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Message 1315104 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 14:24:56 UTC

I'm thinking we should just go ahead and have Obama put troops in every country in the world. So when stuff goes down that we shouldn't stick our noses in, we can have the resources necessary to take care of the issue without the need to send anybody anywhere! And better yet, knowing this will severly stretch out current military far beyond operational limits, we should just go ahead and skip past initiating a draft and just go ahead and pluck all 16+ year olds that car fire a weapon in the general direction of the enemy (forign or domestic), male or female, gay or straight! We don't discriminate! Ohhh, and while we're on a roll, let's just dissolve the United States, obsorb all countries we have troops in and call it "The Empire". This is starting to sound familiar. I should write a script before someone steals my idea and get reactivated!!!
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Message 1315115 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 15:17:03 UTC

Our usual answer to the world's problems.

I'm afraid I can't blame THIS one on Obama.

Has been our solution for many years.

'Till somebody we LIKE can be elected......oh, sigh, Send the Marines.
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Message 1315117 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 15:20:40 UTC

Your solution is to just dissolve NATO.

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Message 1315151 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 17:09:29 UTC

Now that the cold war between Russia and the West "Appears" to have gone, do we still need Nato?

Good question.

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Message 1315155 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 17:32:26 UTC - in response to Message 1315151.

Now that the cold war between Russia and the West "Appears" to have gone, do we still need Nato?

Good question.



Technically, when the berlin wall came a tumblin down, NATO shoul've been caputski. However, you'd probably tick off a lot of people, Europeans mainly. I know when I was stationed in Aviano back during the Kosovo thingy, the US pumped over $500 mil into that base alone, building a new school, barracks, admin buildings, etc... and called it a joint NATO effort.
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Message 1315166 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 17:51:51 UTC

Shut down NATO. and let the EU make their own defense pact if they so desire.
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Message 1315212 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 19:20:23 UTC
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Message 1315221 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 19:34:03 UTC - in response to Message 1315104.

Well he had to do something for the troops at Xmas......

...so Turkey sounds good.
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Message 1315283 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 22:37:53 UTC

This has everything to do with the NATO mandate to defend all members. Did we forget our friends that aided us during the 911 times. We had NATO members assisting in our Defense days afterward. Let's not forget we are a member of an organization that is meant to prevent wars. We obviously are not the only countries sending troops to Turkey
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Message 1315519 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 10:25:58 UTC

Shut down NATO. and let the EU make their own defense pact if they so desire.

The problem is that the EU is not politically stable enough to replace NATO with a credible alternative. Turkey was accepted as an official EU candidate in 1999, and negotiations started in 2005 which will take a decade. Turkey is currently one of the 22 NATO members along with the USA, and has had Syrian missiles aimed at it.

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