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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 09:52 PM
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I don't like the argument some people are using to justify america's "leadership" of the world.

Some of you guys are using examples of vietnam, afghanistan, iraq, and other "invasions" as a way to say "look how strong our military is, we control you", it's quite the opposite even in the case of WW2.

Claims that america win wars all the time in history is only written in american textbooks. America did not win WW2, vietnam, nor did it win any war since. It may say that in your history books but it bloody well doesn't say it in mine.

As for america (in terms of leadership, military) it is a coward. It launches attacks from afar using terror drones, its the only nation to wipe out populations with nuclear weapons and it has always walked out of battles with it's head hanging low in shame, c'mon the reality is america likes to think it wins and it is the best which is far from the truth i don't see how proud anyone can be about an oppressive leadership which slaughters innocent civilians from their armchair.

The nation is run by armchair warriors, nothing but talk and hitting buttons. Quite cowardly if you ask me. It's quite surprising that the nation with the "allegedy" biggest military budget has failed to win ONE single battle amongst the hundreds of invasion throught the past 100 years or so.

To add to that, it will be suicide for the US to attack Iran.

It will be like the final straw where other nations get fed up with it's colonialist attitude to the middle-east. Alot of people use the "we have nukes" as a comeback, which is in itself another armchair chant, the US has ticked off pakistan as it is with the constant murdering of civilians, when will they flip? Don't forget they have nukes too, and i'm sure the last thing pakistan wants is another invasion in their back yard.

In the current state, the US military, congress, government and officials are nothing but cowardly provokateurs. They abuse "authority" in the event of hoping for a retaliation so they can scream "bloody murder" when they get hit. This is exactly what they are doing in the persian gulf and it is unacceptable and needs to be stopped.




posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by steveo007
Name one country that comes to the aid of America when we have traumatic events that cause significant human loss or materials to rebuild. Noone.


Really?? You serious about that? You completely sure that no country has ever come to your aid in times of need??


...pretty sure theres a few countries who might beg to differ with that statement...I know our tiny piss-ant country of NZ would...we may be small, but we've pretty much always been there...

When 9-11 happened our Search and Rescue/Recovery Teams were gearing up and on the next plane over within 24 hours...I know this as my flatmate at the time headed one of those Teams.

When Hurricane Katrina struck, again what Teams we had geared up and flew over asap.


We may well be a country of barely 4 million...so likely easily went unnoticed...but we don't forget those who have helped us - so when the call comes we come...


Theres a saying our people have: Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu : Albeit small, it is a treasure.

We may not have many to give...but what we can we do...
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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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Capital Canberra
Largest city Sydney
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Government Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
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2,941,299 sq mi 
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you ausies need to step your game up... all that typing and not much history, you punks would go down so easily. You need to snap out of that deep sleep your in, thinking china and Russia will win a ww3 against the united states. lol you guys at at the bottom globally, it's easy running your own little world when you do damn near nothing in a global scale of things.

earn your stripes before talking.. do something instead of rooting for the guys that can take you out with out much effort. don't forget you buy your military goods from us and are our allies. so quit acting so retarded and play your little role.
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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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I don't believe this, this is the mentality of mob rule. If you read my first post you would understand that I am against the coming war with Iran. Please read the entirety of a thread, so as not to take posts out of context.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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Except, you know, we could literally defeat their gdp with one of our 50 states.

So yea.

More self righteous bull.

Other than the occasional republican candidate, I don't see America doing this level of propaganda. Or sure there is propaganda. But not nearly as self deluded.


All data says that Iran would be destroyed in a few weeks. If we didn't occupy after this, they would be destroyed by their own internal struggles.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Translates ....


Mr Bean warns Hulk Hogan it would be suicide to attack



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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I think the Iranians should just shut up and not engage in "big talk" with regards to the US. Play the part of the underdog and get more sympathy is the way to go. The US could easily ERASE Iran from the world map without the need of setting foot on its soil. The US is not facing economic crisis. A country facing economical problem does not engage in fighting other countries' wars. War is never cheap. US is just bluffing that it faces economical crisis. One example is it builds two HTV hypersonic crafts worth billions and literally throws it into the Pacific Ocean for what?..so I can safely say the US is very rich and powerful. Don't be FOOLED



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 11:54 PM
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NATO is like the UN. Very hard to get them to commit troops. However unlike the the UN they are not so keen in fighting wars not relevant to Europe like Afganistan. They are there because of the US. In fact there are there or anywhere for that matter because of the US haven't you notice. Everybody is tired of war..war...war. You make enemies and can no longer travel anywhere in peace because you might get kidnapped or killed. Thats what travel advisories are for right! So why can't we live in peace and globe trot like we used to in the 60s. It was fun back then.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 11:55 PM
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Don't attack Iran! They have weapons of mass destraction!



