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UIdiotraceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#28686 Feb 11, 2013
Michael Parenti, Los Angeles Times, January 18, 1993

Four U.S. oil companies are quietly sitting on a prospective fortune in exclusive concessions to explore and exploit tens-of-millions of acres of the Somali countryside ... nearly two-thirds of Somalia was allocated to American oil giants Conoco, Amoco, Chevron and Phillips in the final years before Somalia's pro-U.S. president Mohammed Said Barre' was overthrown.(This was never mentioned in the New York Times or the Washington Post)
UIdiotraceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#28687 Feb 11, 2013
Justice Policy Institute,

"The Punishing Decade," December 1999

America spends 50% more incarcerating 1.2 million non-violent offenders than the entire $16.6 billion the federal government is currently spending on welfare programs that serve 8.5 million people.
UIdiotraceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#28688 Feb 11, 2013
Demilitarization for Democracy

"Dictators or Democracies? U.S. Arms Transfers and Military Training," April 1999

Five nations received over $1 billion in U.S. military support in 1997 - Taiwan ($6 billion), Saudi Arabia ($4.7 billion), Kuwait ($1.4 billion), Turkey ($1.3 billion), and Egypt ($1.2 billion)...( Sixteen more received over $100 million.
DENG

Nanjing, China

#28689 Feb 11, 2013
LET'S HEAR SOME TALK OF PEACE AND NOT WAR COMING OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.
UIdiotraceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#28690 Feb 11, 2013
Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Eyes of the Heart p11
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Aristide
Haiti
free trade
globalization
third world
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What happens to poor countries when they embrace free trade? In Haiti in 1986 we imported just 7000 tons of rice, the main staple food of the country. The vast majority was grown in Haiti. In the late 1980s Haiti complied with free trade policies advocated by the international lending agencies and lifted tariffs on rice imports. Cheaper rice immediately flooded in from the United States where the rice industry is subsidized. In fact the liberalization of

Haiti's market coincided with the 1985 Farm Bill in the United States which increased subsidies to the rice industry so that 40% of U.S. rice growers' profits came from the government by 1987. Haiti's peasant farmers could not possibly compete. By 1996 Haiti was importing 196,000 tons of foreign rice at the cost of $100 million a year. Haitian rice production became negligible. Once the dependence on foreign rice was complete, import prices began to rise, leaving Haiti's population, particularly the urban poor, completely at the whim of rising world grain prices. And the prices continue to rise
UIdiotraceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#28691 Feb 11, 2013
DENG wrote:
LET'S HEAR SOME TALK OF PEACE AND NOT WAR COMING OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.
that will be day , i say yahoo... don't bet on it the way US is going they want war with Iran, Syria, China, Korea...
UIdiotraceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#28694 Feb 11, 2013
William Shirer

The Hubris of a President

The Nation magazine book of selected articles 1865-1990, p283
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Does one American in 1,000 or in 100,000, realize that, whereas the Germans dropped 80,000 tons of bombs on Britain in more than five years of war (and we thought it was barbaric), we dropped 100,000 tons on Indochina in the single month of last November, when Nixon restricted the bombing because of the Paris "peace" talks; and that under Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon we have dropped a total of 7 million tons of bombs on Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos— vastly more than we and the British let loose on Germany and Japan together in World War II? It was done in the name of "a just peace," of course. Has not Nixon said it dozens of times, his face on the TV screen frozen in unctuousness, as he sent his troops to invade a new country—Cambodia, Laos—or as he ordered his bombers to resume unloading tens of thousands of tons of more lethal bombs on a country which had no Air Force with which to defend itself?

“Never run from a fight.”

Since: Dec 06

Vista, Ca.

