US Military makes the US an empire.

Discussion in 'Military' started by Penelope, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Penelope
    Offline

    Penelope Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2014
    Messages:
    41,819
    Thanks Received:
    3,698
    Trophy Points:
    1,845
    Ratings:
    +23,324
    Where are all these Military men and women stationed?

    The U.S. operates in over 100 countries, including the U.K., Germany, Italy, Bahrain, Brazil, South Korea, Australia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Japan just to name a few.

    U.S. Armed Forces Overview
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    For the allegiances of other countries, namely Israel and SA we take out other countries, next will be Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon. If other countries do not bow down to the US we sanction them to near death and attack.

    As long as the other countries behave they can do whatever they want, kill citizens, lock them up, we never do anything for humanitarian reasons, they can worship as they like, as long as they cater to the US and Israel.

    This is why we have crumbling infrastructure and no money for healthcare as we have to keep the military alive and well, which the US owns the air, water and land all over the globe.

    PS: they do not really care for the vets, they are no longer useful, they are used as a prop mainly and thank you for your service.

    (in other words, we are Rome, before the fall) or England if you prefer.
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
  2. gipper
    Offline

    gipper Libertarian/Anarchist

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    30,183
    Thanks Received:
    5,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +30,908
    I suspect we could stop funding the war machine for 10 years, and still have the worlds most powerful military.

    Constant war aboard leads to tyranny at home. We are watching it occur live.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. Disir
    Offline

    Disir Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    20,383
    Thanks Received:
    3,194
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +10,535
    We have been an empire for quite some time.

    As bad as that is, guess what it would be like to be at the other end of that stick?
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. gipper
    Offline

    gipper Libertarian/Anarchist

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    30,183
    Thanks Received:
    5,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +30,908
    True, but someone forgot to tell Americans.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. Penelope
    Offline

    Penelope Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2014
    Messages:
    41,819
    Thanks Received:
    3,698
    Trophy Points:
    1,845
    Ratings:
    +23,324
    Administration officials want to stop those payouts once veterans are eligible for Social Security retirement benefits, arguing that retirement-age individuals should no longer qualify for unemployment benefits. Veterans who cannot collect Social Security would be exempt.

    The move would save $3.2 billion next year alone. Last month, Shulkin told lawmakers the IU changes were "a hard decision" but added that "I don't think we can continue to only expand services and not look at the ones we are delivering."


    For veterans who aren’t already retirement age, the change could largely be offset by their new Social Security payouts. But for veterans already receiving both, the move would mean a sudden loss of a significant income source. The IU payouts can total almost $20,000 a year.

    VA secretary backs off plan to cut elderly vets' benefits

    ------------------------------------------------------
    I agree once you reach retirement age, time for SS and Medicare, or if not disabled, go out and work till retirement.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
  6. Disir
    Offline

    Disir Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    20,383
    Thanks Received:
    3,194
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +10,535
    Nobody forgot. They just don't want to admit it.
     
  7. Penelope
    Offline

    Penelope Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2014
    Messages:
    41,819
    Thanks Received:
    3,698
    Trophy Points:
    1,845
    Ratings:
    +23,324
    The other countries know it more than the US citizens.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  8. Disir
    Offline

    Disir Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    20,383
    Thanks Received:
    3,194
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +10,535
    They deal with the repercussions consistently. However, there seems to be in the last 10 years this absolute denial to say it out loud. I could probably go back to a few years ago and dig up old threads that show people are afraid to admit it...........because that might mean they were often not the good people they imagined they were. They do't like how the word makes them feel.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  9. mudwhistle
    Online

    mudwhistle Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    89,890
    Thanks Received:
    16,625
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    Clarksville, TN...Born in Missoula MT
    Ratings:
    +55,744
    What a lousy attitude.

    Here's the facts......anyone who picks a fight with us ends up being rebuilt by us after we beat their asses.
    What other country does that?
    Every other country just takes what they want and leaves the place in shambles.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Winner Winner x 2
  10. gipper
    Offline

    gipper Libertarian/Anarchist

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    30,183
    Thanks Received:
    5,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +30,908
    Thing is no one picks a fight with us. Our criminal ruling class picks fights...to enrich and empower itself.

    It’s a racket.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1

Share This Page