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 11:59 PM
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You are the epitome of a troll.... This attempt to turn your own thread into a I HATE USA thread is pathetic.... After page 1 you just started to go off on a ridiculous rant on how China is 'softening' the United States for the kill.... I honestly believe now that you're a sad pathetic little man and because of that I'm pulling Billy Madison quotes on your ass....

Mr. theubermensch, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 12:09 AM
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There you are. Ordinary folks getting fed up with war..war..and more war. This is what "they" want..for the folks of the world to embrace a one world government with no borders and no more war. A New World Order and "they" are slowly pushing everyone towards this goal..slowly but surely its attainable maybe in 50 years from now. Things will get worst if 2012 doesn't get us first. Bet you after Iran there will be others on its list. I am surely you know how easy it is to make an ISSUE. of anything these days. It is like picking a fight and as usual you have to be BIG and STRONG to be always picking a fight..right



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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Rest assured brother when people mention US or American they normally mean the government and not the ordinary everyday citizens. American citizens are like everyone everywhere you know, just going about earning an honest living. I am sure they have enough challenges of their own in everyday life to care about whether Iran is a threat to Israel or not or whether the US can squash Iran in a week if it chooses to. Americans are caring people. We used to have the "American Peace Corp" in our country. These are volunteers ( dedicated people who are qualified ) who come to teach for "peanuts". They could easily stay at home and get a good paying job but they choose to go overseas to help others. So do not worry friend we do not mean the ordinary folks. Every country we find people who like wars. They are war mongers and I'm not surprised if they are war veterans. Life without war for them is boring,,lol



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 12:33 AM
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Originally posted by InsideYourMind
I don't like the argument some people are using to justify america's "leadership" of the world.

Some of you guys are using examples of vietnam, afghanistan, iraq, and other "invasions" as a way to say "look how strong our military is, we control you", it's quite the opposite even in the case of WW2.


You obviously didn't bother reading the thread, Nobody has made those claims. But it's always good and very popular to give those tired old canned responses

You're grandstanding to make an agenda riddled point.
Just admit it



Claims that america win wars all the time in history is only written in american textbooks. America did not win WW2, vietnam, nor did it win any war since. It may say that in your history books but it bloody well doesn't say it in mine.


Again,

Nobody has made those claims as well. I know it's a popular thing to toss out about how supposedly Americans think but it's just more garbage rhetoric designed to make it seem we are all ignorant.


The nation is run by armchair warriors, nothing but talk and hitting buttons. Quite cowardly if you ask me. It's quite surprising that the nation with the "allegedy" biggest military budget has failed to win ONE single battle amongst the hundreds of invasion throught the past 100 years or so.



The past 100 years?

OK..


It will be like the final straw where other nations get fed up with it's colonialist attitude to the middle-east. Alot of people use the "we have nukes" as a comeback, which is in itself another armchair chant, the US has ticked off pakistan as it is with the constant murdering of civilians, when will they flip? Don't forget they have nukes too, and i'm sure the last thing pakistan wants is another invasion in their back yard.


Exactly...

The Pakistani ISI are too busy covertly stirring the pot in Afghanistan, India and in China's Western Province. Why would they want a fair fight in their own country?

PEACE.....



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 12:39 AM
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It is better to have a stable, rich and powerful Russia than a poor one. We have lived with a powerful Soviet era Russia before so we know what to expect. A poor Russia would mean a lot of its nuclear scientists would be looking for jobs everywhere and you would definitely not want one to work for a unfriendly country. With so many out of job scientists how do you keep track. Now thats food for thought



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by InsideYourMind


To add to that, it will be suicide for the US to attack Iran.



You know.......

This is the reason why the US Armed Services stopped providing razor blades to the troops........



All kidding aside,I don't see why its would be "suicide". If America wanted to attack,they will. Hopefully it would be for a good reason. I would also bet you 100% of my warm Tootsie Roll residing in my pocket,that regular US troops would NOT be sent to Iran.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 12:53 AM
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Your quote: " many of us do not agree with the current administration..."
Its always more or less the same with whosoever's in charge over in the US or haven't you seen it over the years. Frankly you do not have much choice in your political arena and secondly the American people's choice is not to blame. Its always "those guys" behind the scene who makes America looks the same whether it a Republican or Democrat President who is in the White House.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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Ancient Sumerians were situated in the Middle East region. The war we are witnessing is as much spiritual as it is monetary. If the West wins, say goodbye to life how you know it, and let the end of times begin..



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by sonnny1

Originally posted by InsideYourMind


To add to that, it will be suicide for the US to attack Iran.



You know.......

This is the reason why the US Armed Services stopped providing razor blades to the troops........



