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1 posted on 02/13/2004 6:01:38 AM PST by LavaDog
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American power in a bipolar world
2 posted on 02/13/2004 6:12:26 AM PST by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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Holy smokes!! This guy has it nailed!!
4 posted on 02/13/2004 6:52:03 AM PST by misharu
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To: LavaDog
An excellent read.
5 posted on 02/13/2004 6:57:21 AM PST by jim35 (A third party vote is a vote for the DemocRATs.)
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...but if somebody breaks into your house, you call 911, and the police arrive with guns drawn.

If someone invades your house, you call the cops.

Wrong, Charlie: when someone breaks into/invades your house, it is too late to call 911. You shoot the ba$tard(s), then call in the cops to help clean up the mess and give you advice as to how to prevent a repeat. The same applies internationally: Nations that are threatened by invasion from powerful nations would be infinitely better off being as prepared as possible to inflict the greatest possible price on such a neighbor, and to call the US for aid after the war of self-defense is over to ask for military aid. Which country was better off after a war with a powerful neighbor was over, Belgium (which surrendered to the Germans after a month in 1940) in 1945 or Israel in 1973 (which fought like Hell and defeated the Arabs, albeit with a fair amount of US aid)?

Otherwise a pretty good article, specifically those parts that ridicule/tear down the arguments of the isolationists and the liberal internationalists.

6 posted on 02/13/2004 7:47:20 AM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: LavaDog; katana; cornelis; Mmmike; brbethke; Tolik
Thank you LavaDog - this was the second outstanding article I have read today. Ping to you other folks - I think you'll like this too.
8 posted on 02/13/2004 8:05:42 AM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon)
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Hey there ... you might want to consider this article for your ping list. I think the arguments within it are central to Israeli security.
9 posted on 02/13/2004 8:20:37 AM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon)
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To: LavaDog
we can see clearly the two great geopolitical challenges on the horizon: the inexorable
rise of China and the coming demographic collapse of Europe, both of which will
irrevocably disequilibrate the international system.


We can hope that
1. China will continue to get more Christianized, via the underground "home church"
movement.
2. Some Islamics do something grossly offensive in France/Germany...so bad that
the Europeans say "go back to Arabia, the whole lot of you!".
10 posted on 02/13/2004 8:31:37 AM PST by VOA
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In the unipolar world we inhabit, what stability we do enjoy today is owed to the overwhelming power and deterrent threat of the United States.

Great Read!!!!

The quote above is the reason people around the world both sleep at night and gnash their teeth.

11 posted on 02/13/2004 11:24:27 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (How many times did the Declaration of Independence mention tyranny?)
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Thanks for posting this.
17 posted on 02/14/2004 8:29:17 PM PST by expatguy
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To: LavaDog
Charles Krauthammer Great lecture.

Here is the link: http://www.aei.org/news/newsID.19912/news_detail.asp

 

21 posted on 02/17/2004 11:18:55 AM PST by Tolik
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We like it here. We like our McDonalds. We like our football. We like our rock-and-roll. Until 10 days ago, we liked our halftime shows.

Great line!

We like Iowa corn and New York hot dogs, and if we want Chinese or Indian or Italian, we go to the food court. We don't send the Marines for takeout.

And there's the fundamental truth, in a nutshell.

23 posted on 02/17/2004 11:25:13 AM PST by Poohbah ("Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?" -- Maj. Vic Deakins, USAF)
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