Comments on: Empty American promises and the lives they can cost http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: justlikeu http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/#comment-1129738 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:37:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47187#comment-1129738 I am amazed that a pulitzer prize winner could deliver an article that treats such a complicated issue so simplistically. Writer’s block at deadline? The article is an empty promise.

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By: distancematters http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/#comment-1129470 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:03:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47187#comment-1129470 If the threat from Obama was so empty, why did Assad get rid of his chemical weapons? Because he’s such a nice sensible guy?

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By: TheyCallMeBruce http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/#comment-1129426 Sun, 27 Mar 2016 23:26:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47187#comment-1129426 You mean Obama can’t end ethnic cleansing and climate change by giving just the right speech? Isn’t that what is Nobel was for?

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By: klapa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/#comment-1129422 Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:03:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47187#comment-1129422 @ofilha

” It’s about threats and promises our leaders make and then never follow through. They lie and as a result are as guilty as the perpetators.”

Does this mean then that the COMPLETE SILENCE on the part of Euro’s to actually handle their own regional problems is “completely OK”?

It IS time for USA to back off from NATO – we bear far too large a share of the funding – let Europe FINALLY do something to protect Europe.

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By: gentalman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/#comment-1129421 Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:50:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47187#comment-1129421 All these because of craze to prove America is a leader! America is already the leader and need not prove using tools of economics or weapons.No one match technology and local resources developments of America.Why unnecessarily to have the blame of double standards.Why we care for democracy in other countries.Let’s live comfortably saving our money for others and let live others they want to live by themselves.No country can develop without the help of America..Let them come to us instead of going to them.Trump is right.It costs money to us.

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By: ManInTheMirror http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/#comment-1129416 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 20:45:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47187#comment-1129416 Just think if Kennedy had been a coward when the Russos put nukes in Cuba.

Thanks to Obama for IS having a state.

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/#comment-1129414 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 18:27:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47187#comment-1129414 @NJNative
I believe that your logic is flawed, not of the author. For there’s a big difference if your wife says Yes at your wedding time, or just keeps her mouth shut.

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By: NJNative http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/#comment-1129412 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:34:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47187#comment-1129412 By this reasoning, the US is also guilty of the murder of 6 million Jews in Europe and the Rwandan genocide.
To think that the murderers would have held back if we had just kept our mouths shut is absurd.
Flawed logic by David Rohde

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By: ofilha http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/#comment-1129410 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:12:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47187#comment-1129410 Some readers seem to forget the title of the article. It’s not “Serbs are at fault”. It’s about threats and promises our leaders make and then never follow through. They lie and as a result are as guilty as the perpetators.

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/25/empty-american-promises-and-the-lives-they-can-cost/#comment-1129409 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:37:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47187#comment-1129409 “Issuing hollow threats emboldens extremists. It does not cow them.” – good point. Fast forward from Srebrenica to Syria and Ukraine…

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