US is double standard.
January 3, 2007 11:13am CST
The double standard applied by west and mainly by usa never cease to astonish. It is usa which had supported Bin Laden during the proxy war against soviet union. Whn he make them unhappy he became the face of terrorism for world. Hasn’t he was doing the same thing before, but at that time it was not US civilians but of other origins. So is the case with Saddam hussain. Saddam was tyrant beyong dispute, but what is convieniently forgotten is that most of his crimes were commited when he was a staunch ally of those now occupying the country. Indonasia’s Suharto who presided over a mountain of corpses,was protected by Washington. He never annoyed the US as much as Saddam. And the former Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Maria Aznar? He is currently employed as a lecturer at Georgetown university in Washington,where the language of instruction is ofcourse English- of which he hardly speaks a word. If Saddam can be hanged , so can Egypt’s president hosni mubarak,the Hashemite in Amman and the Saudi royals – as long as those who topple them are happy to play ball with the US. Now that the 148 shias of Dujail have got justice with the support of US, can we expect the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the bombing of Afghanistan and other US targets to get justice?
4 Jan 07
To say that US is double standard is wrecking your very logic. Every issue has its own solution. Even for a dialogue you do not go with a set of questions and answers and just fire the volley to have the other return the ready-made replies. You put forward your question or suggestion and the opponent considers the point, deliberates and then delivers his/their view(2). But for a final solution, be it a President or Prime Minister, they all will have to discuss the matter in parliament or at a forum and form their own opinion to be placed infront of the other. As such, it is not possible to assess the future decisions or moves of the other. Laden might have appeared trustworthy then but after he achieved his end, he may have turned his back "like to an empty as (this term is shakespeare's writing but myLot.com objects to its use) to shake his ears and graze in commons". No intelligent being can act without any blemish or guilt. And it is not possible to make out an opinion without sleeping over it. If you feel that US has acted with double standard, then why did they not use their might and power to quench their thirst by plundering or annexing these small countries? You have no logic in a vexed issue like international standards.
3 Jan 07
hi,its not only in the case of US..its happened and happening in somany countries..the main cause for developing terrorism is the support given by some governments and some political parties for their political mileage and their countries interests.the same case in pakistan and india...the same case in srilanka..