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To: SatinDoll

We should be leaving Germany, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and forget about going to war with Syria!

Bring the military home, now. We can’t afford to be the world’s police force.


Well the bases in europe do help US national interessts.
They are not there to defend Europe...
They are there so the US can use it´s force in regions near by like the ME.
Just for example without the base in germany the US would not be able to fight the war in Afghanistan and iraq.
If this wars have been in US interesst is a different topic.
But fact is if you want to be able to project force around the globe then you will need forreign military bases.


22 posted on 06/12/2011 4:49:04 PM PDT by darkside321
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To: darkside321
Well the bases in europe do help US national interessts. They are not there to defend Europe...

Not there to defend Europe? I spent time in Europe in the military and it was exactly the reason we were there. Now it's our interest to be in Europe because of interest outside of Europe? What are we defending? Considering our navy and long reach weapons, specifically what interest is that? BTW, in war, an airport can easily and quickly be seized and utilized.

32 posted on 06/12/2011 5:00:09 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: darkside321

“But fact is if you want to be able to project force around the globe then you will need forreign [foreign] military bases.”

Thirty years ago I agreed with the above statement. I was in the U.S.Navy and we were in the middle of the Cold War. The 1980s are gone, and so is our ability to make domestic steel. Now, we no longer have an industrial base. Our Treasury is empty. We are being attacked over our southern border and millions of Americans are unemployed.

Projecting military force is great when you’re a rich and powerful nation and foreign enemies are threatening. Our enemies have shifted south, and make up the OAS.

We must bring our troops home to Fortress America.


55 posted on 06/12/2011 5:38:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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