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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:18 AM
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56. Yeah I'm sure "intention and purpose"
mean a whole hell of a lot to the victims of genocide.

I guess you like being an apologist for US support of nasty regimes.

Who the fuck said anything about atrocities being committed only under those regimes with US support?

My point was simply that the US shouldn't be backing such regimes that do commit human rights violations and genocide. You apparently believe such support is justifiable, as long as it furthers "our interests" (more likely corporate interests).

We were the good guys fighting the "evil commies" so any regime that was fighting the commies was OK, even if they were comprised of religious fanatics, or ruthless fascist dictators. Ah, and the Mujahadeen were freedom fighters...even better.

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  -If you're gonna excoriate Ford for E. Timor, don't forget to savage Carter cali  Dec-28-06 04:14 AM   #0 
  - Well, nobody's trying to nominate Carter for sainthood right now  Lasher   Dec-28-06 04:23 AM   #1 
  - You're kidding right?  cali   Dec-28-06 04:31 AM   #2 
     - He MUST be kidding. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-28-06 04:37 AM   #3 
     - yea that's true  sweetheart   Dec-28-06 04:39 AM   #4 
     - Fair enough. Please direct me to a recent thread here at DU where I can see an example.  Lasher   Dec-28-06 05:01 AM   #7 
     - good post  cwydro   Dec-28-06 06:54 AM   #17 
     - I agree - but DU Sainthood for Carter is just hate of Israel in most DU threads n/t  papau   Dec-28-06 07:03 AM   #19 
     - "...particularly in light  H2O Man   Dec-28-06 07:05 AM   #20 
        - Let me repeat what  cali   Dec-28-06 07:11 AM   #23 
           - Actually,  H2O Man   Dec-28-06 07:12 AM   #24 
              - Yes, I realize that. So what?  cali   Dec-28-06 07:43 AM   #29 
                 - Your point was clear.  H2O Man   Dec-28-06 07:54 AM   #33 
  - Kind of ignores the era too  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 04:39 AM   #5 
  - One point of dispute: East Timor was invaded. They did not attempt to break away from Indonesia  Selatius   Dec-28-06 04:55 AM   #6 
  - Yes I know  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 05:06 AM   #8 
  - That's the same excuse  fujiyama   Dec-28-06 05:08 AM   #9 
     - Vietnam is the other option  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 05:56 AM   #10 
        - "It's not easy"  fujiyama   Dec-28-06 06:09 AM   #11 
           - Was Iraq's human rights violations our interest?  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 06:33 AM   #14 
              - The far left?  fujiyama   Dec-28-06 06:52 AM   #16 
                 - Then you support overthrowing Saddam?  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 07:15 AM   #25 
                 - Overthrowing Saddam really wasn't necessary  fujiyama   Dec-28-06 07:54 AM   #32 
                    - We sold weapons to Sudan  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 08:18 AM   #40 
                       - We weren't "supporting them with weapons"  fujiyama   Dec-28-06 08:38 AM   #48 
                          - That's just not true at all  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 08:53 AM   #50 
                             - The US was well aware  fujiyama   Dec-28-06 04:53 PM   #53 
                                - The intention and purpose  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 05:46 PM   #54 
                                   - What riots and who did he put in jail for merely opposing him?  Guy Whitey Corngood   Dec-29-06 02:52 AM   #55 
                                   - Yeah I'm sure "intention and purpose"  fujiyama   Dec-29-06 03:18 AM   #56 
                 - That's right.  H2O Man   Dec-28-06 07:26 AM   #26 
                    - Sanctions criticized too  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 07:39 AM   #28 
                       - The "far left" is the rest of the world apparently who ALL voted to end  leesa   Dec-28-06 07:50 AM   #30 
                       - Fascinating.  H2O Man   Dec-28-06 07:51 AM   #31 
                          - What other options?  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 08:04 AM   #35 
                             - Read the books.  H2O Man   Dec-28-06 08:20 AM   #41 
                                - This is about East Timor  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 08:27 AM   #42 
                                   - Then you are  H2O Man   Dec-28-06 08:29 AM   #44 
                                   - No I didn't say that  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 08:33 AM   #46 
                                   - The initial reason  fujiyama   Dec-28-06 08:34 AM   #47 
                                      - That wasn't the purpose  sandnsea   Dec-28-06 08:51 AM   #49 
  - Screw Ford AND Carter, presidents suck.  personman   Dec-28-06 06:11 AM   #12 
  - No problem. Why is it so difficult to hold these men accountable  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-06 06:32 AM   #13 
  - There's a difference  cali   Dec-28-06 06:43 AM   #15 
     - Your simplistic bullshit is another DUer's considered opinion.  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-06 07:01 AM   #18 
        - Indeed , that's how it works  cali   Dec-28-06 07:05 AM   #21 
           - "What color is the sky in your world, Norm?" was my favorite line in all of Cheers.  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-06 07:32 AM   #27 
              - thanks for the chuckle  burythehatchet   Dec-28-06 08:14 AM   #39 
  - Well  fujiyama   Dec-28-06 07:09 AM   #22 
  - I don't think it's just presidents  personman   Dec-28-06 08:03 AM   #34 
  - More Counterpunch rhetoric  Pigwidgeon   Dec-28-06 08:04 AM   #36 
  - But you don't deny that it's true,  rman   Dec-28-06 08:12 AM   #37 
  - How about Common Dreams?  cali   Dec-28-06 08:13 AM   #38 
  - Even a truly saintly President could only pursue his agenda  rman   Dec-28-06 08:27 AM   #43 
  - Carter was not a great president.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-28-06 08:32 AM   #45 
  - What, DUers, criticizing a Republican more harshly than a Democrat? This is HUGH!!1!  Lilith Velkor   Dec-28-06 08:56 AM   #51 
  - Carter didn't pardon Nixon n/t  proud2Blib   Dec-28-06 08:58 AM   #52 

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