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Originally posted by paul76
An argument we have here in England is maybe we should focus on our own problems at home instead of gallivanting around the world helping other people, because most of the time it's not appreciated is it?
Originally posted by runetang
I say let Iran get nukes, so they can distribute the nuclear material to the various terrorist factions operating all over the globe.
Then, we can have nuclear terror suicide bombings! Yay! Oh boy sounds like fun! They'd be in America, and Europe, and the mid east, probably asia too!
Oh yeah, you'll probably get a nuke attack before we do in america, lol..
Originally posted by nyk537
The difference is simple. America does not "bully" other countries as you and others have said. We are not in Iraq to bully or police it's people. We are there because there was a ruthless dictator bent on genocide ruling it. We are there because Islamic fascism is spreading like wild fire across the earth. We are there because no one else will stop it from happening. The world has become pacifist and far too liberal. We can not sit idly by and watch terrorist destroy the world. We, as Americans, take it upon ourselves to defend freedom all over the world. Whether or not you can see that is a personal problem. As I said before, your judgment is clouded by hatred.
The other main difference is that while America does have nuclear weapons, it has no desire to use them. While if Iran had nuclear weapons, they would use them in a heartbeat; and not just on America. They would destroy the entire world.
We as Americans will not let that happen while the rest of the world sits back and pretends there isn't a problem.
Originally posted by TrixieLox
However, with US citizens, there's a real sense of patriotism. I think that's cute.
Originally posted by Kr0n0s
reply to post by FaxMachine
To the poster that said Russians could not take down Uk and USA, you are dead wrong. With Russians new MIRW nuclear missiles, they could take down the whole world with a push of a button.
LMAO do you even read the posts that you reply to? or is your reading comprehension just that bad?
What i said was this, if you dont believe me then go back to the post.
I said they could NOT "destroy us" in a conventional war and they cant, not even close..
Come on now, anyone especially you with your infinite knowledge, should know that in a Nuclear War EVERYONE loses.
Wait, one more thing.. Can you tell me how a laser, that travels at the speed of LIGHT, could not intercept a missile thats traveling at just 15 times the speed of sound?
Besides that, you dont think that we dont have scramjet engines on our
missile defense system missiles?
keep em coming though
[edit on 9/19/2007 by Kr0n0s]
Originally posted by ConstantlyWondering
Your country is in Europe? If so, you country would have been over run by Germany if it hadn't been for the USA. I don't say this to be a smart butt. It is just the truth. The ages you mentioned would have stopped in the forties if it wasn't the USA....
Originally posted by nyk537
Originally posted by Copernicus
This "attack possible threats just in case" scenario is going to get us into a world war, because nobody will accept you doing that. Its illegal and oppressive, and you are a threat to world safety with your actions.
Maybe you need to stand outside your country to see that, I dont know.
And if that world war to begin, I guarantee you, you would be singing a different tune about America then. You wouldn't consider it illegal or oppressive of us to come and rescue your country would you?
"Maybe you need to stand outside your country to see that..."