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When asked about the United States knocking off its enemies, author and international relations expert Parag Khanna says he supports assassination under certain circumstances. "Yes we can kill our enemies, and sometimes we should," says Khanna.
In all seriousness, if the American way is correct (i.e murder is good) then everyone in Europe should join forces with extremeists and try to blow up the entire US of A. We all hate America do we not?
If the US where anything approximating a just state, by anything approximating a sane yardstick, this would make sense. The US is not fair - it is a lying bunch of backstabbing corporate thieves and hypocrites. You trained murderers and torturers. I don't trust the US to kill a Khadaffi; next year the US will just as happily massacre some schoolgirls or buddists over political expediency.
Yes the US will declare anyone their enemies and yes they will kill them any way they can.
The problem is if you declare might makes right and sidestep transparency, accountability, the law, then the other side can do whatever it pleases too. That the US is 'extremely powerful' right now doesn't make much of a difference, Wikileaks wasn't that powerful and it had an solid impact too. The arrogant attitude of the US seduces those left desperate in to giving up on morality and embracing nihilism - and before long it's all terrorism.
And you'll deserve all you'll get.
No... frankly I am disgusted and I am ashamed I have a name vaguely resembling the name of this hideous neoconservative *man*. Bah bah bah.