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How many sides of the fence, can you be on?

China, Russia and N Korea trying to sell missiles to India

US not getting along with N Korea

US also trying to sell missiles to India

US and Pakistan allied against Bin Laden

India and Pakistan not getting along

US asks Japan, and China to talk to North Korea about nuclear weapons

China claims Taiwan as part of China

Then US Japan and Taiwan plan war games.

A joint military exercise, if one was to take place, would mean that despite the lack of formal diplomatic ties, Taiwan, the US and Japan would have entered into a de facto military alliance.

The Chinese-language newspaper reports said the computer war gaming later this year would adopt a joint theater-level simulation system (JTLS) introduced by the US last year, a system that could enable the Taiwanese military to link up with the US military's Pacific headquarters in Hawaii.

Japan flexes its military muscle with US applauding from behind

Never mind whats going on in the Middle East.

How can a country (US) try and influence so many other countries (that are not getting along) without out offending one or more of the countries?

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A guess....

>>>>How can a country (US) try and influence so many other countries (that are not getting along) without out offending one or more of the countries?>>>>

The USA has been taking lessons from the UN??????? (unfortunately the outcome if that's what's happening is that all efforts will then be meaningless and ineffectual.....but will have lots of 'friends' in the end)


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but will have lots of 'friends' in the end)

or enemies?

Sometimes when individuals or countries get involved in (I'll call it a family dispute or a brawl) everybody ends up fighting.

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(NT) (NT) So are you recommending a return to isolationism?
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Blessed are the peacemakers
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LOL! You're asking?!

It's the leading characteristic of the political system you and Kerrybush are part of. Big reason why I got out of it and found better government:
"... Next, the end, when [Jesus] hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power. For he must rule as king until [God] has put all enemies under his feet. As the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing." (1Co 15:24-27; see also Mt 6:9)

Which is what was prophesied at Dan 2:44, and which I await eagerly.
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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Same old.....same old
India, U.S. Hit Snags Over Iran, Arms to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's push for closer ties with India hit potentially serious snags on Wednesday over a pipeline from Iran and the possible sale of F-16s to Pakistan.

But the top U.S. diplomat also sought to strike a balance between pressure and praise for U.S. ally Pakistan. She lauded Musharraf's "superb support in the war on terror" as they met in Islamabad, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said.

Rice earlier told her Indian hosts of U.S. concern over plans for a $4 billion gas pipeline from Iran through Pakistan to energy-hungry India as Washington seeks to pressure Tehran over what it says is a secret nuclear weapons program. Iran says its nuclear program is solely for power generation.

But New Delhi has opposed U.S. arms sales to Pakistan, including F-16 fighters, saying these were aimed against India, while Pakistan has expressed concern about any move by Washington to sell Patriot anti-missile systems to India.

Selling fighters to India and Pakistan would be a major policy shift for the United States and a final step toward tacit acceptance that the nations have nuclear weapons.

"We have no problem of any kind with Iran," Singh said. "The energy requirements of India are growing exponentially in the years to come as we become more and more industrialized."

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