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Originally posted by Jay-morris
Originally posted by Flyer
reply to post by VikingHavokk
Thats the most ignorant post Ive ever seen on here and that say a lot.
A perfect example of a brain washed sheep.
I find it quite scary that so many people are brainwashed like this, that they really believe that God is looking down on their country. Its so sad!
Originally posted by fleabit
It would be irresponsible of them to NOT ask, imo.
Who cares about money owed? This is a matter of military, and there is nothing wrong with trying to get an idea of their intentions. Why? Because then we have ground to stand on later, when we can say "So you said you wanted it for reason X, but in reality, you are using it for reality Y and Z."
There is nothing wrong with trying to stay informed on other superpower nations.
The modern United States is an oligarchy by most definitions, with the top 10% holding 75% of private wealth and the top 1% holding 35% of private wealth. The richest 500 Americans hold more wealth than the bottom 150,000,000 Americans combined.
As of 31 December 2010, U.S. Armed Forces were stationed at more than 820 installations in at least 135 countries. Some of the largest contingents are the 85,600 military personnel deployed in Iraq, the 103,700 in Afghanistan, the 52,440 in Germany (see list), the 35,688 in Japan (USFJ), the 28,500 in Republic of Korea (USFK), the 9,660 in Italy, and the 9,015 in the United Kingdom respectively. These numbers change frequently due to the regular recall and deployment of units.
Altogether, 77,917 military personnel are located in Europe, 141 in the former Soviet Union, 47,236 in East Asia and the Pacific, 3,362 in North Africa, the Near East, and South Asia, 1,355 in sub-Saharan Africa and 1,941 in the Western Hemisphere excepting the United States itself.
Originally posted by NeoSpace
Why does America need enough nukes to destroy the planet at least 10 times over.
I have just learned about the Bear Bile Business in China which is a cruel, torturuous practice that must come to an end. When the Chinese are so foolish as to believe that they can behave so cruelly towards animals, what would they do to human beings which in fact that they are known to do already. Therefore, it behooves the USA to demand to know why it is that China wants such carriers since it is a matter of national defense. The world as a whole has the right to question the motives of any nation for its military buildup, and especially a nation known for its overt cruelty and sadistic behaviour.