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  •  Don't forget (1+ / 0-)
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    2002 - the country was still in shock over 9/11 and for the idiots that fell for the Cheney, Rummy Iraq War, they were selling a lot of fear as well (the one thing Osama Bin Laden had hoped he would succeed in doing, the next was to destroy us financially and sure enough.... our military is bankrupting us, as Russia's military did to them).

    BTW, ever wonder why Germany is Europe's Biggest and Strongest Economy?

    They don't have a military, per se....... it was taken away from them after WW2 and look at how well they are doing.  I think most Americans would be surprised at how many products we buy that are either German made or created and thought up by a German person.

    Oh well.  The Fear Mongers know that Fear Sells and sells well.

    -6.13 -4.4 Where are you? Take the Test!!!

    by MarciaJ720 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 11:22:03 AM PDT

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    •  ummmm (0+ / 0-)

      Germany has c. 190,000 soldiers in the armed forces, 4th largest in European Union.  At the height of the Cold War, West Germany had nearly 500,000 soldiers, and was seen as the backbone of NATO's defenses on the ground.

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