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The 40 Greatest Quotes From Winston Churchill

dbyrne Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 5:04 PM
Winnie the Po--with all his pithy sayings was nowhere without US help in WW2..Why the US entered both wars is more about the military industrial complex making monies than any righteous causes....Germany prior to WW-1 was not a colonial power...It was merely defending its own borders against colonialists, france, england.. Then came a very unfair war reparations act pushed heavily by the french and aided by the international bankers headquartered in London, the worlds financial capital at the time....Germany came roaring back and was kicking butt in france and england when winnie the po came begging to fdr...fdr's econ policies had failed and he figured another war would spruce up the economy or at least keep people's minds off the depres
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 10:30 AM
Um, yeah. Except, of course, for the fact that the JAPANESE ATTACKED US, and GERMANY DECLARED WAR ON US - other than those trivial tidbits, though, it was all about 'making monies.'

Since you apparently are ignorant of actual facts, and history, please spare us the idiotic "evil capitalist" blather.

George257 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 5:49 AM
dbyrne - I'm not sure if your post is a joke. Germany invaded Belgium, forcing Britain to respond in WW1.

Germany invaded Poland forcing Britain to respond in WW2.
Pistol Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 7:24 PM
What I can't figure out is just how FDR got Japan to attack us and pretend to kick butt at Pearl, the Philipines, Malaya, Burma and then get Germany and Japan to fight on hopelessly under carpet bombing until America had the only intact infrastructure in the world. And then our economy took off, since no one else could compete.
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 10:33 AM
"...They had no choice but to respond to his provocation..."

Right. The ONLY response to our "blockade" (not actually a blockade, but since your entire premise is badly flawed, I'll just let that go) was a sneak attack leading to all-out war.

It's not as if, for instance, ceasing Japan's brutal expansionist military invastion of Manchuria, begun in the early 1930s, would have led to the U.S. loosening its financial and commercial hold.

Your ignorance of actual history is replete. Congratulations.

- Snark

The finest American President of the 20th century was Ronald Reagan, but the greatest world leader during that time was Winston Churchill. Had the Brits not had a man of his caliber at the helm during World War 2, world history may have turned out very differently. Not only was Churchill a great leader, he was one of the single most quotable men who has ever walked God's green earth.

40) “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”

39) “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the...