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Originally posted by frazzle
Originally posted by michaelbrux
Second: Schooled???? the United States Military has 8000 nuclear warheads...your drug cartels are not a threat to us.
I'll bet somebody's drug cartels are a threat to us. Think biological and chemical weapons.
Originally posted by Eidolon23
Originally posted by michaelbrux
not worried about your black markets.....until they are manufacturing housing, automobiles, washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators...etc. etc. that's what people want...not bootleg fashion and electronics...
I updated the link to provide a more recent perspective, and one that touches on US national security.
as far as school...had more than you'll ever see.
It doesn't show. Your prose is a trainwreck, you take huge leaps in reasoning without bothering to fill the reader in on the missing steps, and you haven't made a single relevant point since you stumbled into this thread.
and the nuclear strikes won't happen on our own soil...but it's good to know that's all you were worried about.
You are the one who introduced the ridiculous notion that widespread criminal activity in a failed state could be dealt with through nukes.
Anyway, thanks for driving the reply count up, I guess. And this marks the last time I will engage with your nonsense.
According to the news release, "The documentary, which was produced in collaboration with Univision News' Investigative unit, reveals exclusive findings, including secret video and audio recordings that provide a rare window into an alleges Iranian-back cyber attack against the United States from Mexico."
The release said the documentary also features unseen video footage from extremists linked to Iran and an interview with an undercover journalist who infiltrated clandestine military training camps in Venezuela.
That is a shame. Perhaps it's a regional thing. I'm in the NE, and there is a high level of awareness and active discussion here. Perhaps it's more of an ostrich/sand phenom rather than ignorance. The frog squinching up its eyes and muttering, "I don't believe in boiling water." Even though on some level it is aware of being cooked.
In other words, the groundwork laid after 911 serves as a convenient foundation for the legislation that has been developed around the recent crises, but was not part of a long-term scheme.
FPI was founded in response to foreign policy challenges facing the U.S., such as "rising and resurgent powers, including China and Russia", "other autocracies that violate the rights of their citizens", "rogue states that work with each other in ways inimical to our interests and principles, and that sponsor terrorism and pursue weapons of mass destruction", "Al Qaeda and its affiliates who continue to plot attacks against the United States and our allies", and "failed states that serve as havens for terrorists and criminals and spread instability to their neighbors."
FPI "promotes: continued U.S. engagement— diplomatic, economic, and military— in the world and rejection of policies that would lead us down the path to isolationism; robust support for America’s democratic allies and opposition to rogue regimes that threaten American interests; the human rights of those oppressed by their governments, and U.S. leadership in working to spread political and economic freedom; a strong military with the defense budget needed to ensure that America is ready to confront the threats of the 21st century; international economic engagement as a key element of U.S. foreign policy in this time of great economic dislocation."
According to UN reports, nearly 60 percent of the coc aine sold in Europe transits through weak West African states such as Mali, Niger, Mauritania, and Guinea Bissau – a flow of cash and contraband that undermines the credibility of each country’s ability to govern itself.
As many of these same countries are now becoming a haven for a shadowy group calling itself Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), there are growing concerns that Islamist radicals and Latin American drug cartels may be working together, both to enrich themselves and to weaken the law enforcement capability of those West African states.
“At this point Al Qaeda in the Maghreb seems to be nothing more than just facilitators, but more and more we see evidence of them working together,” says an official for the US military at the Africom command center in Stuttgart, speaking on background. But it is safe to assume, the official adds, that Al Qaeda “is profiting from the drug trafficking trade going through its areas” of the Sahara.
Whaddaya think, ATS?
"Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety." ...Benjamin Franklin
"We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government." James Madison
I suppose i was being a bit facetious when i called you an intelligent person, but at least you will receive a great deal of support among our fellow members here at ATS.
I once read a story somewhere in the bible, old testament, I think...where an Armenian dancing girl was sent as a gift to a King...she had some kind of venereal disease or something from what I can remember...i don't own a bible and can't find the story...but I know this much...
maybe she'll put poison in your drink or blow your brains out with the pistol she's carrying in her garter or maybe fishnet stockings...
that's a chemical or nuclear weapon.
what they teach you kids in school is BS.
I know exactly what a weapon looks like.