I'm On Fire wrote:jpete wrote:So you don't consider the US embargo of Japan an attack?
What do we call it when OPEC limits the supply of oil?
So, you think that the US should've funded Japan's war on China? And that's ok?
No, I do not consider an embargo on oil an attack. By your logic the trade embargo the US holds against Cuba is an attack. Cuba then has every right to imprison US people and point and fire missiles at Florida.
Not selling them oil, and preventing them from getting oil anywhere in the world are two different things. We had every right to not provide Japan with support. But it's another level when we organize the rest of the world to do it.
The US is doing that with Cuba now. Not that I necessarily agree with the government preventing me from traveling or buy products from a particular place, at least we aren't preventing other countries from doing it.
That's the difference.
And the basic question is, what would WE call it if it were done to us? If the Arabs collude with South America, and put pressure on Canada to stop selling oil to the US, would we consider it an attack?
If the answer is "yes", then how can we be surprised when some other country reaches the same conclusion?