Do you believe in long distance relationship?
September 7, 2006 3:48am CST
24 Sep 08
I think America did wrong by creating its bullying attitude. 1. Vietnam - got a hammering Took them almost 30yrs to contemplate another major war that too with plenty of help! 2. Gulf War 1 - To get Iraq out of Kuwait - achieved, but created terrorist in the process - Osama bin Laden - why Israel occupies but blind eye? 3. Sept 11 - Afghanistan - weak nation, easy to show off military strength - yet Taliban are still not defeated 4. Iraq - biggest blunder- eggs in one basket. Saddam was severely weakened after Gulf War 1 with 12 years of sanctions - so easy for the US to dismiss the Army. Moreover, satellite phones were given cowardly to some high ranking officials with guarantees of monies and safe protection - thus enabling targets to be identified and Baghdad to be toppled in three weeks. Yet they destroyed the country. 1988 Iraq had the highest graduate rates, best education and health care in the Arab world. The country was thriving and people were in general happy with the rule of Saddam - trust me, I have spoken to many of them. Traitors and other extremists were targetted by Saddam in a very callous fashion, but no where near the extent of what is portrayed in the West. Thus wars are costly, especially if they linger. Americans want their plug on the oil - but as China and Russia reascert on the back drop of American blunders - Iran has turned to these nations for support. It is the United States who, contrary to the words of George Bush, is being isolated as a credible world power. There is even talk of not using the dollar as a benchmark for money markets in China, because of the fragile nature of the US economy. And remember, the US has a $400bn budget deficit which it has no chance of paying back soon, and the bailout plan for the banks is estimated to be $700bn dollars. So if approved, the US will overnight become in debt of over a trillion dollars. Ahmedinijad is thus correct, where in the long term is this possibly sustainable? This is also dependant on the US economy growing so that taxation maybe raised. But this is not currently the case, most consumers in the US have a squeeze on their budgets. The bitter truth hurts for Americans but, unfortunately for them, Iran is usually correct in its assessment. Iran talks about policies and real issues, whilst responses like yours, tend to nit picking on a very low level - talking about visas - because their is no major substantial argument against Iran's truth.
• South Africa
7 Sep 06
well, it can be fun, i am in one at the mo,,,, the only downfall is that you want to be with that person, but it can be fun to e-mail and phone and make it interesting until you see that person again...Life is all about fun and it depends if you are very serious then you have to make a move closer, at the mo i am enjoying every second of having fun before my seriosness crepes in.. and i am having fun with one person far away...
7 Sep 06
i do. everything is possible when it comes to love. i am more skeptical than you before. di never believed that long distance relationships will survive. but i am lucky to have a man who deserves my love. though he's oceans away from me, he always makes me feel i am loved and taken cared of.