I am not for war, but is it sometimes necessary? Ask Americans why we are at war and you will get different answers.
We provide healthcare for other countries when thousands of Americans can't afford insurance. We put our troops in danger for another country's "freedom". We have alliances that make enemies of other countries. We supply and support Israel. All for what? How exactly does this benefit America?
Should we continue doing what we have been doing or should we just stay over here and mind our own business? I am eager to see how other atheists view this.
Richard Holbrooke was a warmonger par excellence. He didn't have many friends, but one real friend he did find in Thaçi, whose organ trafficking maffia regime in former Serbian province Kosovo is today thanks to Holbrooke an independent, well on their way to become another failed, state. Holbrooke was a disaster for humanity and it is no loss for the world he can't actively do any harm anymore. Now we just have to deal with his disastrous legacy.
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That would be like lampreys deciding to attack sharks! Parallel universe indeed :)
That is at least not flat-out impossible as your previous suggestion, but nearly so as it would accomplish exactly nothing. Unless the US military reaction itself is your goal, as it was and remains the strategy of Al Qaida in a repetition to their slaying of the USSR: to pinprick the beast until it bleeds to death, they need to be able to reach it first.
No, we do not have to and should not attempt to assert our dominance.
History teaches us that all things have an end- U.S. dominance will have an end just as Roman, Turkish, French, British etc. dominance had an end.
It is not entirely true. The empires may have ended, but their acheivements permeates modern society - Roman law, Ottoman (there was never been a Turkish empire) science, French humanist ideals, and British politics.
What will be the legacy of the U.S. is too soon to tell, but I doubt it will follow the course of its predecessors in the Americas which mostly slipped through the sands of time.