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  1. #1
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    Bush to Pull 70,000 Troops from Europe, Asia

    it's about f#$Ken time.


    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (Aug. 14) - President Bush has decided to bring home tens of thousands of U.S. troops from posts around the world - most of them in Europe and Asia - plus 100,000 of their family members and support personnel, U.S. officials said Saturday. The changes will have no effect on forces in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    As part of the largest troop realignment in years, Bush will shift about 70,000 uniformed military personnel, most of them currently in Europe, two senior administration officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. A significant proportion will come home, though it was not clear when.


    ...only about 130k to go!

    if their not going to help us and only be antagonistic...pull'um all. they dont need or want our forces there so get them the hell out and stop wasting our resources on a bunch of goofballs.

    god i hope this means the end of our involvment in nato! next maybe we could relocate the UN building into the middle of NY harbour
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    I must say I love the timing of this. Who needs the useless, corrupt UN, not the USA, just look what countries sit on the UN Security Council? I will vote for any Presidential candidate who says they are going to pull us out of the UN!

    Kofi Annan's latest statements on Iraq
    The Secretary-General is extremely concerned at the widespread fighting that has broken out in Iraq over the last several days, especially in the holy city of Najaf. He is particularly troubled by the high toll of dead and wounded, including civilian casualties.

    The Secretary-General believes that, in such a situation, force should be a last resort. He calls for every effort to be made, even at this late hour, to work out a ceasefire and peaceful solution.

    News flash, why don’t get you big fat political nose out of Iraq and check out your ****ing mother land, you’re a joke! Living the life of a ****ing celebrity while the real “widespread fighting” ,genocide is in his own homeland.

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    Yeah, it's about time we brought our boys home from World War II
    There has really been no excuse to leave them there after the Russians
    pulled out over ten years ago.

    If Europe ever has any security needs in the future, I'm sure their
    robust economy will support any armies they need to defend
    themselves, without our help.

    The USA will bankrupt itself just dealing with the Arabs. There's
    no need to throw money away in Europe.

    While we're at it, we could close all those bases in the far east,
    like Okinawa, where the troops are so bored that raping the
    local high school girls is their main sport.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    "raping the local high school girls is their main sport."

    and here i thought it was heroine use that passed the time over there!
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    Soldiers respond to the Bush "troop homecoming".
    "I do have some stories to tell. Seeing as how most of my three years was spent in Germany they are mostly drinking stories."

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    the beign of authority kurt_der_koenig's Avatar
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    The last time I was in Germany they shipped out the American soldiers out of the southern part of the country, and all that were left were the soldiers in the north. I will laugh if Russia takes over Europe and they start begging us for help. **** the Fat Cats here and there.

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    They call me the Hunted foxyloxley's Avatar
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    Where will the troops be deployed when they get home ?
    Will you 'downsize' your forces, to make those that are left "more efficient" ?

    For another option, I reprint the plan suggested by Robin Williams:
    ( You HAVE to agree with Points 2 and 9.)


    Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan ..what we
    need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.

    I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for
    peace. So, here's one plan.
    1. The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs,
    past & present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Noriega, Milosovich
    and the rest of those 'good ole boys, 'We will never "interfere" again.

    2. We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany,
    South Korea and the Philippines. They don't want us there. We would station
    troops at our borders. No one sneaking through holes in the fence.

    3. All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave.
    We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be
    gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where they are.
    France would welcome them.

    4. All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days
    unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist nation would be
    allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it yourself and don't hide
    here. Asylum would never be available to anyone. We don't need any more
    cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.

    5. No "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they
    don't attend classes, they get a "D" (for "deport") and it's back home baby.

    6. The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient energy wise.
    This will include developing non-polluting sources of energy but will
    require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou
    will have to cope for a while.

    7. Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for
    their oil. If they don't like it, we go some place else. They can go somewhere
    else to sell their production. (About a week of the wells filling up the storage
    sites would be enough.)

    8. If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we will
    not "interfere." They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement
    or whatever they need. Besides most of what we give them is stolen or
    given to the army. The people who need it most get very little, if anything.

    9. Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island some place. We don't
    need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building would make
    a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.

    10. All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one
    can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer. The Language we speak is
    ENGLISH.....learn it...or LEAVE...

    Now, ain't that a winner of a plan.

    "The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying "Give me your poor, your tired,
    your huddled masses." She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling,

    "You want a piece of me?"
    Do I detect a touch of animosity towards Europe ? (note: UK = Europe by location, not by choice....)

    Please don't tar us all with the same brush, as there ARE some of us who quite like you Yanks.

    god i hope this means the end of our involvment in nato!
    nato served it's purpose, it remains to be seen what the future requirements are. But I personally think that with the demise of the Soviet threat, that nato and seato have had their day. ( you HAVE heard of seato ?..... south east aisa treaty org.)
    55 - I'm fiftyfeckinfive and STILL no wiser,
    OLDER yes
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    come and waste the day :P at The Taz Zone

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    Well, there has been a lot of changes on Okinawa over the past 6 years I've been around it. Now, you have to hold a certain rank to be able to own and drive a vehicle. Not everyone is bad and raping the high school girls or burning down bars, but it is of course the bad people who draw all of the attention. I've lifeguarded for 2 years on a military community pool and have meet my fair share of cool marines, and the trouble makers.

    Oh, and Tedob1, I don't think it is possible to get that on Okinawa. That island is surrounded by two things. Ocean. And the NCIS. There have been drug issues on the island, but it is mainly left to over the counter drugs that are illegal in the USA/on base, but not in Japan. If you do some searches on "Bron" and Okinawa, you should find out a bit. Hey, and you might even see the story that landed my old school was on the front page of the area's newspaper for something that happened the year before by a girl who was shipped back to the USA for what she did on Oki. Although she was never mentioned in it, the whole story was extrapollated off of what she did by one of the most resented reporters in the area.

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    Who needs the useless, corrupt UN, not the USA, just look what countries sit on the UN Security Council
    Well the USA for one.

    Would you rather not be on the UN security council? Just think, no more VETO for plans that go against your self interest.
    What happens if a big asteroid hits the Earth? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad. - Dave Barry

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    Originally posted here by jinxy
    Well the USA for one.

    Would you rather not be on the UN security council? Just think, no more VETO for plans that go against your self interest.
    'UN security council', what a ****en joke! like sanctions against isreal and weapons inspectors in iraq. lets not fight, france doesn't like it! we're quit capable of looking out for our own interests thank you! and since when does either look out for the interests of the US. they wont be making a whole lot of plans once they have to foot the whole bill themselves and buy their own toys to play with. not that they cant survive without us but see how they like it when all of the troops they deploy are from their own nations. its a club where we pay the highest dues, in money and man power, and the club itself does whatever it can to spite us. neither NATO or the UN does ANYTHING for us.

    kofi has announced its not genocide being committed in the sudan. an announcement he made right after president bush and the US congress called it genocide. their not trying to kill ALL blacks just those in the sudan. maybe the tribesman should apply passive resistance. that might please mr annan

    Foxey, are NATO and the UN the only reasons the US and UK are allies? or Poland or some others? international relations dont depend upon a bunch of pussys. they exist in spite of them.

    Haven't seem that robin williams piece before. actually i didn't think he was that much of a conservative. but that seems to be the feelings of a growing number of americans. ive been ranting this in cosmos since i first joined AO. glad to see im not alone any more. "want a piece of me" ...thats great!
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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