Leading by example and not military might is the most efficient way for America to be an effective “leader of the world”

This strikes us by being a common sense and effective way to assist other countries. We would like your comments so that we can continue to all learn from each other.
Big Al
Jim McKinney

Comments:
  1. On July 8, 2019 at 1:28 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2019/july/08/frog-marching-trump-toward-war-on-iran/

    Make no mistake about it: Trump’s neocons are determined to trap him into a massive, disastrous war with Iran and they are using the same tactics they used to hoodwink George W. Bush into a multi-trillion dollar war on an Iraq that could not have attacked us if it wanted to.

    Secretary Pompeo Tweeted yesterday the exact kind of dishonest hysterics used to terrify many Americans into supporting an Iraq attack 13 years ago: “Iran’s regime, armed with nuclear weapons, would pose an even greater danger to the world.”

    As the former head of the CIA, surely Pompeo knows that his own agency had determined back in 2003 that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program and that every US intelligence assessment since then has concurred with that conclusion. But then again, he did brag recently about his excellent ability to lie, cheat, and steal.

    • On July 8, 2019 at 4:41 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I don’t remember Pompeo saying something stupid like that.

      • On July 9, 2019 at 3:01 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Believe Mr. Paul…..he said it…..I believe at a conference ….it is on the youtube I bet.
        And I believe it was post on the KER., and I know we commented on the subject.

        • On July 9, 2019 at 8:49 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          posted…..not post

  2. On July 8, 2019 at 1:31 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    • On July 8, 2019 at 1:34 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      The reason they opposed a military nation was because they were convinced that the greatest threat to the freedom and well-being of a citizenry lies with their own government, not some foreign threat. They also understood that the way that people’s own government is able to destroy their freedom is through the force of a powerful military, one that can easily put down revolts and force people to submit to the tyranny of their own government.

      That’s why our American ancestors were so opposed to a “standing army,” which was their term for a powerful, permanent military-intelligence establishment. Consider, for example, the following:

      James Madison: “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty….”

      • On July 8, 2019 at 4:46 pm,
        Big Al says:

        There is definitely a point to what Madison said,Jerry.

      • On July 8, 2019 at 4:49 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Jerry, of the myriad situation out there, which one are you referring to? Since you mentioned Barr, I would assume that you are referring to the alleged obstruction of justice situation.

        • On July 9, 2019 at 3:03 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Owl…..I was referring to Barr recusing himself from the Epstein case….

      • On July 8, 2019 at 5:42 pm,
        cfs says:

        Luckily for our founding fathers they did not live in a time of dirty cobalt or C-bombs, which apparently Russia has developed. For the first time in history man is capable of extinguishing life on our planet.
        The ultimate deterrent

        • On July 8, 2019 at 9:34 pm,
          Robert Moriarty says:

          CFS: You come out with some quite remarkable comments always showing your bias. The first nation to arm with nuclear weapons and the only nation to use them had enough nukes to end life on earth 60 years ago and has long had the ability to use dirty bombs. Suggesting that Russia invented dirty bombs is noise, not signal.

          By the way you are still ignoring that all 17 US intelligence agencies all agree Iran ended it’s nuclear weapons program in 2003.

          Actually the US totally lacks any right or ability to claim that it is qualified to be “leader of the world.” What pray tell makes us any better or smarter than any other country? It is that arrogance that has led us into one stupid war after another yet no one questions the premise. We should not be either Israel’s lap dog or attack poodle.

          • On July 8, 2019 at 10:03 pm,
            cfs says:

            I am sorry Mr. Moriarty, I don’t doubt nuclear capability has been in place for several decades to destroy civilization and much life, but the fact is that until now mankind has not had the power to destroy all life.
            Hitherto it has always been possible to retreat underground to a safe bunker.
            With a big enough nuclear bomb (And FACT: Russia has exploded the biggest) wrapped in enough Cobalt, for which the radioactive half-life is approx 5 years, it is possible to contaminate large area of the planet to make them unlivable for more than a generation.
            AS such mankind for the first time the power to destroy life on earth.
            In my statement regarding C-bombs I said nothing about defending Israel or attacking Iran. I was merely giving information to readers of this blog, so kindly demonstrate your ignorance by trying to refute my FACTS, and stop introducing red herrings that, in fact, display your prejudices.

          • On July 8, 2019 at 10:25 pm,
            Robert Moriarty says:

            CFS: Is is delusional to believe you could retreat underground after an all out nuclear war. If the US and Russia had gone nuclear in 1962, life would pretty much end on earth but certainly for humans.

            The issue of Iran and nuclear weapons was raised in this same link and you still ignore the pimple on the end of your nose. How about a comment on how all 17 US intelligence agencies aren’t as smart as you are?

            Your facts are rubbish as always.

            You raise perfectly meaningless issues again and again. Who cares who has exploded the biggest bomb.

          • On July 9, 2019 at 4:40 pm,
            cfs says:

            I guess I must have just dreamed about:
            Raven Rock,
            Peters Mountain,
            Mount weather
            Amazing the US government spent $ Billions on my dreams.

    • On July 8, 2019 at 4:45 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I guess that I did miss it. I have to say that don’t agree with it. There are times in our history when we were characterized as a military nation and, at the time, that was an accurate characterization. Trump was the guy who announced that America was leaving Syria; Afghanistan; and Iraq. Is it now going to happen?

  3. On July 8, 2019 at 2:06 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    You might have missed this one…..
    On July 7, 2019 at 2:28 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IK7D3RWU2o
    Paul Craig Roberts…………great interview…..on the USA

  4. On July 8, 2019 at 4:11 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Off Topic ….maybe….
    Why does Barr recuse himself from Epstein case…..
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-08/barr-weighs-2020-citizenship-question-recuses-self-epstein-case

    • On July 8, 2019 at 4:14 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      BTW….I have no problem with Trump in this situation ….so far….

      • On July 8, 2019 at 5:46 pm,
        Cfs says:

        If Trump wants to lead by example he needs to get control of the deficit and ultimately the debt.

        • On July 8, 2019 at 8:42 pm,
          Buzz says:

          Should the brainwash not come from near-top down, The USA could near-easily lead by example

  5. On July 10, 2019 at 10:34 pm,
    Steven Rowlandson says:

    America doesn’t need to be the leader of the world. Israel needs America to be the leader of the world to do the bidding of world Jewry. It is important to them that this continue otherwise Israel and its people might have to face the consequences of their actions alone.
    Yes I know the truth hurts and isn’t PC.