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The U.S. is sending more missile defense assets to countries around the Persian Gulf to counter what is seen as a growing threat from Iran, Reuters reports on its Web site Sunday. Nations including Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain will be hosting U.S. anti-missile systems, the report said. In addition, the U.S. Navy is deploying several ships with anti-missile capabilities in and around the region
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by TheCoffinman
Setting all ego aside.
The US is still the only global power at the present time. It's flexing it's muscle. Arms deals with Taiwan, missile defense systems in the ME and troop build up in Afghanistan.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
reply to post by DOADOA
Well if it wasn't for the USA Canada and Australia wouldn't worth a crap today. Remember that. I don't really see the point you are trying to make. Canada and Australia are puppets of the international deep state anyways..........countries like the US and UK still control you guys. You guys had better wake up and start taking what the US does more seriously.
Originally posted by minkey53
reply to post by DOADOA
If I won the lottery, I would want to live in the US like a shot, I'd be on the first plane outta the stupid UK!
USA rules and is the best, from an honest upfront Engishman!
You guys have everything you could wish for over there and I want to be a part f it, nothing wrong with wanting the best eh!
WASHINGTON — For the past year, China has adopted an increasingly muscular position toward the United States, berating American officials for the global economic crisis, stage-managing President Obama’s visit to China in November, refusing to back a tougher climate change agreement in Copenhagen and standing fast against American demands for tough new Security Council sanctions against Iran.
Now, the Obama administration has started to push back. In announcing an arms sales package to Taiwan worth $6 billion on Friday, the United States leveled a direct strike at the heart of the most sensitive diplomatic issue between the two countries since America affirmed the “one China” policy in 1972.
The arms package was doubly infuriating to Beijing coming so soon after the Bush administration announced a similar arms package for Taiwan in 2008, and right as tensions were easingsomewhat in Beijing and Taipei’s own relations.
China’s immediate, and outraged, reaction — cancellation of some military exchanges and announcement of punitive sanctions against American companies — demonstrates, China experts said, that Beijing is feeling a little burned, particularly because the Taiwan arms announcement came on the same day that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton publicly berated China for not taking a stronger position on holding Iran accountable for its nuclear program.