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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Or we could stop droning innocent civilians thus creating more terrorists.
    You can't speak reason to a self proclaimed pro war American.

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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Better question: Why should I care what the "rest of the world" thinks?

    They are no less self-interested than we are. You're frankly fooling yourself if your think they have anyone's best interests in mind other than their own when they make these kinds of statements.

    They'd gladly watch us all burn if it meant that they had the opportunity to take our place.
    I think you're being a little too cynical, a lot of countries have no interest whatsoever in being a world power and neither do their citizens.

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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I think you're being a little too cynical, a lot of countries have no interest whatsoever in being a world power and neither do their citizens.
    Maybe not, but they are interested in seeing their own best interests put forward. In many cases, those interests run counter to our own.

    Pakistan, for instance, would love to run rough-shod over the current Afghan government and pick another fight with India. Israel, meanwhile, would love to finish the job of conquering the Palestinians, while many of their Arab neighbors would leap at the opportunity to wipe the Israelis themselves off the map. Russia would really enjoy the chance to reclaim it's former sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The Iranians want to be the regional hegemon of the middle East. The Europeans rather clearly resent our economic, political, and cultural dominance, while the Chinese covet our dominance of the Pacific and global military hegemony. Etca, etca...

    The major thing stopping all of these nations from achieving their visions, in the majority of cases, is the United States' influence.

    They liked us just fine when we were the only nation powerful enough to keep the big bad Soviet Union at bay (or, alternately, sided with the Soviets against us). Now that the old Cold War dynamic has been removed, however; we are little more than an obstacle standing in the way of their own advancement.

    Even if the populace of many nations is not aware of this, the persons responsible for shaping the "political dialogues" which are largely responsible for the anti-American sentiment seen in most of the world today most certainly are. The nature of their self-interested agendas should be obvious.
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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Or we could stop droning innocent civilians thus creating more terrorists.
    That would give the terrorists half the power?

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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Ha, someone thinks that if we were to stop killing civilians with drones that the terrorists would suddenly inherit half of the global military strength!!!!

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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Or we could stop droning innocent civilians thus creating more terrorists.



    Why are those 'innocent' civilians getting 'droned'?

    Because they are hanging out with and supporting terrorists.

    When you hang out with bad people don't be surprised if bad things happen to you.

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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Ha, someone thinks if we stopped drone attacks there wouldn't be more terrorists!



    They've hated us and sought to harm us for a long time... when 9/11 happened, we were not active militarily in the M.E. at all, were we...

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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Why are those 'innocent' civilians getting 'droned'?

    Because they are hanging out with and supporting terrorists.

    When you hang out with bad people don't be surprised if bad things happen to you.


    Quoted because it is timeless wisdom.

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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Why are those 'innocent' civilians getting 'droned'?

    Because they are hanging out with and supporting terrorists.

    When you hang out with bad people don't be surprised if bad things happen to you.
    Funerals, wedding parties and bazaars.

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    Re: Worldwide Poll: US Is Biggest Threat to Peace Read Latest Breaking News from New

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Ha, someone thinks if we stopped drone attacks there wouldn't be more terrorists!



    They've hated us and sought to harm us for a long time... when 9/11 happened, we were not active militarily in the M.E. at all, were we...
    Modern terrorism dates all the way back to the U.N. reallocation of national lands after WWII, it's become more relevant to us recently because it finally hit our shores in a large scale attack 9/11/01. The thing people disassociate from that major attack is that we have lost citizens when other nations had flights bombed, have lost them in foreign attacks, and then of course the attacks on our marine base in Lebanon in the 1980s. This is nowhere near a new problem, terrorists are, like any other group interested in fulfilling their own goals.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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