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Are we backstabbing Iraq?
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Posted 6/18/14 , edited 6/18/14
Im very upset with people who think we shouldnt do anything concerning Iraq. WE the US Government went in there, destabilized Iraq, killed hundred of thousand civilians and children. Left children parentless and limbless. Not only have we stabbed the people of Iraq in front but also in the back. WE SHOULD AT LEAST SEND IN MISSILE STRIKES, DRONES and SPECIAL OPS. Are we a government now that leaves there friends behind? It seems all that has happened in Ukraine, Africa and other countries, our government says F* you to their friends. We are letting terrorists who WILL attack the US anyway they can.
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You know the thing is, the US thinks they're the police of the world. They were never friends of Iraq, they just needed some oil. Since Iraq said bye bye to the dollar and began trading in gold with other countries, that upset the US and that's why they attacked. Just for some stupid reason as "Terrorists". The same is happening now with Ukraine, which I believe, did the US again. They are provocating Russia to a war. Since the US is losing money and Russia has made a massive and large deal with China for a lot of resources without using the US dollar. The US needs MONEY to be able to be strong. It is corrupt and needs to be changed quickly.. if it ever would happen.
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You know the thing is, the US thinks they're the police of the world. They were never friends of Iraq, they just needed some oil. Since Iraq said bye bye to the dollar and began trading in gold with other countries, that upset the US and that's why they attacked. Just for some stupid reason as "Terrorists". The same is happening now with Ukraine, which I believe, did the US again. They are provocating Russia to a war. Since the US is losing money and Russia has made a massive and large deal with China for a lot of resources without using the US dollar. The US needs MONEY to be able to be strong. It is corrupt and needs to be changed quickly.. if it ever would happen.


Its not so much about the US being the police in world, its about reversing what we did which was wrong. Not only that because of destabilization of Iraq which is also in the middle east its affecting the price of oil, which it affect you and me in various ways. The reason why they said bye bye to the dollar is because the dollar is backed by trillions of dollars of debt thanks to our own government not taking responsibility. Since the IMF is trying to get every country to a resource backed currency which makes every country stronger, that only make sense and stabilizes the world economy. The dollar isnt backed by anything- its a promissory note and thats all. If you havent noticed the SDR's (special drawing rights) is one step in getting away from the dollar.

The way we are affected by the price of oil is gasoline, which affect your pocket by higher prices in the stores and local and state government raising taxes to pay for the oil and gas they use such as military, police, fire, government services etc.. Every trucking company, shipping company has to raise their costs, making the producing companies charge more, in effect raise every price of all items in the store we buy. Since that includes food, that affects the poor, hungry, needy and those living from paycheck to paycheck. This affects companies who are continuing to move to other countries which in turn America loses more jobs. Higher gas prices affects every single industry.

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Usogi wrote:

You know the thing is, the US thinks they're the police of the world. They were never friends of Iraq, they just needed some oil. Since Iraq said bye bye to the dollar and began trading in gold with other countries, that upset the US and that's why they attacked. Just for some stupid reason as "Terrorists". The same is happening now with Ukraine, which I believe, did the US again. They are provocating Russia to a war. Since the US is losing money and Russia has made a massive and large deal with China for a lot of resources without using the US dollar. The US needs MONEY to be able to be strong. It is corrupt and needs to be changed quickly.. if it ever would happen.


Its not so much about the US being the police in world, its about reversing what we did which was wrong. Not only that because of destabilization of Iraq which is also in the middle east its affecting the price of oil, which it affect you and me in various ways. The reason why they said bye bye to the dollar is because the dollar is backed by trillions of dollars of debt thanks to our own government not taking responsibility. Since the IMF is trying to get every country to a resource backed currency which makes every country stronger, that only make sense and stabilizes the world economy. The dollar isnt backed by anything- its a promissory note and thats all. If you havent noticed the SDR's (special drawing rights) is one step in getting away from the dollar.

The way we are affected by the price of oil is gasoline, which affect your pocket by higher prices in the stores and local and state government raising taxes to pay for the oil and gas they use such as military, police, fire, government services etc.. Every trucking company, shipping company has to raise their costs, making the producing companies charge more, in effect raise every price of all items in the store we buy. Since that includes food, that affects the poor, hungry, needy and those living from paycheck to paycheck. This affects companies who are continuing to move to other countries which in turn America loses more jobs. Higher gas prices affects every single industry.



