Skip to comments.Andrew Young to Newsmax: ‘Wars Don’t Work’
Posted on 03/22/2013 8:51:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Former U.N. Ambassador and Congressman Andrew Young tells Newsmax TV that the United States has got to have better intelligence and better diplomacy because wars dont work.
The only places where we have real troubles are Zimbabwe, Cuba, North Korea, and Iran, says Young, the former Atlanta mayor who retired last year from the GoodWorks International global advisory firm he founded in 1996. Russia and China were far greater threats, but we talked to them, we worked with them, we found nonviolent ways to have regime change through evolution rather than through war. What Iran wants and what North Korea wants is respect, Young, 81, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview.
Theres no military solution. There is a business solutionand the sooner we can provide jobs, not with our money, but the United States has to provide the framework. This is where the creative involvement of the United States comes in, Young tells Newsmax. This is what were good at. This is what we did for Europe. This is what we did for Japan. This is what weve done for much of the worldand we did it without killing anybody. We did it by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, healing the sick, and setting at liberty those who are oppressed.
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The Revolutionary War was ok for my G g g g grandfather
Wars do work.
But there is a trick to it.
You have to fight like you are going to destroy every thing in your path.
When the cost to the enemy reaches a certain point, you win.
And you set an example to others that messing with you has bad results.
Ever since WWII, we have fought like little girls. Not the men on the front lines, but the weenies in DC.
Wars don’t work? In what way?
People die and stuff gets broke, lots of people get rich putting it back together again.
Seems to work just fine.
Might even be effective at stopping fascistic dictators from genocide as well.
Then again, maybe we should have let Hitler have his way.
Europe, Eastern Europe and South American have way to many languages. They could have been unified under one language, one monetary system, etc.
Heck, the world might have even invited Goose stepping and Duck walking as Olympic sports.
Take a gander at that. Oughtta Quack you up.
These crooks set up these “organizations” and get rich. Good Works Advisory Group?
WWII didn’t work. We ended up giving the commies nearly everything we fought Japs and Nazis for. Except for France, Holland, Belgium, etc. In Western Europe. But I don’t figure that to have been worth it.
only one problem ... we didn’t do it.
Isaiah 3:4 really has been fulfilled in that respect.
The jackass claims we’ve only got four troublemakers — Zimbabwe, Cuba, North Korea, and Iran. Zimbabwe? It’s evident that Zimbabwe is only a threat to Zimbabweans, and that literally no one outside southern Africa gives a crap what happens there. Cuba? It’s a sitting duck, if the US had less to do, and real leadership, Castro would have been turned into a smear of protoplasm right after the USSR fell apart.
I have second thoughts. That whole republican experiment failed, as we now know. But even from the get-go the new central gubmint became more oppressive in many aspects than was the British.
Yeah, right. That worked real well with Germany Neville.
In that respect, it was the Cold War that didn’t work. Of course, the Cold War was just a continuation of WWII essentially.
Don’t know how true it is, but the movie “Patton” had the titular general mentally preparing to go to war with the USSR, and even saying that it would have to be the next war that the USA would have to fight after Germany and Japan was beaten.
How do people get this stupid? No really can someone explain it to me? How the hell does a person just ignore the history of the planet, say something this stupid and not be carted of with an ass full of Thorazine and a tight white coat?
Zimbabwe and Cuba aren’t problems for the US. We don’t like seeing their people oppressed, but neither country is really a threat to us.
The problem with the Iranians and the Norks is that their leaders are arguably not rational, which means the whole idea of making peace by giving their people jobs is not really rational, either.
With the Norks in particular I’ve always wondered what the point of negotiations is. You know prior to the start of negotiations that they won’t keep any agreement you reach, so what’s the purpose of expending time and effort to reach one?
I don’t get it.
BTW,Zimbabwe is heaven on earth compared to a number of other African countries.
Zimbabwe’s a close ally with Red China. I’m shocked that Young even mentioned them, what with their anti-white policies. Cuba of course stayed no-touchee because of Red China (again). Seems like a big mistake empowering Red China, doesn’t it?
” - - - because wars dont work.
Well, UNDECLARED wars don’t work out as expected.
Lemme see now, was WW2 the last DECLARED War for the USA?
Goodbye Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo, hello Uncle Joe, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, etc. I say it’s a wash.
Would you like to tell that to the white farmers there?
Yup, libtards are moving towards governments killing their own people instead of foreigners doing it.
You know that. I know that. Everybody with a brain knows that. But the State Department doesn't know that.
How is Zimbabwe a problem for the US?
The people it harms is the few remaining Rhodesians who didn’t see the writing on the wall, and the people who got what they wanted with Mugabe, a third world Marxist dictator.
Defeating Tyrants is an American specialty.
We`re pretty damn good at it, too.
Yep, it makes you wonder, what do the Andrew Youngs of the world think the proper response to Pearl Harbor would have been??? The proper response to Hitler? Etc.
It’s odd that he talks of the business solution to how we rebuilt Europe and Japan, without mentioning World War II. Is this guy for real????
