Ben_C

Ben_C

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220 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - For a Return to Normalcy · 0 replies · 0 points

"Justin's point was more along the lines of America's lawless imperial behavior abroad is starting to inspire its lawless behavior at home."
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Sorry, but I didn't actually read that. Can you explain how you came to this conclusion? Do you have any actual quotes?

I'm sure the almighty Raymond can clarify in a serious way if he wants...but I'm certainly not holding my breath ...

220 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - For a Return to Normalcy · 0 replies · +1 points

""when you write an entire “piece” about cattle grazing"

If you think that's what "the entire piece" is about, either you didn't bother to read it or you just don't have the ability to comprehend it."


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Excuse me John N... What did I say exactly? Why don't you "read" and repeat it back to me again.

Thanks...

220 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - For a Return to Normalcy · 6 replies · +4 points

Raimondo,

While I can only speak for myself, let me try to explain:

First of all: when you write an entire “piece” about cattle grazing, the Bureau of Land Management, two guys who may or may not have been screwed over by “the system”, and conclude by proclaiming: a group of armed “peaceful protesters” who’ve allegedly broken into a federal facility on a wildlife refuge in Oregon, and are now currently squatting in it refusing to leave, need to be “defended” at all costs for the sake of improving US foreign policy, “peace”, and making our society—and even the entire world for that matter—a better place for everyone… When you write things like this, well, you start sounding as crazy and nonsensical as John McCain when he’s explaining why the US needs to “liberate” yet another nation—at least you sound a lot like this to me…just in a slightly different context. It just doesn’t make any sense.

There are other “questions” this raises as well, such as: what is this supposed to accomplish in a practical sense and why?

Just a few observations…

220 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - The War Against the Co... · 0 replies · -1 points

Sigh...

Justin...

While this may or may not be true, I'm still not entirely sure what the US Department of the Interior's policies concerning grazing cattle on federal land, and/or its acquisition of land within the nation's existing boarders, has to do with US foreign policy. These are simply not the same concepts.

Anyway...from your original "piece":

"(T)he ranchers are resisting, and they must be defended, no matter how shortsighted their tactics may be."

I'm sorry, but this just doesn't make any sense...for several reasons--especially in the context you're using. I simply don't have time to go through them all. In fact, one could argue this is exactly the kind of absurd mass misconception our rulers exploited recently in the narrative of the so-called "Arab Spring" debacle. While I've been trying to explain this since the beginning, I think this became clearer to more people when the so-called "Arab Spring" somehow moved to the Ukraine....then it was even showing signs Hong Kong and elsewhere. The absurdity of it all became harder to reconcile and explain away. Anyway...generally speaking, people who genuinely buy into crap like this are, more likely than not, acting as useful idiots for interests and agendas they do not truly know or understand which certainly are not their own.

220 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - The War Against the Co... · 3 replies · 0 points

This has exactly what to do with US foreign policy Raimondo?

Is the claim that the US Department of the Interior also makes US foreign policy decisions...or at least influences them in some significant way?

Is the argument that the armed "peaceful protesters" who have allegedly 'taken over' a federal facility are demanding the "voracious global Empire" be reined in?

What even are the foreign policy views of the Bundys, Hammonds, and/or the armed "peaceful protesters" in question in the first place? Does anyone actually know? Are there any demands concerning US foreign policy associated with the so-called "standoff" at hand? If so, what are they specifically? I simply don't know (nor do I really care for that matter) enough about this to have that level of detail, so can you--or anyone--help me out here?

I simply don't understand why this 'issue' is even relevant for either so-called "Antiwar.com" and/or so-called "Code-Pink" in the first place. But hey...perhaps I'm just missing something.

Just wondering...

224 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - Trump: America’s Fu... · 0 replies · -4 points

Raimondo,

I have found footage of liberal-twarians being escorted to a Randy Paul fundraiser:

http://en.alalam.ir/news/1676243

It's sad but true...

All you need to do is say the word "liberty" 3 times and these people will be groveling at your feet...

These people clearly can't think for themselves....

I could go on for hours..

224 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - Up From Imperialism · 0 replies · -3 points

The royal "we" are now in the month of December of "our" so-called "Fall" 'fundraiser'...

The old way clearly is not working...

Is there "hope and change" on the horizon Raimondo?

If you think so, please explain...

239 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - The Persistence of the... · 0 replies · +2 points

I simply don't see the need or purpose of naming names at this point...for several reasons: One being that it's obvious...another being it would be gratuitous and the relevant parties know exactly who and what I'm talking about.

But if you really don't know and want more background information you can review this analysis:

https://maidhcocathail.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/a...

239 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - The Persistence of the... · 2 replies · -4 points

How are "we" with the "reforms" Justin???

From where I sit, it doesn't look too good...

The enemy within the gates is much more dangerous than the enemy outside.

I have explained this before, in many ways and forms...for a long time now: I will not give a penny to this site until all the interventionists (and I know you know who they are) are purged...

This is non-negotiable...

I might as well not waste more time posting on this site anymore either...as I feel I'm contributing to bad behavior at this point...

Good luck...

240 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - Trumpismo, Mexi... · 0 replies · +1 points

Justin...

What is the logistical "plan" to deport the alleged "11 million 'aliens' back to Mexico" you claim Trump has promised the American people? I'm not sure this is a number Trump has cited and a promise he has made to make happen within his first 90 days of office...or his entire first term...but I simply don't know. Maybe you can provide a link....

Anyway...this isn't about Trump... All I know is that Randy Paul has called for a formal declaration of war against ISIS/ISIL:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/us/politics/ran...

Can you link back to the AW.C "pieces" about that? What was he calling for? Is this better or worse than what Trump has "suggested" to date--which maybe flawed, but if you want compare what Trump has suggested with what Randy has suggested to date, I think it's clear Trump is much more "reasonable"... At least he's on the right track and not just completely blowing smoke and telling people what he 'thinks' people want to hear. Trump is absolutely correct that the funding to ISIS/ISIL...and all the mercenary terrorists and terrorist groups...needs to stop. This will be much more effective than the current bombing campaigns if it is implemented in a serious way...