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US foreign policis and its effects

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  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Lately I hope a lot of Americans are wondering about our policies in the world. I hope people here are finally aware that the US no longer can dictate on how the world runs their own show. Our billion dollar influence has little result. Take for instance Africa; military assistance and drones in Mali. Somalia, Sudan, Nigeria, etc with disasteres results all over the place; The Ukraine, Egypt, Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia, Syria, etc.ect. none to our liking.
    I guess America forgets history; Ceasar , Ghenghis Kan, Napoleon, Hitler, Jamanotho, all tried to rule the world , none succeeded, so why should the US? Do me a favor and just concentrate on our own problems which are plenty. The media, the way it is done now will be our demise. We've got plenty of protection in this country; so why produce every day a fear factor somewhere else? Sorry but our leaders are living in la la land. The more we fight something in the world the more they will fight back. Our policies have not included that into their analyses. Billions of our money wasted on what results? Spent it instead on homeland protection and infrastructure.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    The latest stupidity; Washington considers airstrikes in Iraq!! Why because "christians" are being cornered by ISIS and are prosecuted. There was a demonstration by fanatic christians in Washington. The stupidity gets bigger all the time. Regardless of whom runs Iraq these indoctrinated by the west christians will always be in the minority and procecuted in a mostly Moslim country. Thus if the US wants to change that balance, I wish them luck; the hatred against us will only increase and the country will likely get into even bigger turmoil or fanatism. How many lives did our fantastic war cost? do we have to kill some more? What will be the result. ZERO!! Like I said Obama has the wrong advisors!! ( 999 generals and the war industry?)
    In a religious war no one wins!!!
  • Independent
    Campbellsport, WI
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    December 14, 2011, President Barack Obama said the United States was “leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government that was elected by its people.” In truth, This is what he inherited when he took office. The flaming mess we have now is a result of democrat foreign policy enacted. Is it so hard to admit a mistake?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I guess our leaders do not realize that there are at least 4 or more entities in Iraq; adding the fifth (us) will make the mess only bigger.

    Haven't we spent already trillions and half a million Iraqi death and 6000 dead US soldiers on this unruly country? When are we going to learn that we can not run/rule the whole world? Are we Napolean? Seeing blind? Again this will backfire into our face. Wake up America; we only promote the hate against us a bit more.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Our sanctions are a roaring success; now Russia has banned all overflights over Russian soil (except Aeroflot of course) which will have a huge impact on our airlines. (do not forget how large that area is including Siberia etc.) The other Russian sanction which went into effect is goods from the US and Europe; a whole convoy of trucks had to return to western Europe because they were stopped at the border; an enormous loss for western Europe.
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    Dutch Wrote: Our sanctions are a roaring success; now Russia has banned all overflights over Russian soil (except Aeroflot of course) which will have a huge impact on our airlines. (do not forget how large that area is including Siberia etc.) The other Russian sanction which went into effect is goods from the US and Europe; a whole convoy of trucks had to return to western Europe because they were stopped at the border; an enormous loss for western Europe.
    I hope Russians can ration Vodka and caviar...... Stalin killed 30 million of his own people, maybe Putin is going for the record.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: Our sanctions are a roaring success; now Russia has banned all overflights over Russian soil (except Aeroflot of course) which will have a huge impact on our airlines. (do not forget how large that area is including Siberia etc.) The other Russian sanction which went into effect is goods from the US and Europe; a whole convoy of trucks had to return to western Europe because they were stopped at the border; an enormous loss for western Europe.
    I hope Russians can ration Vodka and caviar...... Stalin killed 30 million of his own people, maybe Putin is going for the record.
    Don't forget the French and Norwegians make exellent Wodka; so we won't run out for a while.
    Forget the Caviar (only for Hollywood/Wallstreet junkies)
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    What about the Polski's? I hear their vodka goes awfully good with a perogie or two.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Getting back to the subject; I've got the feeling that the news media here is getting more and more biassed. Looking at just about every news channel, they invite only generals or ex generals or people from the Pentagon. It seems that these media nutheads only have that as a resourse. I would think in a country of 350 million people there must be more "experts" than only "generals" or ex-military. No wonder the public gets misled.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Obama is sending another 130 "advisors" to Iraq; question what are the other 300 "advisors" doing? Right now we have: 5000 plus 150 personel in our oversized Embassy and Irkrit plus 300 advisors plus 130 advisors ( all in bussiness suits?) Do we run that country now or the Iraqis? What is wrong with this picture? Did Iraq ask us to "advise" them? The more I look at this picture; the more I get the feeling we get ourselves deeper and deeper into the quick sand or mudslide. Love those religious wars. Don't hope any "religious advisors" were sent!!
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Like I said before who is footing the bill for all this fun? The Bush family? I doubt it!! People just go bravely to church; some "green blob" up there will solve all the worlds and religions problems. AMEN.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    The latest; Wow I'm totally amazed how quickly our "government" changed their mind. They are sending now "special forces" into Iraq. So I wonder who is the big liar who said "no boots on the ground" quite a few times? Yeah, before we know it we are full force back into Iraq; may be Bush and Cheney can help as advisors; they would really love to be back in the saddle of the dead horse. Our leaders will never learn; they are the "puppets" of the Pentagon!!! Keep listening to our 999 generals,who run this country.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch -- You've made your point. But let me ask...if you were in Obama's shoes right now, what would you do? Would you have let ISIS overrun the mountain top and kill the thousands of innocent civilians? Remember, the Iraqi government asked for our assistance? Should Obama had said, 'no' it's your problem...deal with it?

    Just asking...
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    No; It is supposed to be an "independant, sovereign country" we never let it be that. I repeat why have a 5000 men Embassy there? If there is a humanitarien problem then it is a job for the UN not the US, unless the UN asks for assistance from the US. All over the world there are groups of people being discriminated; do we have to jump into all of those? The main problem is we created this mess ourselves and make it only bigger; we can not solve this problem; Iraq itself is responsible to solve such; how many billions did we pump into that country? totally for nothing? I feel sorry for those people as well the Palestinians, Syrians, Afghanistan people, American Indians, Irish Catholics, Alabama blacks, etc. Sorry we can not solve all of the worlds problems. We instituted the UN to take care of that. Our noses are bloody enough the way it is.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    We have a foreign policy?