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lsu777
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


Thank god for people like you with common sense, too bad this thread is evidence its not that common.


For those that are against bringing all troops home, is it worth bankrupting the country over? Worth borrowing money from China to protect south Korea from China? Why the frick do I give a frick if China wrecks shop on s Korea? Please tell me why I should give a shite and how it will effect me.






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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


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The percentage of GDP allowed to the military would hardly put a dent in the nation's budget.


Are you serious? 40% of the worlds military spending comes from the US. We are providing military welfare to the world so they can have good things.

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trackfan
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


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So you want the terrorist to win...
If them winning means that they stop hating and killing us, I'm all for it.






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ZTiger87
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For those that are against bringing all troops home, is it worth bankrupting the country over? Worth borrowing money from China to protect south Korea from China? Why the frick do I give a frick if China wrecks shop on s Korea? Please tell me why I should give a shite and how it will effect me.



Damn straight. And who the hell cares if Germany invades Poland. I mean, fk Poland.






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LaFlyer
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


RogerTheShrubber
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Are you serious? 4% of the worlds military spending comes from the US. We are providing military welfare to the world so they can have good things.
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Yes I am serious, of the total budget defense spending accounts for less than twenty percent and in five years will be around sixteen percent. HHS and other expenditures that are not accounted for in the constitution as vital to our country account for signifigantly more. Defense accounts for 4.7% of GDP a very manageable number.
Take into consideration that the defense industry employs a highly trained and well compensated workforce that pays taxes and helps to drive the economic engine. The money spent on entitlements and its constituency is essentially dead money that provides no such benefit.






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trackfan
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Yes I am serious, of the total budget defense spending accounts for less than twenty percent and in five years will be around sixteen percent. HHS and other expenditures that are not accounted for in the constitution as vital to our country account for signifigantly more. Defense accounts for 4.7% of GDP a very manageable number.

You talk as though 20% of the national budget is an insignificant amount of money. To me, that's a huge chunk of money.
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Take into consideration that the defense industry employs a highly trained and well compensated workforce that pays taxes and helps to drive the economic engine. The money spent on entitlements and its constituency is essentially dead money that provides no such benefit.

If defense contractors were researching, developing and building such things as solar panels and other alternative forms of energy, they would still provide jobs, they would contribute even more to the economic engine since this would drive down our energy costs and we would have less foreign policy blowback.







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lsu777
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


im where roger is, i want these countries to pay for their own defense. because of their dependence on us, NATO couldnt even beat libya because they have let their forces go to shite.

well frick that, if they want us there then pay up. if not time to pay the piper because we the american people can not afford it anymore.

why cant s korea build up its military and defend its self? same with poland? the saudis, i mean frick they have more money then almost everybody, let them pay for it and let their troops die. frick them.






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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


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Take into consideration that the defense industry employs a highly trained and well compensated workforce that pays taxes and helps to drive the economic engine. The money spent on entitlements and its constituency is essentially dead money that provides no such benefit.


Government jobs that are really non productive, that's the military in a nutshell.

40% of the worlds military expenses come from the US. Seriously think about that.




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Dead Mike
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


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So you're assuming that killing hundreds of thousands of jihadis in the Middle East didnt save more American lives than it cost?



I would assume that U.S. interference in the Middle East created more jihadis than it killed, and this especially true in the case of the invasion and occupation of Iraq, as well as the extended occupation of Afghanistan.






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BayouBandit24
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


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one of the main reasons al qaeda and that bunch hates us is due to our military presence in Saudi Arabia.


that is the original reason Bin Laden turned on the U.S., he used to support us






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offshoretrash
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


I would be all for not sending the UN another dime!





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Placebeaux
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


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Let me say this,we can station troops around the world and fight in other countries or we can bring them all home and wait for our enemies,which we have many to start showing up killing civilians here. So lets bring them all home. And hope for the best.


what enemies are going to show up in this country and start killing us?
are you talking about terrorist?






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Choctaw
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


there is a plethora of ignorance and misinformation in this thread....so i'll just leave it at that.





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Choctaw
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Government jobs that are really non productive, that's the military in a nutshell.


frick you






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LSUTiger10387
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


I'd say all we need to do is say Frick everyone and strengthen our alliances with Japan, Germany and Israel and allow them to return to power militarily. An axis of America, Japan and Germany along with others like Israel and UK could effectively rule the world.





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Captain Ron
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


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one of the main reasons al qaeda and that bunch hates us is due to our military presence in Saudi Arabia.


That is their easy go-to excuse.

They would hate us and want to kill us no matter what we do.

ETA: The difference between now and 50+ years ago is the ability for them to reach beyond their own borders and the 24/7 coverage due to worldwide comms/net.



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Dead Mike
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


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That is their easy go-to excuse. They would hate us and want to kill us no matter what we do. ETA: The difference between now and 50+ years ago is the ability for them to reach beyond their own borders and the 24/7 coverage due to worldwide comms/net.


It's like I say about hornets, they're going to sting you anyway so it's best to go swat at their nests with a stick.






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Somerset1941
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re: Removing all US forces from foreign lands would save a ton of American lives.


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If them winning means that they stop hating and killing us, I'm all for it.

Don't be so naive. The main difference between us and them is that Americans love life and they love death. It will never end. ever. this has been going on for thousands of years and will continue until the next 12/21/12. so it up



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