jimmy p said:OK, lets add a swing to this thread. What are the REASONS for such large amounts of US troops in these numerous countries. ESPECIALLY the ones that dont need them there. Actually there is a US base about 5 minutes down my road by the sea. I dont know why it is there, cos there is a British Military port only 10 minutes drive away. Unless the US troops are posted there for training purposes, i dont see the use of them there. Just a waste of money and people IMHO.
Alas, you are right. Who is stupider? The man who makes a worthless statement, or the man who then is naive enough to debate itMichael D. Sewell said:I can't blame Adam for this thread, we were the ones who were foolish enough to waste our time. Best wishes to all.
God Bless America,
Tell me why you think that. And I don't mean "Repeat some government policy for me". What do you believe makes such a deployment necessary?You've got S Korea, that is obvious.
Again, why Korea? Why China?You've got japan and the phillipines (training, and a quick strike force in response to Korea (and some would argue China))
Lol, Adam. If you didn't have an opinion, you wouldn't have posted the poll.Adam said:As should be obvious from the opening post of this thread and its attached poll, the point is to discuss the numbers of US troops on foreign soil.
Like SA said - not the whole German economy, just the towns that the bases are in. Its a huge deal. As in the US, the whole point of getting a seat on the legislature (in practice) is to bring your local politics to a national stage. Even if the town only has 50,000 people, thats 25,000 votors and every one will be pissed if you let them close that base.jimmy p said:Uh, why would Germany's economy crumble?
Wow, two incomplete sentences qouted out of context. Wonderful.Adam said:Well, there are the words about Korea and China, and requiring a strike force in response.
Russ_waters, I know it's difficult, but I ask you to remain on topic.russ_watters said:Wow, two incomplete sentences qouted out of context. Wonderful.
hey look - more emoticons: <-me still waiting in vain for a point to this thread.
Adam, do you have an opinion to share or not?