View Poll Results: Why wasn't Iraq colonized?

Voters
33. You may not vote on this poll
  • Liberal humanitarians would be shocked too much at home.

    6 18.18%
  • Neocons were afraid of losing European geopolitical capital.

    0 0%
  • We were afraid of instigating Arabs.

    3 9.09%
  • We were afraid of engaging Iran.

    0 0%
  • Something else.

    28 84.85%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 4 of 15 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 147

Thread: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

  1. #31
    Angry Former GOP Voter
    Fiddytree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:25 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    25,703

    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    You think anybody else in the world would stop the United States from doing so?
    Other collective organizations that can go above the parameters of the United Nations. Absolutely it would be something they would have to consider.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

  2. #32
    Sage
    jet57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    not here
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:09 PM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    24,750

    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Serious answers only please. This is not a troll thread.

    That is not a sarcastic comment (ad infinitum).
    Colonists would be killed immediately; that's why.
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

  3. #33
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Republic of Florida
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 04:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    14,040

    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Serious answers only please. This is not a troll thread.

    That is not a sarcastic comment (ad infinitum).
    I think what he means is why didnt US annex Iraq, make it a territory like Guam or Peurto Rico. The answer is as others have stated. That ended with WW2 as its morally wrong. The people in Iraq already own their land.

  4. #34
    Professor

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Seen
    08-19-14 @ 02:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,824

    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    If we owned the Iraq oil, then gasoline would only cost 12 cents a gallon. Our Big Oil Occupied Government wouldn't allow that, since the oilies make their obscene profit margins off greedy sheiks owning OPEC oil and setting world prices for even our domestic oil.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

  5. #35
    Professor

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Seen
    08-19-14 @ 02:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,824

    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    The locals would have something to say about it, I hear their opinion matters especially because they make their opinion known with AK-47s and IEDs.
    We need a new form of imperialism where we annex the oilfields, evict the natives, and let them run the rest of the country on their own. Self-determination for countries determined to gouge us on resources we developed for them is typical of the 20th Century's suicide of the West. The 21st should adopt new attitudes and quit thinking that the 19th Century's manifest destiny of exploration and possession was backward. There's nothing wrong with turning back the clock if it is connected to a time bomb. We should have been awakened to the results of multiculturalism on 9/11.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

  6. #36
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    44,185

    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Colonize Iraq? We'd need more colonies in the region to justify it. The logistics alone are a nightmare, and protecting colonists would be an indefinite 24/7 detail. The cost is greater than the gain.


    That, pretty much.

    First of all, Iraq is full of arabs, persians and kurds who wouldn't like us there and aren't shy about making their displeasure known.

    Second, the entire region would have a collective hissy-fit. For those of you unfortunate enough not to have been born in the South, a "hissy fit" of this scale is to be most dreaded and avoided.

    Third, our allies would also have a hissy-fit, and stomp off in a huff. Rather permanently I figure.

    Fourth, I don't know if you could convince too many people even among the trailer-park crowd that settling in Iraq was a good idea. After the second or third suicide-bomber in their settlement, they'd be ready to come home.

    It would just be a total nightmare.

    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

  7. #37
    Ideologically Impure
    Simon W. Moon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Fayettenam
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:54 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    16,958
    Blog Entries
    5

    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Why would Iraq have been populated with Americans? Is that what you mean by colonized?

    Who would want to pick up and move to Iraq?
    Nick Berg?

    Why would Iraq be colonized?
    I may be wrong.

  8. #38
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Republic of Florida
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 04:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    14,040

    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    If we owned the Iraq oil, then gasoline would only cost 12 cents a gallon. Our Big Oil Occupied Government wouldn't allow that, since the oilies make their obscene profit margins off greedy sheiks owning OPEC oil and setting world prices for even our domestic oil.
    Because it couldnt be the simplest explanation, that its wrong to seize others property. It has to be a complex conspiracy where Big Oil invades Iraq and then leaves it alone to keep prices high.

  9. #39
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ft. Campbell, KY
    Last Seen
    12-31-14 @ 08:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    12,177

    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    We need a new form of imperialism where we annex the oilfields, evict the natives, and let them run the rest of the country on their own. Self-determination for countries determined to gouge us on resources we developed for them is typical of the 20th Century's suicide of the West. The 21st should adopt new attitudes and quit thinking that the 19th Century's manifest destiny of exploration and possession was backward. There's nothing wrong with turning back the clock if it is connected to a time bomb. We should have been awakened to the results of multiculturalism on 9/11.
    That right there tells me you have no clue what you are talking about. 9/11 had nothing to do with multiculuralism

  10. #40
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Seen
    09-18-12 @ 08:07 AM
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    3,245

    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    That right there tells me you have no clue what you are talking about. 9/11 had nothing to do with multiculuralism
    Many would disagree with that. Islamists would argue that consumerism was cultural imperialism through neoliberalism, and that the attacks were necessary to preserve their culture.

    Multiculturalism also drives up the labor supply such that wages go down and it's easier to liquidate other cultures from distributing cheap goods.

Page 4 of 15 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •