Comments on: New threats rose as U.S. apathy became policy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/#comment-1129804 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 20:58:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47373#comment-1129804 The puppet wrote an article.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/#comment-1129757 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 23:12:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47373#comment-1129757 Muslim civil wars = muslim problem.

Not America’s problem.

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By: Hermes.the.Goat http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/#comment-1129753 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:19:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47373#comment-1129753 I reject this simplistic, unrealistic view of the world, and the role of dictator Kasparaov demands the US take. Might does not make right, and neither does outsized self importance.

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By: distancematters http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/#comment-1129745 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:27:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47373#comment-1129745 Enough of the warmongering. We can’t fix Syria. We can’t fix Iraq. We can’t fix Afghanistan. We can’t fix Pakistan. What we need to do is contain their instability.

So keep sending drones to do precision dirty work instead of thousands of American soldiers. And keep helping the Iraqi military and Syrian moderates fight against ISIS. The terrorists are losing ground, the coalition IS working.

Remember Obama’s red line? Convenient how all his detractors forget Assad actually gave up his chemical weapons shortly after the confrontation.

We don’t want to start another stupid useless war that will deplete our resources and sour American willingness to fight…the exact thing that happened under the previous administration. Instead check aggression with pragmatic effective counter measures like sanctions (plus low oil prices) to push Russia’s economy into a recession. Ignore China’s blustering and cruise the China Sea at will, while at the same time strengthen ties with the other regional nations to effectively counter China’s aggression.

Obama was dealt international weakness by the Bush administration. Thank goodness he has navigated global instability without embroiling us in a military confrontation without hope of winning in the long-run.

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By: Cassiopian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/#comment-1129740 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:21:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47373#comment-1129740 A superb defense of an activist American foreign policy. It disabuses one of the simplistic belief that if the U.S. only stays on the bench and doesn’t take to the field, these problems will work themselves out. And how did this strategy work in Syria? Intervention has costs, non-intervention has consequences. And as Kasparov points out, those consequences are increasingly mind numbing in the number of mass casualities, the genocide, and the social disorder left in its wake. Only the U.S. has the capability to orchestrate some semblance of order, some diplomatic solutions, to the growing dysfunction. Yet American leadership has been irresolute and timid, and will be more so if Trump or Sanders ends up in the White House.

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By: SaveRMiddle http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/#comment-1129731 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:23:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47373#comment-1129731 How many civilian deaths are attributed to the US occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan?
How do the surviving youth of these countries who have seen so much death feel about the US?
What actions have scattered terrorist cells across the globe?

How would US citizens view armed foreign troop invaders/the bombing of our cities and the death of innocents
“for the greater good”?

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By: JohnSmithP http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/#comment-1129730 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 22:57:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47373#comment-1129730 Neither Donald the corrupter, Hillary the corrupted, Ted the nattering nabob of negativity or Bernie the advocate for a bankrupt socialist ideology will restore trust America’s word or make America great again.

Dear primary voters, please vote for John Kasich.

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By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/#comment-1129726 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:40:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47373#comment-1129726 Pakistan built-up 100+ nuclear bombs while we’re busy with Afghanistan and kept giving $3-7B/year – mostly, deal made by Mrs.Clinton.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/#comment-1129724 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:27:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47373#comment-1129724 If we’re willing to make deals with the devil, which we are (think Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Chilean dictators of the 70’s) in the name of “security”, then similar deals should be struck with Russia, China, Iran etc.

Strong bad guys make better friends than enemies. And you have to spend less to police them.

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By: GetReel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/03/new-threats-rose-as-u-s-apathy-became-policy/#comment-1129721 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:23:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47373#comment-1129721 Obama wasn’t asleep at the switch, he was purposefully taking down America a notch. Our Post-american president.

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