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Is The United States Biting Off More Than It Can Chew?

Updated on August 9, 2014
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Greg has many opinions when it comes to politics and education. He has no qualms with voicing his opinion..

It's the Fourth of July and many people are celebrating United States independence. I wonder how many are following the news?

Will President Obama and the United States Military commanders react properly?

It is this Frog's opinion that another Middle East war may be imminent. The problem with this one I see is, the United States may be biting off a lot more than they can chew. United States forces are spreading thin. We have forces in Korea, Afghanistan and many other places and we just sent a whole bunch of warships to areas surrounding the country of Iran.

Iran is threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz over sanctions against it's nuclear program. They have been test firing short and long range missiles for the last few days and they have said they will destroy many United States bases in the Middle East and attack Israel if they are attacked.

My opinion is that they have, or are very close to having an operational nuclear weapon. They want the sanctions stopped so they can receive the items to make it fully functional.

Is the United States biting off more than they can chew?

The Taliban has put a fight up against our forces with homemade weapons and have done quite a bit of damage. We still have men being killed in Afghanistan and it seems it will never end. Iran's forces are much more superior than the Taliban. If we have so much trouble in Afghanistan, how much worse could Iran be?

I believe that the ships just sent there have been put in jeopardy. We have lost many young men; do we really need to step in to a situation that is essentially, not our business? Is it possible that because of our involvement, we are making tensions higher?

On and On

Maybe Iran is just pushing our buttons again, but we must be very careful. At any given time, with the crazy leader they have, missiles could just start firing.

Are we really prepared?

Can we afford the losses? Sure we have better technology, but I would bet that they could put up a hardy fight.

We have lost many of our military personnel in the last 12 years. Here are some figures many probably don't want to see; the year and amount of deaths for United States military:

  • 2000: 758 dead
  • 2001: 891 dead
  • 2002: 999 dead
  • 2003: 1410 dead
  • 2004: 1873 dead
  • 2005: 1940 dead
  • 2006: 1882 dead
  • 2007: 1953 dead
  • 2008: 1439 dead
  • 2009: 1517 dead
  • 2010: 554 dead

I don't have the figures for last year or so far this year, but haven't we lost enough?

This is not to mention all the innocent civilians in these countries that have been killed or maimed.

Israel

Now, don't get me wrong, I believe that are friendship with Israel needs to stay strong, but that doesn't mean we should be the aggressor. Let's just be their friend and if they need our help, we help. Israel has shown quite well they are very capable of defending their selves.

Israel in many ways has better technology than we do. C'mon Obama, enough is enough.

What could happen if we just pulled out of the Middle East all together? I know there are many right in the U.S. that would be happy if we did.

Fourth Of July

The meaning of the Fourth of July, today of 2012, was our gaining independence from a country that was controlling us in a police like fashion. Why do we do the same now?

We are not fighting for independence! None of the countries we are at war with are trying to take us over. Many people may get enraged or angry over this hub. I am not an unpatriotic person! I am just appalled at the ways the United States seems to think it is the police of the world.

Our country was rooted in God, but God has been taken out of many places in the United States. Our morality has slipped to an edge that makes the rest of the world look at us and laugh. It is high time we fix this country from the inside out and quit trying to fix everyone else. What makes us the ones who have it all perfect?

Let's celebrate this Fourth of July for what it is really about. Yes, I am sad about the lives we lost in Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts, but see it as it is; they were not defending our freedom. They were put into a place we should not have had our big noses in.

May God bless the United States and may we all go back to what she really stands for!

Lets put God first again and by doing so, America will grow back to what she should be and not be hated as she is now.

May your Fourth of July be peaceful and safe and may all our young men and women come home soon. Let Iran falter on her own, because God will defend those who trust in Him!

Listen close to this song sung by the late, great Johnny Cash. God's Truth is Marching On!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck

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    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      So far in history only the Americans used the nuclear bomb, so far the Americans made the first assault on the Tonkin gulf, so far Bush declared war to its people by attacking the twin towers... Who is the danger?

      So far Iran's rhetoric stayed on a verbal standpoint. It never attacked any country, why would it start? To have the U.S. and the rest of the world against them. It doesn't make sense.

      As you said it rightly Israel doesn't need us to attack Iran but it needs the U.S. support to keep its image safe/clean/fair on the international scene.

      If our kids refused to be enrolled in the U.S. army, it would be limited and therefore not operational on any international field!

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      You know it Sobes--it is amazing !

    • Sobes39 profile image

      Sobes39 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      It is always interesting when we police the ability to go nuclear, when we remain the only country to ever actually detonate a nuclear weapon on foreign soil... Nice piece of writing, we American's have a nasty little habit of becoming more arrogant by the year, making us more disliked outside our borders by the year...

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks to both of you!!! I appreciate the comments.

    • John Sarkis profile image

      John Sarkis 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Interesting hub. I agree with much of what you've said in your hub; what I don't agree with, we'll just agree to disagree....

      Voted up

      John

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Good points here these are the most I like:

      "The meaning of the Fourth of July, was your gaining independence from a country that was controlling you in a police like fashion. Why do you do the same now?" and "Lets put God first again."

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