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Old 03-26-2003, 10:42 AM
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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
peace.
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
States.
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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I agree, and so does he..............
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