Well obviously that's dumb. It could tip over.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:52 PM
I hope this starts spreading to the other occupied countries. Libertarians are ahead of the curve.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:55 PM
libertarians? ahead of the curve? this has been a liberal position since they marched for it in the 60s.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:59 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 04:40 PM
Edited by Davidson Deac II, 26 April 2010 - 04:48 PM.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 05:01 PM
I have never understood why countries around the world let us keep 10s of thousands of troops on their land. I get the benefit to the US as world police
Japan is an obvious one to say get the heck out. They have a sturdy army.
Cuba is a funny one. Basically we sent them a rent check a few decades ago and they refused to cash it. So we just stayed and they ignore us. Funny for a country that declared us evil and we have embargoed for 40 years
We have tons in Germany and Italy. I would have thought Germany would say..."so WWII was a long time ago..."
Or do they think we are a good deterrent against Russia?
29,000 troops in NK makes sense I guess
I'm not complaining, just is interesting
Posted 26 April 2010 - 05:12 PM
by marched i mean smoked pot.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:47 PM
There are 0 American troops in NK.
The US has sent Cuba a rent check every month since the Spanish American War. Castro has never cashed a single one. But it is still sent every month.
The reason we're in Europe is because of NATO. When I was stationed in Germany, I worked with Germans, Brits, Estonians, Belgians, Frenchies, Canadians and the Dutch. When stationed int he US, well, I saw a Canadian General once.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:55 PM
From the French and Indian War to World War II there were 6 Major wars that were fought across the Globe, usually with each one more deadly than the last. All but one of them started in Europe and Spread to the US. There hasn't been a major globe encompassing war since 1945. The global presence of a Superpower, along with Nukes, is the thing that has kept the world at peace since 1945. All the small wars the US has been involved since don't add up to a month's worth of casualties from the worst months of World War II or World War I.
This is why the US maintains a global presence. Not to defend Germany or Japan, but to keep the peace.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:31 PM
I buy this.
The philosophy of world police is good and bad.
But that is a good thing
Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:52 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:54 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:58 PM
The Marines in Okinawa are out of fuging control.
They have already started building on to the bases in Guam to move them. I am so glad that I am not stationed there any longer.