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Should the US Military take the Blackwater approach?

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  1. cupofjoe1962

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    The United States far in debt and we continue to give away billions yearly in foreigh aid.

    It seems as though our military is always fighting someone else's fight.

    Why not have our Military take the Blackwater approach?
    Iraq would have taken over Kuwait and all their oil if it was not for our
    Military. We spent Billions to defeat Iraq in the first Gulf war and as far
    as I know we did not get a nickle from Kuwait.

    We should have made a deal with Kuwait before we when into defend them.
    We should have gotten some sort of oil deal for the people of the united
    states who cannot afford to pay for oil.

    I am not talking about charging Darfur. I am taking about charging Kuwait.
    If a rich country needs our Military support and we feel it is the right thing
    to do, we should charge them for our Military support and give the profits
    to the people of our country that need the help the most.

    Is this against the constitution?
    The supreme court spins the constitution to fit their beliefs.
    If it is going to help the poor .... why not?

    We would never take a job which we did not support.
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    Because that would make us the United States of America, Inc. and the day that happens, I'll take up arms in a revolution myself...and I don't even own a gun.
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    we already do that. It's called no bid contracts.
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    You're right Wildo ...
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    We already do this ... send our people while rich people line their pockets with the payback.
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    And unfortunately the poor man trying to better his lot in life joins the military because it's the best option and he ends up fighting the rich man's war
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    haven't we already gotten to that point?
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    So we should risk American lifes to save a rich nation like Kuwait and
    they don't have to pay us one penny.

    We then put out their oil well fires so that they can charge us
    top dollar for their oil.

    I think we should have gotten a few oil wells for our trouble.
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    very true. we shouldn;t have been there in the first place
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    We typically don't help countries fight wars UNLESS we have something to gain if we do or lose if we don't. Of course we've had something to gain from helping any country in the middle east. That is called "Stabilty".

    Ever notice how we never send troops to African or South American countries to help out? Name one country we've helped defend since WWII where we didn't have something to gain.

    America will be no longer if we become a business unit. I will hate her if she ever does that and I will fight not to let that happen.

    You need to ask yourself if you think "Business & Money" are the most important things on earth. Once you realize they are not, then you'll understand what I'm saying. We can't EVER let corporations become a part of government or allow them to become more important than American's themselves.

    That is why there needs to be a world police and if we are to supply weapons to them, then the world will have to pay us. That's the only way this can work. Otherwise those countries who can't afford freedom will never have it...and that's wrong.
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    I'd have to say that money drives war and we've already passed that point. Just ask Cheney and Haliburton.

    "Whenever war is profitable you will see more of it"

    Eisenhower knew this
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    There is no telling how many back room deals these guys have. In the Afghanistan war (against the Russians) Saudi Arabia matched all funds from the U.S. through some handshaking of Rep. Wilson (the amount was very substantial).
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    Kuwait is an OPEC member. We liberated Kuwait because SA was next, and the world, nevermind the US, wasn't going to permit the worlds oil supply to be in the hands of Saddam Hussein. We didn't put their oil fires for nothing. US contractors put them out for some serious coin. The poor man in the military bit has been discussed in here, and is severely overstated. Everyone who joins the military isn't poor, or a minority.
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    This is true. Many are disillusioned on doing patriotic service. I'm sure officers are not poor. I'd love to see the demographics on what states and regions have the highest percentage of military personnel.

    I do think in the end the majority are exploited.

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