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    Default Dont mess with ... and dont test ...



    Compare that to Ronald Reagans reaction when Col. Qaddafi bombed a Berlin nightclub frequented by American servicemen in 1986. American soldiers were died and injured as a result. Reagans reaction? He bombed Qaddafis compound a week later. Qaddafi escaped injury, but he got the point. Dont mess with America.


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    Dont mess with America and dont test America are different expressions with same meaning, arent they?


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    Though they are similar in meaning, I don't think I'd ever use "Don't test America" instead of "Don't mess with America".

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