July 16th, 2012
It kinda disturbed me reading about US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 13-day nine nation tour all over the world. It involves making diplomacy in all parts of the world to maintain world peace and stability. What disturbs me is the fact that she’s a US official traveling to spread the word of peace and diplomacy, and work out problems from different countries. She has traveled to Japan to discuss terms with Afghanistan and sort out things with their country. She has also convened Israel and Egypt and has made her say about the crisis in Syria.
Somehow, even if I am a US citizen, aren’t we overstepping our bounds? There are things that some people can sort out for themselves. US is acting like parents of children who have gone mad at each other and are trying to reconcile them. The only difference is that people who run countries are not children, but educated leaders who understand their own terms.
Most conflicts in different countries and areas stem from traditional differences. If the US intervenes, it means influencing them on western thought. Though it might stop the violence, it can also consume their culture and identity. I have nothing against peace talks and maintaining peace, but the US must make discreet of their movements as they are publicized in making attempts to make nations talk to each other.
This is why many people also hate the United States. I don’t hate my country, I love my country. But sometimes, I just think we are too proud of ourselves as defenders of peace and freedom. Share your ideas in the comments section, I’d like to hear from what you want to say about this topic.
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