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Michael61

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  • [2] August 8, 2014 at 11:15am

    Obama was Carter 2.0, now he is Clinton 2.0.

    Lobbing a couple bombs at militants… That will teach them? We will run out of bombs pretty soon, if we spend 2 (very expensive) 500 pounds bombs per artillery peace… They have 1000s of them…

    What about sending a bunch of low-flying attack planes and destroying ALL of islamist artillery and tanks with cheap anti-tank missiles???

    Obama is afraid that a couple of planes will be shot down???

    What a wuss…

  • [14] July 24, 2014 at 9:04pm

    Rand Paul is not Utopian, as some Republicans wrongly believe.

    No, you guys are Utopians…

    You try to force democracy on Iraqis, Afghans, Libyans, Syrians, Ukrainians…

    You put sanctions on Russia, Iran, etc, and expect them to like you more and to stop arming???

    You try to pay back national debt by getting more in debt…

    You make war on drugs and poverty, increasing numbers of drug dealers and poor…

    Your domestic and international policies are stupid and make no sense.

    “A leader must lead with truth (an optimistic view of truth) or he is not leading but lying”. – Orrin Woodward

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  • [4] July 24, 2014 at 8:52pm

    http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/july/18/blood,-treasure-and-soul-the-exorbitant-price-of-the-american-empire.aspx

    It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when it happened, but clear evidence can be seen at least in the aftermath of World War II. Some trace the origins back to 1898 and the Spanish-American War, or even earlier to the War of 1812. And still others would say that imperial ambitions were even on the minds of some of the Founding Fathers. Regardless, there can be no doubt that today the United States of America is an empire.

    It is probably safe to assume that most Americans do not think of their country as an empire. As a conservative in my younger years, I might have even labeled the suggestion as anti-American, rationalizing to myself: Sure, we may have strategic military bases around the world and we may use force at times, but it is only for benevolent purposes. We get the bad guys, give the country back to the good guys, and we leave. The US does not try to rule the world.

    I was wrong.

  • [5] July 24, 2014 at 8:52pm

    Wikipedia. The American empire attacked / bombed / occupied / annexed the following countries (in no particular order):

    Haiti – occupied 1915-1934
    Puerto Rico – occupied and annexed 1898
    Dominican – occupied 1916-1924
    Cuba – occupied 1898-1902
    Nicaraqua – occupied 1909-1933
    Hawaii – occupied and annexed 1893
    Philippines – occupied 1902-1946
    Guam – occupied and annexed 1898
    Texas – annexed 1845
    California – occupied and annexed 1848
    Arizona – occupied and annexed 1848
    Florida – occupied and annexed 1817-1822
    Canada – invaded 1775
    Indian nations – occupied and annexed
    Mexico – partly occupied and annexed 1848
    Japan – occupied 1945-present
    Germany – occupied 1945-present
    Korea – occupied 1945-present
    Vietnam – occupied 1965-1973
    Laos – bombed 1965-1973
    Campuchia – bombed 1965-1973
    Iraq – occupied 2003-2010
    Afghanistan – occupied 2001-present
    Libya – bombed 1986, 2011
    Yemen – bombed 2002-present
    Sudan – bombed 1998-present
    Russia – partly occupied 1918-1920
    Pakistan – bombed 2004-present
    Panama – occupied 1902-1946
    Colombia – occupied 1903-present
    Grenada – occupied 1983
    Serbia – bombed 1999
    Lebanon – occupied 1958, occupied 1983

    If I miss anything, please add to the list…

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  • July 24, 2014 at 8:46pm

    Wikipedia. The American empire attacked / bombed / occupied / annexed the following countries (in no particular order):

    Haiti – occupied 1915-1934
    Puerto Rico – occupied and annexed 1898
    Dominican – occupied 1916-1924
    Cuba – occupied 1898-1902
    Nicaraqua – occupied 1909-1933
    Hawaii – occupied and annexed 1893
    Philippines – occupied 1902-1946
    Guam – occupied and annexed 1898
    Texas – annexed 1845
    California – occupied and annexed 1848
    Arizona – occupied and annexed 1848
    Florida – occupied and annexed 1817-1822
    Canada – invaded 1775
    Indian nations – occupied and annexed
    Mexico – partly occupied and annexed 1848
    Japan – occupied 1945-present
    Germany – occupied 1945-present
    Korea – occupied 1945-present
    Vietnam – occupied 1965-1973
    Laos – bombed 1965-1973
    Campuchia – bombed 1965-1973
    Iraq – occupied 2003-2010
    Afghanistan – occupied 2001-present
    Libya – bombed 1986, 2011
    Yemen – bombed 2002-present
    Sudan – bombed 1998-present
    Russia – partly occupied 1918-1920
    Pakistan – bombed 2004-present
    Panama – occupied 1902-1946
    Colombia – occupied 1903-present
    Grenada – occupied 1983
    Serbia – bombed 1999
    Lebanon – occupied 1958, occupied 1983

    If I miss anything, please add to the list…

  • July 24, 2014 at 8:45pm

    http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/july/18/blood,-treasure-and-soul-the-exorbitant-price-of-the-american-empire.aspx

    It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when it happened, but clear evidence can be seen at least in the aftermath of World War II. Some trace the origins back to 1898 and the Spanish-American War, or even earlier to the War of 1812. And still others would say that imperial ambitions were even on the minds of some of the Founding Fathers. Regardless, there can be no doubt that today the United States of America is an empire.

