Originally posted by seabag
Last time I checked the government makes decisions on where the military goes, not citizens.
Well, citizens are actually the first step in the chain of command...in a Democracy
Look at the outrage by Aussies about our presence in Australia. Australia was declared a Major non-NATO Ally back in 1989. I trained with Australian
Marines during the 90’s. I spent time in Turkey, Spain, Crete, Israel, Bosnia, Italy, etc. It was a great experience and we all learned a lot about
how each other operate. Their governments fully supported that joint-training and many joint operations.
So we should stop this because some of their citizens don’t like it? Maybe they should take that up with their government?
I'm sure their governments are quite happy to let us foot the bill of security while on their soil.
Thats probably why you don't see any of their bases over here.
They'd go broke paying for them...
...sort of like what were doing?
I firmly believe Ron Paul would end most operations overseas and I think that would be detrimental to our national security. I love the guy but
he scares me in that regard….that’s all I’m saying.
Why are these overseas operations so important? Is it because of the terrain?
I would think defending our own borders would be more important!
What aspect of the training cannot be reduplicated here in the United states?
Why not have them come over here and train? That would be great for our economy!
They would be bringing in jobs with all the building that would have to be done....you know bases, airfields bridges for the tanks... or whatever!
And don't forget the soldiers who would buy things from us, and spend all kinds of money!!!
Oh my, this is a great idea!!! We could get alot of revenue from something like this!!!
Yes! Get them all over here!! Big Huge Bases! More soldiers!!! Busloads!!!
With more of their lovely money!!
As long as they are not pointing their guns at me
everything is great!!!
Wait....there are two problems with this...hold on a minute....
One! This is already being done...only, it's in reverse...were spending all our money over there!!!
And, Two!!! ...well...I won't mention the places where were gun pointing...
edit on 22-11-2011 by Khurzon because: spacing