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Why does the US still have military bases in Europe?

*narcissisticdoppleganger*
post 16.Jan.2007, 09:57 PM
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I know that many of these US bases based in Europe (Britain, Italy, Germany, Iceland, Holland, etc) are from post WWII, NATO, etc.

There are many European countries in NATO.
Will some of those countries soon ask the US to leave their territory, especially in light of slowly cooling of relations between many European countries and the US, and/or disagreements over US military policies, etc.

Can and/or will they ask the US bases and military personnel to leave as has happened in some other countries already?

Why doesn't the US allow European nations that are in NATO to have countries in the EU to have their own military bases/military personnel stationed in the US as well?
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Mike
post 16.Jan.2007, 10:06 PM
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So we can strike you down, duh!

BTW, we left Iceland. They're on their own now.

I have a better question for you; let's see if you can answer it:

Why does Germany get scared when the US talks about removing its 70K troops from Germany?
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High Priestess Kang - Slu...
post 16.Jan.2007, 10:23 PM
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LOL!

I totally smeared Dock's ass in a similar discussion, re: BRAC and eliminating bases in Germany.

Because...apparently, most people don't understand the concept of rapid ready deployment. You need to be somewhere folks.

Besides...let's say for shits and grins...the US said, "bye bye Europe!" What would happen to the economies of the towns that are driven by the US military. Wiesbaden isn't exactly a mere dot on the map you know.
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Mike
post 16.Jan.2007, 10:26 PM
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Exactly! 70K consumers is a lot of money. I think it's funny that leaving is considered a threat.
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007
post 16.Jan.2007, 11:33 PM
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Location: Stockholm
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narcissisticdoppleganger, you have a posting pattern that interestingly mimics a roman-sounding pain management expert...

funny that laugh.gif
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 16.Jan.2007, 11:41 PM
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QUOTE (Mike)
Exactly! 70K consumers is a lot of money. I think it's funny that leaving is considered a threat.

70K is like a piss in the Ocean.
The US military is not needed in Europe, and least of all for economical reasons. To me it seems like EU is occupied since they allow foreign forces stay in Europe. EU seems like a US puppet... :twisted:
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Mike
post 16.Jan.2007, 11:45 PM
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QUOTE (Ethnic Norseman Neger Espen)
70K is like a piss in the Ocean.
The US military is not needed in Europe, and least of all for economical reasons. To me it seems like EU is occupied since they allow foreign forces stay in Europe. EU seems like a US puppet... :twisted:


So why does Germany get worried when we threaten to pull out?
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 16.Jan.2007, 11:47 PM
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QUOTE (Mike)
So why does Germany get worried when we threaten to pull out?

Because they fear revenge and they also fear for themselves... :evil: :evil: :evil:




:evil:

Even Germanians hates the Deutch..
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Mike
post 16.Jan.2007, 11:50 PM
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So they are needed.
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 17.Jan.2007, 12:00 AM
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PS:
In 2004 a Norwegian company had to shut down a factory. Over 400 people got unemployed, and the number of people living there is around 100 000. Nobody complain, but instead they built up a whole new industry and more factories.

Late 2005 the same Norwegian company had to shut down a factory in Hamburg. About 250 workers became unemployed. The germans protested and called all Norwegians for bastards. The reasons why they had to shut down, lays actually at the Swedish-German power company "Vattenfall". There where lots of protests against Norway, but the moral of this story is:
You can't be more egocentric and tightfisted as the Germans...
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 17.Jan.2007, 12:02 AM
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QUOTE (Mike)
So they are needed.

Their not needed. The Germans have power enough, but they are so tight fisted... :twisted: :twisted:

They want USA to pay some of the military costs in germany. The germans could easily replaced the US forces. They even got the money...
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Mike
post 17.Jan.2007, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE (Ethnic Norseman Neger Espen)
Their not needed. The Germans have power enough, but they are so tight fisted... :twisted: :twisted:


So tight fisted that they love having a foreign nation flexing its muscles on their own soil? That makes no sense.
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 17.Jan.2007, 12:05 AM
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QUOTE (Mike)
So tight fisted that they love having a foreign nation flexing its muscles on their own soil? That makes no sense.

As long as USA pays the bill, it's OK for the Germans. They will save their own money.

PS: Forgot to meantion the 1.7 mill. people living in Hamburg, coplaining about losing 250 jobs..
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 17.Jan.2007, 12:16 AM
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But I've got a new assignment for fat and lazy US soldiers in USA. They can control German Athlets so they don't use drugs. Seems like Germans can't handle the Anti-Doping by themselves... :wink:
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Mike
post 17.Jan.2007, 12:17 AM
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QUOTE (Ethnic Norseman Neger Espen)
As long as USA pays the bill, it's OK for the Germans. They will save their own money.

PS: Forgot to meantion the 1.7 mill. people living in Hamburg, coplaining about losing 250 jobs..


So are they needed or not? If someone wants to leave, and someone else says no, that qualifies as need.
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