The Necessity of the US Military

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  1. Warm Potato

    Warm Potato Active Member

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    Main Points -
    1) We fund and spearhead NATO and the UN
    2) US Military bases serve as a deterrent to war
    3) Japan, Korea, & others do not militarize because of us
    4) We literally are going into debt for the sake of others
    5) The US is the reason for free trade/low prices across the seas And I've got to say, things like AFRICOM, are only the beginning!

     
  2. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Not only are we going into debt for other nations, they PROFIT off of our bases meanwhile the NATO mission ended with the fall of the Soviet Union. Imagine how Europe would feel after all their trash talk about us, if we pulled out of there?

    I hope one day we do.

    Time we focus on ourselves and let Europe sack up and handle their own business. They are an entire continent for christ sake. They don't need us.
     
  3. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Active Member

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    None of this matters any more; Uncle Joe and the DNC have been given the franchise, and the Red Chinese are in charge now, so we no longer need to concern ourselves with such issues. All sales are final.
     
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    US hegemony is a good thing. All other alternatives are way worse.
     
  5. modernpaladin

    modernpaladin Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I doubt even that silver lining will be granted. Americans are pretty good at war. Once inducted into the global govt, we can expect our kids to be sent off to fight anyone else that resists it. Until drones can soldier, anyway.
     
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    Bullseye Well-Known Member

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    Isolationism has never worked. EVER. Not every major nation follows a Kumbaya international policy, or even pipsqueaks like North Korea.
     
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  7. Farnsworth

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    People who think we should sit here and wait for whomever to invade our borders first before doing anything are seriously ignorant. A Base overseas is far cheaper than letting an enemy tear up our infrastructure and run amuck in our cities, even if the base itself gets wiped out without firing a shot; they have to get rid of those bases first, which gives us time to react. they are also great deterrents in place. We're only hours away from any terrorist enclave anywhere in the world if we need to send a box of chocolates to some group or other.
     
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  8. Farnsworth

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    If only we learned to finish them a lot faster and not worry about the 'nation building' fantasy when dealing with savages. I still can't imagine what Bush I was thinking when he let Saddam survive for so long despite daily violations of the cease fire agreements, or why Bush II thought he needed to listen to Uncle Dickhead when he got in office.
     
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    Simple. Many were afraid what might come after if Saddam Hussein was removed.
     
  10. Farnsworth

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    Well now we know, and we know we don't need to care any more.
     

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