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  •  Not sure about that (2+ / 0-)
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    milkbone, delver rootnose

    in a way, I can see that as the world's supreme SuperPower, we ought to be able to go over and remedy situations like this rather painlessly.

    Of course reality is much different, but still, it's a widespread (mis)conception that we could and should be able to intervene in a positive way in situations like this.

    Or if not, why are we spending something like $1.2 trillion / year on the intelligence/military industrial complex?   The reality of the implications of this huge waste of resources is simply too depressing for some to accept . . ..

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