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    Re: Israel?

    It goes completely untaught and mostly disregarded over here.
    Nothing was taught about it when I went to school. I doubt that has changed.

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    Yeah, that's some dirty laundry. I didn't hear how bad it was until I was into my 40s.
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    Re: Israel?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    LOL thanks. I've been missing your arguments by personal attack.
    You just called us "war apologists", that wasn't personal? I wouldn't have posted anything if you didn't make up your own facts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    Ooh, good example. I'd forgotten the Philippines. I'll be honest that I don't know much about it beyond some history YouTube vids I've caught over the years. It goes completely untaught and mostly disregarded over here.

    While I'm about it, I really should have mentioned all the South American proxy wars that were used to prop up friendly (and often awful) regimes.

    Honestly, though, I think the US has been a broadly benign player on the world stage with spikes of unpleasant transactionalism. I think you guys have much to be proud of but I hate exceptionalism. Y'aint saints.
    I just spent some time reading about that. I was not aware of that and they didn't teach it the high school I went to. One source likened it to American's "Manifest Destiny", when the continental expansion was complete the Philippines were next. They didn't fare much better then the American Indians. Except they still have a country.
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