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Globo cop :: the US shouldn't be globo cop, but what then?

 
 
timberlandko
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2003 10:24 pm
Quothe the Craven:
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2) Do you think that other countries would do a better job of being globo cop?


In an Ideal World, of course. There is, however, no postal code for Utopia.
The inescapable fact is that The National Technical and Economic Means of The US render her exclusively qualified for the job. Apart from diplomatic niceties and logistic convenience, the US has no compelling need for "Allies" or "Partners". In point of fact, the US "invents" jobs to enable the participation of many other nations. Accomodating their relative lack of meaningful contributory technical resources consumes US resources. From Communications to Logistics, from Administration to Weapons Systems, we make allowances for our "Freinds". Invaluable at The Conference Table, they nonetheless hold us back on The Battlefield. That's not their fault, its not our fault ... it just is. Militarily, a coalition of The Major EU Powers would lack the capability of The US, and any action of such a coalition would certainly result in higher casualties than if The US played a major role. The US alone, as The World Is Today, is the only qualified candidate for the position.



timber
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Lash Goth
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2003 10:35 pm
I guess I'm a little pessimistic about anyone who would be in control.
Local politicians are corrupt, national politicians are corrupt, why should global be any different.

No matter what countries or what one country is in control of the world stage, somehow it all comes down to people. People are corrupt and out for their own interests. Some, more than others. I don't think the world hates the current Globo Cop for what it has done, as much as what is suspects it has done. (Not saying we haven't make mistakes or errors in judgement. But, given our responsibilities, I wonder if other countries honestly think they could have done better. Or if they are just angry not to have been able to forward their interests as they believe we have forwarded ours...)

Unless we start feeding data into a computer and acting on the spit out judgement, human greed, bias, envy and every other human fault will show up in the mix.

(And, who will program the computer?)
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2003 11:07 pm
Hey, Lash, did you ever see "The Forbin Project", or "Wargames", or "Doctor Strangelove"? I don't think a computer is the answer ... at least not in the foreseeable future Laughing




timber
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Lash Goth
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2003 11:14 pm
I followed a pseudo-analogy too far.
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