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Originally posted by pieman
[regarding your original post, the first thing that sprung to mind were the ''alleged'' torture prisons the US has ''allegedly'' set up in all over the eastern bloc countries, i wonder what kind of special training the czechs were receiving.
Originally posted by sy.gunson
I apologise that I was in a hurry and have not read all the threads.
Firstly, training overseas troops is merely a consequence of alliances. In Iraq there was the so called co-alition of the willing and yes Czech troops were in Iraq too.
How can you expect to field troops of other nations side by side with US troops in a combat zone and not have them understand each other's methods, not be able to communicate on the same radios, not be able to assist each other in an emergency ?
Overseas troops in USA are there at the invitation of the US Government as guests for the mutual benefit of both countries.
USA is a member of NATO and so is the Czech republic. Ever heard of Red Flag exercises which have been going on for decades.
Virtually all of Singapore's armed forces train in USA. Singapore has permanent detachments based in USA. US forces are also based in many other countries.
This thread strikes me as quite xenophobic. Americans need to stop believing the world ends at the US border and realise we are all on this planet together.
For that matter my tiny country trains troops from Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and used to train Fijian troops. These ties build bridges of friendship and understanding.
When New Zealand and Australian troops went into Timor as peacekeepers, it was only this bond of friendship which prevented Indonesia from going to war against Australia.
Think again. Welcome foreign troops and use it as an opportunity to learn about their cultures.
Since nobody here bothers to read what I'm saying?
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by sy.gunson
i have to agree with you mate, she seems quite determined that anyone that is not giving her the answer she is LOOKING FOR then they must just be repeating every one else, when in fact every one else is right and she does not want to .. or cannot accept that.
I think someone is fishing for a conspiracy.
You want national policy on training foreign troops?
There is nothing that says it cannot happen, therefore is legal.
Now, if you want a foreign relations policy and a military policy then they would of course welcome joint training operations, builds relations you know.
*sigh* there I go repeating my self..
Why don't you give us YOUR thoughts on the subject, instead of ridiculing OTHERS for replying to YOUR damn thread! I am sure it will be most enlightening.
LISTEN BULLY!! Ithink you need to read my posts more carefully!!!
I NEVER said there was ANYTHING WRONG
I questioned them being here, because I was totally unaware of this sort of thing until all you good folks took the time to enlighten me.
I kept an open mind when YOU presented YOUR post.
But you are becoming relentless in your personal attacks on me.
So What is your point exactly.?
FURTHERMORE, if you don't like my 'damn thread' as you put it, then leave!!!
It may seem as though I'm encouraging side 2 more than side 1. And in a way I am. Because I've noticed that their posts are very short and incomplete of info.
And I wonder if it's because of fear of being shouted down by bullies like you.
That's why I am encouraging their opinions more. I want everybody to have an equal stand here. Not just those that can shout the loudest and the meanest.
Apparently Rockpuck thinks because I am a Christian and carry the 'turn the other cheek' philosophy, that he can just steam roll all over me and I'll just be a cry-baby.
But let me say this
I was Cherokee
before I was a Christian
and I still am
And those elements can rise again!!! :-)
I had a feeling you were only here to pick a fight.
Gloves are off!
Take your best shot! NO! Never mind! This does no one any good.
Let's get back to the topic at hand. Rockpuck, you seem to think that this thread is worthless and needs to go down the tubes.
If my thread has offended anyone, I apologize.
Sorry Rockpuck, but sometimes I have a temper too, and have allowed it to stray me totally off topic.
But if it's being open can help other people learn as I did, THEN is it a BAD thing?
I don't like to think that I have my head totally buried in the sand, so sometimes I need a wake up call.
And although some of you were kind in your explanations to me, and some of you were tough as nails; I AM learning! Jana
PS: Rockpuck, if u wanna fight we could really let our hair down in U2U but it wouldn't be near as much fun would it?
the crap from Darkstar about kicking the Czechs and her own brand of paranoia about foreign troops trying to take her guns away from her.