People get into wars depending on alliances they've made in the past to defend other allies. We seem to have fought on France's side twice (WWI and WWII) since they (Lafayette) helped us defeat England in our War of Independence. Interestingly, we seem to pick up, as allies, countries we've defeated in the past (I'm thinking England, Germany, and Japan [even despite the bomb.]) Probably the Marshall Plan had something to do with this. NATO is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization which includes many countries who "promise" to come to the defense of other NATO states which are attacked. We seem to get pulled into wars in order to stop some tinpot dictator from trying to expand his tyrannical control over more territory. Kim Jong-Un is just the latest in a long line; he will lose his zeal for continued confrontation if Trump convinces other States (mostly China and Russia) to apply sanctions to him.
lostinamerica: Are you interested that in the UK, dementia has now passed heart disease as the largest cause of death? Dementia in the UK. Isn't it fascinating, also, that these two conditions seem to compete for preventative strategies?
Can GAMISS clothing really be that inexpensive?
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