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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by deen_ad, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Nobel Peace Prize war puppet. At least it doesn't appear the corny scripted Iran/Mexican cartel story went over well. People are finally getting tired of the obvious lies and bs. We are a dying Empire lashing out. Or as my favorite bumper sticker says "All Empires fail, but not this one, this one will last forever."
     
  3. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm torn on this. Do we sit by as another Rwanda type scenario gets going? There is a part of me that says to the UN that they had better get their crap together because for the next umpteen years its all on them. Then again, the UN seems so pathetically ineffective that if some things aren't checked then wide regional instability could have huge effects on the rest of the world. One thing is for certain: the only country that will step in and attempt to deal with thugs and terrorists in places other than its own shores is the US.
     
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    olydemon Olympia Active Member

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    Well put. The first page of comments and the poll on the MSNBC article sure backs your comment I put in bold.

    Why again must we constantly meddle in other peoples problems when we cant even begin to fix our own? Oh, maybe because of the Gas/Oil/Gold, or whatever it is we expliot from that area...
     
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    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Yes we do sit by, we need to stop being the world policeman. Why would I want my children to die in place of a Rwandan or Ugandan?
     
  6. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I agree and for me it's: Why would I want my grandchildren to die in place like Rwandan or Ugandan? My children are too old to serve now!!
     
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    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Either way the way the USA does need it's foreign policy to change. We go after Libya for human rights abuses and turning the military on their own civilians yet we turn a blind eye to what Syria, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia do to theirs. Either we help everyone or no one. Picking and choosing just makes us look like we're in it for the oil....
     
  8. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Excellent point. Can't figure out why we are having our kids die in A-stan at the moment either.

    Agreed. It seems our inconsistent approach to foreign issues has caused us a lot of grief over the past 60 years.
     
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    judicator McMinnville Active Member

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    Even if we do step in, it's not like it'll make one iota of difference. Wars and uprisings have been occurring in those regions for many years, and nothing is going to change that until the people are willing to help make their country better.
     
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    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Gee........what could possibly go wrong with sending a few advisers into a backwater jungle country?????
     
  11. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Bottom line: The U.S. no longer has the funds to take on the role of "World Policeman" and continuing to ignore this fact will only lead to our own downfall.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    A friend has been there for about 6 months already with the Guard.There are lots of "advisers" over there
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    What else did you think we were in it for?
     
  14. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    We've been sending advisors over to africa since the 90's so it's not that big of a deal really.
     
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