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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a self loathing view....
    Self loathing??? That entire view was critical of US foreign policy. It might be considered a loathing of US foreign policy!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes, that must be why, whenever a country wants to emancipate itself from it's dictatorship, they cry for us to come and intervene. Give me a break, like it or not we have already been deemed to be the world's sugar daddy.
    Neither Afghanistan or Iraq or Iran have cried for America to come do anything.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    My personal method to deal with Iran is similar to how we dealt with the Soviet Union: instead of facing them directly, we go after the proxy militias and client states that serve as Iran's sphere of influence. The Soviet Union's humiliating defeat in Afghanistan and the collapse of the satellite states are the main reasons why the CCCP collapsed. Because Iran is in a similar situation - a large, well-educated population that is discontented with its undemocratic government - we should utilize a similar policy, although being more careful than we were in Afghanistan and less rash than we were in Vietnam.
    Really, nothing needs to be done to Iran. Besides, this empire is waning, other countries are growing more assertive. There is a balancing of power under way.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    My list of priorities on what to cater to with our foreign policy:

    1. Our national security interests

    2. The safety of innocent civilians

    3. The security of our allies

    4. Our economic interests

    (skip a few)

    999,648. What some asshole dictator or a rabidly angry fundamentalist thinks of us.
    Yep, just what I figured. Btw, #2 never happens.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Neither Afghanistan or Iraq or Iran have cried for America to come do anything.
    The PEOPLE of Iran did.

    Iranian Protesters: "Obama, Are You With Us Or Against Us?" (VIDEO)

    As did the people of Libya and Syria and so have other countries.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    I hope we don't go back to that old mentality of being 911 for the world. We just got through that.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatrice View Post
    I hope we don't go back to that old mentality of being 911 for the world. We just got through that.
    Hmm. Not sure I understand what that means.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Well I'm an old foggy, but in the 80's when we were balancing the budget, which by the way we did. There was a female Senator can't think of her name (Patricia Schroeder.) And the middle east was kicking up. And she said words to the effect, let's not be 911 for the world. In that what happens within other countries borders are their problems and not ask us to intervene. Those were the good days.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatrice View Post
    Well I'm an old foggy, but in the 80's when we were balancing the budget, which by the way we did. There was a female Senator can't think of her name (Patricia Schroeder.) And the middle east was kicking up. And she said words to the effect, let's not be 911 for the world. In that what happens within other countries borders are their problems and not ask us to intervene. Those were the good days.
    Oh, I see. Thanks for explaining.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    The PEOPLE of Iran did.

    Iranian Protesters: "Obama, Are You With Us Or Against Us?" (VIDEO)

    As did the people of Libya and Syria and so have other countries.
    There's 76 million people in Iran. I know you didn't know that, but your few thousand protesters constitute a very tiny minority. And your wrong about Syria too!

    NATO reveals 70% of Syrians support Bashar al-Assad

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article178779.html


    And this is what the US was supporting in Libya:


    The U.S. supported opposition which overthrew Libya’s Gadaffi was largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists.

    According to a 2007 report by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center’s center, the Libyan city of Benghazi was one of Al Qaeda’s main headquarters – and bases for sending Al Qaeda fighters into Iraq – prior to the overthrow of Gaddafi.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/why-did...rdered/5311311
    Last edited by Montecresto; 02-18-14 at 01:11 AM.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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