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The War That Congress Won't Declare
22.08.2015 18:39
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He sure has a way of skirting around actually making any kind of point. I'd appreciate it if you rewrote the bloody thing. At least as much as a person like myself is capable of being appreciative.

23.08.2015 10:26
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debauchery Wrote:
He sure has a way of skirting around actually making any kind of point. I'd appreciate it if you rewrote the bloody thing. At least as much as a person like myself is capable of being appreciative.


Alright hunnie bunnie, I'll paraphrase so you may understand from now on, ok?

23.08.2015 14:54
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In 1953, the CIA led a coup that toppled a democratically elected, liberal, secular, capitalist and pro-American regime in Iran, at the urging of the UK. We then supported a repressive and bloody monarch whose secret police forces and torture prisons became a mainstay of Iranian life. This regime would ultimately be overthrown by fundamentalist ayatollahs who attacked the US embassy, denounced the US as The Great Satan, and leads throngs in chants of "Death to America". The same regime scares the crap out of us to this day, as they want the bomb very very badly and have made no secret out of where their first target would be if they had it.

In 1979, the US and Pakistan reached an agreement where the US would pay for arms, training camps, supplies and transportation and Pakistan would coordinate the above as part of a support network for Islamic fundamentalists along the border with Afghanistan. We did this because we wanted to saddle the Soviet Union with it's own version of Vietnam. The Soviets in Afghanistan had attempted to educate women to the same degree men were educated, and to implement a basic infrastructure. They also sought to establish such horrors and medical centers and a functioning, non-corrupt government. After the last Soviet troops left a decade later, in came the Taliban. This regime would not only give shelter to Bin Laden, it would ask Al Quadea to co-govern the country as it shared a common vision with this group.

American politicians do not hunk past their next election cycle. The system forces them to focus entirely on decisions that will win votes, such as provoking a Soviet defeat which ultimately led to the collapse of that country a few years after the war ended, or a sharp reduction in oil and gas prices supplied by a British petroleum company based in Iran. The long term consequences, referred to as "blowback" by civil servants in our intelligence agencies, are alien to people with systematically shortened attention spans.

Our disastrous involvement in Iraq, initially supplying Saddam Hussein with arms and money and later replacing him with a power vacuum, created ISIS.

Before we rush into battle yet again,many of us citizens would like our government to have a time out and think about how to do this in a way that isn't going to come back to haunt us 30 years after they've finished

23.08.2015 20:40
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Edvard Kardelj Wrote:
In 1953, the CIA led a coup that toppled a democratically elected, liberal, secular, capitalist and pro-American regime in Iran, at the urging of the UK. We then supported a repressive and bloody monarch whose secret police forces and torture prisons became a mainstay of Iranian life. This regime would ultimately be overthrown by fundamentalist ayatollahs who attacked the US embassy, denounced the US as The Great Satan, and leads throngs in chants of "Death to America". The same regime scares the crap out of us to this day, as they want the bomb very very badly and have made no secret out of where their first target would be if they had it.

In 1979, the US and Pakistan reached an agreement where the US would pay for arms, training camps, supplies and transportation and Pakistan would coordinate the above as part of a support network for Islamic fundamentalists along the border with Afghanistan. We did this because we wanted to saddle the Soviet Union with it's own version of Vietnam. The Soviets in Afghanistan had attempted to educate women to the same degree men were educated, and to implement a basic infrastructure. They also sought to establish such horrors and medical centers and a functioning, non-corrupt government. After the last Soviet troops left a decade later, in came the Taliban. This regime would not only give shelter to Bin Laden, it would ask Al Quadea to co-govern the country as it shared a common vision with this group.

American politicians do not hunk past their next election cycle. The system forces them to focus entirely on decisions that will win votes, such as provoking a Soviet defeat which ultimately led to the collapse of that country a few years after the war ended, or a sharp reduction in oil and gas prices supplied by a British petroleum company based in Iran. The long term consequences, referred to as "blowback" by civil servants in our intelligence agencies, are alien to people with systematically shortened attention spans.

Our disastrous involvement in Iraq, initially supplying Saddam Hussein with arms and money and later replacing him with a power vacuum, created ISIS.

Before we rush into battle yet again,many of us citizens would like our government to have a time out and think about how to do this in a way that isn't going to come back to haunt us 30 years after they've finished


True. Most people know this too. Hopefully the precedent will prevent future miscalculations, although America is infamous for them.

24.08.2015 03:24
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