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To: dragnet2

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.


Oh come on.
Please don´t try to tell me that lets say 30.000 US soldiers (+ a US military hospital “where all wounded from iraq and afghanistan are brought too) in germany defend “europe”.
I mean serious against whom?
the bloody hordes of the swiss or what? (because this would be the only none EU country which borders germany)
This is not cold war anymore.
Under this logic the german air base (yeah they have one ;-) in new mexico does defend the US too (against the invisible bogeyman.
Or don´t they?
Does this mean when the german fighters leave the US will be defenceless?
I guess not!
This bases are there for strategic alliances and not for dirrect defence of a country because of the simple fact neither the US nor “europe” faces any danger for a forreign invasion. I mean how should they the US and “europe” together spend 2/3 of the golbal money for the military.
(US 50% EU 25-30%) this leaves 20% for the whole rest of the world.
So please don´t tell me that the US protects europe or the other way around.


41 posted on 06/12/2011 5:16:03 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.

Please don´t try to tell me that lets say 30.000 US soldiers (+ a US military hospital “where all wounded from iraq and afghanistan are brought too) in germany defend “europe”.

What babble...Ya think we don't have military hospital ships? Ya think Europe is the only ground base in that part of the world.

Who is it that is going to attack us in the region where we need a base in Germany, simply to take the injured? Who is the big military power in the Mid East who is going to threaten our interest? Is it the Palestinian gangs running through the dusty back alleys? Is it the Turks? Egypt? The street gangs in Libya? Is it Pakistan, where we can perform raids their country while their sleeping?

What's this big military threat outside Europe? Who is going to attack the United States over there?

66 posted on 06/12/2011 6:22:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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