Discussion in 'Current Events' started by rod, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Only in America would we pay a country billions of dollars because we "owe" it to them at the same time we are firing warning shots at their ships. Damn we are stupid.
  2. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    NO, who was "Stupid" was Ronald Reagan for selling them FIGHTER JETS, taking there money and not giving it back when the transaction was cancelled putting us into a situation years later where an INTERNATIONAL COURT was going to assign us MILLIONS of dollars in INTEREST if we didnt give it back.

    If you want to go back into the "wayback" machine, go far enough to find the real culprits of this action.

    Maybe if REAGAN wasnt selling ARMS to our enemies during his administration, we wouldnt be having such a tough time in the middle east....

    A court of international law was going to rule against our country, and we struck a better deal than we would have gotten in the courts.

    Try some reasoning skills next time.

  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Wow!! How out of touch with reality can one be
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    you would know
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Screw the International Court System. We are probably the only country that pays attention to them. We should be sending them a bill (and still be firing on them---not warning shots though).
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    who me or TOS
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I have an excuse - I'm old. What's yours?
  9. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    He answered with a question mark. Figures as bbsam is ambivalent about a lot of things. This stems from his relationship with Fed EX .Some ways(where it saves Fed Ex money), he is an independent contractor but when it it time to be controlled like an employee, then that's what he is.
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I'm all for changing existing law to rectify those situations.
  11. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I feel old.
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    In this case, TOS is correct. Iran paid $400 million for F-14's that we never delivered. It was Iran's money that we gave back to them.
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  13. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Some people think Obama is trying to get Iran to start a war with us so he (Obama) can declare martial law and stay in office indefinitely.

    Does the Iranian patrol boats encroaching on our ship(s) bring back any memories?

    (Gulf of Tonkin incident)
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    That's called capitalism.
  15. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Who is "some people"?
    Does obamacare cover paranoid delusions?
  16. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Some people also believe Obama is a Muslim and not born in the USA.
  17. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    "some people" might include:
    -older more mature adults;
    -those that can relate past historical events with present scenarios;
    -those that aren't living in a fantasy world created by our silver tongued POTUS;
    -those that are open-minded enough to consider the possibilities and;
    -those that have other things to do than slap red X's on others post on internet forums.

    Give me some time and I will think of more reality based reasons.

    ADDITION: ask the family members of the USS Cole victims.....they may have more reasons.
  18. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    So in your mind, the idea that Obama is trying to declare martial law nationwide and stay in office indefinitely, is a "mature" thought process based in reality?

    Dude, you have issues. Seek help.
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