I hate to say it, but the U.S. doesn't give two shits about anyone elses affairs. They just want resources. Iraq? Oil. Afghanistan was slightly different, it was a show of power.
That argument as a whole is a joke. We, Americans, have the money to purchase such things. No president or party, no matter who they are or affiliate themselves with, would send your brother to some remote location to kill people or be killed so that gas costs me 11 cents less. Get over it.. It's nice to think that you're a number, that you're faceless, that you're part of the machine, and that all the government wants to do is consume and consume and consume. But it's not true.
The armies way of giving terrorists the middle finger.
Nothing like an M-16 in your face. Just about nothing gets the point acrossa quite like that.
Vietnam, interestingly enough, was for rubber.
I could see what you mean. I mean if you take the whole Communism/tyranny thing out of the loop, yea, thousands died for rubber. I understand totally. Vietnam was a matter of containment, not erasers and tires.
Vietnam on the other hand, had an abundance of rubber.
And so we defended the South Vietnamese from high rubber costs? Is that what you're trying to say?
America attacks Vietnam, tries to get rubber, gets owned.
No one got owned in Vietnam. Maybe you've mixed up your wars but it reached a plateau known as a stalemate, we didn't want to lose more of our sons and brothers and fathers, so we left. That's not getting owned. That's getting out.
Korea was a land dispute.
Actually it was a simple matter of whether or not we would let a North Korean communist dictator take over South Korea and butcher a whole different lot of people whom he would rule. Korea was a matter of saving those who had the potential to be saved. It was about standing up for people who needed the assistance of a country like America. To call the Korean War a land dispute is outright wrong. Men died and faught and rose up, so that their children wouldn't be born into Communism. So that their children could be born free.
You call that a land dispute?
Then there was WW2. WW2 was a different story though, since everybody KNEW Hitler had weapons.
Hitler killed millions. That's not a matter of weapons of any kind of destruction, the allies faught the Nazis because they butchered, maimed, mutilated, tortured, killed, and slaughtered. They were engineers of a genocide of which the civilized world couldn't imagine.
Just thought I'd just give everyone a brief history lesson. And now I'm done.
Yea, I just figured I'd give you a brief history lesson. Thanks for stopping by. Come back after you've read up and gotten your history right next time. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would appreciate it.
Edited by Evil, 15 December 2003 - 01:38 PM.