Comments on: Human rights and the US as global judge http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:18:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BajaArizona http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/#comment-1384 Fri, 13 May 2011 18:10:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=196#comment-1384 The United States spends more on its military than the entire world combined. Before WW1, we had a token military. Then Europe, that stable place of harmony, peace, and wisdom that it is, plunged the world into war. After the war, the US got rid of it’s military almost entirely and went home. Twenty years later Germany, Russia (USSR), and Japan decide to start killing millions of people….again. After WW2, Stalin kills MILLIONS more and threatens all of Western Europe, after devouring the East. Without the US all of Germany, France, and Britain would have become a part of the USSR, in addition to the Middle East.

That’s how we became the world’s cop. It’s a lousy job and Americans hate it. We have all seen the consequences for humanity if we quit. And we get as much credit as a beat cop in a gang neighborhood, but the moment someone needs us, we are told that if we don’t go in we’ll be responsible for the carnage.

When was the last time Europe effectively used military power? The US had to put out the Bosnia fire in Europe’s back yard. 400 Swiss “peace-keepers” watched as Sbrenica happened right in front of them. I guess that’s how you acquire a feeling of moral superiority. You’d better pray that America doesn’t decide to let you fend for yourselves. Because you CAN’T.

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By: Nen http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/#comment-1351 Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:19:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=196#comment-1351 It is not the role of the State Department to report on the United States.

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By: Av8ts http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/#comment-1350 Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:52:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=196#comment-1350 I agree with iflydaplanes (i fix em’). DWC was right on. Teddy R. was one the greatest leaders of Men. Colonel Roosevelt’s words will live in infamy! I ve reminded Bernd a few times about history and what will be. Bernd maybe change gears a bit, lets hear how terrible….ummm…Maybe Britian is? or hmmm…how about China? Or ummmm….what about Russia? Oh…never mind…stick with the U.S.A. Any thing less than that would be, just that, less than….
I gotta get a gig like that….lol:)

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By: iflydaplanes http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/#comment-1349 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:08:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=196#comment-1349 @dwc, yours was the best comment here!

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By: Av8ts http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/#comment-1348 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:31:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=196#comment-1348 Bernd,

Well said. A very good story. If more Americans were as keen as you are, concerning our Country’s Human Rights, we probably could become a better country. In the mean time our National Interests, come first.

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By: PapaDisco http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/#comment-1347 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 07:05:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=196#comment-1347 What an intellectually simplistic ‘analysis.’ Talk about phoning it in . . .

By excluding the U.S., the State Department isn’t saying the U.S. is perfect, just that the State Department isn’t delegated the authority to provide diplomatic services, analysis or anything else to the United States itself. To assume otherwise for Bernd’s rhetorical convenience is just silly.

And to imply some bizarre Chinese moral relativism to human rights is itself intellectually dishonest. We’re looking at the most basic thresholds here, not some nuanced distinction.

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By: beancube2101 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/#comment-1346 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 06:50:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=196#comment-1346 US human rights is not bad, especially about Bradley Manning that his superiors; instead of praising him, they take him down for the inherited dirty war. Human rights in reality are just lies and cover-ups for activists as pay jobs. Drone bombs are perfect weapons enhancing civilian rights in war zones. Zionist’s cluster bombs in Gaza prolongs the enjoyments of oppressing neighbors. We should write really write more about human rights. We cannot help it because it is a pay job to feed the family every often. Govt budget cuts are good so more people will become vulnerable and willing to lie like GOP Tea parties. We need this kind of human rights for all people of this world. Don’t blame us.

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By: Foztah http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/#comment-1345 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 08:47:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=196#comment-1345 But there’s no ‘I’ in Team America….oh wait,(checks spelling and thanks a teacher) yes, there, is!

It’s a crazy thought, but maybe this is an example of why there is such general hatred of

“USA – World Police”

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By: dzoo35 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/#comment-1344 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 01:17:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=196#comment-1344 Hey Debusman, I hear they’ve stopped beating foreign reporters in Beijing. Why don’t you go for a walk about in Tiananmen and conclude it never happened for us.

That’s what they’ll tell you when you get there anyway. Why doubt it?

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By: mheld45 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/15/human-rights-and-the-us-as-global-judge/#comment-1343 Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:01:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=196#comment-1343 Mr Debusman on a slow news day: “Hmmm, how can I criticize the United States today?… Oh, here we go, the State Dept publishes a detailed report every year with the apparent intention of improving human rights around the world! We can’t have THAT! Awesome! The report contains every country in the world except the US. I can really stir up my frustrated anti-American readership with this one.” What rubbish.

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