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  1. Benjamin Cole

    Iraqistan has meant little in terms of American prosperity…except as a huge drain on our resources…
    Iraq is a mess…Egypt is a mess…Syria is a mess…Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon mess…
    Yemen…we can throw money, but with what results?

    1. You don’t need to throw money. That makes things worse, as in Pakistan. But you need to have a strategy to deal with emerging threats to our national security. Unfortunately, the president doesn’t.

      1. Benjamin Cole

        Getting the hell out of there strikes me as an excellent strategy.
        I do not fear an invasion of the USA by the Afghanistan armada…nor do I expect the might Afghan fleet to seize the Straits of Malacca.
        Terrorists are not a threat to our national security. They are a heinous annoyance.

        1. Perhaps you’re too young to remember 9/11.

        2. Thousands dead on 11 September 2001 is not an “annoyance.”

          1. Benjamin Cole

            Let’s see…abut 30,000 Americans die every year in auto accidents, and another 18,000 in gunshots…

            3,000 died on 9/11…

            Since 9/11 more than 360,000 American have died in auto accidents and 180,000 by gunshot….

            And how many by terrorist attacks?

            Terrorism is a heinous annoyance…hunt down the creeps and kill them…but please do not occupy entire nations for decades on end….

  2. Rastislav Mikulas

    My father as the soldier from the special troops took part in the common Soviet-Czechoslovak military operation during the coup in Chile in 1973. During the military operation they were rescuing the son of overthrown Chilean president Salvador Allende who was imprisoned and tortured on the stadium in Santiago de Chile. The communist soldiers then flew in the stadium in the military helicopters and the Soviet soldiers were killing by shooting from machineguns and they rescued the son of Salvador Allende but finally he died.
    My father also served in the communist Czechoslovak intelligence in Western Berlin then. Once when he was choosing a dead letter box he was surprised by 3 Western German counterspies and he murdered all them three. He murdered one of these counterspies by kicking him in his crotch.
    And one more thing. Dr. Roman Joch from Prague Civic Institute was a chairman of the Socialist Youth Organization in his class at a high school in Bratislava till the end of communism in Czechoslovakia. In 2005 Dr. Joch and Jana Platenikova gained complete data from my medical files illegally from Dr. Jozef Glasa in Bratislava.

  3. Obama: “Mission Accomplished!”

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