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Originally posted by michael1983l
The US war is only just about to begin, throughout history no superpower has given up its status without a fight and America is on the cusp of losing that status. I will give it 5 years before the US is at war with China
Originally posted by murch
I have to admit surprise that so many attribute power to a US president.
Originally posted by murch
I have to admit surprise that so many attribute power to a US president. The US is quite clearly governed by other factions i.e. military industrial, corps and religious groups. Each of these has more direct control than the president so even if you did go into the job with good intentions I doubt you would be allowed to implement them. Rather than worry about who you are voting for maybe the worry should be WHAT you are voting for.
Originally posted by CasiusIgnoranze
reply to post by freedom12
Unfortunately its never going to happen as it would go against TPTB plans since they've probably determined in advance who's gonna be president next year...edit on 16-8-2011 by CasiusIgnoranze because: .edit on 16-8-2011 by CasiusIgnoranze because: .
Originally posted by freedom12
No other candidate would bring the all the troops home BUT Dr Ron Paul. Obama has expanded the world conflict, all while winning a Nobel Peace Prize. Amazing! Romney won't. Rick Perry and M Bachman won't. Hermain Cain? LOL. Sarah Palin? You becha, she won't.
Here's some things you Ron Paulites need to understand:
1) 90% of "overseas bases" are really little more than a handful of US Marines on embassy guard duties. The Italian Embassy in Washington DC has an Italian Carabinieri paramilitary police detachment stationed there. I also know that the British Army's Royal Military Police, the French Gendarmerie Nationale, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police also have overseas embassy guard detachments so it's hardly unique to the United States.
2) Many of these "overseas bases" are US Army Special Forces training teams who were INVITED by the host nation. These are small groups of a dozen guys each ... as good as they are a dozen Green Berets can't take over a whole country. They are there to train with the host nation's military, share special forces secrets (ex. tactical methods), and in some cases to advise them on counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, etc.
3) The only countries with NON-COMBAT US military deployments of over 1,000 personnel are: the UK (including Diego Garcia, Bermuda, Gibraltar, and St. Helena & Ascension Island), Germany, Japan, and South Korea. It's really not that unusual, the German Air Force does alot of training here in the United States (hollomon AFB in New Mexico), the British Army conducts armored warfare training in Canada, arctic warfare training in Norway, and jungle warfare training in Belize.