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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    How terribly impressive for a country with 779,450 troops and a GDP of $2.867 trillion.
    Considering Haiti used to be a French colony, one would think they would feel a bit more responsibility than that ...

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

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    the European Union pledged 4.3 million dollars.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Im not trying to defend France or anything im just saying everything that can be done to help should be done...
    But it's not being done, and every country except the US will get a pass on their inaction.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Considering Haiti used to be a French colony, one would think they would feel a bit more responsibility than that ...
    No, they just expect us dumb, war-mongering, greedy Americans to fix the problem.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    But it's not being done, and every country except the US will get a pass on their inaction.
    But i thought you didnt care what the rest of the world thinks?

    Besides anything lets argue about the numbers later.As long As America is a superpower its always gonna recieve the most attention and criticism it comes with the territory.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    No, they just expect us dumb, war-mongering, greedy Americans to fix the problem.
    And since we keep getting shamed into helping out by a bunch of socialist losers, they will keep being right about the dumb part.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    But i thought you didnt care what the rest of the world thinks?
    I don't. I'd be perfectly comfortable with Obama sending 400 people and 4.3 million dollars.

    Besides anything lets argue about the numbers later.As long As America is a superpower its always gonna recieve the most attention and criticism it comes with the territory.
    I wouldn't mind if the criticisms weren't steeped in hypocrisy.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    It's not.
    With all the fuss you've made about it, you'd think it is.

    Exactly. If, for some reason, we decided not to do anything the world would throw a fit. Why doesn't anyone throw a fit when China sits on their asses? Or Russia? Or Europe? Or any other country?
    How many bases does China have in Cuba? What about Austria? Pakistan? Where have China and Russia establishes bases? Greece maybe? Indonesia? When did Russia and China ever provide help as the U.S. has? When was the last time they've stepped to fill their duty as world powers? What have China and Russia done as world powers that the world would look to them for help at any point? The world doesn't ask China and Russia for help because China and Russia don't give it. It's that simple. I'd rather the world looked at us for it then at them.

    Who said anything about recognition? I assure you, the last thing on my mind is what other countries think of us.
    All your posts complaining about other countries bitching at us seems to suggest differently.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Considering Haiti used to be a French colony, one would think they would feel a bit more responsibility than that ...
    It's France. Unless they continue to have a firm hold on former colonies (like certain African locales) all responsibility and blame has been cast off into American hands.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    With all the fuss you've made about it, you'd think it is.
    Allow me to clarify (and I'm not being sarcastic...).

    I'm upset because Obama doesn't have the option to give only 400 troops and 4.3 millions dollars without being politically excoriated and internationally dumped on.

    He doesn't have that option, period, so I can't fault him for committing 10,000 troops and one-hundred million dollars. That's what he should do, politician that he is. I'm just making a general ideological stink about it. It has nothing to do with Barry.

    How many bases does China have in Cuba? What about Austria? Pakistan? Where have China and Russia establishes bases? Greece maybe? Indonesia? When did Russia and China ever provide help as the U.S. has? When was the last time they've stepped to fill their duty as world powers? What have China and Russia done as world powers that the world would look to them for help at any point? The world doesn't ask China and Russia for help because China and Russia don't give it. It's that simple.
    Then they need to STFU about how big and mean the United States is because they don't have a leg to stand on.

    I'd rather the world looked at us for it then at them.
    I'd rather everyone was held to the same standard.

    All your posts complaining about other countries bitching at us seems to suggest differently.
    Yea, I'm not asking them to lick America's balls. I'm asking them to shut their big fat mouths about how much we suck and how great they are. We don't suck and they sure as hell aren't great.

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