I’m from Austria (Europe, no kangaroos), liberal (at least, i guess in usa i would be called communist right away), strongly anti-conservative and mainly interested in worldwide politics. I’d like to discuss the views of the right wing about the world. How do conservatives explain the hatred f.e. of the muslim world against the west, if not through all the wars that happened on account of the usa and their european allies.
Why is everyone so shaken about actions like what happened in Paris (which is no doubt a tragedy), but if 150 muslims are killed in syria or iraq through western bomb not a single person cares. Why does the west negate its own supercruel history in that region (from french beheadings in Algeria - yes, its not only IS who does that - to holy wars from earlier ages) and is surprised, that noone really likes us there ?
Well that should be enough for the introduction. Tho i can’t vote, the most important topic of the coming election for me is (no big surprise) foreign policy. If i follow the TV discussions, almost all republican candidates want to start another war against terror, so I am really afraid that we will have an even bigger mess as we got after George Bush left office. Or do they have a plan apart from bombing everything to the ground and leaving a mess behind ? If yes I’d really like to hear about it!