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  •  if it were such a disaster for the U.S., (1+ / 0-)
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    kingfishstew

    why wouldn't China and Russia just say, "please proceed, Barack?"  It's why Russia let the Korean War go forward, so there's history.

    Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

    by Loge on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:00:36 AM PDT

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    •  Disasters for the US are also disasters for the (2+ / 0-)
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      Johnny Q, skrekk

      world in general. Because the US is global in scope, it tends to drag other countries into it's quagmires.

      why wouldn't China and Russia just say, "please proceed, Barack?"
      China doesn't want a middle east on fire. It just wants to do business and buy some oil. Russia also does better there with peace.

      The Cold War is over. Most nations scaled back defense spending. Not the US. It kept increasing at an even greater rate forcing other countries to try and keep up.

      The US is now the single superpower in the world. But it is muscle bound when it comes to today's asymmetrical warfare. Just look at how fucked over they got in Iraq and Afghanistan by a ragtag bunch of 19th. century fighters.

      Continuing like a weight lifter hooked on steroids will be it's eventual downfall.

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