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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 08:54 AM
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3. Economic stimulus for Germany, sure. "Free defense"? Bullshit. Germany doesn't need the bases.
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  -Why does the US still have so many military bases in Germany? cowcommander  Jan-18-11 08:47 AM   #0 
  - Great Question! And a good way to cut defense spending without looking weak  KittyWampus   Jan-18-11 08:49 AM   #1 
  - Why would they kick us out?  Statistical   Jan-18-11 08:51 AM   #2 
  - Economic stimulus for Germany, sure. "Free defense"? Bullshit. Germany doesn't need the bases.  JackRiddler   Jan-18-11 08:54 AM   #3 
     - Most counties in Europe spend 3% to 5% on defense.  Statistical   Jan-18-11 08:59 AM   #4 
        - Which would be about 2% to 4% more than they need to spend on "defense."  JackRiddler   Jan-18-11 09:11 AM   #6 
        - Still there is no evidence Germany wouldn't spend an equivelent amount as its neighbors.  Statistical   Jan-18-11 09:14 AM   #7 
           - If my grandmother were a train, she'd have wheels.  JackRiddler   Jan-18-11 09:54 AM   #14 
              - Ok now you are just arguing semantics.  Statistical   Jan-18-11 09:59 AM   #16 
                 - The US spends next to nothing on defense. It spends on aggressive war, empire, profiteering...  JackRiddler   Jan-18-11 10:06 AM   #18 
                    - Fine Germany spends less than 2% of GDP on the department of war/paranoia.  Statistical   Jan-18-11 10:08 AM   #19 
                    - Well...  Demeter   Jan-18-11 10:10 AM   #20 
        - Confoederatio Helvetica has a defense budget..  MattBaggins   Jan-18-11 09:21 AM   #11 
  - that looks like just the Army installations - U.S.A.F would include several more  DrDan   Jan-18-11 09:01 AM   #5 
  - You are correct.  Lasher   Jan-18-11 09:37 AM   #12 
  - German beer and sausage  somone   Jan-18-11 09:16 AM   #8 
  - You read my mind. That was my free association moment.  no_hypocrisy   Jan-18-11 09:18 AM   #9 
  - Look at where they all are!  JackintheGreen   Jan-18-11 09:18 AM   #10 
  - good beer? n/t  upi402   Jan-18-11 09:38 AM   #13 
  - We're there to bring freedom and democracy to the German people.  Lasher   Jan-18-11 09:58 AM   #15 
  - Three related reasons why the US maintains a constellation of bases in Germany.  JackRiddler   Jan-18-11 10:01 AM   #17 
  - kick  JackRiddler   Jan-19-11 01:33 PM   #22 
  - With that concentration, you'd almost think there were oil fields and pipelines. nt  DCKit   Jan-18-11 10:14 AM   #21 
 

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