What reason does the USA get into Wars?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by healthmyths, Jun 19, 2012.

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Have you ever heard of SEATO or much less know what it means?

  1. NO I have Never heard much less know what it is.

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  2. I've heard of it but don't know what it means

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  3. I KNOW and I had to defend it or knew some who defended it

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  1. healthmyths
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    healthmyths Gold Member Supporting Member

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    I was talking with my 12 yr granddaughter and she was wearing a tee-shirt with a "Peace" sign. Which I just found out was originally created for the "Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament"
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    She said she had no idea about the Peace sign much less the Vietnam war.

    Knowing she'll in all likelihood NOT hear the true reason for Vietnam I asked her if then she believed in when making a contract or agreement, or treaties was it wrong to abide by the terms, i.e. SEATO for example. Or the 1991 Cease Fire.

    Neither of which she had ever heard of much less knew anything!

    So I'm asking the people of this forum in a poll how many of you had EVER heard of SEATO?
     
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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaad you are being like, all serious and boooring and stuff.
     
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    Isn't it funny how "the younger generation" believes they discovered "it", what ever "it" might be. My own g-daughter said we wouldn't know about hip huggers and flared pants. I've noticed the colors and designs of my generation are back ... Next, they'll "discover" hot pants and hip boots.

    Why do we go to war?

    I thinks its always been the same. A very few profit and they believe its worth the price. Oh yeah, and they don't give a fuck about those who get DEAD.

    And, of course, we all know who it is that profits and it ain't the 99%. Just ask Dick (Darth Vader) Cheney.

    I came of age in the time of Vietnam so of course, I've heard of SEATO. But really, what does it matter?

    A memory - walking through Stapleton Airport, Denver, after seeing a friend off to Vietnam where he was later killed. A headline of the Denver Post caught my eye - 'No troops in South East Asia, Johnson says'.

    Politicians lie and a lot of soldiers die.

    That's just one of the reasons I prefer Obama's surgical strikes.
     
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    I wish you would take a SEATO jackass!
     
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    "Missed it by THAT much!"

    Had you said Both Parties love the Military Industrial Complex I would have repped ya'.
     
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    So why do you think SEATO existed?
    More importantly though why are you paying your bills?
    I mean you made an arrangement with the seller goods for payment.
    Why don't you just not pay?

    SEATO was an agreement that like NATO AT THE F...king time you idiots.. the world was ruled by Mutual ASSURED DESTRUCTION mentality..i.e. COLD WAR!
    But again idiots like you have ALL the luxury of hindsight!
    SO being the smart ass you are... what IS OBAMA going to do when USSR/IRAN/CHINA/Syria have "WAR GAMES" with 90,000 troops 1,000 tanks!
    WHAT brillance will "surgical strikes from idiot Obama do then???
    YOU know the ONLY value DRONES have is they don't have pilots BUT THEY do get shot down... 1,000 missile launchers between Syria/Iran/USSR/CHINA all aimed at your
    "surgical drones"!

    Please explain then why are we so concerned about Syria? Concerned about Iran?

    With your great MONDAY morning quarterbacking skills NOW required ADVISE Obama what are you going to do???
    Remember history will record your statements you pompous ass!
     
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    I wrote, "Politicians ... " no party.

    But, I'm probably wrong. Its the D's who fight because of profit while the R's right for "truth, justice and the American way."

    I write a non-partisan post and get the usual shit from the rw's.

    Whatever.
     
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    Living in that neck of the woods, we had to study it in school....along with ASEAN
     
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    You plainly don't see that both Parties are the same as you defend the D and attack the R whenever you can. They're both corrupt and guilty.

    It's like the American League and National League in Baseball. Yeah, one side has the DH but it's 99% they're playing the same game.
     
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