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duga 04-07-2017 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1820732)
And finally we agree on something. Nobody seems to give a **** about the Law of Unintended Consequences, as if "six months from now" is something that happens other people. I wonder if we're all gonna wake up a week from now to hear that every member of Seal Team Six has been killed in a botched attempt on Assad's life, that might have succeeded if it hadn't been planned in thirty minutes.

While I would be the first to agree with this as well, we have ****ed that region so hard for so long, the only way it will stabilize is if we pull out of the region COMPLETELY (not going to happen) or we fix it ourselves (only this time instead of saying we are spreading democracy while grabbin that oil and installing a despotic ruler that lets us do what we want, we actually try to prop up their governments with a legitimate democracy).

The Batlord 04-07-2017 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by duga (Post 1820740)
While I would be the first to agree with this as well, we have ****ed that region so hard for so long, the only way it will stabilize is if we pull out of the region COMPLETELY (not going to happen) or we fix it ourselves (only this time instead of saying we are spreading democracy while grabbin that oil and installing a despotic ruler that lets us do what we want, we actually try to prop up their governments with a legitimate democracy).

And what are the chances for either of those? I'll just be glad if we can keep our interventionism to a relative minimum (e.g. no invasions, and if we're going to bomb someone then please don't let it be just us led by a cowboy president). Our foreign policy is too unfocused and short-term oriented to hope for anything better atm, so saying "we need to do something" is tantamount to utopianism in the current climate.

Frownland 04-07-2017 01:31 PM

It was a funny image in my head so I googled it and there it was

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClMgLdCUkAANx8_.jpg

The Batlord 04-07-2017 01:34 PM

Those three should start a cowpunk band.

duga 04-07-2017 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1820758)
And what are the chances for either of those? I'll just be glad if we can keep our interventionism to a relative minimum (e.g. no invasions, and if we're going to bomb someone then please don't let it be just us led by a cowboy president). Our foreign policy is too unfocused and short-term oriented to hope for anything better atm, so saying "we need to do something" is tantamount to utopianism in the current climate.

Well, I never said either of those things is likely.

I fully expect we'll keep bumbling down this short sighted path of imperialism until some fluke of the market occurs or hell freezes over and wars are no longer profitable.

Pet_Sounds 04-07-2017 02:58 PM

This typo made me laugh. Very American.

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McMaster, 54, was born in Philadelphia, and in part rose to his service in 1991, when he led nine tanks against an estimated 80 tanks and vehicles under Saddam Hussein’s military – the American tanks destroyed them inferior Iraqi vehicles, with no US casualties.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...-pentagon-live

elphenor 04-07-2017 04:32 PM

Should also be mentioned this strike cost up to $70 million and won't stop the slaughter

Expensive firework display

elphenor 04-07-2017 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1820732)
And finally we agree on something. Nobody seems to give a **** about the Law of Unintended Consequences, as if "six months from now" is something that happens other people. I wonder if we're all gonna wake up a week from now to hear that every member of Seal Team Six has been killed in a botched attempt on Assad's life, that might have succeeded if it hadn't been planned in thirty minutes.

We probably agree on more things than we don't

But yeah we've already seen how this plays out

Cuthbert 04-07-2017 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1820816)
Should also be mentioned this strike cost up to $70 million and won't stop the slaughter

Expensive firework display

:laughing:

Trollheart 04-07-2017 04:51 PM

I hope he got the proper tanks he deserves....
:shycouch:


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