Too little, too late.Sure- now that they're already dead, dying, or too wracked with disease or pessimism, NOW we can come in and give them help.
I don't know how to understand what these "leaders" are trying to do here.
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|Alex - You've got to trust your instinct, and let go of regret|
|Do you think our government would've opened with welcome arms Iranian ships or Columbian ships or just let anyone from any country jump in and "help"? I say yes, if the arms were firearms.|
|Jeremy - As Seen On The Internet|
|The answer is no|
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There is also a difference- we are capable as a country of taking care of certain things on our own.
Also, what you say is slightly off, since Myanmar doesn't have open hostilitiies with the US, France, England, S. Africa, or anyone else who's trying to help. We obviously have problems with Iran and Columbia.
And in regards to Jeremy's post, Cuba is obviously on our list as well.
|Carlos44ec messed with this at 05/23/2008 1:42:49 pm|
|Jeremy - 8953 Posts|
|Yeah, the situations are vastly different. Some people do believe that in a crisis you should accept any aid though. Also, though we do have means of taking care of our own Katrina was a massive disaster that could have been worthy of the help of all comers.|
|Carlos44ec - 2078 Posts|
|Who other than Cuba offered help? I could concede the point if we were offered help (and didn't accept it) from a friendly.|
|Jeremy - 8953 Posts|
|I don't think we're arguing a point, or anything, that needs conceding.|
|Jeremy perfected this at 05/23/2008 2:16:38 pm|
|Alex - Who controls the past now controls the future|
|I think you're splitting hairs with the open hostility reference. Myanmar relations with the US are hardly friendly, it's a military governement that much of the Democraticish West never liked in the first place. I imagine their concern is that letting people from these countries come in and be the saviors would most likely be damaging to their egos and popularity amongst the people of their country and the foreigners would explicitly trying to force that envelope. So yes, not quite the same as US-Iran, but I don't find their relutance at all suprising.|
|Alex - But let history remember, that as free men, we chose to make it so!|