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Forum: Politics 10-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By piercehawkeye45
Agreed. :cool: But I'm with xoxoxoBruce, who...

Agreed. :cool:

But I'm with xoxoxoBruce, who in their right minds would want to go into politics?
Forum: Politics 10-19-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,966
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Hello everyone.... Will we eventually have...

Hello everyone....

Will we eventually have boots on the ground in Iraq or Syria? Possibly. However, we will not be able to "degrade and destroy" ISIS without them. Using only airstrike and local...
Forum: Current Events 03-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,736
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Agreed. It will be the Syria "red line" fiasco...

Agreed. It will be the Syria "red line" fiasco all over again.


My guess is that Putin is occupying Crimea in attempt to scare/destabilize the Ukrainian resistance movement. Putin feels Ukraine...
Forum: Politics 11-19-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Yes, because there are obviously zero...

Yes, because there are obviously zero consequences with bombing Iran...

Sometimes we need to realize that we have much less control over these situation than we want to believe.
Forum: Politics 11-10-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Two questions: 1) If Obama was so inclined...

Two questions:

1) If Obama was so inclined in attacking Syria, why did he cancel the weapon shipments to rebels earlier this year when there was little pushback?

2) If Obama wanted to attack...
Forum: Politics 11-09-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Politics 11-09-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
You have a point. To my defense, my tone is...

You have a point. To my defense, my tone is reactionary to the more vocal anti-interventionists who tend to use "intervention" as an umbrella term and make no attempt to separate the difference...
Forum: Politics 11-09-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
The number of rebel fighters we have trained is...

The number of rebel fighters we have trained is almost negligible though...


http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-10-02/world/42616148_1_u-s-intelligence-analysts-training-program-rebel
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Forum: Politics 11-08-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
But the story didn't start after Syria used...

But the story didn't start after Syria used chemical weapons the second time. Obama was very resistant to get involved prior to that. He made absolutely no attempt. The first time he mentioned to get...
Forum: Politics 11-08-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Outside intervention will not stop the civil war...

Outside intervention will not stop the civil war in Syria. Iran and Saudi Arabia are going to keep pouring money into the fight until their side wins.

The situation will only stop when the people...
Forum: Politics 11-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
When most of the people around him were pushing...

When most of the people around him were pushing for intervention? Biden, Clinton, etc.? They were all pushing intervention. The non-intervention crowd wasn't as loud as they thought there were.
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Forum: Politics 11-08-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Yes, it was decided in the 80's that arming...

Yes, it was decided in the 80's that arming radical Islamists to prevent Soviet expansion into Afghanistan was a good idea. In hindsight, there have been obvious consequences to that decision. My...
Forum: Politics 11-01-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,513
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Worth repeating. In the US at least (I'm...

Worth repeating.

In the US at least (I'm thinking about Chicago when writing this...), gun bans are just a band-aid solution to the violence in our country. The real problem is the poverty and...
Forum: Politics 11-01-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
I'm not sure how effective that will be. I agree...

I'm not sure how effective that will be. I agree that the more we use drones and fight Islamist terrorists overseas, the more unpopular we become in the countries we are fighting in. This directly...
Forum: Politics 10-31-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,217
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Drones are definitely an unideal option but the...

Drones are definitely an unideal option but the best we have at our disposal.
Forum: Politics 10-18-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 33,398
Posted By piercehawkeye45
One of biggest changes in mindset I've had over...

One of biggest changes in mindset I've had over the past 6 years is my switch of preference from a highly idealistic socio-economic setup to a more pragmatic robust society. This is due to the simple...
Forum: Politics 10-17-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 33,398
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Henry Quirk is just a narcissist who obviously...

Henry Quirk is just a narcissist who obviously does not understand how a 21st century (or 20th for that matter) society and economy works. His worldview is only realistically applicable to...
Forum: Home Base 09-03-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 86,867
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Agreed. It is more about how violent the society...

Agreed. It is more about how violent the society is at the time. Violent societies with guns....gun violence. Non-violent societies with guns.....low gun violence. Violent societies without...
Forum: Politics 08-31-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,501
Posted By piercehawkeye45
If you want to interpret it that way...

If you want to interpret it that way...
Forum: Politics 08-31-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,501
Posted By piercehawkeye45
While I do not believe Syria or Iran is dumb...

While I do not believe Syria or Iran is dumb enough to retaliate against a US/French attack, this article shows the military buildup around Syria right now.


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Forum: Politics 08-31-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,501
Posted By piercehawkeye45
I would also like to see Obama attack Assad...

I would also like to see Obama attack Assad through non-military means - a class action malpractice suit would be hilarious - but the likely limited attack on Assad will accomplish two goals for...
Forum: Politics 08-31-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,501
Posted By piercehawkeye45
That is clearly the reason.

That is clearly the reason.
Forum: Home Base 08-21-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 86,867
Posted By piercehawkeye45
A very good perspective on an intelligent gun...

A very good perspective on an intelligent gun control measure:


http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/08/a-convicted-murderers-case-for-gun-control/278824/
Forum: Current Events 08-16-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,990
Posted By piercehawkeye45
I've though of prejudice and discrimination as...

I've though of prejudice and discrimination as thoughts or actions of an individual while racism is more society. If so, the lines are very blurred.
Forum: Current Events 08-15-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,990
Posted By piercehawkeye45
Agreed. At least Egypt is a homogeneous...

Agreed.

At least Egypt is a homogeneous country which means it probably won't descend into a sectarian civil war *knock on wood* like Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria.

I wonder how the White House...
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