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  1. Are you saying nothing has been happening in Baghdad and that the surge has been successful there? I could have sworn I said: Wasn't this troop increase for Baghdad? This truck bomb happened elsewhere where there are few if any evil Americans/British. Yup...that's what I said. --------------------------------------- Yes, blowing a place to bits leaves a mess behind. But it's a mess without a military to fight aggressive wars. A mess without the facilities to develop dangerous weapons. A mess that can't systematically kill, torture, and oppress millions of its own citizens. It's a mess with
  2. During the war before joining the Canadian airforce, my father had rocks thrown at him daily due to his German heritage. --------------------------------------------------- We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism. ---Huey Newton
  3. Wasn't this troop increase for Baghdad? This truck bomb happened elsewhere where there are few if any evil Americans/British. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By the end of the summer of 1973, I thought it was virtually impossible for South Vietnam to survive. How in the hell could they? --- Gen. William Westmoreland
  4. Yup...whatever...I'm wrong...your're right. America is evil...Death to America. Blah, blah, blah. ------------------------------------------------------------ To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the lone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledges that idiots possess. ---William Blake
  5. You make far too much of it. It wasn't like FoMoCo or IBM enabled the Nazis 100%...they (the Nazis) just used them like everything else in Germany. Naziism was a fact with or without American capitalists' help. But again...you must understand people like Goering, Bormann, and such before you can even talk about Hitler with any certainty. I suggest 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich' for a good overview rather than some PolyNewbie-ish publication. Also...as mentioned in a post you probably didn't read, the political environment in the USA was very much 'Europe's problems are for Europeans
  6. Yup...all that is explained in the Jewish Virtual Library link. But to understand the full picture, kuzadd, you'll need to dive into the inner workngs of the 3rd Reich as mentioned. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. ---Jimmy Durante
  7. Sherman the realist (from the same link): Thanks, Peter. --------------------------------------------------- We have shared the incommunicable experience of war. We have felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top.... In our youths, our hearts were touched with fire. ---Oliver Wendell Holmes
  8. I'm not writing a term paper, give me the source that you had which shows that 100,000's of men left the Eastern Front. I am not to blame for your inability to absorb information. Read. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Nicky Santoro: Back- Back up, back up a f**kin' minute here. One minute. I asked you? When the f**k did I ever ask you if I could come out here? Get this through your head, you... Sam Rothstein: You never... Nicky Santoro: Get this through your head you Jew motherf**ker, you. You only exist out here because of me. That's the only reas
  9. Ford and numerous other American corporations, continued there relationship with the Nazi gov. to the end. By 1941 Ford of Germany had stopped manufacturing passenger vehicles and was devoting its entire production capacity to military trucks of German design. So the machines in the factory did have FoMoCo stamped on them...but were churning out Opel Blitz trucks under license. The Ford company in Germany was not nationalised for a reason you might not initially guess without good knowledge of the inner workings of the 3rd Reich. In May of 1942, the Superior Court of Cologne finally put Fo
  10. Douhet made the simple but effective case that war is hell, so the faster you get it over with, the better. I think that quote goes back a bit farther to the US Civil War...either Sheridan or Sherman...one of the "S" Union generals... I'm willing to bet Sherman. Too early to conduct a formal search...lol. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation of all the evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice anything but honor for its preservatio
  11. I really don't think the Brits are going to escalate the situation unless something happens to the sailors. But if they did initiate a limited blockade, the Iranians really couldn't do much about it, short of killing the sailors. They certainly wouldn't mount a ground invasion against a country occupied by the US. Not unless they're convinced the 12th Imam is curbing at the bit and rarin' to go. It's quite a mismatch between the 70s hardware Iran has and the 21st century stuff the US has. Heh...T-62s do look cool though. Trouble is, after action...the turret is upside down in one spot and the
  12. "And it would seem like wisdom but for the warning of my heart." J R R Tolkien "The Fellowship of the Ring" Oddly enough...LOTRs is thought by many to be a mirror of WW2 and the 'return of the Jews to Israel'. Other elements mirror Tolkien's experiences during WW1... When he and CS Lewis made their little bet to each other re: who could make a fantasy novel first...Germany was preparing for war. By the time the novel was finished, Israel was a fact. Tolkien said that this wasn't the case but still admitted that he was affected greatly by the times...but that it wasn't intentional. -------
  13. In fact, if you bomb everyone out of existence except for your own kind, your problems will go away for a long time. Like America's friends, Japan and Germany? ----------------------------------------------------------------- In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success. I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. ---Isoroku Yamamoto
  14. Wasn't Ford a friend of Adolf Hitler's, I think he even got mentioned in Mein Kampf. lol...no...but pretty damn close...Hitler read Ford's books (one very anti-Semitic) while in prison and used them as a template for Mein Kampf. Hitler also liked the way Ford hated Communists, Jews and trade unions. Ford also apparently donated money and autos to the early Nazis...as well as setting up a Ford factory in Germany. Hitler admired Ford so much he was awarded the 'Grand Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle' in 1938. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GERmein.htm http://www.hitler.org
  15. That had me scratching my head as well... -------------------------------------------------- Your door is a jar...your window, a carrot.
