Now I must take the other side of the argument for a moment.
Pakistan has not exactly been a friend of the US or of the world. Ever.
Pakistan has been pretty much focused on building nukes to use on India. That’s what they use their resources to do. So it’s no huge surprise that they don’t have a lot of resources for their current crisis. It’s also no surprise that world response to the crisis has been a tad…. understated.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t help people in crisis just because they’re war-mongering, isolationist heathens. I’m just saying it shouldn’t be a huge surprise to anyone.
The US did not exactly see a huge world response to Katrina, either. It’s not for exactly the same reasons, as clearly we’re not isolationists here. However, I have a feeling that the world’s low opinion of our middle east involvement slowed some of the checkbooks from being taken out.
In a perfect world, a country like Pakistan or Libya would be left to their own devices. Not because we’re heartless, but because they HATE our GUTS. Why do we insist on “helping” people that hate us? Speaking of do-gooders. Good idea… let’s give them a bunch of help and money so they can rebuild and then start making nukes to use on their neighbors and on us.
What’s with us helping Saudi Arabia? Speaking of people that hate our infidel guts… Our infidel soldiers are walking around their holy cities. The only reason they haven’t killed us directly (I say that because they use their Saudi terrorists to knock down our buildings) is that we pay the light bill for them.
I’m tired of us using our hard earned resources to help people that hate us. It’s ridiculous, and it’s going to end up backfiring. Just wait until China gets a good excuse to nuke us.
That’ll change our foreign policy.