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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM   #63576
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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM   #63577
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I always ask myself if the American veneration of the military is in part caused by the fact that the US never had to fight a modern war on their own soil. When we look at the insane overreaction the US had to two buildings collapsing on 9/11 one can only what the reaction might be to a US city laid to waste.
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Old Yesterday, 06:31 PM   #63578
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Old Yesterday, 08:30 PM   #63579
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Last I saw WaPo called most of the families who've had servicemen die under Trumps presidency and about half received calls.

Not surprising many of the non called were of color.
It’s a non-issue he used to deflect from questions about the soldiers killed in Niger.
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Old Yesterday, 08:53 PM   #63580
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This may be true for police, but there is definitely a category of old rich guys who never served in the military but who have a sincere fetish for all things military. It's part and parcel of their enthusiasm for all things they regard as manly and tough.

In general, I find that active and retired soldiers have much more reasonable opinions about the military than old rich guys do.
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Old Yesterday, 09:13 PM   #63581
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Old Yesterday, 09:35 PM   #63582
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I always ask myself if the American veneration of the military is in part caused by the fact that the US never had to fight a modern war on their own soil. When we look at the insane overreaction the US had to two buildings collapsing on 9/11 one can only what the reaction might be to a US city laid to waste.
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Old Yesterday, 09:54 PM   #63583
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I always ask myself if the American veneration of the military is in part caused by the fact that the US never had to fight a modern war on their own soil. When we look at the insane overreaction the US had to two buildings collapsing on 9/11 one can only what the reaction might be to a US city laid to waste.
You could argue that Americans are a bit soft. Most of us as a country have never really experienced suffering. For our entire lifetimes, America was the most powerful country in the world. You`d have to be from the Depression Era to remember when it wasn`t.

Think about it for a second. Most other countries have gone through or are going through worse stuff for longer than the two buildings that fell on 9/11. Poland was wiped off of the map at the end of the 18th century and stayed off of it for over 100 years. The colonization of Africa resulted in European powers tormenting the indigenous people on the continent. The ME has been in turmoil for God knows how long.

What did we experience compared to that? A country spat on an island that wasn`t even a state at the time and two buildings were destroyed by planes. Sure that`s bad but it`s nothing compared to what the rest of the world has experienced. We have two oceans and relatively good relationships with our neighbors protecting us from foreign invasion.
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Old Yesterday, 09:56 PM   #63584
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Anybody who hasn't watched Rachel's show tonight very much should. The Trump administration incompetency led to the deaths of the 4 men in Niger. This is 100 times worse than what happened in Benghazi, and we wont hear a single ****ing word about it from the hypocritical ****s on the right
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Old Yesterday, 09:59 PM   #63585
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I dunno. There are a lot of times and places where the military has been worshiped to one degree or another. I'm not sure that it's not that modern western continental Europe isn't really more exceptional in this regard than the US.
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Following CIA director Mike Pompeo's assertion that US intelligence agencies believed Russia's campaign to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election "did not affect the outcome," the CIA issued a statement that clarified Pompeo's statement on Thursday, according to NBC News.

"The intelligence assessment with regard to Russian election meddling has not changed, and the director did not intend to suggest that it had," spokesman Ryan Trapani said.

Speaking at the national security summit in Washington, Pompeo said: "We conducted an election that had integrity. And yes, the intelligence community's assessment is that the Russian meddling that took place did not affect the outcome of the election."
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Old Today, 12:31 AM   #63587
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Old Today, 12:56 AM   #63588
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Anybody who hasn't watched Rachel's show tonight very much should. The Trump administration incompetency led to the deaths of the 4 men in Niger. This is 100 times worse than what happened in Benghazi, and we wont hear a single ****ing word about it from the hypocritical ****s on the right
Christ did she ever take a long time getting to the point in her opening though. 20 minutes to say something she could have said in 5. Fifteen minutes of "Chad's a military player in the region."
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Old Today, 01:03 AM   #63589
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American deployed personnel killed by terrorists in Africa

High-level staff conducting official work over private email servers

Shady dealings with Russia

Warmongering in ME including massive surge in civilian drone-strike deaths

Goldman Sacchs exec running the economy

Avid use of executive orders to bypass the cumbersome legislature
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Old Today, 01:03 AM   #63590
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Christ did she ever take a long time getting to the point in her opening though. 20 minutes to say something she could have said in 5. Fifteen minutes of "Chad's a military player in the region."
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For those who missed it, what she said in a nutshell is: Chad claims Exxon owes them billions. And, the Trump admin wanted a brand new passport sample and Chad happened to be out of the special paper needed to make new passports (of course they offered a sample from an earlier batch, but that was not good enough) so naturally Chad was put on the Muslim ban list (or whatever they're calling it). Chad being pissed about not being paid, and being pissed about inexplicably being put on a travel ban, took their ball and left Niger (where their powerful military was an indispensable ally in fighting extremists in the country.) Virtually overnight (er, apparently it took about two weeks for the Chadian military to fully withdraw) extremists were back in business in Niger, and 4 US soldiers walked into an ambush that doesn't happen if Chad isn't pushed and insulted into leaving.

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Old Today, 01:32 AM   #63592
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Christ did she ever take a long time getting to the point in her opening though. 20 minutes to say something she could have said in 5. Fifteen minutes of "Chad's a military player in the region."
That's how she present the majority of her major stories.
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Old Today, 01:40 AM   #63593
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yeah the few times ive watched her show she always goes way too far in her introduction and probably loses much of her viewers interest
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Old Today, 01:51 AM   #63594
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Pretty sure she's a ratings juggernaut these days so I doubt she's losing too many viewers, but ya, tonight I was straight up groaning and sighing while she meandered her way to the point.
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Old Today, 02:06 AM   #63595
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For those who missed it, what she said in a nutshell is: Chad claims Exxon owes them billions. And, the Trump admin wanted a brand new passport sample and Chad happened to be out of the special paper needed to make new passports (of course they offered a sample from an earlier batch, but that was not good enough) so naturally Chad was put on the Muslim ban list (or whatever they're calling it). Chad being pissed about not being paid, and being pissed about inexplicably being put on a travel ban, took their ball and left Niger (where their powerful military was an indispensable ally in fighting extremists in the country.) Virtually overnight (er, apparently it took about two weeks for the Chadian military to fully withdraw) extremists were back in business in Niger, and 4 US soldiers walked into an ambush that doesn't happen if Chad isn't pushed and insulted into leaving.
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Old Today, 02:59 AM   #63596
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The narrative she should just be grateful trump bothered to call her at all is quite the level of insanity. WAAF.
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