Originally Posted by pauldfullerton
Wake up America! It is primarily an AT&T problem, not an Apple problem. You have crappy telecommunications infrastructure because you spend far too much money fighting wars in other countries and propping up Wall Street wankers (sorry, bankers).
Or maybe not enough wars... what natural resources are in your land?
Pretty damn awesome of us to spend all that money, just to give oil contracts to every other country but the US, including China and Vietnam. The US military is pretty damn powerful, it's surprising how much plundering is not being done, despite all the accusations by armchair nimrods. Sometimes regional stability is important just for maintaining global trade, especially when you're the country responsible for the model for the modern Western world. Our investments in foreign stability and economies is still unmatched by several magnitude than any other country (scratch that... all other countries combined). That Suez Canal is still pretty important to everyone in that neighborhood, and I'm sure that its security is a much greater and pressing concern to all trade than dollar or two fluctuations in just oil prices. It's not like the English still have the muscle to protect it alone.
Then again gutter-snipping trolls never think beyond A equals B, with B usually being the opposing political cult's fault. Maybe your speculation is off base, and the value for US military actions is a little more complicated and diagonal than the strategic planning of a 14-year old?
PS. Inferior telecommunications infrastructure? Never mind the absurdity of this notion, but where do you think your country got the technology? I can't remember which country Alexander Graham Bell & Thomas Edison are from, but only a fool would try to argue that it hasn't been the dominant one in 'magic electronic waves' since the mid 1800's.