Originally posted by COOL HAND
Precisely.which is where they belong. OUR borders are what our military SHOULD be defending, not other peoples borders.
So you think that a good defense is all that we need? We do not need the preposition forces that can quickly respond to threats? You would rather
just let us wait for something to happen, and then try to mobilize our forces here? Have you any idea how long that takes?
Our allies? What ALLIES? Dont make me laugh. Our "allies" want us gone as much as many of us want them out of there. Our allies have thier own
militaries, let them spend thier own money on whatever.
So, places like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, South Korea, Taiwan, etc.. all want us gone? Then why aren't their governments asking us to leave?
Our foreign policy? Isolationism. We got sucked up into two world wars because we were manipulated OUT of isolatyionism by backdoor deals and the
No, we got pulled into the wars when American citizens started getting killed.
Our troops exist to defend American boreders from threats, not keep world peace or protect nonexistant allies. They need to be here patrolling our
borders, and not overseas in other countries that have no love nor loyalty to.
How would you know what the mission of our troops are? Are you one of them?
Our mission (yes I am one of them) is to defend America and her citizens from all threats foregin and domestic. To do that we place our soldiers in
key strategic areas so that they can quickly respond to a crisis before it gets out of hand.
What do you think would happen if we did not have soldiers in South Korea?
What about our treaty commitments? Are you just willing to throw those out?
To answer your question Coolhand, I was a troop for 4 years, all that time stationed overseas. So I know what Im talking about.
Taiwan? Let em figure it out on thier own. Seeing how we lose so many jobs to them anyway, maybe that would be a good "detterant" from US companies
setting up shop there.
Saudi Arabia? The same bastards that finance, fund, and breed the very terrorists that attack us on our own soil? We have already been told to leave
by the SDaudis, thats why our forces are in Kuwait. Kuwait wants us there to protect them from Iraq. But where is the protection of America in all
this mess? So far, all I see are a bunch of soldiers defending other countries from thier own age old tribal wars, nothing securing the defense or
security of the US. And for your information, i spent 6 months in Dhahran, eastern Saudi Arabia. I know what Im talking about.
We have no friggin allies. The japanmese want us gone. Koreas? Dont care.
Our troops being stationed abroad are basically fighting wwars not pertaining to the security of the US. Responding to other hotspots is not
benefitting us in the slightest. If anything, we bury ourselves. if we left, and allowed these assholes to weaken each other by fighting amongst
themselves, then they would pose less a threat. Our troops on our borders would protect it from all the people sneaking in. The sheer numbers of
people we got overseas is wasteful.
Our mission is to protect America from all enemies foreign and domestic. We cant friggin do that in some stinking #hole in the desert thats been
killing each other since the dawn of civilization.
I am not interested in responding to threats around the world that dont pertain to security here. Im interested in troops being in thier own country
defending thier own soil from sneaky illegals, terrorists, and manning long range weapons to make sure the big guys never try anything. other than
that, the rest of the world cant piss off and do its own thing.
And as to the two world wars, I will say this again: manipulation into both, examine the events that got us into them and u will see that there was
alot of shady dealings beforehand.