Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Thats ancient history. The pirates and lawlessness existed long before Clinton. We didn't create them.
Irrelevant as to when it happened. Please provide a link or source about them harassing us before we interfered.
Lawlessness aka a failed state was one of the so-called claims by the US. But it's bogus if you know the history and culture. They just did not have a strong central govt which worked for them. That we insisted they have one is what was wrong by us. In fact, our having too strong a central govt is even a problem for us. It's states with strong central powers that make more trouble in history.
So ahem, where did such pirates get their AK-47's and RPG rockets? I haven't heard of pirates in the Indonesia area having such weapons.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950
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