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  • John Beatty
    ... supertanker. ...Without enough thrust to the props to make the rudder work properly.... _________________________________ John D. Beatty, Milwaukee
    Message 1 of 130 , Jun 1, 2006
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      >...Managing our nation is much like steering a
      supertanker.

      ...Without enough thrust to the props to make the
      rudder work properly....


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    • Andrew Jackson
      Hello, I understand very well the purpose of the Army. If the Presidential Palace or Foggy Bottom ((State Dept.)) wants peacekeepers, maybe Foggy Bottom or
      Message 130 of 130 , Aug 6, 2006
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        Hello,
         
        I understand very well the purpose of the Army.  If the Presidential Palace or Foggy Bottom ((State Dept.)) wants peacekeepers, maybe Foggy Bottom or presidential advisors ((replacements for court jesters)) should be issued tin stars and blackjacks and go out and keep the peace. That is not a job for the regular Army and most certainly not that of elite units.
         
        Andrew 

        DJ <pommefritte2001@...> wrote:
        Here is the problem with that. You spend billions of dollars to hone
        the edge on your military. And our training is some of the best in the
        world short of actual combat. Maintaining the Status Que isn't what
        you train the army for. Their mission is to rapidly overwhelm an
        opponent and deliever victory on the battlefield. It isn't a case of
        changing uniform to go from combat professionals to peacekeepers. By
        and large the army is the wrong tool for the job. I think our army is
        pretty much second to none. (at least in an overall context) but
        asking Infantry ground pounders to function as Peace Keepers is just a
        bad idea. MPs and Intel types probably a better call, but there is a
        tad to few of them to be doing this.
        Thanks
        DJ

        --- In allthingshistory@ yahoogroups. com, "andrej1234au"
        <andrej1234au@ ...> wrote:
        >
        > Greetings
        >
        > > > > Very much in agreement. Like the use of "peacekeepers. "
        > > > > Not what the Army is for.
        >
        > > > The Marine Corps used to fill this role, but no longer.
        > > > It is a shame to, since they were very good at it
        > > > when they were doing it.
        >
        > > Hear! Hear!
        >
        > Troops serve as peacekeepers only when their government wants to
        > maintain the status quo. In instances when they view change as their
        > best option, they either send in the army (in an active rather than a
        > passive role), or simply stand by and watch from afar as the competing
        > factions slaughter one another whilst secretly financing and supporting
        > one of them.
        >
        > aj
        >


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