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Old 07-17-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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The Israelis do not want their defenses compromised by amateurs.

The U.S. military was unable to defend the pentagon from the people who worked in the pentagon.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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Are you serious? There is a HUGE difference between criticizing Israel and saying that we should nuke the country effectively killing every man woman and child. Just out of curiosity, do you think Hitler got a good start on what you would like to see happen?
Eisenhower did the equivalent to Dresden.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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American Tax dollars have been spent on murderous expansionism for the better part of 200 years. Ask the Native Americans, the Hawiians, the Europeans, the Iraqis, ect ect.

America doesen't give foreign aid out of the goodness of our hearts, we do it to solidify power and spread our influence throughout the world, and just about every other 1st world country is playing the same game.

Ironically enough, we have become the very expansionist evil empire that we pretend to stand against.
Midway Island, Guam, American Samoa, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
That is some evil empire!!
I do not expect you to get the sarcasm.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Eisenhower did the equivalent to Dresden.
Eisenhower had nothing to do with Dresden!
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: USA
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WOW, I would never have thought that my thread would ignite so much hatred.

But i really believe that having a base in friendly middle eastern territory would be wise.
(our troops still fly back and forth to our hospitals in our base in germany)

The British have a large and strategic base in cyprus.

The US does have a naval base in Bahrain, but thats just a few hundred miles of the coast of Iran, and a base close to the Suez canal would be very strategicly located.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Midway Island, Guam, American Samoa, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
That is some evil empire!!
I do not expect you to get the sarcasm.

No, no one there is resentful of american control, not at all! And I'm sure we didn't kill anyone to get control of any of these places either.

Stay in your little world, it's probably a happier place than reality. And that isn'st sarcasim.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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The US has a mutual defense pact with Israel. If the pact is triggered US forces would have access to Israeli bases and Tel-Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. We have certain equipment preplaced in Israel. The US and Israel cooperate on weapons development like the Arrow antiballistic missile and Israeli's have particpated in joint military operations and in training at places like Nellis and Holloman AFB. Israel 's MOSSAD has the best intel system in the Middle East and shares that with the US.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Israel IS an American base.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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The US has a mutual defense pact with Israel. If the pact is triggered US forces would have access to Israeli bases and Tel-Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. We have certain equipment preplaced in Israel. The US and Israel cooperate on weapons development like the Arrow antiballistic missile and Israeli's have particpated in joint military operations and in training at places like Nellis and Holloman AFB. Israel 's MOSSAD has the best intel system in the Middle East and shares that with the US.
That is extra reason to have a full operational base in Israel, because the US has access to most of the facilities.

the USA has also participated in joint military operations with Turkey, arabs countries, and Gulf countries.
The fact that Israel and the US are allies fortifies any potential US base in Israel.

And lets be fair, where do I prefer my american marines to be deployed (wish they could be at home in the US)
but if it comes down to qatar or in Israel? or germany or Israel?
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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WOW, I would never have thought that my thread would ignite so much hatred.

But i really believe that having a base in friendly middle eastern territory would be wise.
(our troops still fly back and forth to our hospitals in our base in germany)

The British have a large and strategic base in cyprus.

The US does have a naval base in Bahrain, but thats just a few hundred miles of the coast of Iran, and a base close to the Suez canal would be very strategicly located.
Any time Israel is mentioned, the crazies come out of the woodwork. Its like clockwork.
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