...and why will be pay for Socialized Medicine in Israel but deny it to our own citizens...cause America is fucked up.
There's an empire to maintain.
global diplomacy is probably a little too complicated for you to understand OP
An article in one of Italy's most important news magazines reported on how the Islamist Egyptian government loans and contributions to Egyptian owned small businesses in Europe. Almost overnight Italy is being over run with Egyptian vendors and immigrants. Where are they getting the money during such hard times? And the plans for mosques?
Now you know where your money is going.
Too bad we don't have fascists around anymore to kick some Islamist butt, eh R4?
Speaking of fascists: Do a little research into what Egypt's Islamist government is doing to homosexuals and women under Sharia. It is also supporting the preaching of Sharia law in their government sponsored Mosques here and advocating households be run under Sharia (great for homosexual kids)...and trying to get our government to recognize Sharia law in family disputes. I know it all seems like a joke to you.
Who said America is broke, OP?
Oh that's right. No one did.
America is broke, but not for lack of money. America is broken because Corporations now rule instead of the people.
Israel's welfare check is the biggest. They get universal healthcare.
Yep, let's get real upset about the millions to foreign nations...
BUT NOT the billions in tax cuts and breaks to corporations.
R10 we can get upset about both.
[quote]global diplomacy is probably a little too complicated for you to understand OP
Yes, but world history isn't. Wealth inequality in the USA is taking us into French Revolution territory.
[quote]Wealth inequality in the USA is taking us into French Revolution territory.
Really? I hope not -- most on the left that would revolt don't have any guns. Would not be an even match that's for sure.
We are buying off Egypt. If Egypt gets too chaotic our oil is fucked.
Remember Egypt controls the Suez Canal.
The fact that the US gives so much foreign aid away to corrupt governments while we are all struggling should make us question the White House and congress.
We can change things on a local level but forget about the more powerful politicians. They don't care about us. Period.
All we can do is work on local issues and try to take care of ourselves and others. Be kind to each other.
Give love away and enjoy the show.
[quote]Remember Egypt controls the Suez Canal.
Didn't the Brits move to remedy that and didn't the States refuse to help?
The UK, France and Israel colluded to take over the canal in 1956 after Nasser decided to nationalize the canal. The US and the USSR made them withdraw (for those of you who whine the US always takes Israel's side).
[quote](for those of you who whine the US always takes Israel's side).
An example from over fifty years ago is scarcely relevant today. Eisenhower warned us about the Military/Industrial Complex. Obama is its servant.
I've argued with someone right here on Datalounge about this very thing, r18. He claimed that the US had sided with Israel completely since 1948. I argued that the US didn't support Israel wholeheartedly until after the Six-Day War; I was sneered at. Since this thread has already been visited repeatedly by anti-Israel trolls, I took the opportunity to thumb my nose at the idiots.
R19 get the fuck over it.
[quote] I argued that the US didn't support Israel wholeheartedly until after the Six-Day War;
This is valid -- if I recall, the Israelis were down to their last bullets when that ended.
Also valid, the quality of American life and culture before and after the Six Day War
Valid, too, the long memory of the USS Liberty.
I don't get it either OP, as far as I'm concerned Egypt can go fuck itself--Israel too for that matter. Spend the goddamn money here at home and if anyone tries to fuck with us here at home, then is the time to blast the shit out of them.
it's for the oil companies
[quote]I know it all seems like a joke to you.
If by "joke" you mean "thinly-veiled Likudnik propaganda", then yes it does.
Likudnik? Why would a Likudnik care about mosques in the U.S.?
R7 - spending more than you make is broke by anyone's standards. Have I missed something?
I sometimes wonder what the world would become if we just cut off all aid to foreign countries. How soon would it become Planet of the Apes?
Then again, maybe it's inevitable. If we walled ourselves off to the outside world, at least we'd have a few good years before the enemy is at the gates.