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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    The UN has troops of its own now?
    I mean specifically UN peacekeepers, operating under a UN mandate, not U.S. soldiers running around the planet willy-nilly.
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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    I don't agree with any of the "potential" wars on the horizon. Doesn't mean I won't try to reenlist, though.
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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    I vote we go to war with Congress and kick them ALL out!!!

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Question's too open-ended. Does "any potential war" include a "potential" alien invasion?
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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Then the UN can send out their own troops on their own dime. The U.S. needs to stop playing the world's policeman.
    as a UN member nation, we would have to play some limited role. however, i agree that we should not be the world police force.

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I mean specifically UN peacekeepers, operating under a UN mandate, not U.S. soldiers running around the planet willy-nilly.
    UN peacekeepers that come from where?
    Last edited by Red_Dave; 08-14-12 at 06:19 PM.

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    So who gets to decide when/if to act?
    ideally, UN member nations. however, with the current setup, it is not working. perhaps if we refuse to do anything else unilaterally, the UN will be forced to change that setup out of necessity.

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    ideally, UN member nations. however, with the current setup, it is not working. perhaps if we refuse to do anything else unilaterally, the UN will be forced to change that setup out of necessity.
    right, that's basically because the US is the only country that has the balls to do what's right in the world. Other countries are too selfish and could care less if people are being oppressed and killed by dictators or are suffering from natural disasters..
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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    ideally, UN member nations. however, with the current setup, it is not working. perhaps if we refuse to do anything else unilaterally, the UN will be forced to change that setup out of necessity.
    So you advocate leaving decisions to the General Assembly rather then the Security Council? there may well be more voting power in Assad's favor in the former than there is in the latter

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    Re: Is there any potential war on the horizon that you would support?

    no i cant think of a single one...


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