That's relevant.... how?A US company can not sell US military weapons without the approval of the government. No way no how.
So, we should not give or sell weapons to anyone?And I guess it shouldn't matter if we make a profit or not, we're not mercenaries and we're not the world police. People need to deal with their own problems it's not up to the US taxpayer to fund it.
This is no different than bombs meant for German factories hitting German schools or houses. The schools and the civilians in it were not 'targeted', the bimbs were not 'used' on them, and we did not "make war" or "encourage war" on civilians.It's a "raid" in the sense that it's a bombing; air raid maybe. Look at what just happened. Some Hezbola r-tards bomb some crap in Israel and kill 2 or so people. Israel bombs a civilian sector to get at some Hezbola jerks and in the process kills hundreds of people, many of whom are civilian.
See above.Is my concern really unfounded? Israel has a long track record of attacking civilians. They have demonstrated that they have no remorse or hesitation to take out a bunch of civilians to get at a few terrorists.
Its very fortunate that you were not in charge, 1940-1991.Let them all fund their own crap. Let them all build their own crap. Let their people put up the money for the resources, the capabilities, and the production of their military. I'm not here to subsidize this for anyone other than the US military
Last edited by Goobieman; 12-30-08 at 01:42 PM.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Which usually the case -- though, its still irrelevant to the point. The US government giving permission to a company to sell isnt the same thing as the US government selling the items it has in inventory or supplying the funding for the nation in question to buy the items.It was a response to your assertion that US companies sell it
Its not analogous to what Israel does, whereas the bombing of German factories (etc) is. Did you want to address the relevant analogy, or concede the point and then discuss somethng irrelevant to the issue you brought up?You sure about that? What about the firebombing of Tokyo? what was that?
I was thnking more of the lend-lease programs to the UK and our other allies, the post-war MAP that re-armed Europe, the sales and supplies od US military equipment during the cold war to counter the USSR, etc.Yeah, I mean all the black ops we did (Iran/Contra, things of that nature).
You knew that, right?
Now, did you want to argue that it would have been better had we done none of those things. or not?
Had we done that 1940-1991 we'd be speaking Russian and/or German.We shouldn't stick our noses in other's business. Let other people deal with their own crap, we need to quit spending tax payer money on others and focus on our crap.