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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekerrIII View Post
    If we did not serve the needs of or allies they would ask us to leave.
    Do all of our allies serve our needs? Or is that just something the greatest nation on Earth does for their peasant charity cases?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekerrIII View Post
    If we did not serve the needs of or allies they would ask us to leave.
    And the US, of course, would never dream of interfering in their internal politics or employing economic or strategic blackmail to change their minds.

    Tell that to Gough Whitlam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekerrIII View Post
    Then ask us to leave
    Your bases aren't causing us any problems. Asking you to leave would cause problems because there'd be a massive political hissyfit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekerrIII View Post
    If we did not serve the needs of or allies they would ask us to leave.
    I'd say want instead of need. And if we didn't want to be there, we wouldn't be.

    But their want could be as simple as liking a few thousand soldiers buying booze each weekend. In which case, they'd be just as happy if we sent a bunch of college kids.

    We aren't the world's policeman solely out of altruism; we volunteered because we like the prestige and because we want to protect our interests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iangould View Post
    And the US, of course, would never dream of interfering in their internal politics or employing economic or strategic blackmail to change their minds.

    Tell that to Gough Whitlam.
    Stop doing things wrong and we wouldn't be able to blackmail you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by o1pickleboy View Post
    Stop doing things wrong and we wouldn't be able to blackmail you.
    Let me rephrase that: "economic or strategic extortion" such as, for example, selling the latest and greatest US weapons to your historic enemy or, in the case of Whitlam, your ambassador repeatedly hinting to the Governor-General of Australia that he should sack our democratically elected Prime Minister.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dupont2005 View Post
    Do all of our allies serve our needs? Or is that just something the greatest nation on Earth does for their peasant charity cases?
    Was "peasant" on your word-a-day calendar or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    Your bases aren't causing us any problems. Asking you to leave would cause problems because there'd be a massive political hissyfit.
    Just ask New Zealand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekerrIII View Post
    If we did not serve the needs of or allies they would ask us to leave.

    Can we set up a few bases in the US and declare them British territory then? Can we use your taxes to help pay for them as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    The link doesn't work on my stupid work computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    Your bases aren't causing us any problems. Asking you to leave would cause problems because there'd be a massive political hissyfit.
    They'd start calling english muffins freedom muffins!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dupersuper View Post
    The link doesn't work on my stupid work computer.


    Can't you just add that to your sig?
    It would save you a lot of time typing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by king mob View Post
    Can we set up a few bases in the US and declare them British territory then? Can we use your taxes to help pay for them as well?
    If youdon't want to payt for them the your govermetn should simply stop paying, If you don'tr want the bases your govermt should ask us to leave. I am in favor of that.
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    this is getting tiresome and juvenile

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thangel View Post
    this is getting tiresome and juvenile
    Agreed the USA should intervene and end this skirmish and set up a base to ensure it stays ended.
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