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CAN YOU NAME THIS COUNTRY?
strangecosmos.com

Posted on 07/04/2004 7:56:07 PM PDT by Az. Mike

Guess What Country This Is?

Can you name this country?

709,000 REGULAR (ACTIVE DUTY) PERSONNEL.

293,000 RESERVE TROOPS.

EIGHT STANDING ARMY DIVISIONS.

20 AIR FORCE AND NAVY AIR WINGS WITH 2,000 COMBAT AIRCRAFT.

232 STRATEGIC BOMBERS.

19 STRATEGIC BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES WITH 3,114 NUCLEAR WARHEADS ON 232 MISSILES.

500 ICBMs WITH 1,950 WARHEADS.

FOUR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND 121 SURFACE COMBAT SHIPS AND SUBMARINES PLUS ALL THE SUPPORT BASES, SHIPYARDS,AND LOGISTICAL ASSETS NEEDED TO SUSTAIN SUCH A NAVAL FORCE.

IS THIS COUNTRY:

RUSSIA? NO

CHINA? NO

GREAT BRITAIN? NO

FRANCE? WRONG AGAIN

MUST BE USA? STILL WRONG

GIVE UP?

THESE ARE THE AMERICAN MILITARY FORCES THAT WERE ELIMINATED DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF BILL CLINTON AND AL GORE.

IMAGINE WHAT A JOHN KERRY ADMINISTRATION WOULD LOOK LIKE CONSIDERING HIS 20 YEAR VOTING RECORD AGAINST DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS STARTING WITH HIS OPPOSITION TO RONALD REAGAN'S SDI INITIATIVE [STAR WARS] WHICH LED TO THE DEMISE OF THE SOVIET UNION.


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1 posted on 07/04/2004 7:56:07 PM PDT by Az. Mike
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To: Az. Mike

Pretty thought-provoking when you state it like that.


2 posted on 07/04/2004 7:59:39 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" HRC 6/28/2004)
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To: NonValueAdded

From: The Facts About Military Readiness (Sept. 2000 -- how Clinton slashed the military)

The size of the U.S. military has been cut drastically in the past decade. Between 1992 and 2000, the Clinton Administration cut national defense by more than half a million personnel and $50 billion in inflation-adjusted dollars. The Army alone has lost four active divisions and two Reserve divisions. The number of total active personnel in the Air Force has decreased by nearly 30 percent. In the Navy, the total number of ships has decreased from around 393 ships in the fleet in 1992 to 316 today. Even the Marines have dropped 22,000 personnel.

3 posted on 07/04/2004 8:08:34 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: Az. Mike

Please plan to post this again during the work week. Most people are too busy watching fireworks displays, and getting drunk at cookouts to read something important like this on the 4th of July. People really need to see this article. Thank you.


4 posted on 07/04/2004 8:08:47 PM PDT by Destructor
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To: Az. Mike

bump


5 posted on 07/04/2004 8:31:38 PM PDT by RippleFire ("It was just a scratch")
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To: Az. Mike

Good post, Mike. Welcome to FReeperland.


6 posted on 07/04/2004 8:33:14 PM PDT by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: Az. Mike

BTTT


7 posted on 07/04/2004 8:35:51 PM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: doug from upland

Thanks for the welcome!
Pretty obvious as to why we were unprepared for 9-11, when you factor in the intelligence cuts, as well. Just shows how well President Bush has been able to do, given what he's had to work with.


8 posted on 07/04/2004 8:37:57 PM PDT by Az. Mike
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To: Blue Collar Christian

Bump


9 posted on 07/04/2004 8:39:10 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: Az. Mike

Bookmarked this one, it's going to come in handy during the run up to the elections.


10 posted on 07/04/2004 8:43:13 PM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: Az. Mike

Thought provoking the first time it was posted to FR. 3-4 years ago and less thought provoking each time since.


11 posted on 07/04/2004 8:44:04 PM PDT by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: RightWhale

Must be a long line of people waiting to piss in your Wheaties.


12 posted on 07/04/2004 8:58:04 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (So "F'n" means "flip-flopping"? ><BCC>)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

Besides, it's that old, tired Clinton--yesterday's news.


