ah here's the difference. When the Assad regime did the bombings, the targets were those civilians. When the allies did the bombings, the targets were military targets and those civilians were in fact collateral damage because the military targets used them as shields.

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  • 2 months ago

    If you allow the USA & England to dig oil for free ..... = ..... Good friendly countries.  But if you refuse..........  you will end up like Iran......... = ...... terrorist countries

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  • 2 months ago

    That was just 0bama that bombed hospitals , schools and weddings . Pretty much every other President has always taken civilians into account and made exerted efforts to spare them .

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  • 2 months ago

    Death is a beautiful thing, and not the end. We should be praising those who do the most killing in the world, those who make the most weapons. Land mines are a step towards heaven. Thank you for giving me this opportunity for forgiveness. 

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