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Gates: Even After Iraq, Afghanistan Military Will Find Plenty to Do - Sees Upcoming Fights in Iran, North Korea, and China

 
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Gates: Even After Iraq, Afghanistan Military Will Find Plenty to Do

Sees Upcoming Fights in Iran, North Korea, and China

by Jason Ditz, June 03, 2011

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Speaking today on National Public Radio (NPR), Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addressed soaring costs for the military, saying it is vital for them to get health care and other costs “under control” so they can continue to grow in the future.

Gates also said that even though he “hopes” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will eventually wind down, the US military “has never been at a loss in being told to find things to do,” seeing a number of potential conflicts on the horizon.

To that end Gates tapped three nations is likely targets for the ominous “things to do” list. Two were predictably Iran and North Korea, two nations he has often discussed
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attacking in public comments. The other was China.

Gates cited a “very aggressive weapons building program in China” as something for the military to address. Though officials have often presented China as an upcoming threat, it does not appear to be based on anything practical, and indeed the US military budget is still many times what their Chinese counterparts are.


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Sees Upcoming Fights in Iran, North Korea, and China

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try with any of these countries ww3
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hubris magnified in a bankrupt empire...."putting our money where our mouth is"----what money??



Gates says war weariness, debt won’t deter US from widening military presence in Pacific Rim


By Associated Press, Friday, June 3, 12:16 AM



SINGAPORE — In a parting pitch to Asian allies, retiring U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the Pentagon is considering steps to widen its military presence across the Pacific Rim. He said budget woes won’t interfere.


“America is, as the expression goes, putting ‘our money where our mouth is’ with respect to this part of the world - and will continue to do so,” he told Asia’s premier security conference, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, on Saturday.

On his final overseas trip before stepping down June 30 — and his seventh to Asia in the last 18 months — Gates insisted that Americans’ war weariness and debt worries should not be seen as setting the stage for a shrinking of U.S. commitments in Asia. On the leading sources of U.S. security concerns in Asia — North Korea and China — he made only brief mention.

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Why doesn't he just come and say the truth, "the U.S. has no money and we must go conquer and kill to force those not wanting the FRN to accept it and to also acquire the natural resources such as oil and rare earthe metals for the corporations or he could just simply say, "we must enslave the world because the elitist demand it."
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Gates should be thankful to the Chinese since his office and pension fund are partly funded by the Chinese tax payer.banana2
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Gates: Even After Iraq, Afghanistan Military Will Find Plenty to Do

Sees Upcoming Fights in Iran, North Korea, and China

by Jason Ditz, June 03, 2011

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Speaking today on National Public Radio (NPR), Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addressed soaring costs for the military, saying it is vital for them to get health care and other costs “under control” so they can continue to grow in the future.

Gates also said that even though he “hopes” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will eventually wind down, the US military “has never been at a loss in being told to find things to do,” seeing a number of potential conflicts on the horizon.

To that end Gates tapped three nations is likely targets for the ominous “things to do” list. Two were predictably Iran and North Korea, two nations he has often discussed
[link to www.ynetnews.com]
attacking in public comments. The other was China.

Gates cited a “very aggressive weapons building program in China” as something for the military to address. Though officials have often presented China as an upcoming threat, it does not appear to be based on anything practical, and indeed the US military budget is still many times what their Chinese counterparts are.


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These nuts won´t be happy until they start world war 3
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Wow, never thought these guys would say China, sounds like he actually has a pair now
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Wow, never thought these guys would say China, sounds like he actually has a pair now
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A pair? Are you nuts? You want nuclear war?
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I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class thug for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

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Wow, never thought these guys would say China, sounds like he actually has a pair now
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LMAO. Why do you say he has a pair? He won't be in harms way, or any of his family. It doesn't take balls to send others to fight and die, most have been sent by total cowards.
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Re: Gates: Even After Iraq, Afghanistan Military Will Find Plenty to Do - Sees Upcoming Fights in Iran, North Korea, and China
Gates should stop smoking his rocks and realize that the US is headed towards a collapse due to all these worthless spending on useless wars.

Why can't the US gov spend money to take care of America's domestic problems? Illegal immigration, crappy housing market, no jobs, etc..





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