Pants-of-dog wrote:So you would support a foreign power when they come in and try to rule your country?
That seems odd. Do you also want to have the UK run by immigrants?
It depends on the nature of that power and how well they rule. Good governance matters to me more than your republican parochial bigotry.
I'm English and from a certain parochial point of view we haven't had an English ruler since Queen Elizabeth I and really her family were the last in a long line of French speaking Danes, that history knows as the Normans. After her we had four Scots. After them we had a Dutchman and everyone after that was German... I am fine with that.
Pants-of-dog wrote:Are you unaware that the CIA supported the Mujaheddin and other Islamists during the Cold War?
Why would it be good for the Afghani people to be run by Islamists?
Yes of course I am aware, and it was a good play. Afghanistan is muslim majority country, to argue against intervention, as you are, is to argue they should indeed be run by Islamists. I would be happy with intervening in Afghanistan to get rid of them. Yes the USSR was doing that but the USSR was a bigger problem than Islamists in Afghanistan. Supporting the Islamists in this case was helpful in combating a bigger problem.
Do you enjoy having the wealth of your country taken abroad by foreign oppressors!
Maduro is destroying the national wealth quite well on his own. It is definitely possible that "foreign oppressors" in general can do that sort of thing, the Spanish looted all the gold out of South America for example. The US's record is not terrible in that regard, just look at some of the countries that the US successfully "oppressed": South Korea, West Germany, Japan...
Pants-of-dog wrote:The right wing dictatorship that ran my country was imposed by a foreign power. The US, actually. The same country that wants to do the same thing in Venezuela.
You do realise that you are arguing for another such dictatorship?
The US helped out Pinochet and his lot sure, and was the result so very bad for Chile? My question, which you avoided, however is would you have supported a foreign intervention by the USSR or Cuba or someone else to overthrow Pinochet?
See you are trying to make a narrative up that is self contradictory. Why not play straight just like me and admit that you support interventions which suit your agenda and oppose those that don't. In that one respect you are just like me and everyone else.