I keep hearing about this Amazon thing. Maybe some day I will try it.

Adversaries of the USA

Who really is and is not a true adversary of the USA/The 'West'

True Adversary:

North Korea
Saudi Arabia
ISIS / Muslim fundamentalism generally
Vatican / Christian fundementalism generally

Not Really an Adversary:
Russia
China
Syria

Debateable:
Iran
Somalia
Sudan
Venezuela
Mexico
Permalink Sangamon 
May 17th, 2017 3:38pm
Seems reasonable.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 17th, 2017 4:36pm
You can't really equate the USA with the West anymore, developed economies stretch all the way to Asia and Eastern Europe. Obama recognised this, Trump hasn't figured it out yet.
Permalink libtard_uk 
May 17th, 2017 4:37pm
A true American defines himself by his enemies, it's the only way he knows.

Mentally, most of the US is still in the 20th Century.
Permalink Sad 
May 18th, 2017 2:27am
The century where the US defeated Hitler and landed on the moon?
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 18th, 2017 2:28am
"US defeated Hitler"

Not just the US.
Permalink Yoda 
May 18th, 2017 2:43am
I've been to Asia and Eastern Europe.  They have some very nice zones/cities of success, but they still don't come close to the UK, Germany, France and Japan.  That said the countries I mentioned by name aint quite firing on all cylinders any more.  And I do expect China and India to dominate at some point.  Just not yet.  Eastern Europe is great for cheap alcohol and food and hot blond girls :-)  Western women are just too fat.  Hmmmm, I might have to reverse my theory after all.  Hot young blonds is a sign of better quality of life.  Damn, you might have me :-o
Permalink WatchItDry 
May 18th, 2017 2:43am
> "US defeated Hitler"
>
> Not just the US.

As an American I cringe every time some fat (usually Southerner) claims "we won dubbya dubbya two" or "we beat that Hitlor guy reeeeal good".

The fact is the US was fashionably late and had a great barrier of water to protect its homeland.
Permalink WatchItDry 
May 18th, 2017 2:49am
Vatican and Saudi Arabia? That's ridiculous!
Permalink Io 
May 18th, 2017 6:02am
> Vatican and Saudi Arabia? That's ridiculous!

Yes, I thought Catholicism was emancipated in the USA since Kennedy. But I guess that deep down it is still the fundamentalist protestants that rule the country.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
May 18th, 2017 6:21am
>The fact is the US was fashionably late and had a great barrier of water to protect its homeland.

Indeed. Americans are surprised to learn that Normandy was a side show.
Permalink Shylock 
May 18th, 2017 7:52am
An sideshow important enough to piss off Stalin when it was postponed from the original date promised to him (1942 or 1943, can't remember).
Permalink Yoda 
May 18th, 2017 7:53am
Oh, absolutely. But it was a good thing it was postponed, the UK and the US would have been slaughtered. The US didn't really start fighting the Nazis well until late in 1943.
Permalink Shylock 
May 18th, 2017 8:08am
Most importantly, they had no amphibious assault capacity which would work in Normandy until 1944.
Permalink Yoda 
May 18th, 2017 8:09am
Dieppe landings were a disaster and a tough lessons to Allied planners on how difficult such landings were.
Permalink Yoda 
May 18th, 2017 8:10am
> Dieppe landings were a disaster and a tough lessons to Allied planners on how difficult such landings were.

Knowing this, nobody today can believe that operation Sea Lion, the German invasion plan of Britain, had even a remote chance of success. They had assembled a fleet of river barges and tugs, that was about it.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
May 18th, 2017 8:29am
Yes. The Royal Navy would make short work of them.
Permalink Yoda 
May 18th, 2017 8:33am
"Not just the US."

Friend you need to get educated. Might I recommend any of our excellent state education board approved social studies textbooks. These describe in depth, using small words, how the US single handedly defeated the Nazis after the Nazis took over all of europe, which was completely helpless and useless to defend itself.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 18th, 2017 11:05am
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/U-571_(film)
Permalink Sangamon 
May 18th, 2017 11:10am

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