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Old 05-31-2014, 02:55 AM
 
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What and the US doesn't commit atrocities?
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Old 05-31-2014, 03:49 AM
 
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What course of action do you suggest? And why do you feel this issue should be Americas problem to deal with?
http://www.dawn.com/news/1092902
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:15 AM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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What and the US doesn't commit atrocities?
That's the funny part about this ... we're the largest terrorist on the planet. We have no moral authority to judge any other nation, even though we do so constantly, and usually at the other end of a gun.

I mean, by all accounts we should also be "reckoning with" China, given their abysmal human-rights record. But since China is our de facto sweatshop and owns so much of our debt, nobody in our government ever criticizes anything they do. Funny how that works out.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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in other news, 106,000 women were raped in the United States last year and only 20% of those were actually prosecuted. 15,000 people were violently murdered across cities the United States... countless number of women ended up as victims of domestic violence.

the United States needs to be reckoned with... LOL!

Every country has crime, in a country with thrice as many people as the US crime in India is actually LOW per capita. Posts such as this one are downright laughable!
Agreed. Every country has its problems. We should be sympathetic towards any human's plight no matter where they are in the world, but we have enough of our own issues here in the US on which we should be focusing our political and activist resources.

If the US wants to keep being the leader of the free world and a shining example of liberty and justice, then we need to clean up our own act first. Intervening in other country's civil/human rights issues would just be a bit hypocritical at this point, not to mention downright insulting in its neglect of our own country's victims of crime, poverty, and inequality.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Big "D" is my neck of the woods
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in other news, 106,000 women were raped in the United States last year and only 20% of those were actually prosecuted. 15,000 people were violently murdered across cities the United States... countless number of women ended up as victims of domestic violence.

the United States needs to be reckoned with....
You're correct. If we'd just start shooting these animals, once they're convicted, then I imagine the number of incidences would decline, while the number actually reported would increase.
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