13 posted on 07/04/2004 9:04:58 PM PDT by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: RightWhale

And this guy is new on FR, and may not have seen it until now. He may even have been inspired to start learning more about recent history after being introduced to FR.

If this is an old yawner to you, why not just click out of the thread and onto another where you can make a constructive comment instead of discouraging a newby. Or better yet, give him a link to an old thread about it.


14 posted on 07/04/2004 9:20:15 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (So "F'n" means "flip-flopping"? ><BCC>)
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To: RightWhale

Well it's the first time I'VE seen it, and it's both interesting and useful. But maybe I don't have 24 hours a day, seven days a week to scan and document everything that's ever posted on Free Republic. Maybe it's because I have a LIFE. Look into getting one for yourself.


15 posted on 07/04/2004 9:21:45 PM PDT by Burr5
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To: Az. Mike

Yikes!


16 posted on 07/04/2004 9:24:11 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Save Terri Schiavo!!!)
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To: Burr5

What? No tag? Even somebody with a life can have a tag.


17 posted on 07/04/2004 9:30:39 PM PDT by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: Az. Mike
Is this like the twentieth or thirtyith time this e-mail spam has been posted on FR?
18 posted on 07/04/2004 9:52:45 PM PDT by Chewbacca (There is a place in this world for all of God's creatures.....right next to the mashed potatoes.)
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To: Chewbacca

Yeah. I've been mentioning these dup threads some lately as we get into the real election season. The bandwidth is going to be swamped and if we could at least not post Drudge headlines a dozen times we might manage a little better. We could get more mileage out of the search function and old threads could be bumped so FReepers who drop in to scan now and then wouldn't miss so much excellent commentary.


19 posted on 07/04/2004 9:58:30 PM PDT by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: Chewbacca

Sorry if it's been posted 'repeatedly'. Thought it might be interesting to folks who hadn't seen it before, such as myself.


20 posted on 07/04/2004 10:08:33 PM PDT by Az. Mike
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To: Az. Mike

Thanks for posting this (in spite of the silly protests from a couple of FReepers). I hadn't seen it before and I needed it to pass along to a liberal friend who thinks GWB is to blame for everything that goes wrong on the face of the earth. She may never see the light, but I'll continue to supply her with information that makes her look ridiculous when she tries to refute it.


21 posted on 07/04/2004 10:11:19 PM PDT by ru4liberty (I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds tomorrow. May His Name ever be praised!)
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To: Az. Mike

:(...I don't care for Kerry at all..he makes me :( sad


22 posted on 07/04/2004 10:14:13 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour Tickets On Sale Now!)
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To: Az. Mike

Someone needs to understand the use of capitilzation. There is a reason for lower case and Upper Case.


23 posted on 07/04/2004 10:39:46 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64

I understand capitalization (and can spell the word, too). The thread was a cut and paste from the strangecosmos.com site. That's the way they presented it. Take up the issue with them (but use smaller, easier to spell words, in your e-mail to them).


24 posted on 07/04/2004 10:46:56 PM PDT by Az. Mike
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To: RightWhale

Are you applying foe A+Bert's vacant position? I'd give this thread as a letter of recommendation.


Personally, don't think the force reductions were too great, the numbers now could have been plenty sufficient, if the political will to nip the coming adversaries in the bud was there after the first WTC bombing. Lack of political will, politicians without a competent international portfolio, and decimation of intelligence agencies human captial in favor of technological solutions caused most of these problems. IMHO.


25 posted on 07/04/2004 10:52:13 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: NonValueAdded

What are the numbers from Bush, Sr. It would be an interesting comparison.


26 posted on 07/04/2004 10:58:25 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Start Charging for Email - You get 2000 a month for free, then you pay!)
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To: JerseyHighlander

Whoa, a promotion. Kewl.


27 posted on 07/05/2004 9:54:11 AM PDT by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: Az. Mike
Name This Country
28 posted on 07/05/2004 10:09:57 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: FairOpinion; Az. Mike

Time for a bump TTT


29 posted on 08/09/2004 4:11:45 PM PDT by visualops (We're sorry, all taglines are currently busy. Please hang up and try again later.)
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