imdead wrote:But yet who comes to our rescue when Katrina hit? People want our loyalty but they dont want to give it back.
Yeah....noone helped you......only these few countries and organisations offered to help or did help:
Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, the European Union, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, International Energy Agency, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Iran, Iraq, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, South Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, NATO, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Organization of American States, Oman, OPEC, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (Republic of China), Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United Nations, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Venezuela and the World Health Organization.
Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internatio … ne_Katrina
to see how they helped.
imdead wrote:Basically someone from Vietnam War told me "The reason everyone hates us is because of the freedom our people have" -- in another sentence he said "we have the freedom of religion and many countries despise that" Hmm. Makes me wonder and think to myself that I am proud to be an American.
If everyone would hate the US because of "the freedom" you have then everyone would hate the rich countries in Europe too. I guess you do not want to argue that US citizens are more free than everyone else in the world.
So back on topic: Why is everyone concerned with America
Well 9/11 and the war in iraq got quite some global attention. The next event on the news related to the USA was the hurricane. Then there is the conflict with Iran which is somehow related to the USA. Many topics in this forum are about those events and will eventually be about the USA.