Politics US Provides Military Aid To More Than 70 Percent Of World’s Dictatorships

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    dester23 DonChapagneson

    Feb 4, 2018
    About three-quarters of the world’s dictatorships currently receive military assistance from the United States. This is a strange record for a nation that consistently justifies its sweeping foreign interventions as aimed at “promoting democracy” and “thwarting evil dictatorships.”

    In the Cold War it was “He may be a son of a b----, but he’s our son of a b----.” Current analysis shows the U.S. militarily assisting dictators the world over, calling it “promoting democracy,” and disingenuously wondering why it’s all going so badly.


    For much of its history, the United States government has explained or defended its intervention in the affairs of other nations by framing such behavior as necessary to “promote democracy” abroad and to thwart the advance of “evil dictators.” While the use of those phrases has hardly dwindled over the years, establishment figures have been forced to admit in recent years that the U.S.’ democracy promotion efforts haven’t gone quite as planned.

    For instance, last year, Foreign Policy published an article headlined “Why is America So Bad at Promoting Democracy in Other Countries?” There, Harvard professor Stephen M. Walt noted that most of the U.S.’ democracy promotion efforts abroad end in failure, with nearly a quarter of the world’s democracies having been degraded in the past 30 years. Though Walt blames the U.S.’ muddled history of military interventions for failing to spread democracy, a new analysis suggests that the reason for this troubling trend is not that democracy wasn’t promoted the “right” way, but rather that democracy was never meant to be promoted at all.



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    Alchemist34 DO MY HEAD

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    Dictators > fanatics
     
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    US is cancer tbh
     
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    yes, bombing the middle east into glass definitely promotes democracy and a healthy country
     
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    Funding war...no place like home
     
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    A nation built on a nation. A nation built on slave labor. A nation that prospered, not in spite of, but as a direct result of an apocalyptic war that left Europe in ruins.

    We're pretty terrible. Glad you got the memo.
     
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    70% seems low.
     
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