Saturday, 30 November 2019

America Not The Good Guy?

NBC Reporters probably don’t get out of the USA much because it seems that one has only just found out that not everyone shares his view that America is the good guy.
'The more I talk to sources, the more i’m hearing America has become the bad guys' he wrote, adding that hearing it was a gut punch.
He also lamented the days before Donald Trump, when American foreign policy decisions were apparently always carried out with noble intentions and without ulterior motives, oh dear, i wonder which cave Mr Engel has been in that he missed the pre-Trump years of wars in Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Korea, Yugoslavia, Guantanamo Bay and the 70 year embargo on Cuba, the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and support for Israel amongst many other things.
Trump has been awful but the awfulness started a long time before he plonked his massively rotund backside in the Oval Office so it is even more shocking that a foreign correspondent was unaware that American foreign policy wasn't as popular elsewhere outside of the American borders.
That it was greeted with a Duh!! You think!!' by everyone else shows that being a foreign correspondent for NBC doesn't necessarily mean being aware of US foreign policy.
Despite not knowing that America is not as well thought of as America thinks it is globally, the next question posed is just when does Mr Engel consider America was the good guy carrying out their policy with noble intentions and without ulterior motives?
Even Britain in it's Empire building, mass murdering pomp never had the brass neck to try and pull that one.

7 comments:

Q said...

The American press think that America is noble when you talk about the deeds of FDR (untouchable), JFK (God status), Clinton (first black president), and Obama (best president ever). How could anybody question their motives and actions? How dare you?

Q said...

your hang up with the atomic bomb is not reasonable.

it was of course brutal, but so was the fire bombing the week before that killed twice as many Japanese...

Q said...

the south koreans are glad we intervened...

Q said...

didn't see protesters in hong kong waving the union jack, or the cuban flag, or russian flag, or german flag, or french flag...

just saw stars and stripes...

when you are the super power that protects western democracy (with little help from your allies) you have to do most/all of the dirty work...

instead of bitching about the USA step up to the plate and take a swing yourself... oh, you don't have the capacity... then you don't have the responsibility... so you don't get to make the decisions...

don't like our decisions, then get the capacity...

Falling on a bruise said...

We need China post brexit, Hong Kong appealed to Britain as its former colonial masters and waved union flags and we looked at our feet and rubbed our necks and stared at our watch and pretended we didn’t see it.

Q said...

right, so USA had to step up again... or let the people of HK lose freedom... not that we did much... but we didn't do nothing...

Falling on a bruise said...

It’s the new post brexit Britain, don’t upset anyone we desperately need to trade with