posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:28 PM
We don't live in Utopia folks and to think that if we just shrink everything back all will be well and other nations will simply leave us alone is
just not the real world. Our nation will always be faced with challenges and threats.
Is isolationism even feasible nowadays. Perhaps it is for Switzerland a country the size of my thumb. In an ideal world sure Ron Paul's idea would
be great as long as all other nations follow the same path. Not going to happen.
Like it or not other weaker allied nations have always relied the U.S. for back up or even primary protection/defense. That's the world that has
been created and fostered generation after generation. There are plenty of problems with Afghanistan and I would be pleased as punch if we brought
every US soldier back home because they don't want us there and never did. That does not mean that our troops should never be used in a foreign
campaign in the future.
We've got an entirely different situation brewing in Africa right now and not a single candidate has said a word including Ron Paul. Why? We have
US soldiers stationed in 4 Central African Nations right now. They are advisers and trainers and above all hunters for Joseph Kony and the Lords
Revolutionary Army. What started out as troops in Uganda back in October as suddenly expanded to troops in South Sudan, CAR, and Democratic Republic
of Congo. What's next?? Based on the Law Obama signed back in May 2010 anything is possible. ANYTHING!
No Comment from any candidate and no coverage on the nightly news. Just a brief news story if you dig deep enough. If Ron Paul is such a Ball Buster
perhaps one of you can ask for his explanation.
Here is the Vote on S. 1067: Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009
Mar 10, 2010: This bill passed in the Senate by Unanimous Consent. A record of each senator’s position was not kept.
May 12, 2010: This bill passed in the House of Representatives by voice vote. A record of each representative’s position was not kept.
No record of the voice vote in the House. Hmmm... Wonder how Paul voted??
(1) providing political, economic, military, and intelligence support for viable multilateral efforts to protect civilians from the Lord’s
Resistance Army, to apprehend or remove Joseph Kony and his top commanders from the battlefield in the continued absence of a negotiated solution, and
to disarm and demobilize the remaining Lord’s Resistance Army fighters;
(2) targeting assistance to respond to the humanitarian needs of populations in northeastern Congo, southern Sudan, and Central African Republic
currently affected by the activity of the Lord’s Resistance Army; and
Killing or Capturing Kony is a good thing unfortunately there are strings attached to this.
Paul Voted "Yes" and there was no floor debate regarding this law and what it may bring in the future.
We started as advisers and trainers in Vietnam too!!