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Re: US Foreign Policy

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:05 pm
by Doc
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... estroy-eu/
Politico: European Elites Fear That Steve Bannon Could Destroy the EU

Re: US Foreign Policy

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:06 am
by Sertorio
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.

Re: US Foreign Policy

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:58 am
by Doc
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.

Re: US Foreign Policy

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:01 am
by Sertorio
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...

Re: US Foreign Policy

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:52 am
by Jim the Moron
"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?

Re: US Foreign Policy

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:48 am
by SteveFoerster
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.

Re: US Foreign Policy

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:22 am
by Jim the Moron
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.

Re: US Foreign Policy

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:01 am
by SteveFoerster
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.

Re: US Foreign Policy

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:25 am
by Jim the Moron
Take, for example, the EU. Most of the member countries have been quite content to rely on US military resources for their defense.

Re: US Foreign Policy

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:55 am
by Jim the Moron
"US withdraws funding for United Nations Population Fund"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39487617

Some little lives spared . . .