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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:46 PM

 

Seventy-three years of war.

Seventy-three years ago today, Japanese forces bombed the American fleet at Pearl Harbor.

We have been at war for every single one of the seventy-three years since.

...and someone's getting paid for it. It ain't you, or me, but that's fact.

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Reply Seventy-three years of war. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Dec 2014 OP
marym625 Dec 2014 #1
Jackpine Radical Dec 2014 #2
Scootaloo Dec 2014 #4
monmouth4 Dec 2014 #3
Cooley Hurd Dec 2014 #5
Spider Jerusalem Dec 2014 #6
Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2014 #7
Martin Eden Dec 2014 #8
olddots Dec 2014 #9
Howler Dec 2014 #10
Nye Bevan Dec 2014 #11

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:46 PM

1. sad fact.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:54 PM

2. I could make a case for the beginnings of the war at Sarajevo in 1914.

A hundred years, not 73.

But who's quibbling?

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:59 PM

4. Longer than that, even, counting our occupations and interventions in Latin America

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:57 PM

3. Yep, I'll be 75 in July of next year and war has always been....n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:59 PM

5. Ike warned us, and he was there at the beginning...

 



Start at 8:00...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:03 PM

6. And for most of the 165 years before then.

The Barbary corsairs, the War of 1812, the Indian wars, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion, the Punitive Expedition to Mexico, the occupation of Haiti, the occupation of the Dominican Republic, the First World War, the Allied expeditionary force supporting the White Russians in 1918-19...there has never been an extended period in the history of the United States when there was "peace".

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:19 PM

7. America indulges in a lot of false advertising and self deception.

 

"A nation of peace"
"Equal opportunity"
"We don't torture"
"All men are equal under the law"
"We promote democracy"
"Freedom of speech"
"Freedom of the press"
"Freedom to peaceably assemble"
"The right to privacy"

And, many, many, more instances of the same.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:53 PM

8. 7+ decades that should live in INFAMY

How many have paid the price, at home and abroad?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:58 PM

9. there is an old song

 

Ain't gonna study war no more .

We shouldn't study war because we seem to never learn anything from it .

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:52 PM

10. its the way of

Empire!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 08:15 PM

11. OK I'll bite.

I guess this is not a complete list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_the_United_States

so what is missing?

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