Just because negotiation with tyrannical leaders (since individuals are not tyrannical like the State it must mean that these 'leaders are not representative) is difficult it does not follow that war is the only alternative. Negotiation may take time but democratically-elected leaders have only a short time (ex. 4 years or less) to loot, which means democratic nations have a tendency to be warlike. The fatal flaw of the imperialism of the U.S. is the 'spread of democracy' which translates into forcably changing the course of nations, installing 'leaders' who only have a short time to loot.
Now I suppose there are even more 'ifs' (if only we could) since it is clear that the so-called 'leaders' of the nations demanding change are obviously on a short time horizon. Would the murdering of thousands, if not millions of innocent people and the destruction of cultural treasures through warfare still be an option for these politically-motivated tyrannts of democratic nations if the people would demand that preemptive warfare stop as a foreign policy? If the people demand an end and yet it still continues then it is even more obvious that democracy is the god that failed.
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