- Apr 17, 2010
That is a mild explanation of what the US does in relation to aid. It is certainly viewed in Washington as a 'quid pro quo' opportunity, and the conditions that are attached are political.
This naive and childish 'white hat' versus 'black hat' view of the world is ridiculous. There is very little difference between Washington, Moscow and Beijing in that regard.
My point is that viewing Washington as somehow different or assuming they are the natural good guys in any global political situation is a very blinkered view.
Washington is no less totalitarian in its dealings with the rest of the world than Moscow or Beijing.
It's not remotely childish at all. In post #21 you specifically and explicitly called out the US for giving aid with strings attached. You got called out on that and now pontificate that Moscow and Beijing are no different, and rant that it's white hat versus black hat.
The OP and the whole premise of it was anti US, which you bought into. It's not remotely unreasonable for countries to give aid and request that it align with their own human rights/ethical goals.
Assuming the US are the natural good guys is very blinkered indeed, but assuming they are no different to China or Russia is equally blinkered.