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(Talking Points Memo)   The complete guide to thirty years worth of American military strikes against other countries. Remember the good old days of Reagan and Bush, when we'd shoot first, ask questions later, and arm future enemies?   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 80
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2013-08-31 01:34:43 PM
Well look at that, ole Slick Willy ordered more strikes than any other Prez.
 
2013-08-31 03:05:43 PM
 
2013-08-31 03:06:48 PM
We're not arming our future enemies in Syria....they're our current ones.  Yet here we are...
 
2013-08-31 03:08:16 PM
Bush looks pretty good in this list.  Only two military strikes.
 
2013-08-31 03:08:55 PM
Bush Jr. that is.
 
2013-08-31 03:12:03 PM

wax_on: Bush looks pretty good in this list.  Only two military strikes.


Yeah, but you gotta admit, those two were doozies!
 
2013-08-31 03:12:27 PM
Obama's only had two as well.  He is just like Bush.
 
2013-08-31 03:12:53 PM
Subby has no clue what the ;Cold War' was about.
 
2013-08-31 03:20:18 PM
FTFA: Iraq (1993): Launched cruise missiles into Baghdad, hitting Iraqi intelligence headquarters, in retaliation for assassination plot against President George H.W. Bush.

Which is funny, because it wasn't Saddam that tried to kill Bush the elder, it was Al Qaeda.
 
2013-08-31 03:23:45 PM
Odumbo did a pretty good job arming the enemy when the Muslim Brotherhood took over in Egypt.
 
2013-08-31 03:26:26 PM
Hey - I don't like our foreign policy either - it sucks. But let's not pretend this is some new deal of Fartbongo's. This is the only foreign policy I can remember us having - and I'm 63 years old. We've been up to our short hairs in the quarrels of savages on the other side of the planet my entire life - and not a single one of them a real, legally declared war.
Think about it.
 
2013-08-31 03:26:28 PM
 
2013-08-31 03:27:40 PM
Hey, subby, remember the good old days of Roosevelt and Truman, when we burned cities to the ground?
 
2013-08-31 03:29:18 PM

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: FTFA: Iraq (1993): Launched cruise missiles into Baghdad, hitting Iraqi intelligence headquarters, in retaliation for assassination plot against President George H.W. Bush.

Which is funny, because it wasn't Saddam that tried to kill Bush the elder, it was Al Qaeda.


That is not what Fox News and Judith Miller led me to believe.
 
2013-08-31 03:29:31 PM
Reading that was interesting.  I didn't know much about the invasion of Panama, but declaring war on the United States? Who ever agreed to that great idea?
 
2013-08-31 03:35:25 PM

DoctorCal: "I'd like to ask one question of everybody," Reagan responded. "Everybody who can remember what they were doing on Aug. 8, 1985, raise your hand."


Which leaves unsaid, "This thing you all think is so important...for me it was just another day at work."
 
2013-08-31 03:38:08 PM
Missing from the list: the economic embargo against Iran.  Not a war (though enforced militarily by the US), but it has been estimated by medical groups that up to half a million kids died because, among other things, US would not let chlorine in for water purification.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctions_against_Iraq
 
2013-08-31 03:44:03 PM
Tons of other times that we played world police. How many people were aware of our involvement in East Timor? I was in the comm unit that was sent. Good times.

East Timor
 
2013-08-31 03:46:28 PM
Boy 0neder gave such a reasoned appeal for killing civilians.

Check out this blurb; "I'm also mindful that I'm president of the world's oldest constitutional democracy."

Really? I thought he was Prezzy of the US, an constitutional republic. 1

Did this man ever take a civics lesson?

Oh. Wait. That explains a couple of things.

Sources:

1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States
 
2013-08-31 03:48:25 PM
List seems to be lacking any Grenada.
 
2013-08-31 03:48:46 PM

muddythinker: Missing from the list: the economic embargo against Iran.  Not a war (though enforced militarily by the US), but it has been estimated by medical groups that up to half a million kids died because, among other things, US would not let chlorine in for water purification.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctions_against_Iraq


Your name is fitting. You talked about Iran and linked to Iraq. Classic
 
2013-08-31 03:49:57 PM
www.thesundaytimes.co.uk
 
2013-08-31 03:50:55 PM
Obama only arms Mexican drug cartels.
 
2013-08-31 03:52:53 PM

knbber2: Well look at that, ole Slick Willy ordered more strikes than any other Prez.


