Imagine If Foreign Troops Occupied the United States

Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping us safe” or “promoting democracy” or “protecting their strategic interests.”

Imagine that they operated outside of US law, and that the Constitution did not apply to them. Imagine that every now and then they made mistakes or acted on bad information and accidentally killed or terrorized innocent Americans, including women and children, most of the time with little to no repercussions or consequences. Imagine that they set up check points on our soil and routinely searched and ransacked entire neighborhoods of homes. Imagine if Americans were fearful of these foreign troops, and overwhelmingly thought America would be better off without their presence.

Imagine if some Americans were so angry about them being in Texas that they actually joined together to fight them off, in defense of our soil and sovereignty, because leadership in government refused or were unable to do so. Imagine that those Americans were labeled terrorists or insurgents for their defensive actions, and routinely killed, or captured and tortured by the foreign troops on our land. Imagine that the occupiers’ attitude was that if they just killed enough Americans, the resistance would stop, but instead, for every American killed, ten more would take up arms against them, resulting in perpetual bloodshed. Imagine if most of the citizens of the foreign land also wanted these troops to return home. Imagine if they elected a leader who promised to bring them home and put an end to this horror.

Imagine if that leader changed his mind once he took office.

The reality is that our military presence on foreign soil is as offensive to the people that live there as armed Chinese troops would be if they were stationed in Texas. We would not stand for it here, but we have had a globe straddling empire and a very intrusive foreign policy for decades that incites a lot of hatred and resentment towards us.

According to our own CIA, our meddling in the Middle East was the prime motivation for the horrific attacks on 9/11. But instead of re-evaluating our foreign policy, we have simply escalated it. We had a right to go after those responsible for 9/11, to be sure, but why do so many Americans feel as if we have a right to a military presence in some 160 countries when we wouldn’t stand for even one foreign base on our soil, for any reason? These are not embassies, mind you, these are military installations. The new administration is not materially changing anything about this. Shuffling troops around and playing with semantics does not accomplish the goals of the American people, who simply want our men and women to come home. 50,000 troops left behind in Iraq is not conducive to peace any more than 50,000 Russian soldiers would be in the United States.

Shutting down military bases and ceasing to deal with other nations with threats and violence is not isolationism. It is the opposite. Opening ourselves up to friendship, honest trade and diplomacy is the foreign policy of peace and prosperity. It is the only foreign policy that will not bankrupt us in short order, as our current actions most definitely will. I share the disappointment of the American people in the foreign policy rhetoric coming from the administration. The sad thing is, our foreign policy WILL change eventually, as Rome’s did, when all budgetary and monetary tricks to fund it are exhausted.

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Does the government work for us, or do we work for the government? It has been revealed that Obama secretly ordered covert operations in Libya 3 weeks ago – something unmentioned and in contradiction to Obama’s recent speech concerning the facts, motives, and promises for our current military operation in Libya.

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A quite entertaining look at Obama’s conflicting stances with regard to this latest Libyan conflict.

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International military operation has begun in Libya, as a result of a UN Security Council Resolution authorizing a no fly zone, and other necessary measures. Some lawmakers are questioning how Obama could make this decision, without approval. Congressman Dennis Kucinich says Obama’s unconstitutional move would appear on its face to be an impeachable offense. He explains why he thinks the Constitution has been violated.

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Obama has consistently undermined his own promises, the constitution, our dollar, but most of all, our security. His every move has become ever more threatening to the American people, and it’s time the people take a stand for their liberty.

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Ron Paul’s Key Points

  • Who will lend us the money to invade another country? China?
  • Senator John McCain supports a no fly zone – that would constitute war. What if foreigners controlled our airspace?
  • As Hilary Clinton stated, we don’t even know who the good guys are yet.
  • The US does not need to be involved in foreign affairs to protect our oil interests. Countries like Saudi Arabia have become dependent on our consumption, and therefore need the US as a customer regardless of our foreign protection.
  • David Andolfatto has called Ron Paul a “pinhead” for his “attacks” on the Fed. This demonstrates that those opposed to Ron Paul’s position have lost the intellectual argument. Robert Wenzel has responded in defense of Ron Paul.
  • The government shutdown is unlikely – it’s simply a game of who is to blame. There will be no major cuts – the cuts being discussed are so token that their effects would be inconsequential.
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