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But surely the presence of US troops nearby benefits Israel.

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But surely the presence of US troops nearby benefits Israel.

Yes, but I’m pretty sure our troops were in Saudi Arabia because it was an allied country and was the perfect "central" place to coordinate the war efforts in Kuwait and Baghdad. Bin Laden’s objections were about our being infidels treading on holy soil.

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Regardless. If Stalin had his wish and the Red Army was in the vatican how would that play?

No country likes foreign soldiers on their land, religion or not.

Look at Korea and Japan as two simple examples.

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But surely the presence of US troops nearby benefits Israel.

The troops weren’t there to protect Israel, they were there to keep Saddam out of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. I think Israel can beat just about any nation in the region. Is it true that they have the best airforce in the world?

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quote: they were there to keep Saddam out of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Have you ever thought why?

Please answer my previous thread as well, especially the Canada vs. US freedom.

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quote: Is it true that they have the best airforce in the world?

If they’re not #1, they’re no worse than 2.