#28696 Feb 12, 2013
UIdiotraceMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
William Shirer
The Hubris of a President
The Nation magazine book of selected articles 1865-1990, p283
k
Does one American in 1,000 or in 100,000, realize that, whereas the Germans dropped 80,000 tons of bombs on Britain in more than five years of war (and we thought it was barbaric), we dropped 100,000 tons on Indochina in the single month of last November, when Nixon restricted the bombing because of the Paris "peace" talks; and that under Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon we have dropped a total of 7 million tons of bombs on Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos— vastly more than we and the British let loose on Germany and Japan together in World War II? It was done in the name of "a just peace," of course. Has not Nixon said it dozens of times, his face on the TV screen frozen in unctuousness, as he sent his troops to invade a new country—Cambodia, Laos—or as he ordered his bombers to resume unloading tens of thousands of tons of more lethal bombs on a country which had no Air Force with which to defend itself?
In typical illiberal fashion, Shirer doesn’t point out that Laos and Cambodia had already been invaded by the North Vietnamese and was being used for transporting weapons and supplies south. Cambodia was being used as a sanctuary, a supply depot and a staging point for attacks against the South Vietnamese.

Or that Gen. Giap thought about surrender after the Tet Offensive until he saw the news reports from the US. It was in fact the anti-war movement in the US that prolonged Vietnam War.

What happened when we left Vietnam? What happened to the Cambodians? What happened to the South Vietnamese after Saigon fell? Do you know who the “Boat People” were? Have you ever heard of the Sino-Vietnamese war? We gave peace a chance yet the fighting in SE Asia went on for another 20 years after we left. So much for the anti-war approach.

Peace is a lot harder than war. In the human experience, peace is simply war deterred. Nearly every nation in the world has been to war with its neighbor at least once. Hoping for peace without preparing for war is like trying to end hunger without planting a crop.

“Never run from a fight.”

Since: Dec 06

Vista, Ca.

#28697 Feb 12, 2013
UIdiotraceMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
Demilitarization for Democracy
"Dictators or Democracies? U.S. Arms Transfers and Military Training," April 1999
Five nations received over $1 billion in U.S. military support in 1997 - Taiwan ($6 billion), Saudi Arabia ($4.7 billion), Kuwait ($1.4 billion), Turkey ($1.3 billion), and Egypt ($1.2 billion)...( Sixteen more received over $100 million.
Blame America First Last and Only!

Do you believe if the US didn’t sell them weapons, they wouldn’t buy weapons?
Force Majeure

Sweden

#28698 Feb 12, 2013
UIdiotraceMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>mAYBE RED BUTt GRUNT HEAD GOT TO MUCH OF ME!:)
)
It's true that you've been busting his head a lot lately. It's sure he's either got a migraine or a fracture.
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
<quoted text>
Boooooooooooooooooooooo
multiple times
Can you re-post that one. It's looks incomplete. You know, like something to do with United Snakes Flunkies - DooDoo, Homeboys, and Colonization.
6USA9 wrote:
<quoted text>Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Didn't I say the exact same thing to you?
Force Majeure

Sweden

#28699 Feb 12, 2013
Dave C wrote:
<quoted text>
Laos and Cambodia had already been invaded by the North Vietnamese and was being used for transporting weapons and supplies south.
"Invaded"? Is that what the United Snakes military is doing in Turkey? How about Greece? How about Italy? How about Spain? How about France? How about Vietnam? How about Cambodia? How about Laos? How about the Philippines? How about Irak?
Dave C wrote:
<quoted text>It was in fact the anti-war movement in the US that prolonged Vietnam War.
You're awfully stupid, Davey Boy. The anti-war movement ended the war. It was the United Snakes that started that war and prolonged it. What do you think any "ANTI-WAR" movement is about? Dumbass.
Dave C wrote:
<quoted text>What happened when we left Vietnam?
The Vietnamese people ruled over their own country, that is "what happened". No longer the Japanese. No longer the French. No longer the United Snakes.
Dave C wrote:
<quoted text>
What happened when we left Vietnam? What happened to the Cambodians? What happened to the South Vietnamese after Saigon fell?
What happened when Britain left the United Snakes? Civil war, that's what. The United Snakes invaded Mexico and stole Texas, that's what. The United Snakes murdered millions of Indians, that's what. The United Snakes invaded and monopolized Cuba's natural resources, that's what. The United Snakes invaded Canada, that's what. The United Snakes provoked a war with Japan, that's what. The United Snakes destroyed the democratic government of Iran, that's what. The United Snakes invaded Irak, that's what. The United snakes invaded Nicaragua, that's what. The United Snakes invaded Grenada, that's what. The United Snakes invaded San Salvadore, that's what.