So I guess you think nicaragua and El Salvador didn't count? Cute!
 
2013-08-31 03:54:34 PM

QifutuWahuta: Reading that was interesting.  I didn't know much about the invasion of Panama, but declaring war on the United States? Who ever agreed to that great idea?


The way I remember it, Noriega declared war after it became clear Reagan/Bushv1.0 were going to remove him and bring him back to the US and try him as part of the War on Drugs. This went on for several months.
 
2013-08-31 03:55:21 PM

muddythinker: Missing from the list: the economic embargo against Iran.  Not a war (though enforced militarily by the US), but it has been estimated by medical groups that up to half a million kids died because, among other things, US would not let chlorine in for water purification.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctions_against_Iraq


Good.

My people got hammered by the "From nits, lice grow" crowd.

Taught us a lesson about being terrorist.

As a besides, they have access to salt water, they can make their own damned chlorine.

Maybe they should worry about feeding babies before their defense industry, as should we.
 
2013-08-31 03:55:38 PM

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: FTFA: Iraq (1993): Launched cruise missiles into Baghdad, hitting Iraqi intelligence headquarters, in retaliation for assassination plot against President George H.W. Bush.

Which is funny, because it wasn't Saddam that tried to kill Bush the elder, it was Al Qaeda.


WTF?  Who was filling you with this bull?
 
2013-08-31 04:26:30 PM

Slam1263: Boy 0neder gave such a reasoned appeal for killing civilians.

Check out this blurb; "I'm also mindful that I'm president of the world's oldest constitutional democracy."

Really? I thought he was Prezzy of the US, an constitutional republic. 1

Did this man ever take a civics lesson?

Oh. Wait. That explains a couple of things.

Sources:

1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States


America is a democratic republic.
 
2013-08-31 04:28:16 PM
It is when I realized how much of a war monger Bill Clinton was that I realized that I hate all politicians. I had been through Bush Sr. ----really Clinton and his little "secret strikes" make both the Bushes look good as far as war mongering goes.
 
2013-08-31 04:29:12 PM

DoctorCal: "I'd like to ask one question of everybody," Reagan responded. "Everybody who can remember what they were doing on Aug. 8, 1985, raise your hand."


*Raises hand* I was 15 and went to the local dirt jumps to meet up with my friends and rode our bikes till dark.  But then again, that was every day that summer.
 
2013-08-31 04:30:54 PM

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: Which is funny, because it wasn't Saddam that tried to kill Bush the elder, it was Al Qaeda.


Apik0r0s: That is not what Fox News and Judith Miller led me to believe.


The Iraqi Intelligence Service was a part of Al Qaeda?
 
2013-08-31 04:31:39 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: America is a democratic republic.


So the supreme law of the land is democratic voting?
 
2013-08-31 04:32:31 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: America is a democratic republic.


Geez, you give people a source to read, and they still can't figure it out.

Here's another source that maybe helpful, you have something on your chin.

http://www.charmin.com/toilet-paper-products.aspx?utm_source=msn&utm _m edium=cpc&utm_campaign=Charmin_Search_Desktop_Brand+Awareness.RF&utm_t erm=charmin%20toilet%20paper&utm_content=8ZIhGPpU_charmin%20toilet%20p aper_e_2095918088
 
2013-08-31 04:42:57 PM

Muta: Obama's only had two as well.  He is just like Bush.


Yea..if you don't count drone strikes.
 
2013-08-31 04:43:12 PM

Slam1263: Kumana Wanalaia: America is a democratic republic.

Geez, you give people a source to read, and they still can't figure it out.

Here's another source that maybe helpful, you have something on your chin.

http://www.charmin.com/toilet-paper-products.aspx?utm_source=msn&utm _m edium=cpc&utm_campaign=Charmin_Search_Desktop_Brand+Awareness.RF&utm_t erm=charmin%20toilet%20paper&utm_content=8ZIhGPpU_charmin%20toilet%20p aper_e_2095918088


Let me help.

America is a Federal Republic, in that there is a division in powers for regional issues (in this case, State-level) and Federal issues.

Interesting to note, in the definition of Federal Republic. " As in the United States, many federal republics are Constitutional Republics which seek to ensure the rights of individuals and groups within the republic."

Which is what Obama originally said.
 
2013-08-31 04:44:26 PM
WippitGuud:
Which is what Obama originally said.

Ok, he said constitutional democracy. Not republic. I admit my error.
He probably didn't write the speach.
 
