...Sure I wrote that "Iranians didn't deserve freedom" but you ripped this from the sentence where "unless they do it themselves" followed it. Nobody likes being misquoted or quoted out of context.
The French did not start our Revolutionary War, the Americans did. And nobody gives the French the credit for "liberating" the colonies...
Please reread my statement. I was responding to your statement(in context) with the fact that our own revolutionary war was won with the help of other nations. Foreign military help was very important to our ultimate success at some critical moments.
The Iranian people are doing what you suggested. They have not asked for foreign intervention. They have simply been seeking our moral support.
I was objecting to what appeared to me to be a rather condescending attitude towards the Iranian people. Perhaps I was wrong about your intent. I see many Iranian freedom fighters as displaying tremendous courage and felt I needed to respond.
posted on 02/25/2004 8:56:48 PM PST
(Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
I was objecting to what appeared to me to be a rather condescending attitude towards the Iranian people.
That was not my intent at all. And thanks for being decent and reasonable with me.
In some countries like N. Korea the government has too much power for the people to overthrow their government. They need for someone to liberate them as we did with Iraq. Now honesty I don't know enough about the regime in Iran to say this is the case for them.
But when the people have enough power to overthrow their tyrannical government I say they need to do it themselves. And I agree they will need support military wise and I would not deny them that. This is essentially my point: if the people are not willing to shed blood to overthrow their government why should any other country be willing to shed their blood for people who don't want freedom bad enough?
posted on 02/25/2004 11:15:46 PM PST
(I think I think, therefore I am, or maybe not.)
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