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Old 09-27-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I can see you don't understand economics or geo-political strategy.

If I would be you, I'd get one them Berlitz courses to learn how to speak Honduran or something. When things get bad enough, maybe you can actually afford a bus ticket to Honduras.
Spoken like a truely ignorant person. At least if you have nothing to reply with but to insult the person, make it a good one. What you said really just made no sense at all...But I'm sure you're used to hearing that.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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I can see you don't understand economics or geo-political strategy.

If I would be you, I'd get one them Berlitz courses to learn how to speak Honduran or something. When things get bad enough, maybe you can actually afford a bus ticket to Honduras.
Mircea - your outbursts are devoid of logic. Reduce your medication.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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Personally I think we need to step back even further. We have been so intently focused almost exclusively on the Middle East, that the rest of the world is changing fast. South America is beginning to form a more unified position that is allied with a non-US point of view. The "Stans" region is in complete and utter turmoil as traditional allies like Turkey are shifting their alliances out of expediency. China and Iran have signed several trade and energy agreements, as well as China and the Russian joint military exercises. Africa is being to boil over again with Mugabe running Zimbabwe into the dirt and the South African government under extreme tensions.

It is almost as though we only see the world through a pin hole, one tiny spot at a time. Then again, when you put so many of your eggs into one basket you guard that basket like grim death. Never mind the fox is stealing eggs from all the other baskets.

America used to look at other nations in a tactical sense and view how actions with that nation would effect our strategic global view. Today it seems we view tactics at a military squad level and strategy at the brigade level.
Agree. We have too narrow a focus. Strategically, things are not going our way in many places. We keep on forgetting how much Iraq has cost us and how much more needs to be done in Afghanistan. Plus, we are flat broke. To me and many others, Iraq was a gigantic blunder. Wish people connected the dots and looked at the big picture.

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Old 09-27-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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What many missed and was taken off the front page the other day by the McCain decision to cancel the debate was the following:

Biden gave his major foreign policy speech which was the top new item of the day. At that time he raised this very issue and the notion that while we are contemplating 700 billion for America and debating the merits we are in the process on spending that much on Iraq and they have a surplus. Within hours McCain decides to cancel the the debates. My reaction hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that is terrible timing for the Republicans and Obama hit that list night.
Cool. Let us keep on spending like drunken sailors, attack countries we do not need to, then wonder what happened.

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