what makes anybody think that the state will protect us, as distinct from the state's leaders and its apparatus of rule? For more than a century, nearly all of the U.S. government's military activities have been devoted to protecting someone or something other than you and me (or, earlier, our forebears). Spain did not threaten Americans in 1898, and the Filipinos did not threaten them between 1899 and 1902.
Incluso si aceptamos que nos intenta proteger, no lo hace de la mejor manera.
even if we do need the government's protection from foreign attack, can the government deliver the goods? Did it prevent the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor? Did it prevent the terrorist attacks of 9/11?
Los errores cometidos en Pearl Harbour fueron tan garrafales que se los ha pretendido explicar desde una tremenda ineficiencia, o desde teorías conspirativas. Lo único que nos consta es lo primero.
Por otro lado, Agustus R. Norton responde 6 preguntas sobre el conflicto en medio oriente.
Una de ellas:
5. What's the likely fallout for Israel?
Israel has made a profound mistake. It may have bought time in terms of the threat on its northern border but history has shown that its vainglorious attempts to consolidate hegemony over its neighbors usually provoke the emergence of even fiercer adversaries. In the Middle East, it will face an even greater amount of hatred and rejection than it already does.
Álvarito Vargas Llosa opina que el bombardeo es un error.