View Poll Results: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

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  • ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State

    20 5.63%
  • al Qaeda and all of the affiliates

    21 5.92%
  • Drug Cartels

    37 10.42%
  • Weapon proliferators

    81 22.82%
  • Russia

    38 10.70%
  • China

    27 7.61%
  • North Korea

    22 6.20%
  • Iran

    29 8.17%
  • Other, please specify

    110 30.99%
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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    What this world needs and what it's going to get from today's UN are two vastly different things.

    I like the idea of the UN,but only when it works.

    I seriously doubt that it will bring total peace on this planet anytime soon. There are too many people who are getting rich off of war.
    It is certainly true the UN is insufficient for the job. That is why it needs mending. When it introduced r2p it was a first step pushed by the then US administration, but supported by politicians on both sides of the isle. The idea was that to gain enough support for the UN to be given a mandate to enforce meaningful peace keeping it required popular legitimacy and that that is bestowed by guaranteeing not Nations' but individuals' safety and security. The mandate that r2p received is totally insufficient as we so nicely demonstrated in Syria or Ukraine. It still needs a lot of work and persuasion. And, of course, a much more robust legal framework and organization.

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    GOP and their financial backers. They are slowly but surely driving the US deeper and deeper into the ****hole that they created in the first place and with that most likely the rest of the world as well.
    It would be nice, if you were to briefly outline, what hole you mean.

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    I didn't say that it wasn't wrong. I have long condemned many things we've done. But, the older and more well-read I become, the less that stuff incites me. What will incite me is when some ass clown tries blowing **** up in my homeland. I suppose if you want to call that hypocritical, you can, but I don't think you fully appreciate the level of ugliness this world is really painted in. Or what things like loyalty, commitment or patriotism mean in the world as it is. Sacrifices are made day-in-day-out so crooked bureaucrats can play marionette with some 3rd world country. Yeah, I give them **** for that whenever it arises, but I guess I'm just old fashioned about my people getting tore the **** up, cause, you know, I'm loyal to my own people. I'm not even 30 and I'm already a relic, apparently.
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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    I picked Russia and China. Two other superpower rivals competing with USA.
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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Obama

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by dogtowner View Post
    Obama


    Posts like this accomplish nothing.

    Obama will be in the White House until another Democrat takes his place.

    Wait and see.

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Perhaps America's biggest threat is America.

    We might be our own worst enemy.

    We're slowly tearing ourselves apart.

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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    That seems to be the consensus - if the U.S. sinks economically then so does everyone else.
    Of course it does.. it is the biggest economy out there... well China is bigger now, but if China sneezes then the world also sneezes now.
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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    There are always many countries and organizations being talked about in the media, be it print, Internet or on T.V.

    Some of these foes are obviously worse than others, but that's for you to decide, ultimately.

    So, who is America's #1 foe?

    1) ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State
    2) al Qaeda and all of the affiliates
    3) Drug Cartels
    4) Weapon proliferators
    5) Russia
    6) China
    7) North Korea
    8) Iran
    9) Other, please specify

    After you have voted, please post why you chose what you chose.
    America's retraction from the world stage has been and still is the biggest danger (foe if you will) to America on that world stage. So, I voted Other.
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    Re: Who is America's #1 foe on the world stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that's a bit lame to say that about a guy who really isn't a hack. I usually agree with you but that's a bit over the top.
    The riposte was entirely in keeping and appropriate to his attack. After all, a riposte can only happen after an attack.

    You should add the word "normally" in place of "really", then I would agree with you.
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