I don't have a problem with spending resources on going after someone who stiffed me.You think we intervened in the Mexican Revolution just for the hell of it, or were we protecting our investments?
We also shut them off Cuba-style for the decade after that (1938). You know, when we really could have used cheap(er) oil during that slight unpleasant situation.
You don't attack another state's embassy. That is the foundation of international law. Embassy serves as a mouthpiece for negotiations, i.e. prevention of violence. Attacking it is the most hostile action a nation can do, aside from maybe nuking the enemy's capitalWe overthrew their democratically-elected head of government and installed a murderous dictator in his stead. I'd say that would be the worst violation of international law imaginable. I'll cut them a break on that one.
Don't give me this shit about us meddling in their affairs. States have been meddling with the affairs of other states for as long as they existed. US had a communist party on its soil that was openly supported by USSR during cold war. Also this "democratically elected" schpiel doesn't impress me. There were a lot of blood thirsty tyrants throughout the history that had a strong populist support.
You are referring to Iran/Iraq war where we supplied Saddam Hussein? I'm not a fan of Saddam Hussein, but I think he was a lot less of a threat than Iran. It was a matter of supporting the lesser evil. I understand the reasoning behind it, whether it was most optimal option available is another discussion.Not to mention the US and UK telling the rest of the world to ostracize Iran, then starting a proxy war which came around to bite our ass.
Anyway, Iran isn't exactly a victim. They are supporting plenty of terrorists outside their borders. Like I said in a previous post, Iran is ostrasized for more reasons than just US and UK telling people to do so. The only countries that are giddy about dealing with Iran are other pariahs like North Korea and Chavez. Russia and China deal with Iran but don't trust it further than they can throw it.