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A brief summary


Last Edited: September 21, 2006, 8:22 am

I don't harbor any illusions that anyone's going to read that entire article about how the American Southwest came to need a fence at the particular location where it's thought to be needed.  Instead, I'll give you a brief quote by a great American to summarize the US foreign policy that got us here.

After the filming of The Comancheros, great  American, John Wayne was asked during an interview whether he had any problem with the fact we'd taken all the land away from the Indians by force of arms, then 'given' tiny pieces of it back to them.

"When Europeans got here," Wayne answered, "the Indians were selfishly hoarding the entire continent."

Europeans took care of that little problem. 

Then Mexico attempted to selfishly hoard the entire (now) southwestern US.  Which rightfully weeed-off the good Amercuns, forcing them to take it away from Mexico by armed force.

Now the former selfish hoarders of the Amercun southwest are breaking US laws by re-entering the country they had to have taken from them because of their selfishness. 

A lot of Amercuns don't like that.  So the US government has to do something to try to convince them they're doing something. 

A fence.

Meaningless gestures have always worked well, thus far.

Meanwhile, the US has discovered Moslem people are selfishly hoarding land that has a lot of petroleum beneath it.  Question is whether to send them somewhere else when we have to punish them for selfishly hoarding that land, or just figure out a justification for killing them all.

Just my rad-lib viewpoint, supported by actual history, rather than patriotic myth.



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Comment by Rip Snorter - September 21, 2006, 9:30 am
I should add, the Soviet Union had a terrible problem with fundamentalist Islamic terrorism during the late 1980s, when Afghanistan attempted to selfishly hoard their country.

Although the terrorists never managed to bomb Leningrad or Moscow, they committed terrible outrages, shooting down USSR helicopters, killing Soviet peace-keeping troops, creating mayhem.

After several years, the USSR decided to let them continue to selfishly hoard the country while they, the USSR, self-destructed.

justxploringComment by justxploring - September 21, 2006, 5:44 pm
Just so you know...I did read the entire article yesterday. I just couldn't think of anything intelligent to say or add. It's a lot of information to digest.
Comment by Rip Snorter - September 21, 2006, 10:18 pm
Thanks for the read, justx.

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