right to left wrote:
Either leave them alone or communicate with them in a language they understand--violence.
Seems to me, you could say the same thing about the U.S. today
Of course. We understand either way and are generally more proficient both ways anyway.
- certainly in regards to the empire that America has built to control international trade!
Indeed. How dare a country look out for its interests the best way it can.
The whole reason for the overthrow of Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, was to get their large oil reserves under the control of western oil companies. And that's why successive U.S. administrations - Democratic and Republican, have no intentions of leaving them alone. If there was a serious attempt to phase out oil development, no one would care how Libya, Egypt or Yemen reacted to a propaganda youtube video. But, oil-dependent nations who want to control and develop these oil reserves must have occupying armies, puppet regimes, and large embassies and other support staff. So, that puts a lot people potentially in harm's way because of the chase for the last of the large oil reserves in the world.
You're right. We won't ever leave them well enough alone because we're unwilling to accept the potential consequences.