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Posted on 03/10/2014 11:10:50 AM PDT by McGruff
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Reminds me of the movie PLATOON. Elias: “We’ve been kickin’ asses for so long I figure it’s time we got ours kicked.” (Or something like that.)
We seem to think we’re unbeatable. That was true at one time. I’m not so sure about today.
Kennedy gave up a lot of Kruschev. Obama has already given up so much there’s nothing left to give up.
“This is a civil war. We would be wise to stay out of it.”
“Fly into Russian air space and we could be at war. Stupid...just stupid...”
It’s not really the Russians that would be a worry here, but what Belarus would do, should one of these birds stray too close.
“In my opinion, we are doing this solely for Poland and NATO, not for Ukraine.”
I think you are right on target. This gives Poland a “tripwire”, and calms their nerves. They have tried for years to get US Forces based in Poland, offering us free ex-soviet airbases, and the sites for the Missile Shield.
Losing the Missile Shield was a huge blow to the Poles, from this spineless President, thinking it would antagonize Putin, if you recall. Part of the “reset”.
So he sticks naval and Air Force assets right up to putin’s nose at a war zone. And a plane or ship gets hit. Then what does he think he will do? Bomb Moscow?
According to eye witness reports and local media in Crimea, Russia deployed the Bastion mobile missile system to Sevastopol in the night of 8 March.
The system is equipped with Yakhont SS-N-26 anti-ship cruise missiles and has a maximum range of 300 km.
President Obama (as well as the EU) seems to suppose that Vladimir Putin fetishizes “international law”; and, if only he had a lawyer who was advising him correctly, he would quickly see the error of his ways, and change course...
So in your estimation Obama and the American government is a friend to Christians and Christianity??
Freerepublic has zero Putin supporters as you put in (at least from any topic I have read here). So keep trying to scare away these boogeymen that you imagine really exist.
It’s funny when an obvious neocon attacks others for being a “pseudo conservative”
Do you mind if I ask you what your first language is?
Oh, and please name three conservative philosophers you admire, if you don’t mind. And while you’re bringing me up to speed on “boogyemen” (sic), if don’t mind, define “neocon.”
Was that suppose to make sense?
Can you please try making a point? Your posts are bizarre and nonsensical.
Seriously, when did you learn English?
All joking aside, are you in high school? Do you suffer from any mental problems?
You are not making any sense. Please, think about what you want to say before you type it out.
Can you name a conservative philosopher whom you admirer? What do you mean by neocon?
I’d go with the definition found on Wikipedia : Neoconservatives frequently advocate the “assertive” promotion of democracy and promotion of “American national interest” in international affairs including by means of military force.
Now if that isn’t your view point , I do apologize .
I read plenty of conservative writers but none of which I’d call philosophers , besides Ayn Rand and I’m not a huge fan really.
Do you support the promotion of another countries interest?
If you don't support the promotion of democracy, do you support the promotion of anything?
All real modern conservatives, I think, begin with recognition of Edmund Burke, and in particular his book REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE.
Other leading conservatives, in my opinion, include but are certainly not limited to: Friedrich von Hayek, Whitaker Chambers, G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, James Burnham, William F. Buckley, Thomas Sowell, Joseph Sobran, Milton Friedman, Winston Churchill, and, dare I say it, Ronald Reagan.
Depends on what you mean by “support” and what you mean by “interest”.
Of the people on that list I’d go with Chesterton, sowell, Buckley being my favorite conservative “philosophers”.
Which isn’t to say I agree with everything they say.
And you like Pat Buchanan or Savage, I suspect.
Would you say that the Wikipedia definition was accurate or not ? I’m starting to find this tedious.
Feel free to send me a private message if you want, I have no need to continue with this discuss and derail this topic.
I think there is some truth in the Wikipedia definition. Neoconservatism began, mostly, in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s among ex-Marxist, Democrats, Southern Democrats, Liberal Democrats, and Catholic and Jewish Democrats who crossed over to the Republican Party. They rejected the Left’s critique of America as an Imperialist Power. They agreed that the USA had flaws needing attention, but were ardent anti-communists at home and abroad. Among the most famous was Irving Kristal, Patrick Moynihan, Norman Podhoretz, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Michael Novak, and Fred Barnes. The bottom line was that these people rejected liberalism, but they did not reject the USA as a special and unique place.
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