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Tonight! Nov. 22/11: CNN Republican National Security Debate - 8pm EST

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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 06:17 PM
CNN's Wolf Blitzer will be the moderator, and I use that word in loose terms, haha

Streaming Links

1st link

2nd link

iPhone Link


Hopefully this will be a good debate with every contestant having an equal amount of talking time or else Wolf is hardly a moderator!

I do think however that a National Security Debate should very much include Economy
What kind of security can you have if you are broke?

It's interesting to see how many candidates go up and down like a rollercoaster
Right now Newt is going up while others keep going down
He does present himself well in debates though I must admit

Perry should quit, I hope Bachmann and Ron Paul have more time to speak
I hope Cain stops saying 999 every 5 seconds to avoid answering a question

40 minutes left
Any predictions ATS?
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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 06:29 PM
National Security debate? Well i hope they don't leave out the pressing turkey issue.

I think Newt will nail this one. He's fried a turkey or 12 in his life i just know it.

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 06:47 PM
thanks for the link.

unfortunately it keeps on buffering and is unwatchable

Any alternative link ?

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 06:49 PM
Let's take some guesses on how much time Ron Paul gets, I'm gonna say 3.5 minutes.

I really hope the opportunity arises for Ron to state that he gets more donations from the military than all of the candidates on stage combined, several times over.

I also hope he clears the air on Iran, here is something many Americans don't know and it is a statement from a military missile specialist:

Having been a PATRIOT missile defense systems operator and someone whose trained exclusively against Iran for 2 years, I want to reiterate the most important facts in regards to Iran's ACTUAL capabilities:

1) They have absolutely no missile that can reach America. None. It is a complete non-issue.
2) Their missile arsenal predominately consists of Shahab-1 through Shahab-5 missiles, Scud-B and Scud-C. Most of these are IRBMs (Intermediate Range) and none are ICBMs (Inter-Continental).
3) We have sold PATRIOT missile defense systems to Taiwan, Egypt, Germany, South Korea, Greece, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.
4) In order for Iran to launch any nuclear payload at Israel, they would have to first defeat the missile defense systems in Iraq, UAE, Jordan, Kuwait, and Israel. Just look at line of sight from Iran to Israel and you'll see it's a foolish argument. Since there is no way for Iran to defeat these systems, their only option would be to overwhelm them. In order to do that, they'd likely have to launch their entire arsenal of missiles, which is essentially impossible due to the amount of logistics that would involve, without clearly setting of early warning WORLDWIDE.
5) We have great early warning systems that would allow us to send in our Air Force to take out most launch locations, prior to launch. Further, any missiles that do launch would then immediately identify launch locations we miss, so it is unlikely they could fire more than one volly from each location. This means that logistically, they not only have to beat our early warning systems, but they'd also have to launch from multiple thousands of locations.
6) Every nuclear payload launched from Iran has a 9/10 probability of being shot down over their own country and would cause widespread nuclear fallout for IRAN itself.

Ultimately, the conclusion is that it's a complete non-issue, unless Iran wants to destroy itself with no guarantee of a mutual-assured destruction of Israel. It would be complete suicide with no achievement.

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 06:50 PM
I have a feeling that Rick Santorum will start going off on iran, cain will stumble a little, the devil Romney will call countries and corporations people, rick perry will jump around the stage threatening everyone, newt gingrich will smile his corrupt freddie mac smile.

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 06:50 PM
reply to post by Monte-Carlo

its ok

working fine now.

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:01 PM
Link works for me my man
Perhaps you tried when it didn't start yet

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:02 PM
Some of the commentators mention Romney and Paul sticking around and lasting and one of the lady commentators rolls her eyes and shifts her face toward the ceiling and goes UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....maybe Cain?

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:06 PM
anybody else got a blackout (WITH CNN LOGO) right after Ron walked out?

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:08 PM
One more link everying
Better quality and resolution


posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:13 PM

"My name is New Gingrinch and my father spent x many years in the infantry"

Military experience by association??????

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:14 PM
reply to post by eLPresidente

Yep I got a blackout at ron paul and when santorum started to speak.

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:20 PM
Huntsman backing Paul on foreign policy, torture and the patriot act, is he looking for a shot at being VP?

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:22 PM

Originally posted by eLPresidente
Huntsman backing Paul on foreign policy, torture and the patriot act, is he looking for a shot at being VP?

Huntsman doesnt seem like a bad guy. Hes no Ron Paul but he understands.

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:24 PM
Good first question...

Good answer by Paul, bad answer by Gingrich.. IMO...

Why are there terrorists who target the US? Is it the people, or is it in response to the US Govts' deeds?

If it's the latter than the gov't needs to repair that view, and NOT at the expense of the Liberties of the citizens..

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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:26 PM
crowd clapping for Paul a lot, at least some people understand that we can't give up our principles and liberty for a false sense of security.

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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:27 PM
Why does Herman Cain remind me of Sameul Jackson?

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:44 PM
What is the # 1 threat to America?

A crumbling economy is!

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:47 PM
reply to post by ModernAcademia

It's also the biggest elephant in the room... the one that they ignore!!

next November will be the BIGGEST election in my time, and I do find that there is hope to change the culture of those corrupted representatives who are keeping the seat warm for some REAL Americans to do the people's work...

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:53 PM
Seems like it's changing to a marketing ploy to promote a War on Iran right now

Unfortunately for them Ron Paul knocked that Israel question out of the park!!!!!
Can you make a man with a baseball bat hit a homerun as a smiley?

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