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Post time 2010-7-4 21:51:01 |Display all floors
Observation, USA is getting heavy burden to its military budget

if it does not want to change the status quo, it will definitely repeat what happened to former USSR

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Post time 2010-7-4 21:53:51 |Display all floors
American strategists and politicians seem making wrong judgement on global security situation, and moreover, it has wrongly led itself and rest of the world to a tensive extent than before.

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Post time 2010-7-5 01:43:42 |Display all floors
I think you miscalculate the situation. The american federal government just earns 21% of the country's GDP as taxes - this rate is far lower than in most other nations. So no need to worry about that the same might happen like to the UdSSR.

What is more concerning is the fact, that American people want "heros" so much which they create in military. In 2012, General Petreaus is probably going to run for president against Obama - and has good chances to win, especially if there's another terrorist attack on American or European soil. I honestly don't think that a democratic nation should be ruled by a general - that reminds more of a banana republic.

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Post time 2010-7-15 15:30:19 |Display all floors

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Washington and Eisenhower were both Generals and did pretty damn good jobs!

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Post time 2010-7-16 01:48:30 |Display all floors

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Petreaus is probably going to run for president against Obama


Then Obama is very smart to set the destiny of Petreaus to damnation in Afghanistan.

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Post time 2010-7-16 01:50:18 |Display all floors

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The american federal government just earns 21% of the country's GDP as taxes



Whoever raises the taxes higher will be damned ....

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Post time 2010-7-16 09:31:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Everynowhere at 2010-7-5 02:43


  1. I honestly don't think that a democratic nation should be ruled by a general - that reminds more of a banana republic.
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In modern history generals turned politicians have ruined many countries. They are as capable of running countries as butchers are of performing surgery.

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