I find it hard to understand how people in this country expect people in other cultures to change within a few years and act like "us" or "democratic" or "humanitarian" or "whateveradjectiveyouwant to use" when for literally thousands of years their cultures have acted totally completely different. It took an entire generation (25 yrs) for the American Revolution to effect any change and evolve within itself-- and the words there are "within itself".
I feel for the people within other cultures. I really do. But I don't feel we should force change on a people who are not ready for it. They themselves must want and evolve the changes.
Likewise if any entity strikes at us, it behooves us to defend ourselves in any way we see fit. I am very passive and peaceloving,live and let live. I don't agree with your way of life but that is your choice , not mine.
Just don't attack me and don't antagonize me needlessly.