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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Didn't the Roman Empire fall because it hired mercenaries who turned against it but now we're hiring Al Qaeda and Taliban to fight each ?

other? How'd we get this stupid?

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  • ron h
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    How'd we get stupid enough to elect a president who's at war with us?  The current occupant of our White House has been waging psychological warfare against us for 5 years.  He's created a cult that will not vanish when he's dead and buried. 

  • 1 month ago

    A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government walks past a ruined house captured from Islamic State militants in Cambo area in Sirte, Libya, on 17 October 2016. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I think you meant how did I get this stupid

  • JOHN B
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    You speak eloquently of someone only you know.

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  • 1 month ago

    Your analogy is spurious. Rome hired german mercs to defend its borders.  The US govt. is NOT hiring our enemies to defend the Canadian and Mexican borders like Rome did, and down with the dingbat, all the way down. 

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  • 1 month ago

    I suggest you read Edward Gibbon's book The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

    Of course if you make up your own history it is bound to be false.

    Go back to the textbooks.

  • I think you meant how did I get this stupid

  • Lomax
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    The Roman Empire fell for a number of complex reasons, but recruiting foreigners into the Legions wasn't one of them.

    Indeed, if the Romans hadn't done so, their empire would've fallen a lot sooner.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The thing that the Arabs are most famous for is pretending to fight each other in internecine fashion to fool you. Historically their Biggest Confidence Trick. 

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