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    Is Our Interventionist History Coming Back to Haunt us?

    Throughout our history, and mostly more directly, our recent history we have been very interventionist. We direclty invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. We were in Iraq for 8 years, and are currently still directly involved in Afghanistan. We have also been directly involved in Libya with a bombing campaign recently, and have been given support to the FSA in Syria. MY question to you is this: With all the recent interventionist policies the US has undertaken, is our interventionist history coming back to haunt us in light with the current Russian actions?


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    Re: Is Our Interventionist History Coming Back to Haunt us?

    Is there anything that you do not consider to be "intervention coming back to haunt the US"?

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    Re: Is Our Interventionist History Coming Back to Haunt us?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Is there anything that you do not consider to be "intervention coming back to haunt the US"?
    Thanks for asking for my opinion, ecofarm! But in this case.. NO I DONT CONSIDER THIS to be "intervention coming back to haunt the US".....


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    Re: Is Our Interventionist History Coming Back to Haunt us?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Thanks for asking for my opinion, ecofarm! But in this case.. NO I DONT CONSIDER THIS to be "intervention coming back to haunt the US".....
    Ah, c'mon, you're gonna blame the US. Just do it, quit pullin' my leg.

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    Re: Is Our Interventionist History Coming Back to Haunt us?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Ah, c'mon, you're gonna blame the US. Just do it, quit pullin' my leg.
    Ummmm... I dont. I have stated several times and started 2 threads conveying this position.


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    Re: Is Our Interventionist History Coming Back to Haunt us?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Throughout our history, and mostly more directly, our recent history we have been very interventionist. We direclty invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. We were in Iraq for 8 years, and are currently still directly involved in Afghanistan. We have also been directly involved in Libya with a bombing campaign recently, and have been given support to the FSA in Syria. MY question to you is this: With all the recent interventionist policies the US has undertaken, is our interventionist history coming back to haunt us in light with the current Russian actions?
    Had you not narrowed the question to the present Ukraine, I would have tended to say that yes, there are later costs to intervention, even if they were reasonabl, just or necessary. These costs can be high and are one reason why the US must retire the job of sole provider of international security to be underwritten by all members of the community.

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    Re: Is Our Interventionist History Coming Back to Haunt us?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Had you not narrowed the question to the present Ukraine, I would have tended to say that yes, there are later costs to intervention, even if they were reasonabl, just or necessary. These costs can be high and are one reason why the US must retire the job of sole provider of international security to be underwritten by all members of the community.
    I narrowed it because i watched a interview about the issue and this question came up.


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    Re: Is Our Interventionist History Coming Back to Haunt us?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I narrowed it because i watched a interview about the issue and this question came up.
    Oh, don't get me wrong. I wasn't criticizing . I only wanted to clarify my answer.

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    Re: Is Our Interventionist History Coming Back to Haunt us?

    Not with respect to Ukraine it's not, unless we'll interpret recent events in terms of Cold War fallout which could be argued for any number of international phenomena. Otherwise, no. This is Russia's baby. Were we discussing international terrorism, there might be an argument.

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    Re: Is Our Interventionist History Coming Back to Haunt us?

    How big must your EGO be to think that happens in Ukraine is because of the USA?

    If anything, this is the resurrection of russian imperialism.

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