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    Re: White House Promises to Bomb Ramadi Until City Retaken From ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    I think imperialism is a poor word for it. We aren't trying to annex anything. We're just playing planetary police force again. We need to stop it and take care of the homeland. I like the idea of the islamists killing each other. We should leave them alone and let them proceed.
    I agree with you. It's folks that think that imperialism always means annexation (though we certainly have that in our history) when in fact if you can force your will (influence) upon another nation either diplomatically or militarily, you've managed imperialism.
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    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: White House Promises to Bomb Ramadi Until City Retaken From ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I agree with you. It's folks that think that imperialism always means annexation (though we certainly have that in our history) when in fact if you can force your will (influence) upon another nation either diplomatically or militarily, you've managed imperialism.
    That pretty much includes every country in the history of the world, making the term rather meaningless.

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    Re: White House Promises to Bomb Ramadi Until City Retaken From ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    To the bolded. Lol, and what did that get them.

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    Far better than what they have now which is basically the consequence of incompetent American foreign policy and idiot American voters.
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    Re: White House Promises to Bomb Ramadi Until City Retaken From ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I agree with you. It's folks that think that imperialism always means annexation (though we certainly have that in our history) when in fact if you can force your will (influence) upon another nation either diplomatically or militarily, you've managed imperialism.
    We haven't forced our will anywhere in the middle east. That's pretty obvious. What Russia and ISIS are doing currently would fit the definition of imperialism, I think.

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    Re: White House Promises to Bomb Ramadi Until City Retaken From ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Is not 'Leading from behind' a cornerstone of the Obama foreign policy?

    The Obama doctrine: Leading from behind - The Washington Post

    Obama's 'lead from behind' security strategy will plague America for decades - LA Times

    Aren't we witnessing the results of this policy?
    I was hoping you would describe "lead from behind" in your own words. Nevermind.
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    Re: White House Promises to Bomb Ramadi Until City Retaken From ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Why allowed them to take the city in the first place?



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    When did President Red-line enforce any of his empty suit ultimatums?
    The Gruber-crat is strong in this one!

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    Re: White House Promises to Bomb Ramadi Until City Retaken From ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw View Post
    When did President Red-line enforce any of his empty suit ultimatums?
    Not once, he simply has no credibility.

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    Re: White House Promises to Bomb Ramadi Until City Retaken From ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That pretty much includes every country in the history of the world, making the term rather meaningless.
    That pretty much indicates you need to study more.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: White House Promises to Bomb Ramadi Until City Retaken From ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Far better than what they have now which is basically the consequence of incompetent American foreign policy and idiot American voters.
    Iraq is a failed state on account of US interference for a dozen years now.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: White House Promises to Bomb Ramadi Until City Retaken From ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    We haven't forced our will anywhere in the middle east. That's pretty obvious. What Russia and ISIS are doing currently would fit the definition of imperialism, I think.
    That's laughable. Perhaps your being facetious.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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