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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Well, I hate to fuel the fires, but this don't look too good either right about now:
President Bush pulls US forces out of Iceland
... but other considerations had weighed more heavily in making the decision to withdraw forces from Iceland, US forces were "stretched" and required elsewhere.
Originally posted by SourGrapes
Originally posted by Striker8441
Being a former US Marine I have fought for my country, but that does not mean that I like war or cheer war.
I know this is OT, but had to comment on this.
You weren't discharged OTH, were you? With the exception of OTH, "Once a Marine, always a Marine".
(No such thing as an 'ex' Marine)
Originally posted by chaosrain
Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Newcomers:
It's clear that the world is in the process of climbing up Iran's backside about their efforts to develop nuclear technology. What is interesting is that no one cares about NK's efforts in this regard anymore.
Ultimately, none of the NPT signatories will be interested in being the "good guy" vs. the U.S. "bad guy" so the document will become more worthless than the paper on which it was drafted as each signatory drops from the agreement to re-design and re-deploy their new weapons like dominoes.
Iran and the Bomb:
Though it becomes quite evident that a nation with significant crude reserves has little need for nuclear energy save the tangential output of weapons-grade material from the enrichment process,
It makes sense as one sees the inordinate influence on geo-politics that the nuclear nations bring to the table. Wanting the Bomb and having the Bomb are two completely different things,
It has been clear that Europe does not maintain the bloodlust for Middle Eastern oil that the U.S. does and nothing helps to get an ally to see things your way like the creation of a common enemy.
The Oil Bourse:
Originally posted by LoKito
Honestly, I don’t understand why if Money makes the world go around, we don’t analyze most conflicts from an economic perspective.
That was the most attractive about your post.
From Vagabond's twisted imagination
Breaking news here of FNC- Iran, the second largest exporter in OPEC and second most natural-gas rich nation IN THE WORLD is, by all reports, completely without government or infrastructure in the wake of a US nuclear attack. As many of you know, Iran exports 150,000 barrels of oil a day to China, plus contracts for 360,000,000 tons of natural gas over a 25 year period.
Markets have reacted badly and oil prices have soared as China seeks its oil elsewhere, however the President urges for calm.
*cut to soundbyte* "This is difficult, but it's necessary. The terrorists must understand that America will not hesitate to be an economic suicide-bomber in the name keeping everyone else's economy smaller than ours."
In related news, the Chinese ambassador says he's "major ticked off", but "probably just going to whistle a happy tune and let America do whatever it wants." Although we cannot confirm this, some sources do say that the ambassador had his fingers crossed behind his back while saying that. I'm Rill O'Breilly, stay tuned, right here on Faux News