    It is probably safe to assume that most Americans do not think of their country as an empire. As a conservative in my younger years, I might have even labeled the suggestion as anti-American, rationalizing to myself: Sure, we may have strategic military bases around the world and we may use force at times, but it is only for benevolent purposes. We get the bad guys, give the country back to the good guys, and we leave. The US does not try to rule the world.

    I was wrong.

  • [3] July 24, 2014 at 7:10pm

    The shameless propaganda continues. First, the baseless accusations that Russia shot down the airplane herself. No proof, played down. Then, the baseless accusations that Russia gave rebels anti-aircraft rockets. No proof, played down. Now, the baseless accusations that Russia is shooting at Ukrainian forces.

    Well, Ukraine has been shooting at Russian territory for months (see the OSCE and journalists reports). There are 100s wounded and killed in Russia, while Russia has been remarkably patient and hasn’t responded yet, despite multiple Ukrainian shellings, rockets, and airplanes violating their border.

    No matter, the Obama administration will make Russia the aggressor anyway.

    The military industrial complex in the USA is alive and well. They desperately want to start the WWIII, to get more money and power, and they won’t stop for anything.

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  • [1] July 24, 2014 at 4:11pm

    The shameless propaganda continues. First, the baseless accusations that Russia shot down the airplane herself. No proof, played down. Then, the baseless accusations that Russia gave rebels anti-aircraft rockets. No proof, played down. Now, the baseless accusations that Russia is shooting at Ukrainian forces.

    Well, Ukraine has been shooting at Russian territory for months (see the OSCE and journalists reports). There are 100s wounded and killed in Russia, while Russia has been remarkably patient and hasn’t responded yet, despite multiple Ukrainian shellings, rockets, and airplanes violating their border.

    No matter, the Obama administration will make Russia the aggressor anyway.

    The military industrial complex in the USA is alive and well. They desperately want to start the WWIII, to get more money and power, and they won’t stop for anything.

  • [32] May 29, 2014 at 1:55pm

    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and the government when it deserves it”. – Mark Twain

  • [9] May 29, 2014 at 1:53pm

    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and the government when it deserves it”. – Mark Twain

  • April 15, 2014 at 4:54pm

    Did Russia dragged American neighbors into military alliance?

    Did Russia put military bases next to American borders?

    Did Russia fly military planes with nuclear bombs few 100s miles from Washington, DC?

    Nope, but the United States did, in violation of agreement with Russia, that all former Warshaw Pact countries will NEVER become members of NATO.

  • April 15, 2014 at 12:48pm

    Russia asked the United Nations to stop killings of Ukrainian civilians by their Nazi government.

  • April 15, 2014 at 12:21pm

    Syrian government killing rebels is bad. We funded and inspired rebels, while Russia funded and inspired government.

    Ukrainian government killing rebels is good. We funded and inspired government, while Russia funded and inspired rebels.

    One country’s terrorist is another country’s freedom fighter.

  • April 15, 2014 at 12:20pm

    Syrian government killing rebels is bad. We funded and inspired rebels, while Russia funded and inspired government.

    Ukrainian government killing rebels is good. We funded and inspired government, while Russia funded and inspired rebels.

    One country’s terrorist is another country’s freedom fighter.

  • April 9, 2014 at 5:01pm

    Another bunch of Palestinians… After Putin is done with Ukraine, they will go into exile, create refugee camps, and bother Russian embassies everywhere…

  • April 8, 2014 at 3:36pm

    The only statement of Obama that was kinda true: “I want to transform the United States.”

    Well, he still lied. He misled people in what direction that transformation would happen.

    He promised “Transparency”, “Bi-partisanship”, “Civility”, “Stop all wars”, “Close Guantanamo”, “Stop nation building”, “Get rid of budget deficit”, “Pay back national debt”…

  • April 8, 2014 at 3:34pm

    Well, he still lied. He misled people in what direction that transformation would happen.

    He promised “Transparency”, “Bi-partisanship”, “Civility”, “Stop all wars”, “Close Guantanamo”, “Stop nation building”, “Get rid of budget deficit”, “Pay back national debt”…

  • April 8, 2014 at 12:34pm

    Examples of government lies?

    “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”
    “Benghazi was about video”
    “I didn’t have sex with that woman”

    I challenge you to give me a single statement by Obama that is not a lie.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 12:31pm

    Please, they have all the correct information, they just have to lie in order to fool Americans.

    Joseph Goebbels said that his teachers were American and British mass media.

    “The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous”.

  • April 8, 2014 at 12:25pm

    “You can ignore reality, but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” – Ayn Rand

    Completely backwards analysis. Neo-cons complain:

    1. Failure by the West to strongly impose limits on Putin now will only embolden anti-American leaders in countries like Iran, North Korea, Syria, China and even those in the Western hemisphere to take the opportunity to act against Western interests.

    BS. After the fall of Berlin wall, the West promised Russia that NATO will NEVER move East “not a single centimeter”. Well, here is the list of countries accepted into NATO since then:

    Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and they wanted Georgia and Ukraine.

    Shouldn’t Russia regard those as aggression against its interests??? When our rockets are getting closer and closer to Russian borders???

    2. “We’re losing our hard power and soft power … we’re not admired around the world the way we used to be,” Wilson said

    Yes, we are not admired around the world anymore BECAUSE WE ARE WRONG, because we are the international bully, because we occupy countries and instigate violent coup d’etats everywhere (Egypt, Yugoslavia, Lithuania, Yemen, Syria, Libya, and Ukraine).

    Google. Every time there are peaceful protests (paid and prepared by American NGOs, btw), police is not doing anything, then “mysterious snipers” start shooting both police and protesters, and voila, another Arab Spring.

    Please read what Ron Pau

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