  16. Peter F:Interesting that you associate him with HG Wells...as I consider Douhets book to read more like science fiction than anything else....though I have not read any of Mr.Wells none SF stuff "The Shape of Things to Come" is a very interesting read. Dated in many ways, of course...but remarkably accurate in some predictions. ----------------------------------------------------------------- We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. ---Jules Verne
  17. Borg: Hmm .... shield it nicely in a largeh heavy metal and lead box. Put it in a container and load it on a ship. Send it to New York, Boston, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam and a few other places - and then set them off. Apparently, less than 5% of all cargo containers are 'checked'...less again in ports like Vancouver. I tend to agree that this will be the delivery system of choice for nations without good ICBMs who possess nuclear weapons. Also, we can assume that once the A-Bomb is a done deal, like India and Pakistan, they'll start building bigger examples and perhaps even the H-Bomb.
  18. They could have very well used the German populace at home, which would make more sense. Why would you pull troops out of the front where you are losing ground to main AA gun's back at home. Once again, can you at the very least give a link to back this up. German anti-aircraft units were part of the Luftwaffe. You're free to track each unit's movements and see where they ended up. http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak.html Which is why one would think they would train German's at home to do this instead of sending 100,000's of troops back to Germany from the Eastern Front. That's nice. Keep thin
  19. The night bomber offensive...while a success overall, ran into trouble because the Germans weren't stupid. They made a grid of their own where they placed a nightfighter in each square that hung around much like a spider waiting for a fly. The Allies suffered greatly. Halifaxes and Lancasters falling like 9-pins. Aircraft like the Heinkel 219 Owl Me-210 and Me-110 carved huge holes in the ranks of Bomber Command. As for the Luftwaffe flak units. Using a radar aimed 88mm or 128mm flak gun with timed fuses (night or day) is not something a civilian does. This isn't Iraqis shooting into the air
  20. Monte Cassino Yup...made a good fort...walls up or down. When I say bombing campaign, I mean the bombing of primarily civilian centers to "break morale". When I say combined bomber offensive...I mean just that. The British bombing offensive was a failure when they concentrated on breaking civilian morale. Read the above link. Despite bombing the cities armament production continued to rise. Even when the bombing offensive proved to be somewhat useless it continued. Night area bombing went from impossible to accurate with the help of electronics...and guidance radar grids. The first raids
  21. As far as I know the frigate was tied up in port. Nope...in deeper water a few km out into the Gulf...see the various maps out now. So now you are speculating now as well. About possible causes for letting every other ship that violates 'Iranian waters' go unchecked...speculation is all one can do. You're "speculation" was that the 15 RN sailors were still on the Japanese frieghter when taken prisoner. That's just "speculation" due to not reading. Let me refresh: Now if those already indentified contacts marked as Iranian started to move pick up speed, thier course could be plotted and in
  22. Not really, I think that when they were only suppose to "shatter" civilian morale; they had little effect. In some cases bombing actually worked to the German's advantage. I don't think the bombing of civilian's was the "war winner". Personally, it looks like you know little to nothing about the combined bomber offensive...inspite of your military background which I find odd. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I came in here and saw this thing, the symbols, looking the way it looked... I wanted to get right in there and taxi it out. ---Paul
  23. Or the rapture, for that matter. Oh get serious...most folks in the secular/agnostic West could give a fiddler's f**k about the stupid Christian rapture. In fact, the only time I hear about it on a regular basis is at forums like these. --------------------------------------------------------------- We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. ---Jonathan Swift
  24. I'm just finding it difficult to believe it was that easy to snatch those sailors right under a modern frigs nose and nothing happen. Really? What's so hard to believe? The Iranians had the initiative (as do most surprise attackers) thus played the first card in the hand. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. ---Ben Franklin
  25. Frankly...you don't know if somebody fell asleep at the switch or not. Neither do I. All we do know is that these searches have been going on for years, and as I pointed out with maps & other sources...including the history of the Iran Iraq border...that other ships seem to happily enter 'Iranian waters' without trouble. So if this is merely a case of Iran doing its job, I'd say they've been sitting on their fat butts and letting thousands of ships ply 'Iranian waters' without kidnapping the crews. What gives?? Lazy? Or is it just that they decided that it was high time to make an internat
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