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Originally posted by skippytjc
The USA and many other "western" nations are mere infants compared to Islamic and Middle Eastern nations.
The Middle East has been unstable for millennia;
the USA has existed a few centuries and more importantly only been part of foreign politics for a little more than one century.
For anybody to believe that the solution to Middle Eastern “stability” is to expel the USA is mad and outright unintelligent.
The Middle East was unstable for a thousand years before the USA was even a dream, so how can it be the cause?
it is certainly good cinema and propaganda to say so isn’t it?
Originally posted by dbates
Besides what would they do without an outside buyer? It would be like potato farmers trying to sell crops to each other. You have to have an outside buyer to make things work.
Originally posted by skippytjc
And thats the point, Middle Eastern instability and terrorism is not the result of any USA's actions or policies, as they have existed for over a thousand years before the USA came into existance.
This is absolute fact and cannot be refuted, regardless of your geopolitical savy or opinions.
But it sure is a hoot for all you haters to think it is though huh?
the WORLD have to expel US govt
We immediately began hearing about the Iranian revolutionary guard, and how they had formed a militia of Iraqis who had defected to Iran during the Iran-Iraq war. We heard how they were already inside of the country and were helping to loot and burn everything from governmental facilities to museums. The Hakims and Badr made their debut, followed by several other clerics with their personal guard and militias, all seeping in from Iran.
Today they rule the country. Over the duration of three years, and through the use of vicious militias, assassinations and abductions, they’ve managed to install themselves firmly in the Green Zone. We constantly hear our new puppets rant and rave against Syria, against Saudi Arabia, against Turkey, even against the country they have to thank for their rise to power- America… But no one dares to talk about the role Iran is planning in the country.
The last few days we’ve been hearing about Iranian attacks on northern Iraq- parts of Kurdistan that are on the Iranian border. Several sites were bombed and various news sources are reporting Iranian troops by the thousand standing ready at the Iraqi border. Prior to this, there has been talk of Iranian revolutionary guard infiltrating areas like Diyala and even parts of Baghdad.
The big question is- what will the US do about Iran? There are the hints of the possibility of bombings, etc. While I hate the Iranian government, the people don’t deserve the chaos and damage of air strikes and war. I don’t really worry about that though, because if you live in Iraq- you know America’s hands are tied. Just as soon as Washington makes a move against Tehran, American troops inside Iraq will come under attack. It’s that simple- Washington has big guns and planes… But Iran has 150,000 American hostages.
Originally posted by Nygdan
Whats intersting here is that Rafsanjanii is the 'opposition' in iran, no ( Or am I mistaken)?
Originally posted by Jamuhn
Rafsanjani is no more the opposition than democrats are to republicans, or vice versa.
Originally posted by Tasketo
Had we no need for oil and not blindly back Israel there
would be pease in the ME. And peace in the World.