The "Who's Next" factor

Forums Forums TV Newsroom The "Who's Next" factor

This topic contains 16 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  eagleeye 12 years, 11 months ago.

Viewing 17 posts - 1 through 17 (of 17 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #20277 Reply

    Mr Byrne
    Participant
    #20278 Reply

    Mr Byrne
    Participant

    I thought this would be an interesting topic.

    #20279 Reply

    Mr Byrne
    Participant

    Despite the views of the Iranian Ambassador that I talked to, I think Iran is next. America and its allies are practically all around Iran. America has been turning its attention to Iran a lot recently.

    #20280 Reply

    hamishnewhouse
    Participant

    Iran next……then France!

    #20281 Reply

    Mr Byrne
    Participant

    then France

    Like to see them try.

    #20282 Reply

    NEWSBOY2
    Participant

    FOR GOD’S SAKE TAKE CUBA OFF THE LIST! I went there in the summer, they still have rationing, invading anyone is the last thing on there mind, just trying to survive and re-build after a hurricane is hard enough for them.

    #20283 Reply

    AJ
    Participant

    NEWSBOY2+Nov 10 2004, 11:32 PM–>(NEWSBOY2 @ Nov 10 2004, 11:32 PM)
    FOR GOD’S SAKE TAKE CUBA OFF THE LIST! I went there in the summer, they still have rationing, invading anyone is the last thing on there mind, just trying to survive and re-build after a hurricane is hard enough for them.

    What difference does that make? Iraq and Afghanistan were pretty impoverished before the USA went in, but that didn’t stop them. Iran is suffering with earthquakes etc so why shouldn’t Cuba be on the list?

    That said, I do think it would be unlikely that Cuba would be hit by the USA in the near future. Iran gets my vote, and I suspect that’s what this week’s talks between Blair and Bush entailed.

    #20284 Reply

    NEWSBOY2
    Participant

    Cuba has a dilapidated crumbling state infer structure its completely implausible. Cuba is literally surviving by the U.S dollar, it really doesn?t have any visible signs of militarily prowess. Only a neo-conservative fantasist could draw up a conclusion that Cuba was a visible threat to anyone, they really would have to plant evidence, or say the Russians are up to their old tricks.

    There was hope in Cuba that if Kerry got elected, then the whole embargo and travel ban would be lifted, clearly not going to happen.

    #20285 Reply

    Mr Byrne
    Participant

    Newsboy, I put as many “evil” countries on the list and phrased it in three ways so that no one would get offended.

    I’ll level with you – i’m right-wing. I’m pro-enterprise but saying that, I do like Cuba. Lovely country and I like Castro as well (now you think I made a typo) – so I’ll say it again – I LIKE CASTRO. Lovely person, pitty about what the Americans did to him and the reason why Cuba are handing out rations etc. is because the US have sancations on them and have had sanctions on them since Kennedy.

    The USSR is long gone, so basically, Cuba don’t really have any friend – powerful ones that is and they are a long ways away from the liberal EU.

    In a pre-election speach, George Bush did say that Cuba needs to be freed from a tyrant, so I wouldn’t rule it off the list. Although, I myself do not think that the US is goign to attack Cuba, as I said – I voted for Iran.

    #20286 Reply

    HBox
    Participant

    Out of all of them, Iran should be next. However, it would be pleasing to see France liberated of its tyrant leader Chirac, I can’t stand the man. <_<

    #20287 Reply

    Mr Byrne
    Participant

    “it would be pleasing to see France liberated of its tyrant leader Chirac”

    – so the French should ahve voted for Jean-Marie Lepen instead of chirac? – That would have been… interesting.

    Byt the way, when I said I was right-wing, I mean that in a pro-business, friendly but extremely ANTI Green Party and ANTI Sinn f?in way.

    #20288 Reply

    Mr Byrne
    Participant

    Ahh – who voted for Syria? That is an interesting choice! – But Syria have no oil anymore , would the US be interested in a war that would not beneift them economicaly?

    #20289 Reply

    NEWSBOY2
    Participant

    I think Iraq has probably drained any other ambitions to go on another foreign adventure at present, especially if the elections goes tits up. Even hawks need time to roost.

    #20290 Reply

    HBox
    Participant

    I never suggested the French should have voted for Jean-Marie Lepen, I simply said I dislike Chirac, nothing more.

    #20291 Reply

    eagleeye
    Participant

    Please – does anyone still have the weblink for the hilarious Bush “axis of evil” speech satire, from a now defunct satirical website – I’ve forgotten its name. It also had an “article” by US students calling for the US to only invade countries that had easily spelled names (Afghanistan a no-no; France…hey, why not!!)

    Ha ha, lesson for apathetic voters – France got Chirac vs le Pen as 2500 socialist voters nation-wide ( that = about one person per town of any size) didn’t bother to vote in the first round. The socialists/left then had to go out and vote for Jacques. Some of them are still shaking. Wine is being consumed and heads shaken

    Q: can Bush AFFORD to attack anyone? Can he afford to keep it going in Iraq? Isn’t this why they are trying to up the ante and intensify the attacks in Iraq and then pull out as many troops as poss? It’s costing a fortune to both the US (particularly) and UK economies/budget deficit….not a happy Halliburton oilfest in a stable country after all. This one’s going to be taught as one of the US’s most monumental foreign policy disasters (and there’ve been a few…).
    On the other hand, it’s going to make lots of money for certain filmmakers and writers of turgid books on Bush. B)

    For Martin: a Bush in French is un buisson, unless y’all mean open country style bush like in Texas in which case it’s une brousse. Bushy = touffu. Touffu’s not a bad word for him, whaddaya think

    #20292 Reply

    Mr Byrne
    Participant

    Ha ha, lesson for apathetic voters – France got Chirac vs le Pen as 2500 socialist voters nation-wide ( that = about one person per town of any size) didn’t bother to vote in the first round. The socialists/left then had to go out and vote for Jacques. Some of them are still shaking. Wine is being consumed and heads shaken

    thats fairly much the point I was trying to make to h box.

    Q: can Bush AFFORD to attack anyone?

    America spends more on defence than the next 20 countries combined! – I think they can afford it. They seem to have the old style of governmnet. – You see, we can’t afford to go to war, you can’t afford to keep going to war – reason: – we have social values in Europe – We’d all perfer a free filling in a tooth rather than weapons of mass distruction.- The Americnas have much less social values and expenditure than we do. – you don’t have money in America – you don’t go to the dentist – you don’t have money in america – you don’t go to the doctor. [although you could say the same thing about Ireland anyway]

    #20293 Reply

    eagleeye
    Participant

    The website, now defunct and excuse me if I’ve posted this before (can’t remember)
    http://www.satirewire.com/news/jan02/axis.shtml#top

Viewing 17 posts - 1 through 17 (of 17 total)
Reply To: The "Who's Next" factor
Your information: