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Sooner Or Later Progressives Will Get Around To You

Henry VIII Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 12:59 PM
ericynot Wrote: 2 minutes ago (12:50 PM) Do you have no knowledge of your own country's history? To say that "they"intend to win at any cost and deny that "we" do not fight that way is ludicrous. Are you at all familiar with what we did to Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg, Hiroshima, Tokyo, and dozens of other cities in WWII? We burned alive and blew up hundreds and hundreds of thousands of civilians in a stark attempt to demoralize our enemies. Grow up eric..... We didn't bomb Germany and Japan for fun. Perhaps you would like to review WWII history....the real history. Hitler had already exterminated 6 million Jews, and invaded and controlled every German speaking country from the Rhineland to Poland.
Henry VIII Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 1:02 PM
Japan was warned and then bombed because they wouldn't acquiesce; we were going to have to send in our troops into Japan and costs hundreds of thousands of American lives. You say you think for yourself, but you sound an awful lot like code pink.....the world isn't the safe place of your daydreams.
inkling_revival Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 2:56 PM
"The point I DID MAKE, which you conveniently ignored, is that this county has been known to take a "win at any cost" approach just as others have against us. "

And that point is as false as the day is long. We obeyed the rules of war in WWII, you complete, grotesque ignorance of WWII to the contrary notwithstanding.

You must have testicles the size of Missouri, to accuse someone else of "making half-baked assumptions." The US has done plenty of rotten things, but we have never, under any circumstances, taken a win-at-any-cost approach to anything. That's just another leftist fantasy created for a sound bite, and you are a liar.
Vic156 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 2:58 PM
If we had not dropped the bomb on Japan the likelihood is that the war with Japan would have dragged on for at least another two or three years. And lest you think they got more than they deserved you ought to know what they did in China and read the stories of the Bataan death march.

BTW we got into WWII because we tried to be isolationist rather than proactive.
ericynot Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 3:46 PM
inkling,

(a) I am not a leftist, (b) I have not lied about anything, and (c) I'm sorry you aren't here to call me a liar to my face because if you did, it would be the last time you ate solid food for at least six weeks. I don't mind if people question my knowledge (although I'm careful to double check my facts before speaking), but I get a little rowdy when someone questions my integrity.

On March 9, 1945, 279 of Curtis LeMay's B-29's dropped 1,700 tons of incendiary bombs on Tokyo. Sixteen square miles and at least 100,000 civilians were intentionally incinerated. That's pretty much the definition of "win at any cost", and is in violation of both the Hague and Geneva Conventions.
3204 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 4:09 PM
May your chains rest lightly on you when you voluntarily submit to slavery.
3204 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 4:09 PM
May your chains rest lightly on you when you voluntarily submit to slavery.

First, they came for the smokers.

No one would argue smoking is good for you. But it’s legal; growing tobacco is even subsidized by the government. Yet, when governments started limiting the right of people to smoke in places public and private, non-smokers did nothing. They didn’t like smoke; they’d heard second-hand smoke was dangerous. Why should they allow owners of private establishments to choose whether those establishments allowed people to engage in a legal – in fact, subsidized -- activity?

Then, they came to “clean up” the healthcare mess. They would take the sick and poor off...