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Your opinion on the G7/8 Leaders Part 1

G7/8 Leaders Part 1  

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  1. 1. Canada - Justin Trudeau

    • Love him!
    • Like him
    • Moderately like him
    • Neither like or dislike him
    • Moderately dislike him
    • Dislike him
    • Hate him!
  2. 2. France - Emannuel Macron

    • Love him!
    • Like him
    • Moderatley like him
    • Neither like or dislike him
    • Moderatley dislike him
    • Dislike him
    • Hate him!
  3. 3. Germany - Angela Merkel

    • Love her!
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    • Dislike her
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14 hours ago, RI Democrat said:

What is the alternative for people advocating this "hard line" on refugees? I mean, we can't send them back into the middle of a war zone. Do they just stay in refugee camps indefinitely?

Fund camps in the Middle East which allows them to stay near their homeland.  Then, take serious military action against ISIS which would allow some to return home.

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5 hours ago, jvikings1 said:

Fund camps in the Middle East which allows them to stay near their homeland.  Then, take serious military action against ISIS which would allow some to return home.

Great Imperialistic and White Man's Burden solution, Joseph Chamberlain!

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4 hours ago, Patine said:

Great Imperialistic and White Man's Burden solution, Joseph Chamberlain!

It isn't imperialistic.  It is defending the home country from terrorist threats.  That doesn't mean it cannot become imperialistic.  I don't dount that some would try and push it that way.  But, that isn't inherently the purpose.

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31 minutes ago, jvikings1 said:

It isn't imperialistic.  It is defending the home country from terrorist threats.  That doesn't mean it cannot become imperialistic.  I don't dount that some would try and push it that way.  But, that isn't inherently the purpose.

Meddling in the affairs of foreign countries on those countries' home territory by First World nations and the USSR is the reason terrorism spawned in the first place, as a reaction to such cavalier behaviour and policies. Continuing those policies sure as Hell isn't going to fix or mitigate the problem.

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9 hours ago, Patine said:

Meddling in the affairs of foreign countries on those countries' home territory by First World nations and the USSR is the reason terrorism spawned in the first place, as a reaction to such cavalier behaviour and policies. Continuing those policies sure as Hell isn't going to fix or mitigate the problem.

You are right, meddling in the military sense.  Funding camps run by governments and organizations in the Middle East is no where near the things going on during the Cold War.  Now, sending arms to Syrian rebels, for example is like what was going on in the Cold War. But, I am against that partly because of that precedent.

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22 hours ago, Patine said:

Meddling in the affairs of foreign countries on those countries' home territory by First World nations and the USSR is the reason terrorism spawned in the first place, as a reaction to such cavalier behaviour and policies. Continuing those policies sure as Hell isn't going to fix or mitigate the problem.

As Elbridge Gerry once said, having a large standing military is like having a large... part of the male anatomy: "An excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure." How true that is. :P

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