- Mar 22, 2004
Originally posted by: Evan Lieb
Except you can't change it with an occupation. When in the history of the planet has a large, prolonged occupation by a foreign country ever succeeded in impressing their values on that occupied country? Spreading values by force has never, I repeat, never worked. Despite our good intentions, the very nature of this war is flawed.Originally posted by: blackangst1
I dont think so. But I *do* know force is needed in some cases to make changes. In the case of the ME, you cant change thousands of years of repression and religious stranglehold in two years. Will probably take a decade or more.Originally posted by: Red Dawn
Were as the Pro War crowd believes that they don't need a justification to go to war. Pro War = FAILOriginally posted by: blackangst1
Unfortunatly most of the anti-war crowd feel the only justified war is if a country, not an organization, physically attacks the US i.e. Pearl Harbor.
Well, this is naive and realistically very unprobable.
Well, Rome did make a pretty good go of it, but you are right, they ultimately failed. I do prefer trying occupation to what has actually worked in the past,,,,,what has ultimately shaped nearly every country into what it is today......... (Genocide of native populations)
By the way, the Islamic revolution underway worldwide advocates the latter if the prior fails,,,,,,which it will if you are correct.