EDIT: sorry i took my time writing this, cooking dinner etc so sorry if i mention somethign that has been posted and agreed on!
I have been following this site for a bit now, but reading this thread has made me want to give my input so here goes.
This is mostly aimed at the OP.
I'm British so i have a completely unbiased view on this. I have been following the election campaign for a while now and any sane person can see that
Ron Paul is your only choice. The rest are slimy, money loving corrupted scum that would do nothing great for your country or the world. Paul wants to
take everything back to the state level apart from military and alike, Get rid of big business, End the prohibition on drugs but let the individual
states choose how to implement the laws. Big government isn't a good choice. Take away the politicians that accept money from lobbyists and company's
and your land will once again be free.
America has ruined peace in the world. and unfortunately dragged other country's along with it.
Pulling troops back to the USA is one of the most sensible arguments he puts out. And if there is an underlying allegiance that they have, he wont
pull them out, he wouldn't be allowed. But instead of flexing your military muscles, try diplomacy...
But get out of Iraq and Afghan and any other country your occupying, its unnecessary and un-just. By being there you are making the "extremist
terrorists" want to retaliate.
You say you did 8 years in Afghan. What was your "mission"?
Clearing out caves searching for an old man?
Guarding the CIA interests (Poppy's...)
Or pissing on dead body's?
Or terrorising the locals?
You say you are patriotic? if you believe you were doing good then that just makes you a sheep. Did you enjoy killing people?
Osama is gone... why are you still there?
Al Quiada isn't a threat , they tell you they are to justify the illegal occupation.
Which takes me to his view on war.
If the USA interest were under attack then he would do the lawful thing and go to congress and ask to intervene in the problem. This is something your
last 2 presidents have failed to do and if you vote for any of the other choices then that would be the end. Gingrich has stated he would attack Iran
straight away. Do you really want to be known as the country that has had to arrest current and former presidents on charges of war crimes 3 or 4
A vote for Paul is not just the best thing for America but for the world. and that only on his foreign policy. End the FED etc would have a ripple
affect around the world getting rid of this rich/poor divide that your great country has helped with.
And finally you are being quite racist/ignorant/dumb to think as soon as troops leave a country they are there for no reason. that the leaders of
those country's would attack you. You may not no this but every human has the ability to to good. And given the chance they wouldn't just bomb
To progress, peace needs to be established. If no this then I'm sure elected officials of country's know this.
But then we have Israel. USA and GB are allies with those disgusting Zionist's. we don't intervene there. yet they are killing and butchering people
everyday with weapons your country supplied. I say give Iran the chance to teach them. if we wont, someone needs to.
And if you even try to justify the Israeli occupation of Palestine then you are scum who should be jailed.
remember, a vote for anyone but Paul will mean hello martial law, goodbye gun rights hello FEMA, hello 4 more years of pointless prohibition and hello
many more trillions of dollars debt, spent on war and thousands dead/injured/ committing suicide.
Your view on the world is misjudged. People wont attack you given the chance. that's just fear mongering to justify violence. Yeah, there are some
evil people. but they don't live in the middle east or Asia, they are in your capitol.
The powers are shifting to the east. Its inevitable. the west had its chance to do good. we failed. Yeah some things need to change in China
especially. but the core belief of Asians is that of the Buddha, which promotes peace, non violence and calm. Give them a chance. I'm sick of hearing
about the Dollar, Yen sounds much nicer...
edit on 23-1-2012 by storkyla because: original post has been updated many times