posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:17 AM
I dunno. I'm torn here. I'm an "isolationist", but not of the Ron Paul variety. I don't think isolation needs to automatically lead to weakness
through disarmament. I think we should dial back on combat troops overseas, and line our borders with them rather than getting rid of them. I'm not
for closing all the overseas bases - if push comes to shove and some little terrier of a country decides to jump the Big Dog, those overseas bases
become important as FOB's and staging areas, and without them we're hamstrung.
I think we should cut back drastically on foreign aid. We're spreading way too much money and industrial capacity to people that want nothing more
than to see us dead, and I just can't find the logic in that.
I couldn't care less if the rest of the worlds eats itself, and then picks it's teeth with it's own bones.
We probably need to cut back on foreign bases, and keep the essential ones in friendly nations. I'm all for cutting Korea loose, for example. I
recall the protests in Seoul wanting the US out. I think we ought to go, and let them deal with the aftermath as they reconsider the wisdom of those
I'd keep relations with Britain, but wouldn't be bothered in the least if the rest of Europe melted to a puddle and sank to the bottom of the sea.
Africa is a lost cause. I don't know anyone who has lost anything there other than blood and tears, and I don't know ANYONE who would go back there
The Middle East? let it turn itself into glass. The oil ain't worth the trouble. We've got oil here, if we can get the bleeding hearts off their
asses and onto a well pump. Central America? Put troops on the southern border (give 'em BULLETS this time!) and let everything from the Rio Grande
to the isthmus turn itself into smoking Mayan ruins. South America? lump Venezuela and Columbia in with Central America (they're trying to do that
themselves anyhow), and maintain aloof and guarded relations with the rest on a country by country basis.
China and Southeast Asia? Take steps to right that trade imbalance, and if they don't like it, cut relations altogether. I'd maintain ties with
India just to keep everyone else on their toes and guessing. Australia I'm in a quandary over. Aussies are nice enough people, and a fairly tough
bunch, but their government seems to have gone as badly tits-up as the US government has done, or maybe worse, over the past 30 years or so. I can't
figure out why the Aussies have let that happen any more than I can figure out why Americans have let it happen here.
Russia? I'd come to an understanding - you don't kill us any more, and we won't kill you. If you DO kill us some more, we'll kill the hell right
back out of you.You want to be friends, we'll talk, but if not, we've got nothing more to say. Go your own way.
No, I'm not for weakening the US through disarmament at all, and history shows that when a nation weakens itself too much, someone else comes along
and kicks it's ass, just for fun. At the same time, I'm not for spreading over the Earth like a globalist disease. I'd talk to folks who want to be
friends, and cut the rest loose like a bad habit, leaving them at the mercy of whatever planetary Pirate that wants to eat them.
So you see, I'm torn on the issue.