Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Nonetheless - excellent point.

In effect the US is a third world country, complete with a religious dictatorship, an aggressive military caste and corruption maintained by various criminal families and businesses, pretending to be a developed country.

Small parts are developed - and some parts are very developed indeed.

But most of it isn't.

On that basis there's no point expecting the US to behave like other developed countries, because it's not going to do it - at least not until it allows real democracy and European-style wealth redistribution to happen within its own borders.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue May 22nd, 2007 at 06:00:06 PM EST
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