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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    poor obama, always taken out of context.
    Iím not an Obama supporter, so thatís not where my observation comes from. Your OP is obviously anti Obama, thatís allÖ

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    poor obama, always taken out of context.
    Just curious but would you (anyelse can chime in) consider Rush Limbaugh arrogant?

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Just curious but would you (anyelse can chime in) consider Rush Limbaugh arrogant?
    What does Rush Limbaugh have to do with the nationís foreign policies?

    This is beyond wandering off topic.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    . Ally - to associate or connect by some mutual relationship, as resemlbance of friendship.

    So our military AND economic aid as well as our sabotaging of an english/french plan to capture the sinai as well as our constant outreach to them to avoid them allying themselves with Russia are all examples of the US-Egyptian ENEMY (the antonym of ally) relationship.

    Is that what you are saying? If not, what was our relationship with Egypt BEFORE the 6 day war?

    this is known as blather.
    What in the world are you talking about; Nasser started buying arms from Czechoslovakia back in 1955. Before that he was armed with British and French weapons. The US had little or NO influence in the region. Our closest ally was Saudi Arabia.

    By the time of the Suez Canal Crises, Nasser already had been signing pacts with Eastern Bloc nations for arms.

    The US didn't work with the UN and other nations to stop the invasion by France and Britain because it was allied with Egypt; Eisenhower MISTAKENLY believed that it might provoke a wider confrontation with the Soviet Union and itís Eastern Bloc allies.

    Eisenhower made many political mistakes like this during his Presidency thinking it would lead to peace. All his efforts got him was a more Radical Arab presence, a stronger Soviet Union and more wars after his Presidency was over.

    Along with Suez crisis, the United States was also dealing with the near-simultaneous Hungarian revolution, and faced the public relations embarrassment of criticizing Hungary's suppression of the revolutionaries there while at the same time avoiding criticism of its two principal European allies' actions. Perhaps more significantly, the United States also feared a wider war after the Soviet Union and the other Warsaw Pact nations threatened to intervene on the Egyptian side and make rocket attacks[33] on London, Tel Aviv, and Paris.

    Thus, the Eisenhower administration forced a cease-fire on Britain, Israel, and France. The U.S. demanded that the invasion stop and sponsored resolutions in the UN Security Council calling for a cease-fire. Britain and France, as permanent members of the Council, vetoed these draft resolutions. The U.S. then appealed to the United Nations General Assembly and proposed a resolution calling for a cease-fire and a withdrawal of forces.[34] The General Assembly consequently held an 'emergency special session' under the terms of Uniting for Peace resolution, and adopted Assembly resolution 1001,[35] which established the first United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), and called for "an immediate cease-fire". Portugal and Iceland went so far as to suggest ejecting Britain and France from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) defense pact if they didn't withdraw from Egypt.[36] Britain and France withdrew from Egypt within a week.


    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suez_Crisis]Suez Crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    Here is another little tidbit of info on Eisenhower's actions:

    In 1956, Eisenhower strongly disapproved of the actions of Britain, France and Israel in sending troops to Egypt in the dispute over control of the Suez Canal. He used the economic power of the U.S. to force his European allies to back down and withdraw from Egypt. However, he later described this decision as the greatest foreign policy mistake he made during his time in office.

    Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Yes Ike, it was a MAJOR blunder but we all cannot be perfect.

    Yep, and with all these efforts to promote peace in the region, all the US got was the typical hate America BS you seem to wallow in.

    Your history needs a serious enema. Perhaps if you stopped reading all the Communist and terrorist propaganda you could be better informed?
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    What does Rush Limbaugh have to do with the nationís foreign policies?

    This is beyond wandering off topic.
    Why do the libs throw out Limbaugh in defending Pres Doofus? Do they think Limbaugh's position is equivelent to the Presidency? He is an entertainer that has never run for public office.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Dismissed; I am hardly surprised by who would thank you for comments so lacking in intellect and coherent facts.
    Hardly surprised you want to sweep it all under the rug, hyper-conservatives are absurd beyond belief.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Hardly surprised you want to sweep it all under the rug, hyper-conservatives are absurd beyond belief.
    You have an odd perception of what is absurd when you are the one suggesting the former Soviet Union is like the US.

    This is not about hyper-partisan; this is about outright dumb statements which have no basis in reality, the facts or the historic record.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    And yet no one has made that argument.
    ...In this thread. I never claimed anyone in this thread made such an argument. Please go find something to do, I think Scourge grows weary of making you look like a fool.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Hardly surprised you want to sweep it all under the rug, hyper-conservatives are absurd beyond belief.
    I think if we ignore it, it will go away.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Just curious but would you (anyelse can chime in) consider Rush Limbaugh arrogant?



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