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Americans Still Believe In Our Unique Destiny

UNSbobblehead Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 9:44 PM
There are 20 or more American military bases in the United Kingdom. Just how many US military bases do we need in the UK? Who are we protecting the UK from? Is it Ireland to the west, is it Iceland from the north, how about pugnacious France to the south or mighty Norway to the east? Why do we still need so many military bases there some 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall? I, for one, am tired of sending my hard-earned tax dollars to defend them against no one. Isn't this a form of foreign aid? This foreign aid to the UK allows them to have six weeks vacation and a free national health care plan.
Dr_Zinj Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 8:16 AM
We're not there to protect the U.K.
We're there to have a staging area closer to those we expect to be belligerants. Any place would do; but the U.K has the advantage of being a very close ally, politically subservient to a certain degree, and they speak a form of English that's more or less understandable to most Americans.
CVN65 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 8:42 AM
Well said but please take note of the name on that post, DZ. It's not USNbubblehead but USNbobblehead. This is a clear indication that this poster is trying to pass themselves off as a respected member of the TH community in order to slide their opinion in the back door. I suggest we all ignore this poseur.

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