Originally posted by American Mad Man
And thats what I am saying. NO! I am sick of the US paying for everything. The US already pays for 35% of the entire UN. And now the US should pay
another 30 billion dollars? No!
The world needs something to keep to the peace, the US and the UK cant
do this alone, you and I both know this. We just dont have enough boots
on the ground to do this, with the help of other nations then world peace can be assured.
So now NATO takes on the responsability? Hmmm, sounds like more burden on the US, UK, Poland, etc. Why should WE take on all of this crap? NATO is
fine as it is. If the UN needs help, just ask NATO instead of sucking up billions of extra dollars.
No, it would take the idea of NATO and put it to use in the UN, why would we only use NATO?
That would be the largest misuse of forces EVER!
It won't work like that. If you want the UN to have their own military they need to stream line everything. 1 main rifle. 1 main pistol. 1 main
fighter. 1 min bomber. 1 main tank. 1 main APC. 1 main transport. Etc Etc Etc.
NATO dont use the same rifle or the same tank, they use the same calibre wich most countries use the same anyhow.
Its not that easy. You need bases in the middle east. What country is going to allow an international military base in their country that will most
likely consist of mainly christians? What about in sout America where the economic boom will be fought over? How do you award one country the base and
not the other?
It wont be mainly christians though, the forces would rotate.
The bases would be chosen effectively and if needs be ask the country in questiont to put its own forces under UN command.
Exactly my point! There are already a million things that are screwed up! Why make another multi billion dollar one? The UN has PROVEN through SCANDAL
and IRRESPONSABILITY to be unworthy of trust. Again, if they need a military force, call NATO - it's already there and won't cost any more money.
The UN is made of countries, WE are to blame.
NATO is a western force, they CANT keep world peace.
I am not sure what you are trying to say here. If you are saying the US doesn't pay that much, I will have you know that we pay 30% of the TOTAL UN
buget. Why in the flying # should we have to pay for 1/3 of an organization that lives to tell us how wrong we are? I would like the US to leae the UN
all together. It would disolve in a week because no one else would put up the money.
Mabye because you send less troops on peacekeeping missions than the UK wich I might add is understrenght as it is. The US is one of the richest in
the world, ofcourse its going to pay more/ Also he UN is NOT out tot tell the US it is wrong, THAT is sterotypeing.
Not really. The US produces the vast majority of the worlds best military gear. Our planes are clearly the best. Our MBT is the best. We will have the
best rifle as soon as the XM-8 comes out. Best helo's. Best ships. Best subs. Best missles. Best bombs. Best artillery.
The US imports everything, the M-16/ M4 is inferior to the G-33 in all respects.
The US uses the MP5 largely wich would you believe it or not is a german gun.
The US use many european guns and believe it or not the "best helos" are debatetable.
The US is ahead in many areas but not in every area.
You should know that.
And since as you said "the rich countries should pay the most", should all of those US dollars then go to buy Rusian equipment? HELL NO! Every cent
of our money should go towards buying US equipment, just like the Russians would want their money buying their stuff.
The US dollars would be added to main fund, also the russians would give thier ammount wich would also might I add go to buying US equipment as well
as UK, french, or anyother member states equpment.
Ever hear of co-operation?
This is exactly how scandals happen. Who ever is in charge of deciding where the oney gets spent gets bribed.
So now the entire US, UK, russian, french, german, italain and basically the entire worlds accountants are now accepting bribes?
In short, if the rest of the world wants to do it, go ahead. I don't want 1 cent of US tax payers money spent on this. We don't need an
international military. If we have a problem, we can take care of it ourselves with our own military. It would cost less for us just to show up with
our own military.
[edit on 13-2-2005 by American Mad Man]
So you dont want world peace?
You care more about yourself than your allies and helping keeping world peace?
With respect, pull your head out of your rear end and think realisticly here.