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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    The US might not be the best country in the world, but it's easily the best of the big countries. Which big country is better?
    That's the point that always springs to mind. If not the US, who?
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    The US might not be the best country in the world, but it's easily the best of the big countries. Which big country is better?
    The small countries live in peace only because of the protection and forbearance of the big countries.
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    They do not have the capabilities, the equipment, or the personnel. Other than that, they'll be fine.
    They would have to commit to gaining those capabilities and give up some of the entitlement spending.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Oil money from the US is a negligible source of terrorist support.
    the first world's reliance on fossil fuels as a primary transportation fuel is a huge source of money for the Middle East.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    A large role for that oil money is just a myth. It is also a myth that the ME has been embroiled in holy war for centuries. There have been conflicts to be sure, but there have been longer periods of calm. A strong US presence actually gives regimes there the confidence to not act with hair-trigger responses.
    and most of those conflicts in recent decades happened after the US acted in the region : the Shah in Iran, backing the Mujahideen in a proxy war against the Soviets, backing Saddam and then fighting him, and now IS in Syria, Iraq, and Libya.

    it's time to get out of the region and build our own country instead.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I am at least partially with you on that one. I think we need to maintain our abilities and logistics, however it is time for Europe to step up to the plate.
    they haven't been completely absent, but the US has been expected to carry the bulk of the load. my preference would be Saudi Arabia handling its own region. however, yes, if the first world wants an army, it needs to build and fund one. the costs of always having to take the lead role are unsustainable.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    We have the largest economy, and have more GDP per capita than most other countries in the world. The only countries with larger GDP per capita are usually small and many just have a lot of oil. We lead the world in science and technology. We have more freedom, more democracy, and less pollution than most countries. We have the most powerful military.

    So I think that all around we are still the best although I am not sure how long we will still hold this.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    the first world's reliance on fossil fuels as a primary transportation fuel is a huge source of money for the Middle East.



    and most of those conflicts in recent decades happened after the US acted in the region : the Shah in Iran, backing the Mujahideen in a proxy war against the Soviets, backing Saddam and then fighting him, and now IS in Syria, Iraq, and Libya.

    it's time to get out of the region and build our own country instead.
    Almost none of the first world's transportation fuel money goes to terrorists. And no, the US presence has in fact been a source of stability in the ME. The Shah would have come to power with or without us, and led a relatively progressive regime for 25 years. The Muj whom we backed against the Soviets were not/are not just the Taliban. ISIS is a creation of our premature departure from Iraq, and our failure to act in timely fashion (early 2012) in Syria.
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Well, y'all are certainly world champs at one thing; I don't think anyone measures a dick quite as enthusiastically as you guys.
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Almost none of the first world's transportation fuel money goes to terrorists. And no, the US presence has in fact been a source of stability in the ME. The Shah would have come to power with or without us, and led a relatively progressive regime for 25 years. The Muj whom we backed against the Soviets were not/are not just the Taliban. ISIS is a creation of our premature departure from Iraq, and our failure to act in timely fashion (early 2012) in Syria.
    oh, FFS.

    WikiLeaks cables portray Saudi Arabia as a cash machine for terrorists | World news | The Guardian

    How ISIS Uses Oil To Fund Terror

    United States Seeks to Strangle the Islamic State's Funding - The Atlantic

    don't waste my time, Jack.

    and IS is the spawn of Al Qaeda, which had its beginnings with the Mujahideen.

    The 1990s are a transitional period between the Mujahideen outfits forming part of the proxy wars between the Cold War superpowers and the emergence of contemporary jihadism in the wake of the US "War on Terror" and the "Arab spring".

    Al-Qaeda saw its formative period during this time, and jihadism formed part of the picture in regional conflicts of the 1990s, including the Yugoslav Wars, the Somali Civil War, the First Chechen War, etc.

    Mujahideen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    it's time to get the **** out and let the Saudis handle their own region.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Well, y'all are certainly world champs at one thing; I don't think anyone measures a dick quite as enthusiastically as you guys.
    Yea, but we smile broadly when they hit the ground!
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