WTF is going on in the world?

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  1. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Ukrainian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
     
  2. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!


    I really hope not. All I was saying is it "could" happen and I guarantee recon has already been done.
     
  3. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Unfortunately, we've sent our troops all kinds of places that could have been handled by the locals. Hopefully with whatever happens over there, they don't do something that causes us to send troops.
     
  4. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    I've really turned into an anti-war isolationist over the past few years. It would have to be something like the holocaust level and us being attacked for me to support invading anyone these days, and not a terrorist attack, an attack sponsored by a country with solid proof

    Btw that was an LBJ quote but I replaced Asian with Ukrainian. Ironically didn't Vietnam escalate enormously under him?
     
  5. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    I feel you blysons200 I've seen to many good men die for stupid bullshit.
     
  6. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    Well, no one can predict the future (Okay, I can, but I'm not telling.), but we've spent nearly 70 years avoiding a war with the reds and I don't see us changing course now. Someone on CNN last night was saying how Eisenhower didn't do anything when the Soviets rolled into Hungary, and Johnson didn't do anything when they rolled into Yugoslavia, and Carter didn't do anything when they rolled into Afghanistan, and Bush didn't do anything when they rolled into Georgia, and Obama won't do anything now.

    It's not our M.O. Just like they don't do anything when we invade Iraq or Afghanistan...or Vietnam, or Korea, or Grenada, or Panama. We cede the small countries to avoid a fight amongst the big ones.

    We actually have an upper hand now because the reds are now capitalists and sanctions actually hurt them. The ruble tumbled yesterday. The rely on Europe and Europe, with summer approaching, can tell them to f*ck themselves, we don't need your gas and oil for another six months. Meanwhile, the Saudis, and the Venezuelans (our new allies) can crank up production and all is good.
     
  7. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    Russia may dump the dollar. Then we'd be hurting.
     
  8. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    That's a laugh. And use what? Rubles? Mexican pesos? Bronze medals?

    Oil is priced in dollars. Thank you. I win the internets. :bowdown:
     
  9. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Wait......When the hell did Venezuela become one of our allies?
     
  10. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    I'm just sick to death of our military playing world police for every two-bit third world country who can't or won't defend themselves.


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  11. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    Some countries can't help themselves. We helped so many women and children in Afghanistan and Iraq. We kept so many people from dying. Yes we lost a lot of good men. I lost my brothers and my ability to walk and yea it sucks but we saved so many peoples lives. I would do it again in a heart beat.

    I'm tired of some things too but that is what you get when you sign up. It's not just a good way to pay for college or see the world. You might have to actually have to fight. We didn't always agree with our orders but we got the job done. I miss it every day.

    I don't want any of my brothers to go and clean anymore shit up but they will if called upon. If their not complaining no one else should.
     
  12. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    Yes I wasn't aware of that. I thought the government and the people of Venezuela hated us.
     
  13. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    That's probably too strong a word. It's just that Maduro, the current president, is not Hugo Chavez.
     
  14. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    It's time to unleash a UN force that the frickin' Russians will respect. How many times will the world let them have their way. All talk and no walk equals weak sauce. The Europeans are worried about natural gas supplies. It's time to position some U.S. Navy warships in the Black Sea to send a clear message.
     
  15. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    I don't think it's a good idea to poke the bear. Let Ukraine deal with it.
     
  16. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    A UN force? So they can distribute bottled water? ;)

    The world lets us have our way all the time. Every time, in fact. And we've done some pretty rotten stuff to countries, and the people in them. Still do.

    We have warships in the Black Sea and routinely run them in and out of the Bosporus. And there is a whole US fleet in the Mediterranean. Can you imagine the bricks we'd shit if Russia kept a Gulf of Mexico fleet?

    I'm not saying Putin is right, or that Russian is some shining beacon of democracy and civil rights. But we keep a small army (literally) parked on Russia's doorstep, and American's don't understand Russia's relationship with Ukraine--which hasn't been an independent country since the 1300s.
     
  17. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Search launched for Malaysian airliner carrying 239 people - CNN.com

     
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    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

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  20. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Does not sound good.

    Usually the 777 has an impeccable safety record (as long as the pilot doesn't screw it up like with the Asiana Airlines crash at SFO). Makes me wonder if terrorism or another form of sabotage was involved.
     

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