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  •  I live in a Bananna Republic, the USA is not one!! (11+ / 0-)

    Here in 3rd world SE Asia, we do not invade other countries like the USA. Please, do not tar us with USA behavior. Yes, we are corrupt and have enough problems to make a pawn broker cry, but we don't murder Brown People in the name of the War on Drugs or the War on Terrorism. Please don't call yourselves a Bananna Republic, you are insulting us.

    I voted with my feet. Good Bye and Good Luck America!!

    by shann on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 07:56:33 AM PDT

    •  I worked in South Korea as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1+ / 0-)
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      back when it was a rice republic under military dictator Park Chung Hee. Unfortunately South Korea was killing brown people in Vietnam alongside the US in a War on the supposed Domino Effect at that very time.

      We see oppression and even murder of minorities in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, and other South and Southeast Asian countries as we do elsewhere. The War on Drugs and the War on Terrorism are strong in the region as they are almost everywhere else.

      As long as Hun Sen has power in Cambodia with Vietnamese backing you cannot talk of SE Asian nations not invading others.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 10:04:02 AM PDT

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