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    An American Veterans View

    An 80 year old Veteran, who was in the Korean War and
    World War II gave a little history lesson and his
    thoughts today on War. It is a different look at the
    War. Thoughts to think about:
    I'm not going to get into a history lesson. The short,
    short version is that the League of Nations
    (established after WW I to prevent wars) failed to
    stop Mussolini's Italy from invading and conquering
    Ethiopia. It Failed to stop Japan from invading and
    conquering Manchuria and much of China. Their
    committees wrung their hands spoke in platitudes but
    did absolutely nothing to stop war. At France's
    coaxing Britain's prime minister Nevil Chamberlain met
    with Adolph Hitler in Munich and surrendered the
    Sudetenland to Nazi Germany in the interest of "peace
    in our time." The French and British watched as Germany
    took Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia. They all had
    Committee meetings and wrung their hands and talked of
    World War II erupted when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
    Britain Had a mutual defense treaty with Poland so they
    couldn't escape. They declared war on Germany. Germany
    had a mutual defense treaty with Japan so Japan
    declared war on Britain. France wet their pants and
    surrendered to germany as fast as they could and
    gleefully shipped all the Jews they could find to death
    camps in Germany to prove to Adolph that they really
    were on the side of Germany. Japan attacked the United
    States and, because of Japan's mutual defense treaty
    with Germany, Germany declared war on the United
    Up until December 7th and the Japanese attack on Pearl
    Harbor, a Large number of our people were wringing
    their hands and saying, "Appease Hitler. He is really
    a good guy who just needed a little more land for his
    expanding population. The dear man just wants peace.
    And World War II was in full swing leaving better than
    50,000,000 people dead including about 450,000 American
    soldiers and sailors.
    Three cheers for the League of Nations!
    After World War II it was decided to do the whole thing
    all over again. This time we would call it the United
    Nations and we will have committee meetings and hand
    wringing parties and make sure peace prevails
    throughout the land. While that august body wrung hands
    the Soviet Union split Germany, invaded Poland and
    Yugoslavia, Rumania, Hungary and Bulgaria along with
    Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The peaceful world saw
    Korea with 37,000 American soldiers killed, over
    1,000,000 South Korean soldiers and civilians killed
    and the country nearly destroyed.
    Since then we have had over 50,000 American soldiers
    killed in Vietnam and have fought wars in Somalia,
    Herzegovenia, Panama, Granada, plus the Gulf War when
    Iraq invaded Kuwait.
    We should have gone into Baghdad and taken out that
    evil regime then but the United Nations would have no
    part of that. All they would allow was for us to chase
    the Iraqis out of Kuwait, then peace would prevail.
    Now, here we are with Saddam violating all 17 United
    Nations resolutions while he has massed poison gas and
    bio weapons.
    He is frantically trying to develop a nuke and his
    buddy, Kim Jong- Il of North Korea may give him a few.
    (It was the United Nations who prevented us from
    taking North Korea when the war was hot and we had the
    means to do it.)
    Peace!!!!!!!! Sure.
    France is wetting their collective pants in fear that
    the United States will take Saddam out and along with
    him, France's 60 billion dollar contracts with Iraq.
    Russia hedges because Iraq owes them 6 billion dollars
    that they sorely need.
    In answer to your question....... hell yes we should go
    to war with Iraq. We should have done it six months
    ago. We should also get out of the United Nations. Can
    you believe that the United Nations has appointed Iraq
    and Syria to head up the United Nations Disarmament
    Committee? Can you believe they have appointed Libya
    to head up the Human Rights committee?
    All three of these countries are on the UN List of
    Terrorist States..........Absolutely unbelievable.
    Just don't get me going. Throughout recorded history
    the only time peace has prevailed is when the good
    guys have militarily whipped the bad guys. Who are our
    best friends in the world? Japan because we whipped
    them. Germany because we whipped them. Italy because we
    whipped them. Britain because we whipped them.
    This is one opinion, on the War but this is the eyes,
    ears and heart of an American Veteran...

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