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I know I say I try not to be political but the recent events in the past 12 hours had forced me to comment on the foreign policies of George W. Bush. Yesterday, after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports to the UN Security Council that not only had Iran not stop the production of nuclear fuel they had increased production. The United States as a result asked the international members to put pressure on Iran to comply with the UN resolution. Either intentional or coincident, according to American authorities, the United States had sent two aircraft carriers along with supporting battle ships, amounting to a force of over 100 thousand members of the US arm forces, to join the US carrier group that is already in the Baltic sea for a, so called, military exercise.

In another story the US government is about to approve a 90 Billion dollars military fund to support the two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Why are the Americans playing the role of world police? Will this world of ours go to "hell" if they do not?

Sometimes I wonder what our society will be like if what is imagined in Star Trek is true. In which the human culture had given up on any forms of monetary denominations. Instead placing values on knowledge, science and arts.

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AuthorVinko
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To be accurate, I am speaking of the United States government imposing their foreign politics on other countries.

Where can I start. I don't want to get too political and start debating US foreign policies. One thing I do want to comment on is the fact that everyone pounded on Google for creating a Google.cn site that is censored, and Yahoo.cn for providing information on Yahoo users whom the Chinese government wanted to locate.

Google is a business and a public company. Being so, must make money and answer to its share holders. Creating Google.cn is Google's way of complying with China's policies so that it can operate in China. Like any companies that wants to do business in the United States must comply with US policies.

I am not trying to say that "censorship" is a good thing. I live in Hong Kong and I enjoy the freedom of speech that still exist here.

Mainland China for that matter is not the same as most western countries. Their standards and sense of what's right or wrong are different from most western countries. People need to realize that we cannot impose our own sense of what's right or wrong onto other cultures or countries.

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AuthorVinko
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