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[On the recent Russia vs. Georgia conflict]

I really don't know enough about the conflict to have an opinion, so I have nothing to say on this issue. As for the USA's military might, I think that history shows us as the greatest Army in the world since we've kicked everyone's ass in almost every war. And before you bring up Vietnam, that war wasn't lost because of our military, it was because of politics. We had won militarily, but our leaders were determined to "contain" communism rather than defeat it (mostly because alot of U.S. Politicians were communist sympathisers which is why they wouldn't allow us to go up there in the north and take out the enemy, instead, we were forced to sit back and play shooting gallery which cost us alot of men up until the North Vietnamese signed a peace treaty with us which they later violated. But other than that, take a look at the Revolutionary War, the Mexican War, the Spanish American War, World War I and II, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom and you can see that we've crushed our opponents nearly everytime we've fought. Not to mention that in both Iraq Wars, the U.S. has sent in the most soldiers to fight and have less vacation time than other soldiers. Another thing that makes us superior is our commitment because our European Allies fought until they got tired and then pulled out, but we're still in there fighting. The only other nations that would come close to us militarily are the British and the Israelis, both of which have advanced equipment and deadly foot soldiers. We're also the most advanced in case no one has noticed since we're capable of flying a missile through Ahmedinajad's bathroom vent and scoring a bullseye. And does any other nation have a space weapons program?

TwilightCommando, Midna Fan Forum 22 Comments [8/22/2008 2:48:19 AM]
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Mortok

You're confusing commitment with stupidity.

8/22/2008 3:57:28 AM

Porky Pine

Someone needs to remind him how well the Iraq war is going.

8/22/2008 4:44:51 AM

Jay-Sus

Is the Iraq war even war? I always thought it was just a way for Bush to flaunt his power.

8/22/2008 6:21:23 AM



I think that, apart from the Russia-Georgia issue, you should add American foreign politics to the list of things you don't know much about and you can't have an opinion on.

8/22/2008 7:47:10 AM

Circle Takes The Square

"mostly because alot of U.S. Politicians were communist sympathisers"

And as we all know, McCarthy was the biggest communist sympathizer of all!

8/22/2008 9:40:22 AM

Whitespirit

You're confusing numerical superiority with competence and ability. The US turned up late for the 2 world wars, when both had already been won by the Europeans and the Russians. They got their arses kicked in Vietnam and they sure as hell are taking a pasting in Iraq.

FFS, the US couldn't even win their war of independence from the UK without French help.

About the only war the US has won was when they invaded Grenada and even then they managed to shoot some of their own soldiers.

8/22/2008 9:46:26 AM

Phil

other nations don't have space weapons programmes because most of them are ILLEGAL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_weapon

8/22/2008 10:33:01 AM

aaa

USSR went down years ago.

8/22/2008 10:43:51 AM

loshad

He forgot the Civil War. We totally kicked ass in that one.

8/22/2008 1:16:50 PM

jsonitsac

I wouldn't be shocked if this guy were a Bircher.

8/22/2008 1:31:22 PM

TwilightCommando

All I know is we shouldn't let Russia invade Georgia the way Sherman did 140 years ago. We must defend Atlanta and not let the Russkies burn it like Sherman did, especially with football season coming up. I love my Falcons! Just remember, the South wil rise again!

8/22/2008 1:55:05 PM

Jae

Let's not forget that a prisoner of war was more likely to be summarily (and illegally) executed by an American rather than a Brit during the Second World War. Long Live America, land of the free.

8/22/2008 2:30:18 PM



Surely, you never heard about Nixon, the guy who prolongued the war until he was caught with the Watergate scandal. Surely Kissinger may tell you how much "communist sympathiser" he was.

8/22/2008 3:49:27 PM

Brit-nontheist

TwilightCommando:
"As for the USA's military might, I think that history shows us as the greatest Army in the world since we've kicked everyone's ass in almost every war."

Me, channeling Henry Louis Mencken: "All [of the American's] foreign wars have been fought with foes either too weak to resist them or too heavily engaged elsewhere to make more than a half-hearted attempt. The combats with Mexico and Spain were not wars; they were simply lynchings."

8/22/2008 4:13:11 PM

RBM11

@Whitespirit

We entered world war 2 when the Russians were getting their asses kicked. You are right about the first world war though and in ww2 we almost singlehandedly won in the pacific.

8/22/2008 7:55:36 PM



RBM: actually, I believe the Russians were pretty well holding their own on the eastern front. Western was pretty thoroughly clobbered, which is where we came in and lent a strong hand. I absolutely believe that we would have lost in the Pacific theater were it not for the a-bomb. Virtually every Japanese citizen was willing to give their lives before they surrendered. They only did because the bombings proved that we could take ALL of their lives without too much trouble.

AND WHY ARE THEY EVEN TALKING ABOUT THIS ON A LEGEND OF ZELDA FORUM?!?!

8/22/2008 8:48:24 PM

RBM11

^Ah, you're right. I forgot about the winter offensive from the soviets. Of course when summer came along they took a pounding again until they got to stalingrad and we all know where it went from there.

8/23/2008 5:40:05 AM

Rallymodeller

@RBM: Actually, by the time of Stalingrad most of Russian manufacture had moved east of the Urals to where the Germans couldn't touch it. At that point, the fall of Germany was just a matter of time. By early 1944, Ural tank plants were building over 1000 T34s PER MONTH. Not even the US could maintain that kind of production.

As for the Pacific war, the only reason it was as difficult as it was for the US was the fanaticism of the Japanese and the prewar shortsightedness of the pols in Washington. Seen from the perspective of a history student outside the US, Mencken's statement rings very true. We appreciated your help in two world wars and in deterring the Soviets, but in the case of the world wars most other nations had been fighting for two years before you showed up. Of course we were tired!

Oh, and one more thing. The US was not going it alone in the planned invasion of Japan: look up Tiger Force. 1/3 of the troops for the invasion were to be British and other Commonwealth. We still would have won -- we had all the resources -- but it ould have been hella bloody.

8/23/2008 5:53:58 AM

Rambler

What is it with idiots infesting video game forums?

8/23/2008 2:59:32 PM



"I really don't know enough about the conflict to have an opinion, so I have nothing to say on this issue"

It is said "Better to be a fool and keep your mouth shut than to open it and remove all doubt.". Your statement should have ended after that first line.

8/23/2008 5:50:49 PM

Whatever

Funny he does not mention the War of 1812.

8/25/2008 11:19:58 AM

Fawful has seen God has a vagina on top of his penis.

@Rallymodeller

DON'T FORGET SQUADRON 201!

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