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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    No, I don't enjoy an all powerful America with military force ready to enforce our interests at my whim. I don't direct US foreign policy. Were I the one doing that, it would be vastly different than it currently is. You have no particular idea what my views are on that issue. And no, your supposition that I favor war with China and or Russia is grossly in error. I am not in the business of blaming the US for all the worlds woes, either, in spite of the ham-handedness of the current administration's conduct on the foreign policy front.
    The US isn't to blame for all the worlds woes, and you'd be hard pressed to find a quote of mine suggesting that strawman. The US is responsible for the woes it has created, and partisans such as yourself have no problem pointing them out either, so long as it's diminishing of the other party. Pointing to problems that the US has created during times that our FP was under the direction of either party is what earns one the anti-American label from the frustrated partisan.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    Because the "smart" Obama-followers believe that no one wants to hurt the US. They think "sure, let's reduce the US armed forces, then people we'll see we're peaceful!". Meanwhile, Russia and China are laughing hysterically.
    It has nothing to do with no one wanting to hurt us and more to do with combating this hardcore interventionist foreign policy. How many times in the past 60 years has military action been used against countries that want and have the means to hurt the US?
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    Because the "smart" Obama-followers believe that no one wants to hurt the US. They think "sure, let's reduce the US armed forces, then people we'll see we're peaceful!". Meanwhile, Russia and China are laughing hysterically.
    Sorry, Russia and China are laughing about nothing. Russia's suffering under US led economic war, and both Russia and China are being driven together by failed US foreign policies, of which both parties have advanced. With a military budget of eight times that of the nearest competitor, if you can't defend your borders, then you're stretched far too thin as a result of military adventurism. This will not last forever. Indeed, you're seeing a deliberate push back against US hegemony . Better prepare to deal with it.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    It has nothing to do with no one wanting to hurt us and more to do with combating this hardcore interventionist foreign policy. How many times in the past 60 years has military action been used against countries that want and have the means to hurt the US?
    That's the nature of the beast. We can't be geopolitical and downsize the military. Sure we don't need to intervene in some things, but that doesn't mean we should downsize the greatest military in the world when others are boosting theirs.

    If we want to be 'noninterventionalists' we need to pull out of every nation. That will never happen. So with that notion that we will not pull out of every nation, we should NEVER downsize. That's the incorrect solution. History will show. We're witnessing it.

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Sorry, Russia and China are laughing about nothing. Russia's suffering under US led economic war, and both Russia and China are being driven together by failed US foreign policies, of which both parties have advanced. With a military budget of eight times that of the nearest competitor, if you can't defend your borders, then you're stretched far too thin as a result of military adventurism. This will not last forever. Indeed, you're seeing a deliberate push back against US hegemony . Better prepare to deal with it.
    US Hegemony?...LOL.. where?...

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    TPointing to problems that the US has created during times that our FP was under the direction of either party is what earns one the anti-American label from the frustrated partisan.
    Well if it walks like a duck etc .... Your myopic anti US bigotry is unprecedented here and you derail virtually every current affairs thread you can with it

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    US Hegemony?...LOL.. where?...
    Are you denying the present sole hegemon?? Lol. Or the two hegemons of the second half of the 20th century. Maybe it's just because you don't know what one is.

    Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 the United States was the world's sole hegemonic power, a position which, after the financial crisis, may be coming to an end.[28]

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hegemony#20th_century
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    Well if it walks like a duck etc .... Your myopic anti US bigotry is unprecedented here and you derail virtually every current affairs thread you can with it
    Been catching up on your beauty sleep. Pffff
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Are you denying the present sole hegemon?? Lol. Or the two hegemons of the second half of the 20th century. Maybe it's just because you don't know what one is.

    Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 the United States was the world's sole hegemonic power, a position which, after the financial crisis, may be coming to an end.[28]

    Hegemony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Im denying that your posts are anythng but the usual liberal anti american drool..

    Trust me I know what it is.. LOL and I also recognize posts of garbage and ignorance..

    I also recognize what 'wiki" is also...LOL..

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Sorry, Russia and China are laughing about nothing. Russia's suffering under US led economic war, and both Russia and China are being driven together by failed US foreign policies, of which both parties have advanced. With a military budget of eight times that of the nearest competitor, if you can't defend your borders, then you're stretched far too thin as a result of military adventurism. This will not last forever. Indeed, you're seeing a deliberate push back against US hegemony . Better prepare to deal with it.
    Russia's economy has certainly taken a hit. But you must be ignorant of their military spending in the last year. Let me educate you. They begun AT1 Manu's in every regiment. They've stacked each line with B9 Cali's and invested in Geospatial imagery components over future sats.

    They are certainly laughing at us, as we will be doing the exact opposite thanks to Obama's cuts. China? Don't get me started on why China is laughing at us. If what you've posted is your only argument, then quit while you think you're ahead. If you'd like, we can privately debate that....I'd be more than happy to :-)

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