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    NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations



    Thousands of police and protesters flood downtown Chicago.
    Very interesting intense gathering. Hopefully it does not turn really violent, only a few clashes between police and protesters have been reported.
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    Re: NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

    NATO served a useful purpose during a specific historical period. But NATO is in search of a purpose. Time to move on. America's focus must now be at home. Relations with Mexico and Canada are more important than relations with Europe. The West as a civilization is dying. All things pass in time.

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    Re: NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    NATO served a useful purpose during a specific historical period. But NATO is in search of a purpose. Time to move on. America's focus must now be at home. Relations with Mexico and Canada are more important than relations with Europe. The West as a civilization is dying. All things pass in time.
    Well isnt that a bright and cheery forecast...isnt the USA, Canada and Mexico in the west

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    Re: NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

    One must wonder...

    Are these people actual NATO protestors...

    Or just another group of young, self-indulgent, egomaniacal Occutards craving attention?
    (And handouts! )





    (I can't be the only one to notice the "No to war and austerity!" signs)

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    Re: NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Well isnt that a bright and cheery forecast...isnt the USA, Canada and Mexico in the west
    I apologize for my lack of charm. Btw, Mexico is not part of the West. As time goes by America is less and less of a Western nation. The demographics of the country dictate that America's Western orientation will decrease in the years to come.

    With respect to NATO there is an article that eloquently expresses my view. I would like to submit it for your consideration. It represents a libertarian view of this matter. I am in complete agreement with it.

    NATO As Nero:*Alliance Postures While Europe Burns - Forbes

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    Re: NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

    You will be surprised. There are veterans among the NATO protesters who threw back their medals.

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    Re: NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    You will be surprised. There are veterans among the NATO protesters who threw back their medals.
    The same thing happened at demonstrations during the Vietnam War as well.

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    Re: NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

    American support for NATO is melting away. NATO has no strategic mission. Check this out:

    The Lost Alliance: NATO in Chicago | Atlantic Council

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    Re: NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

    With the demise of the Soviet Union as a land threat to Western Europe, the reason for NATO is probably no longer defensable. However, color me less than impressed with the demonstrations. They strike me as people who are just looking for some reason to get out in the streets and raise some hell.

    I am somewhat curious as to the title of this thread. What constitutes a 'massive' protest? 1000? 10,000? 100,000? And this protest seems to be more of a 'Hey, you got something you wanna protest? Come on down!" kind of event rather than any coordinated protest against NATO. I'm willing to bet a fair number of the protestors couldn't tell you what Nato is or who the member nations are.
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    Re: NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

    New poll. 51% of US voters want all US troops out of Europe now.

    "...A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the United States should remove all its troops from Western Europe and let the Europeans defend themselves. Only 29% disagree, but another 20% are undecided..."

    Read more:
    51% Think U.S. Should Withdraw All Troops From Europe - Rasmussen Reports™

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