You are right, though the question now is.. What will the US do. Or rather yet, what will Obama do? ...
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Posted 6/18/14 , edited 6/18/14

Usogi wrote:


JuJuRoll wrote:


Usogi wrote:

You know the thing is, the US thinks they're the police of the world. They were never friends of Iraq, they just needed some oil. Since Iraq said bye bye to the dollar and began trading in gold with other countries, that upset the US and that's why they attacked. Just for some stupid reason as "Terrorists". The same is happening now with Ukraine, which I believe, did the US again. They are provocating Russia to a war. Since the US is losing money and Russia has made a massive and large deal with China for a lot of resources without using the US dollar. The US needs MONEY to be able to be strong. It is corrupt and needs to be changed quickly.. if it ever would happen.


Its not so much about the US being the police in world, its about reversing what we did which was wrong. Not only that because of destabilization of Iraq which is also in the middle east its affecting the price of oil, which it affect you and me in various ways. The reason why they said bye bye to the dollar is because the dollar is backed by trillions of dollars of debt thanks to our own government not taking responsibility. Since the IMF is trying to get every country to a resource backed currency which makes every country stronger, that only make sense and stabilizes the world economy. The dollar isnt backed by anything- its a promissory note and thats all. If you havent noticed the SDR's (special drawing rights) is one step in getting away from the dollar.

The way we are affected by the price of oil is gasoline, which affect your pocket by higher prices in the stores and local and state government raising taxes to pay for the oil and gas they use such as military, police, fire, government services etc.. Every trucking company, shipping company has to raise their costs, making the producing companies charge more, in effect raise every price of all items in the store we buy. Since that includes food, that affects the poor, hungry, needy and those living from paycheck to paycheck. This affects companies who are continuing to move to other countries which in turn America loses more jobs. Higher gas prices affects every single industry.



You are right, though the question now is.. What will the US do. Or rather yet, what will Obama do? ...


Honestly in my opinion Obama is very slow to react to almost everything. He needs to make the decision NOW to provide every support he can without putting soldiers in the street, thats the least he can do.

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Posted 6/18/14
Are you guys serious? Obviously you don't keep up with the news. Obama is sending 275 troops to guard key locations in Baghdad. Big mistake in my opinion. If anything, all we should do is nuke the entire region and kill all of those mother fuckers.
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Posted 6/20/14
You have some noble ideas, but foreign relations isn't about making friends. The US hasn't really had friendly relations with Iraq since at least the 60s. The purpose of the invasion (I'm not going to call that a war) of Iraq was meant to remove possible/probable threats to US interests in the region. The Iraqis have enough of a military force that they won't lose this conflict. It's probably going to be a bit costly, but direct US intervention isn't necessary.

Missile strikes and drones are in fact the last thing the US should do in this case. The ISIS isn't exactly rolling around in tanks or other heavy weaponry. Deploying either missles or drones to killed lightly armed infantry is overkill. Not only would it damage what little infrastructure is still in place, but it has a good chance of killing any non combatants unfortunate enough to be in the area.

I believe they're saying that the main force that attacked Mosul was around 800 soldiers. Wiki estimates around 6000 fighters in Iraq with probably no more than 15000 in the region. Next look at Iraq's 270000 personnel. I repeat, the US is not needed in this conflict.

If you still think the US should be trying to atone for the invasion, you should be pushing for them to do more on rebuiliding infrastructure or providing financial aid.
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Posted 10/13/14
Yes and no. I don't feel like getting into a big talk about it now, so I'll leave it at that.
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Posted 10/13/14
Get right back at it, waste billions of dollars and set up another house of cards for a government. While spending all that money you may want to consider that Iraq has a population of about 33 million seems you could buy them out a lot cheaper.
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Posted 10/16/14 , edited 10/16/14
I don't think so. Iraq need to make a sustainable government and fighting force for themselves. And need to be able to defend themselves by themselves. In order for them to prosper.
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