1. So which is it? Do you want intervention or not? Do you really trust someone who "caused" the problem to "fix" it? The US did not intervene in the Rwanda genocide and people complained. What do you want? If you want the US to lead, are you willing to follow? And what major nation does not "intervene" somewhere? Russia, China?
2. Since when do people blindly accept what a news organization calls itself? It's up to you the consumer of news to make that determination. And if you don't like what said news organization is doing, there are plenty of alternatives in this day and age. You can make use of them, you can complain or both. But ultimately it's on you.
You've shared a worthy post so I'm using part of my lunch break to try to offer a worthy reply(in reverse order).
2. We agree almost 100% on this point but--YES--there are definitely people who are mesmerized by a slick-sounding speaker, and you've surely met lots of them. We live in a world where lots of folks lack the emotional maturity, attention span or self-discipline to read anything longer than a Facebook post to investigate the truth.....as we've seen in ABUNDANCE here at TF
.. However, that's primarily the fault of the individual and not the media(though crappy, absentee parenting can play a part), and you are correct that we have plenty of alternatives.
1.There is no one-size-fits-all answer to your question: justifiable involvement in WW2 doesn't automatically = justifiable involvement in Vietnam.Tbh, I don't expect ANYthing positive from your gov't, China's, Russia's or my own. There are VERY few MLKs, Abraham Lincolns,JFKs, Benito Juarezes or Luis Colosios in this world who genuinely worry about the welfare of commonfolk(certainly no one in either of our gov'ts. right NOW), and they are invariably assassinated by the true powerbrokers. When the US gov't. intervenes, it's NOT because of heartfelt concern for victims but rather their own selfish agenda. That's why they can supposedly be so focused on democracy in Libya and Syria while turning a blind eye to their buddies in Saudi Arabia. It would be naive to expect ANY sort of prosecution for the al-Qaeda sex slave traders. The BEST case scenario, IMO, is if enough foreigners--and even some American citizens--start talking about the Saudi aggression in Yemen to the point where it becomes scandalous...and then someone in your diplomatic corps will (politely, of course) suggest to the Saudis that they need to tell their al-Qaeda pals to back off on the sex slave ring for a while until the public outcry blows over. It's not an ideal scenario but, for the victims' sake, it's FAR better than nothing.In this case, the masses could make a difference, just as resistance to the Vietnam War expedited its end
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