Nitpicky? Hell yes.
Started by Vichy, June 04, 2008, 01:53:51 AM
Quote from: "Asmodean"Quote from: "jcm"Quote from: "Asmodean"There are nations that do not have a military force to speak of or have a very weak military, however, as long as they leave everybody else alone, they are usually left alone too. You mean like Kuwait.No, Not necesserilly. Look at Sweden and Iceland for examples.
Quote from: "jcm"Quote from: "Asmodean"There are nations that do not have a military force to speak of or have a very weak military, however, as long as they leave everybody else alone, they are usually left alone too. You mean like Kuwait.
Quote from: "Asmodean"There are nations that do not have a military force to speak of or have a very weak military, however, as long as they leave everybody else alone, they are usually left alone too.
Quote from: "Willravel"Nations will not attack the US (until China decides it's strong enough to stand the US's economic collapse...), however we're surprisingly susceptible to guerilla tactics. Something as overt as 9/11 wouldn't be necessary to cripple us. We're already pretty damned afraid of everything. Can you imagine if militant separatists or "trrists" parked truck-bombs in front of malls or sports arenas? Can you imagine someone setting off a bomb on the Golden Gate Bridge or under the St. Louis Arch? Worse still, can you imagine someone attacking a small US town in the middle of nowhere? No one would feel safe and the country would likely collapse under it's own fear and paranoia. Look at the US since 9/11, which only claimed 3,000 lives (I say only because compared to other places that's low).
Quote from: "jcm"Do you honestly think that Sweden or Iceland would stand by and allow their country to be invaded without asking for help? I doubt these countries are worried that the world would turn their backs on them if it happened.
Quote from: "jcm"I think a strong military is a good deterent, that is why nations will never attack the US. US's foreign policy is a different issue.
Quote from: "jcm"I was more talking about how taxes help the country in a number of ways including a strong military. The cia, fbi, nsa, military and local law inforcement all aid the security of the country. Paying taxes is what helps fund these organizations. I'm sure sweden and iceland have their share of criminals and security problems.
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QuoteSure they would ask for help. And maybe together with their allies they will repel whoever might march into their lands. And you know the best part of it? They don't spend a fifth of their budget on guys in green, so that they can spend that much more on infrastructure, healthcare and so on and so forth.
QuoteNEVER?? I wouldn't use such strong words. They tend to be wrong in the end.
QuoteYou know, if the USA kept its nose where it belongs in stead of policing the world and playing superpower and only offered help to its allies or under directions fron the United Nation, then maybe you'd have less security problems.
Quote from: "jcm"Would you want the US to aid Sweden or would that be too much policing? I guess all the money spent on the military would pay off then.
Quote from: "jcm"No, Iâ€™m pretty good with never
Quote from: "jcm"Playing superpower and not allowing nukes to get in the hands of terrorists is pretty fair in my opinion. Do you really think flipping the switch to neutral will have any affect on organizations like al qaeda or hamas? These people want a world ruled by their religion. Peaceful relations with other religions are not on these peopleâ€™s radar. Maybe Israel should start focusing on infrastructure like roads, parks and healthcare. They will need to from all the bombings that will start.
Quote from: "jcm"Hey I would love to live in a world that looks nothing like the world we live in today. But we donâ€™t live in that world yet. The world is a dangerous place and I do feel safer having a strong defense system in place. Putting our nose where it belongs will not make US threats just go away.
Quote from: "jcm"Well when Obama is elected Iâ€™m sure we will have a better relationship with the UN.