US Military makes the US an empire.

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    Calling it something diffrent doesnt change the truth and that is isolationist

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    Really dale?
     
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    I think you've swallowed far too much far left wing propaganda. I am an American. I cannot and will not be ruled. The only warmongering I know of is being done by radical Islam.
    I understand that you would prefer to play the victim of some bogey-man "ruling class" because you think that doing so absolves you of any blame or responsibility for your own woes or tor those of anyone else. But that is really a pathetic and unrealistic attitude. I prefer to take control of my own life.[/QUOTE]
    That is hilarious. Everyone here who knows me, knows I am about as far from being a leftist as is possible.

    You can’t control your life if the ruling class gets you killed.[/QUOTE]

    More pathetic whining by the snowflake who is just so so abused by his mythical ruling class. Woe is him! Woe is him!
     
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    Tears are not weapons. Stated policies and viewpoints are not weapons. It does not rise to the level of a "national threat". You don't have that. You have some pissed off corporations.
     
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    And yet, a dictatorship is a legitimate form of rule. We sure as hell wouldn't put up with that nonsense but my not liking it doesn't make it any less legitimate. There form of government and their policies are not a security threat. The selling point here is the exact same kind that was used during the cold war. It's the "spreading democracy" and "freedom" advertisement because saying we are going to war for Conoco is just not quite as appealing to the American public. Our foreign policy has not changed in well over a hundred years.
     
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    It shouldn't be a binary choice between being the bully or the victim.
     
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    Ahh... I think I misunderstood you. I took your post to be saying we've got to be a bully so that we don't become a victim. Re-reading, I'm thinking you meant that, however much some of us in the US might be frustrated with a government trying to run an empire, the people in the countries being dominated like it even less.
     
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    Oh.. Good story 'bro.. I'll read that right after I finish Noah Chomsky classics for the 3rd time.. :auiqs.jpg:

    Who did our CIA install in Germany, Italy, Japan? How about South Korea or Greenland?

    Now there IS the occasional occupation force. With a bunch of "installed Stooges".. But when they ask us to leave -- we generally don't poison them or resist.. How is that "an empire because of our military reach"?
     
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    There's a war on democracy!?!

    Wow.... I sure hope they win. Where can I send a check?
     
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    I am Doc1 -You are DocNINE 999 Be Gone #9!! And ..

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