I can not say that I agree with everything America has done since it’s inception, but do you think the world would have been better if America was replaced with the Nazis or the Russian Communists as world leader?[/quote]
I specifically said post-WWII, so I believe Nazis are out of the question here. The Commie threat was obviously overrated. There was no way they could have emerged victors from the cold war.
The US knew that; Numerous disclosed CIA documents attest to that fact. But anyway, I believe that concentration of power is bad in any context. The world would be a much better place if there were other powers to balance US hegemony.
What I’m trying to achieve through what probably appears to some as vociferous condemnations of everything the US ever did, is for some to acknowledge that American foreign policy has ran amok and needs some serious reforming if one is remotely interested in moral or peace on Earth.
I believe in the democratic component of your political system (otherwise, I wouldn’t bother) and think that if enough Americans are willing to do something about it, things could change. Something you evidently cannot achieve in China or former-USSR. Accept my apologies if, as an American you felt offended by my posts. I’m just trying to make the world a better place.
This is one of the scariest post I ever came across; Are you implying that, somehow, you own the world or have an inherent right to determine its destiny?
I don’t see how Russia selling arms to some countries is related to the US gives away billions in military aid to Israel, but the answer is no.
The reason nobody is talking about the Russian atrocities is because the Russian leaders don’t go around claiming that they had “visions”, compare unnecessary carnage to “birth pangs” and most importantly, Russians restricted their military presence to neighboring countries. Leninism was an evil thing, no doubt about that. So is Maoism. What’s actually weird, is that most people around the world would sooner trust China than the US. That speaks volumes about the image and (lack of) credibility of America.