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  • What is the degree to which the US should be involved in foreign affairs...?

    This is an interesting question, and I dabbled a bit into this with Cid.

    Some people think the US should stay as minimally attached as possible to the foreign world (hi, I'm RCA); maintaining agreements they've already made with other countries, upholding bargains, trading, etc, but not really going beyond that. Kind of just sitting around and going with the wind, almost, and fighting when forced to.

    Others think we should be the world's police, where we actively look for trouble and dictators and aggressors where they may be and go out to kick ass while playing the US national anthem the whole time (Wade is a nice example of this). This isn't an entirely bad perspective...depending on the situation (*cough* World War 2, Cold War *cough*). On the other hand, the results have been...mixed, for basically the whole 21st century. Afghanistan's been going on for 17 years, and it doesn't look like the people there really give a damn about what we're trying to do there (they've been lining the roads with IEDs for that whole time, so our priorities and theirs might be just a little off...). We've gotten involved in other parts of the world militarily; I think we've meddled in Ukraine, too (although not necessarily militarily).

    It's a mess, and US involvement doesn't have any particularly clear benefits; at least, not without drawbacks, or serious mistakes along the way to detriment any perceived benefits we might be bringing.

    So how much should the US be involved in foreign affairs...?

    Should we be the world police or the city upon the hill? The guys going in to help, or the guy who sets the example for how other countries should run themselves...?
    Last edited by RussianCoffeeAddict; January 13th, 2019, 07:19 PM.

  • 40 acres
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    Originally posted by King Solomon View Post

    This is extremely true, but do you know to what extent?
    Nope that is above my paygrade.

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  • Warrior
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    The only time the US has done good in foreign involvement has been with SK aside from that.........
    Last edited by Warrior; January 27th, 2019, 03:53 AM.

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  • King Solomon
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    Originally posted by 40 acres View Post
    We always have to interfere we are paid to interfere. Just so Europe can take the moral high ground and dodge wars lol.
    This is extremely true, but do you know to what extent?

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  • dan
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    Originally posted by RussianCoffeeAddict View Post
    “I think we need to-“

    *Sees Wade’s name.*

    Wade, shut up, I know you have a bad idea, lol.
    Wade is galaxy brain

    You are weak and small, show respect kiddo

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  • RussianCoffeeAddict
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    “I think we need to-“

    *Sees Wade’s name.*

    Wade, shut up, I know you have a bad idea, lol.

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  • Wade
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    I think the next thing we need to do is remove Kim Jong Un from office...by force. My TAD (Total Asset Destruction) policy stands.

    Then we should attack Islamic Terror cells in Africa. Castrate every one of those Muslim fools who kidnapped and/or raped a Christian girl.

    Considering Muslims have caused the majority of the problems in the middle east and Africa for the past 50 years, we should impose a 10% tax on all goods produced by Muslim nations. We keep cleaning up everyone else's garbage and absorbing the expenses of the process. WE should be rewarded via reprisals against these evil nations.

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  • dan
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    As long as there are innocent civilians to "accidentally" rape and carpet bomb, the US military will be there

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  • Darkseeker1379
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    If you ask me, I've always felt like we should worry about our own country and fixing our problems first before we try to help out other countries. We can't keep trying to control and interfere in everything that goes on in the world. We should only really intervene if the country in question asks for our help and they really need it.

    We'd be in a better condition to help other countries if we had all our shit together.

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  • Crismon
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    we are the city on the hill what ya think

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  • Helly
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    Ideally, in a vacuum, 0.

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  • Kajin_Style
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    Originally posted by RussianCoffeeAddict View Post

    I second this.
    I third this.

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  • RussianCoffeeAddict
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    Originally posted by Cid View Post

    You know what? I'm on board with that 100%.
    I second this.

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  • Cid
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    Originally posted by 40 acres View Post
    I really just want to start a war with Portugal for no reason in particular.
    You know what? I'm on board with that 100%.

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  • RussianCoffeeAddict
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    Originally posted by 40 acres View Post

    Yes that is the cure. I always ask myself what would Thanos do? Kill them all is the first answer.
    Thanos would only kill half of all of them, tho.

    Unless he saw the shutdown...then he might...

    Originally posted by Cid View Post

    So what you're saying is... We should KILL ALL THE POLITICIANS and start over?
    Execute order 1776.
    Last edited by RussianCoffeeAddict; January 13th, 2019, 11:53 PM.

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  • 40 acres
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    Originally posted by Cid View Post

    Well... I'd certainly let you shoot a couple people in the forest, if that's what you're wanting.
    I really just want to start a war with Portugal for no reason in particular.

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  • Cid
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    Originally posted by 40 acres View Post

    Only if I am like Dick Cheney. I have all the power while you take all the hate like Bush.
    Well... I'd certainly let you shoot a couple people in the forest, if that's what you're wanting.

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  • 40 acres
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    Originally posted by Cid View Post

    Sometimes the hardest choices require the strongest wills.

    Want to be my running mate for 2024?
    Only if I am like Dick Cheney. I have all the power while you take all the hate like Bush.

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  • Cid
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    Originally posted by 40 acres View Post

    Yes that is the cure. I always ask myself what would Thanos do.
    Sometimes the hardest choices require the strongest wills.

    Want to be my running mate for 2024?

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