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18 February 2015 @ 02:27 pm
We didn’t do it all by ourselves, but…  
The United States meddled in Indochina. After great loss of life and resources, we admitted defeat. In our wake came the Khmer Rouge, attempting to wipe out everyone with the privilege of literacy. The United States meddled in Iraq. Same kind of losses, and ISIS.
Young Geoffreyed_rex on February 19th, 2015 04:42 am (UTC)
Speaking of "meddling", a quibble
I'm not usually one to leap atop semantics with the intent to throttle, but the term, meddled seems too coy by thrice half.

The "meddling" in Indochina left two or three million people dead and many more than that wounded; the "meddling" in Iraq left another half-million to a million dead and a similar number wounded or homeless.

In neither case was the cause due to meddling, but rather, due to illegal and immoral invasions without any legitimate defensive justification whatsoever.

I take your point about the results, but please don't minimize the ultimate cause.

[ETA: I'm also not normally given to double-posting. Not sure what happened, but have deleted the duplicate.]

Edited at 2015-02-19 04:45 am (UTC)
El Coyote Gordo: eschersupergee on February 19th, 2015 10:05 am (UTC)
Re: Speaking of "meddling", a quibble
I tend to like understatement, but I wouldn't argue with your term.
matrixmannmatrixmann on February 19th, 2015 04:06 pm (UTC)
United States meddled in a lot of places. And never anything else came out than dead people, broken states, destroyed landscapes, exploited resources and people more split into mega-rich and poor than before. ("Breaking states and spreading democracy since 1983 - lovingly yours, National Endowment for Democracy". - And this didn't even start only then.)