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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by neverfail » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:24 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:56 pm
". . . the Trump administration is in the beginning of a long war with its deep state enemies. This is way more than a left-right, or Democrat-GOP construct." (Booklady) Yes, exactly. And, notwithstanding all the important domestic issues the administration must deal with, the US dodged a bullet when it denied the criminal Clintons the White House and their reactionary foreign policy machinations.
:idea: Well, I suppose after all there may be something to be said in favour of a bumbling clown in preference to a pair of skillful knaves. :mrgreen:

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Doc » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:05 pm

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... estroy-eu/
Politico: European Elites Fear That Steve Bannon Could Destroy the EU
The classes and the races to weak to master the new conditions of life must give way {..} They must perish in the revolutionary holocaust --Karl Marx

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Sertorio » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:06 am

Doc wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:05 pm
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... estroy-eu/
Politico: European Elites Fear That Steve Bannon Could Destroy the EU
Europeans, not Steve Bannon, are destroying the EU because they don't realize that a united Europe is only possible if the whole of EU's resources is used to bring the less developed countries to the level of their richer and more developed partners. We need in Europe a sort of Marshall Plan for the less developed countries, and the richer countries insist on punishing them and forcing them to apply self-destructive policies. That's what is destroying the EU.

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Doc » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:58 am

Sertorio wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:06 am
Doc wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:05 pm
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... estroy-eu/
Politico: European Elites Fear That Steve Bannon Could Destroy the EU
Europeans, not Steve Bannon, are destroying the EU because they don't realize that a united Europe is only possible if the whole of EU's resources is used to bring the less developed countries to the level of their richer and more developed partners. We need in Europe a sort of Marshall Plan for the less developed countries, and the richer countries insist on punishing them and forcing them to apply self-destructive policies. That's what is destroying the EU.
More like the EU was destroyed when the EU accepted new members under different terms than the original members.
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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Sertorio » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:01 am

Doc wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:58 am
Sertorio wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:06 am
Doc wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:05 pm
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... estroy-eu/
Politico: European Elites Fear That Steve Bannon Could Destroy the EU
Europeans, not Steve Bannon, are destroying the EU because they don't realize that a united Europe is only possible if the whole of EU's resources is used to bring the less developed countries to the level of their richer and more developed partners. We need in Europe a sort of Marshall Plan for the less developed countries, and the richer countries insist on punishing them and forcing them to apply self-destructive policies. That's what is destroying the EU.
More like the EU was destroyed when the EU accepted new members under different terms than the original members.
That too. I make it compulsory for my students to read and comment on the Preamble to the Treaty of Rome. Most of them get it very quickly...

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:52 am

"Rebooting US Foreign policy in the Middle East"

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Analys ... ast-485840

What? America was "a stabilizing presence in the Middle East?" At what cost to America (lives and treasure)? And to what end?

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by SteveFoerster » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:48 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:52 am
"Rebooting US Foreign policy in the Middle East"

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Analys ... ast-485840

What? America was "a stabilizing presence in the Middle East?" At what cost to America (lives and treasure)? And to what end?
I looked to see whether that was written on April Fool's Day, but they were a day late.
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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:22 am

Yep, SteveF, that possibility occurred to me too. But apparently the almost universal desire to have America serve as the world's policeman transcends April 1.

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:01 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:22 am
Yep, SteveF, that possibility occurred to me too. But apparently the almost universal desire to have America serve as the world's policeman transcends April 1.
If the U.S. and Israel are the universe, then that sentiment may be universal, but barring a few protectorates like South Korea, much of the rest of the world seems full of people who wish the Americans would mind their own business.
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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:25 am

Take, for example, the EU. Most of the member countries have been quite content to rely on US military resources for their defense.

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