2013-08-31 04:45:54 PM
A rat's ass or a shiat?
I know I should give one.
i1280.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-31 04:46:31 PM

WippitGuud: WippitGuud:
Which is what Obama originally said.

Ok, he said constitutional democracy. Not republic. I admit my error.
He probably didn't write the speach.


Hmmm. Wikipedia redirect Constitutional Demoncracy to Liberal Democracy.

"A liberal democracy may take various constitutional forms: it may be a constitutional republic, such as France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, or the United States, or a constitutional monarchy, such as Japan, Spain, or the United Kingdom. It may have a presidential system (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the United States), a semi-presidential system (France and Taiwan), or a parliamentary system (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom). "

Fark me, Obama had it right
 
2013-08-31 04:54:17 PM
Subby shows as firm a grasp of history as most politics page farkers

Apparently UN and Us congressional votes can happen prior and it's still a 'strike first'

or was it that important to get a green?
 
2013-08-31 04:57:36 PM

Cup_O_Jo: It is when I realized how much of a war monger Bill Clinton was that I realized that I hate all politicians. I had been through Bush Sr. ----really Clinton and his little "secret strikes" make both the Bushes look good as far as war mongering goes.


No soldier deployed by Mr. Clinton came home in a box.
 
2013-08-31 05:04:30 PM

DoctorCal: "I'd like to ask one question of everybody," Reagan responded. "Everybody who can remember what they were doing on Aug. 8, 1985, raise your hand."


The difference being is that most of us weren't selling weapons to the Iranians.
 
2013-08-31 05:12:35 PM
2wolves
No soldier deployed by Mr. Clinton came home in a box.

absolute horseshiat, unless you mean bodies that never made it back to our soil
you obviously weren't serving in the military during his reign.
stuffing the UNforces with our fellas and/or calling it a peacekeeping mission
doesn't make it farking so
jesu, what an idiot
 
2013-08-31 05:40:45 PM

ferretman: Subby has no clue what the ;Cold War' was about.


Also doesn't see the differnce between retaliating for attacks on syrians and retaliation for blowing up a u.s. embassy, or u.s. barracks or disco full of marines.
 
2013-08-31 05:43:19 PM

WippitGuud: WippitGuud: WippitGuud:
Which is what Obama originally said.

Ok, he said constitutional democracy. Not republic. I admit my error.
He probably didn't write the speach.

Hmmm. Wikipedia redirect Constitutional Demoncracy to Liberal Democracy.

"A liberal democracy may take various constitutional forms: it may be a constitutional republic, such as France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, or the United States, or a constitutional monarchy, such as Japan, Spain, or the United Kingdom. It may have a presidential system (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the United States), a semi-presidential system (France and Taiwan), or a parliamentary system (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom). "

Fark me, Obama had it right


i am NOT volunteering to fark you, but good posts
 
2013-08-31 05:49:49 PM

knbber2: Well look at that, ole Slick Willy ordered more strikes than any other Prez.


LOL. I guess that's one way to spin it. Clinton was clearly the biggest war monger he's ever had.
 
2013-08-31 05:50:25 PM
we've ever had. that is.
 
2013-08-31 05:57:50 PM
"War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

"It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its 'finger men' to point out enemies, its 'muscle men' to destroy enemies, its 'brain men' to plan war preparations, and a 'Big Boss' Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.

"I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service. I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

"I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

"During those years, I had a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents."

~ Major General Smedley D. Butler (1935)
 
2013-08-31 06:08:25 PM
Kennedy's and LBJ's  police action,Subby

imgc.allpostersimages.com

Truman's police action, Subby

www.mtholyoke.edu

Undeclared war, the War of Yankee Aggression was never named as War

www.civilwar.org

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama - 10
GWB, 3 Daddy, 2, Rolandus Maximus, 5

Tie calls for Overtime. Of course, article is farcical bullshiate because Obama be droning all over the world, the media just doesn't report on it. (Africa? Hello...), and then there are innumerable blacked out hot spot unknown actions + the Cold War. So, article is specious.
 
2013-08-31 06:12:49 PM
Arm future enemies you say?

www.awesomestories.com

www.sikharchives.com

yourbooksworld.com

cdn08.usni.org
 
2013-08-31 06:16:16 PM

QifutuWahuta: Reading that was interesting.  I didn't know much about the invasion of Panama, but declaring war on the United States? Who ever agreed to that great idea?


Cocaine is a helluva drug.
 
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