All kidding aside,I don't see why its would be "suicide". If America wanted to attack,they will. Hopefully it would be for a good reason. I would also bet you 100% of my warm Tootsie Roll residing in my pocket,that regular US troops would NOT be sent to Iran.

You are correct...Iran would not be fought like a standard conventional war....even though the U.S. is fully capable of fighting in this manner but for Iran...it would not make sense. The first and primary concern and targets would be all of Irans Nuclear Facilities and we know where they all are secret or not. These sites would have to be seized as bombing them conventionally would make the whole Middle east Radioactive to an extent.

As I have said before...the U.S. would have to eliminate the threat of the Iranian Navy as well as Irans Airforce...this would be done with ease...but with GREAT loss of Iranian lives. The Seizing of Iranian Nuclear sites would be the job of Special Forces and Airborne Rangers in the thousands....but to prevent an Iranian Ground Army counter attack...the U.S. would use it's Non-Nuclear EMP devies delivered by Stealth F-22's and B-2's. These Weapons are designed to render all electrnics innert as well as stop any Vehicles, Tanks, troop Transport vehicles....but they would not kill people with the exception of accidents. This whole war scenario is unlikely but this is the way it would go down should Iran try to close the Strait or Declare it has Nukes....but it has deluded itself into thinking that the United States Military would not attack simply because a country has Nuclear Weapons or even Multiple Nukes. This is why Russia and China are very nervous and very helpful of late as soon this ABM Missle System will be joined by a fully integrated Sea Borne Laser System. Split Infinity



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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Originally posted by InsideYourMind
I don't like the argument some people are using to justify america's "leadership" of the world.

Some of you guys are using examples of vietnam, afghanistan, iraq, and other "invasions" as a way to say "look how strong our military is, we control you", it's quite the opposite even in the case of WW2.

Claims that america win wars all the time in history is only written in american textbooks. America did not win WW2, vietnam, nor did it win any war since. It may say that in your history books but it bloody well doesn't say it in mine.

As for america (in terms of leadership, military) it is a coward. It launches attacks from afar using terror drones, its the only nation to wipe out populations with nuclear weapons and it has always walked out of battles with it's head hanging low in shame, c'mon the reality is america likes to think it wins and it is the best which is far from the truth i don't see how proud anyone can be about an oppressive leadership which slaughters innocent civilians from their armchair.

The nation is run by armchair warriors, nothing but talk and hitting buttons. Quite cowardly if you ask me. It's quite surprising that the nation with the "allegedy" biggest military budget has failed to win ONE single battle amongst the hundreds of invasion throught the past 100 years or so.

To add to that, it will be suicide for the US to attack Iran.

It will be like the final straw where other nations get fed up with it's colonialist attitude to the middle-east. Alot of people use the "we have nukes" as a comeback, which is in itself another armchair chant, the US has ticked off pakistan as it is with the constant murdering of civilians, when will they flip? Don't forget they have nukes too, and i'm sure the last thing pakistan wants is another invasion in their back yard.

In the current state, the US military, congress, government and officials are nothing but cowardly provokateurs. They abuse "authority" in the event of hoping for a retaliation so they can scream "bloody murder" when they get hit. This is exactly what they are doing in the persian gulf and it is unacceptable and needs to be stopped.

You really should get some new text books. Even though you cannot down play Russia contribution to the Defeat of the Nazi's....you have to remember...the United States was fighting a Massive Bloody war across the Pacific. Island hopping and fighting a very determined Japanese force that would fight to the last man...very rarely would a Japanese Soldier surrender. My close family member was in the Baton death march and the Japanese created attrocities that you could not believe. China still hates Japan with a passion as the Japanese not only killed Millions of Chinese...they created Enslavement Rape Stations for their troops through many areas in China and Asia. The U.S. came out of the war as the Primary Super Power...and without the U.S. Bombing Missions to destroy German Military Factories...Russia would not have prevailed on the Eastern Front. The day that German Leadership saw P-51 Mustangs escorting bombers over Berlin was the day the Nazi High Command new the war was lost and there is a famous quote about this. Split Infinity



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by targeting
What? Iran's defense budget is $9,174,000,000. Ours is $692,000,000,000. We have nuclear weapons. They don't. I don't think that the U.S. should go to war with Iran, but saying that attacking Iran "would be akin to suicide" is just ridiculous.
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Not suicide as in we'd lose the face to face fight, of course our military is better... suicide as in heading into ANOTHER war while we're financially hobbled and already involved in afghanistan as well as random actions in other ME countries would be our demise. It be the slow bleed out the extremists spoke of from the beginning (9/11).... they're keeping us fighting fighting fighting... all the while we're paying THEM for the oil we need in order to facilitate our fighting against them...at some point we're not gonna be able to afford to fight anymore and if we hop into a war with Iran I know for a fact that we're gonna reach that point. Look at what Iraq and Afghan have done to us (among other things) already.





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