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    Return of the US Military Bases to Philippine soil!

    Media storm raised on prospect of American military return to the Philippines!

    Don’t look now, but some people are getting a bit defensive soon after the Inquirer.net published reports of “high level visits” by American officials to meet with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and Olongapo City officials. Specifically US Senators Daniel Inouye and Thad Cochran who respectively chair and officiate the US Senate appropriations committee reportedly expressed (1) interest in “the possibility of an increased presence of the US military in the [Philippines]” and (2) “curiosity” around “the reception in the country of an [increased presence of the US military].” This raised the possibility that Americans may soon be back in Subic Bay and Olongapo City.

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    Military presence, not the re-establishment of US military bases.

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    Just military presence, or full re-establishment of permanent bases? Which one do we prefer?

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    i do not think the u.s.a. needs a base right now in pinas. okinawa seems doing ok, although there are lots of problems between the enlisted men and the locals. pinas needs the u.s. troops because those people have free spendable u.s. dollars for the necessities of life, like drinking and flucking

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    Probably won't matter if the U.S. economy is weakening considerably, with more war costs funded through foreign loans and passed on to citizens who face debt and unemployment.

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    We need US Base near Spratlys para umihi sa takot ang mga i-n0tsik

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    Ang argument dati sa pananatili ng US military ay yung profit na nakukuha sa lease ng land, joint defense at increase in US aid.

    Sadly ang kapalit nito ay nagmemeddle ang US sa internal politics ng pilipinas, hence nauso dati ang US-backed candidates.

    Just because US backed ang candidate doesn't mean hindi siya corrupt. The US has supported a lot of dictators in the middle east as well. Interest lang nila habol nila.

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    actually, the u.s. economy functions better if the u.s. is at war. a classic example is how the u.s. emerged as a world power after going through an economic depression, circa 1935 to 1945
    Quote Originally Posted by paenggoy View Post
    Probably won't matter if the U.S. economy is weakening considerably, with more war costs funded through foreign loans and passed on to citizens who face debt and unemployment.

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    ^It depends. While it is given that the US makes significant profit from selling military equipment, the US Mainland was not bombarded by Axis forces. Factories were still running at full capacity in addition to the sale of military equipment to other nations.

    London, Japan, France and Germany on the other hand were heavily destroyed and their resources were depleted after the war.

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    the u.s. mainland. lol. the u.s. was bombed by japanese attack aircraft at hawaii. sure, it was not the mainland, but nevertheless the u.s. defeat was humiliating. why? the precious u.s. navy was at pearl harbor. it's a good thing that there were no aircraft carriers at the time at pearl. they were all deployed

    the profit the u.s. makes in selling military equipment to its allies is dwarfed by the tremendous research and development costs aimed at making sure the u.s. is ahead of everybody else in advanced weaponry. and that is what keeps the manufacturing capacity way ahead that of the other nations, friendly and hostile
    Quote Originally Posted by dashingdevonair View Post
    ^It depends. While it is given that the US makes significant profit from selling military equipment, the US Mainland was not bombarded by Axis forces. Factories were still running at full capacity in addition to the sale of military equipment to other nations.

    London, Japan, France and Germany on the other hand were heavily destroyed and their resources were depleted after the war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanNathaniel View Post
    actually, the u.s. economy functions better if the u.s. is at war. a classic example is how the u.s. emerged as a world power after going through an economic depression, circa 1935 to 1945
    I think during that time many U.S. citizens were not part of the middle class and worked in factories or farms.

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