Right now there are millions of people who condemn America for not taking an interest in their suffering.
I am aware of the realpolitik which leads to the "offensive side" of our military.
It is debatable if whether such a great power leads to a responsibility of monitoring and passing judgment on the actions/ matters of foreign nations. When keeping aside the ideologies of which America was founded by, as well as the morality that is held by the commoners, citizens like me speculate whether foreign relations by the government is simply realpolitik. This debate, which I see, seems to gain momentum when politicians suggest that the conflict in the east is to bring democracy and liberation, and the citizens question the validity of the politicians claim and wonder if such a long residence in the east is in connection with power hunger, and aspects regarding resources, oil, to give an example.
The numerous suspicions and conspiracy theories arise in the midst of the politics and war, however, I understand that the explanation regarding international involvement by America is not as simple as blaming the government in engaging in realpolitik.
I also understand that the motives for international movement are more complex than realpolitik, and require the analysis of three universal traditions that all nations hold: power tradition, cooperative tradition, and the tradition of integrating morality, however, the long-term implications looks to be tragic. Look at our national debt, housing market/ economy right now.
I wonder if the stability of the Switzerland's economy is in correlation in how they manage themselves in the international matter; I think, more likely.
The ignorance or stupidity inherent in the origninating post in this thread is breathtaking, and yet how much worse are the fools who play off it with anti-American mini-rants?
It is debatable whether the thread is inherently "stupid."