Posted by Lilly from ? (22.214.171.124) on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 8:35PM :
In Reply to: well now, hm... posted by Lilly from ? (126.96.36.199) on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 7:23PM :
: So, the implication is that if there was *A* chance that the US gov't *would not* be viewed as a threat to the rest of the world, the US gov't would in fact act as an occupier [in a very blatant manner] of Iraq until it did not see the need to be (until the oil runs out).
xxx They are talking about merely "reducing the visibility & predictability of [US] forward-deployed forces [in the Gulf]. They are not talking about reducing the forces, themselves... just how they can change military strategies so that overall objectives of the US gov't are no longer *apparent* to the rest of the world.
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