More questions?

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#28700 Feb 12, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
<quoted text>
"Invaded"? Is that what the United Snakes military is doing in Turkey? How
<quoted text>
What happened when Britain left the United Snakes? Civil war, that's what. The United Snakes invaded Mexico and stole Texas, that's what. The United Snakes murdered millions of Indians, that's what. The United Snakes invaded and monopolized Cuba's natural resources, that's what. The United Snakes invaded Canada, that's what. The United Snakes provoked a war with Japan, that's what. The United Snakes destroyed the democratic government of Iran, that's what. The United Snakes invaded Irak, that's what. The United snakes invaded Nicaragua, that's what. The United Snakes invaded Grenada, that's what. The United Snakes invaded San Salvadore, that's what.
More questions?
That's quite a long-winded list of rhetorical questions from a lowlife
ex-pat who consistently lies about his accomplishments.

Isn't it, Nelly?
Maybe what you could do to remedy your piled up BS is to actually ANSWER some of the simpler questions asked of you. Now tell me more about the pre-WW2 naval 'blockade' of Japan by the US, old fool.
Force Majeure

Sweden

#28701 Feb 12, 2013
Davey Sez wrote:
<quoted text>
It was in fact the anti-war movement in the US that prolonged Vietnam War ....... the fighting in SE Asia went on for another 20 years after we left. So much for the anti-war approach.

Everybody knows that we were pretty-near to killing all of the Communist in North and South Vietnam and they would have all been dead before 20 more years. But no! All of those anti-war nuts insisted that killing was not the way to peace! Yeah, OK, Vietnam finally got peace but it took a whole 20 years!!!!! We could have napalmed every living thing in Vietnam in about 19 years and be done with it!
Seek help Davey Boy. Seek help.

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#28702 Feb 12, 2013
Farce Manure wrote:
<quoted text>
Seek help Davey Boy. Seek help.
I need your sage historical knowledge, old coot.
Tell me about the 'blockade' of Japan by the US Navy before WW2, Nelly.
You know, the one which in your words, provoked the attack on Pearl.

“Never run from a fight.”

Since: Dec 06

Vista, Ca.

#28703 Feb 12, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
<quoted text>
"Invaded"? Is that what the United Snakes military is doing in Turkey? yada yada More questions?
If the US attacked the Soviet Union from Turkey, what do you think the Soviets would have done to Turkey? Far, far more than we did to Cambodia.

Giap was considering surrendering in January 1968 until he saw how the Tet offensive was being viewed in the US. That was 4 years before the US left and 7 years before Saigon fell. Dumbass!

The South Koreans rule their own country, not the Chinese, not the Japanese, not the US, and not the Russians. South Korea ranks 22 on the Democracy Index. Vietnam ranks 143. South Korea didn’t suffer 10s of thousands of refugees nor genocide.

There was no letup in the killing following the fall of Saigon, it just became one sided.