Amen ... America and Americans are slow to anger but once angry I would not want to be on her bad side.
“we found nonviolent ways to have regime change through evolution rather than through war.”
That nonviolent way was superior firepower and the clear willingness to become very very violent with it on short notice.
Truman firing MacArthur for counterattacking against the Chinese was the beginning of the long streak of US military blunders. Bad enough that China became communist due to US diplomatic dithering.
He could have made a point about how wars are a waste of resources that could be spent on productive economic activities, but the guy just seems to be a mush-headed peacenik.
You can’t say the state of affairs set up by how we chose to fight and conclude WWII is the Cold War’s fault. There can’t be a Cold War without the conditions which set off the Cold War. The Cold War cannot be blamed for its own existence. That was determined by the ling string of stupidities leading up to it.
There is no f.ing way I will trust this government to start a real war again after the GWB and Obama disasters.
This country is bankrupt from useless wars and welfare that got us nothing but deaths, maimed and debt (and DEMOCRATS TRUSTED).
Lets do what China is doing, they are growing stronger and stronger. Let France do the next unappreciated liberation.
“US diplomatic dithering”
Some of that, yeah. Also espionage. Our state department heavily infested with Soviet agents, Alger Hiss being one. Then there were the usual Rockefeller/Morgan, CFR, internationalist, and pinko sets which hound foreign policy to this day. Their collective goal was to paint Chiang Kai Shek as corrupt and unrepresentative and Mao as a freedom fighter who built schools and hospitals for poor children.
Something similar happened with Castro in the 50s, whereby they pretended to hold out hope that maybe, possibly, he would lean to the West.
He’d probably come up with some smart ass answer then say “Tojo so!”
Some say Patton was killed deliberately because he was going to report to Congress the atrocities of the Russians whom he claimed were more brutal than the Nazis. (He understood the evil Marxist ideology and knew that most of the Germans had a Christian upbringing and weren’t like the homosexual Brownshirts/Hitler.)
He was outraged by the deals that Washington made with the Russians-—virtually leading to the killing and enslaving of millions which he knew would happen. He was very vocal in his letters that he was going directly to Congress to let the American people know the truth that Washington DC was hiding from them.
We need men like Patton today......but they are being eliminated with the promotion of every type of vice in the military today. Patton would not have stood for the promotion of sodomy in the military or women in combat. All Marxism to the core to destroy the Virtue—needed for great militaries (Machiavelli, Washington).
If it hadn’t been for that little thing called the Civil War, Andrew Young would still be pickin’ cotton in the fields of Georgia.
The Chinese wouldn’t have pulled a hair about Castro’s downfall, and wouldn’t have been able to move fast enough in any case. The OAS would have bitched pissed and moaned, but if they were anything but anti-US in the first place, we might actually pay attention.
I wouldn’t want us to have widened the war into China. I don’t think we should’ve jumped in at all. But what really tans my hide is before Mao poured his masses over the border the war was all but one, and afterwards they wouldn’t perform the simplest of actions to stop them. They wouldn’t bomb the bridge over which the Chinamen were crossing. They would barely even admit we were at war with China, and expended great effort to conceal it. I’ll bet most people have no idea we were once at war with China. Then again, most people probably can’t point to Korea on a map.
Generals should be the fist and Washington the brains. I don’t care much whether MacArthur wad sacked or Patton benched, particularly. Well, I do care that we have the best fighters in command at the right moment. But not if they presume to be politicians in addition to their day jobs. What I want to say, though, is it’s tragic that people like MacArthur and Patton were in many respects more perspicacious and subtler than the men above.
Andrew Young is an overrated, mental midget. I don’t speak German or Japanese.
Somewhere D.C. did go brain-dead. We the People have been doing all we could to bring D.C. back from the dead instead of unplugging the corpse. We the People believe in miracles, or at least some of us do, and there is nothing wrong with that. A toast to a miracle. May D.C. come back from brain-dead to once more be the sensible creature it once was. May We the People also come back to being a sensible creature not expecting too many miracles.
Why would speak German or Japanese? Because you imagine we were fighting off dual invasions? No. How did that get into people’s heads? Because they’re conditioned to believe the only just wars are defensive wars, as is right, and wouldn’t like to think of WWII as it actually was, which was not so defensive.
Japan could’ve landed here, though I don’t think they could’ve taken it. Germany couldn’t invade us in a million years, unless maybe somehow they allied with Mexico, like in the infamous Zimmerman telegram, and shipped a million troops over without us knowing. But no, not even then, because who’d have been fighting Russia? In any case neither wanted to, nor did they try.
Zimbabwe? is Omaba running a war he hasn;t told Congress about. Maybe that's where the 1.6 billion rouns of ammo have gone.
Does this mean that Mr. Young and his family will be reporting back to the cotton fields, because the Civil War didn’t work?
Is this guy really so stupid as to say ‘’Wars don’t work...’’. Just what the hell does he think got his ancestors out of slavery?
Andrew Young was always a wimp. An aide to Dr. King, he was still on the liberal left and never grew up to reality.
Take what he says with two aspirin and call a shrink in the morning.