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Let's take a new look at something Xpert11 said. I'd have to think about. What is the generational equivelent to the Lusitania?
The Zimmermann Telegram was a coded telegram dispatched by the Foreign Secretary of the German Empire, Arthur Zimmermann, on January 16, 1917, to the German ambassador in the United States of America, Johann von Bernstorff, at the height of World War I. On January 19, Bernstorff, on Zimmermann's request, forwarded the Telegram to the German ambassador in Mexico, Heinrich von Eckardt.
Zimmermann sent the Telegram in anticipation of the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare by the German Empire on February 1, an act which German High Command feared would draw the neutral United States into war on the side of the Allies.
The Telegram instructed Ambassador Eckardt that if the United States appeared likely to enter the war he was to approach the Mexican government with a proposal for military alliance. He was to offer Mexico material aid in the reclamation of territory lost during the U.S.-Mexican War, specifically the U.S. states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.
On February 19, "Blinker" Hall, the head of [British decoding] Room 40, showed the Telegram to the secretary of the U.S. Embassy in Britain, Edward Bell. Bell was at first incredulous, thinking it was a forgery, then enraged.
At first, in the United States the Telegram was widely believed to be a forgery by British intelligence. This belief, which was not restricted to pacifist and pro-German lobbies, was promoted by German and Mexican diplomats, and by some U.S. papers, especially the Hearst press empire. However, on March 29, 1917, Arthur Zimmermann himself admitted that the Telegram was genuine. en.wikipedia.org...
Originally posted by Justin Oldham
What is the generational equivelent to the Lusitania?
. . do you think about he significance of the Obama speech in Germany? Was he wise to stand in teh shadow of JFK?
Nobody wants to say that we are actaully Nation Building over there. The war... such as it was... ended a long time ago. What goes on in Iraq today is Nation Building. Not even Obama wants to say that.
For many reasons, I am concerned about the next Presidency. No matter who it is, we are all of us in for a lot of trouble. To stay on topic, I am wondering what the next big generational events will be. Any ideas?
like it or not, Americans will be reminded of the slide towards Depression. AS long as we're talking about significant events, let's talk about the potential for another stock market crash. Could we see the generational equivalent to 1929?
Originally posted by donwhite
It's hard to say IF or WHEN it will collapse. I just hope we clean it up this time and work hard that we don't re-run this same hurtful "rush for greed" every 2 generations.
Okay, let's work with this. In general terms, we seem to agree that today's stock market will tank. What does the modern equivalent of 1929 look like?
. . as Don has pointed out since 9-11 the majority haven't made sacrifices like our grandparents and/or parents did . . Has anybody noticed that the same people who cry foul at the use of mercenary's in war zones also oppose the draft? You could say that is having your cake and eating it to.
I have Question for you. Do you think that it is possible to have a draft without the majority of the loop holes you described and with local draft boards? Cheers xpert11.