Had the US remained with Britain we would have been involved in these wars.
First Anglo-Maratha War (1775–1782)- India
* Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780–1784)
* Second Anglo-Mysore War (1780–1784)- India
* Third Anglo-Mysore War (1789–1792)- India
* French Revolutionary Wars (1793–1802)- Great Britain, Austria, Spain, Russia, Germany v France
o War of the First Coalition (1793–1797)
o War of the Second Coalition (1798–1801)
* Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798–1799)- India
* Irish Rebellion (1798)
* Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815)- United Kingdom, Prussia, Austria, Sweden, Spain and Russia v France
o South American War (1806–1807)
o Anglo-Turkish War (1807–1809)
o Anglo-Russian War (1807–1812)
o Gunboat War (1807–1814)
o Peninsular War (1808–1814)
o Hundred Days (1815)
* First Kandian War (1803–1804)- India
* Second Anglo-Maratha War (1803–1805)- India
* Vellore Mutiny (1806)- India
* Anglo-Dutch Java War (1810–1811)
* War of 1812 (1812–1815)
* Anglo-Nepalese War (1814–1816)
* Second Kandian War (1815)- Sri Lanka
* Third Anglo-Maratha War (1817–1818)- India
* First Anglo-Burmese War (1823–1826)
* Upper Canada Rebellion (1837)
* Lower Canada Rebellion (1837)
* First Anglo-Afghan War (1839–1842)
o Battle of Ghazni
* First Opium War (1839–1842)- United Kingdom v China
* First Anglo-Sikh War (1845–1846)- India
* New Zealand Wars (1845–1872)
* Second Anglo-Sikh War (1848–1849)- India
* Second Anglo-Burmese War (1852)
* Crimean War (1854–1856)- United Kingdom, France, Turkey, and Piedmont-Sardinia v Russia
* Second Opium War (1856–1860)- United Kingdom and France v China
* Anglo-Persian War (1856–1857)- United Kingdom and Persia
* Indian Rebellion (1857)
* Pig War (1859)- United Kingdom v USA
* Anglo-Bhutanese War (1865)
* Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880)
* Anglo-Zulu War (1879)
* First Boer War (1880–1881)
* Gun War (1880–1881)
* Mahdist War (1881–1899)
* Third Anglo-Burmese War (1885–1887)
* Anglo-Zanzibar War (1896)
* Second Boer War (1899–1902)
* Boxer Rebellion (1900)- United Kingdom, Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, USA, and China
* Anglo-Aro war (1901-1902)- Nigeria
* World War I (1914–1918)- United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Serbia, Italy, Russia, United States, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey
* Easter Rising (1916)- Ireland
* Russian Civil War (1918–1922)
* Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919)
* Anglo-Irish War (1919–1921)
* World War II (1939–1945)
o The Pacific War (1937–1945) United Kingdom, USA and China v Japan
o Anglo-Iraqi War (1941)
* Greek Civil War (1941–1949)
* Malayan Emergency (1948–1960)
* Korean War (1950–1953)
* Mau Mau Uprising (1952–1960)
* Cyprus Emergency (1955–1959)
* Suez Crisis (1956)
* Brunei Revolt (1962)
* Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation (1962–1966)
* Aden Emergency (1963–1967)
* Northern Ireland Troubles (1969-mid 1990s)
* Cod War Confrontation (1975–1976)
* Falklands War (1982)
* The First Gulf War (1990–1991)
* The Bosnian War (1995–1996)
* The Kosovo War (1999)
* The Global War on Terror (2001)
* Sierra Leone Civil War (2000)
* The Afghanistan War (2001–Present)
* Iraq War and Iraqi insurgency (2003–Present)
Any questions?
Force Majeure

Sweden

#28704 Feb 12, 2013
An NFL Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
I need your sage historical knowledge
I'm still waiting for your application to be my Topix "friend". Without it you will get no access. That's the rule.
Force Majeure

Sweden

#28705 Feb 12, 2013
Dave C wrote:
<quoted text>
If the US attacked the Soviet Union from Turkey, what do you think the Soviets would have done ?
You'd be spending Rubles, speaking Russian, languishing in the Gulag, your capital city would be Moscow, and Josef McCarthski would be prosecuting you for being a Capitalist.

Any questions?

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#28706 Feb 12, 2013
Farce Manure wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm still waiting for your application to be my Topix "friend". Without it you will get no access. That's the rule.
Your usual pathetic dodge, Nelly.
All you have to for now is tell me about the so-called blockade of Japan by the US Navy– or did you just make that sh¡t up and hoped no one would call you on your lies?

What's the matter, Nelly? Are you afraid of me?

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#28707 Feb 12, 2013
Farce Manure wrote:
<quoted text>

Any questions?
I have questions, Nelly boy.
Force Majeure

Sweden

#28708 Feb 12, 2013
An NFL Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
I have questions
I'm still waiting for your application to be my Topix "friend". Without it you will get no access. That's the rule.

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