posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 05:45 PM
Strange that I never heard that term used during the 2000 election, or after it (prior to 9/11). I read at least two newspapers daily (including
either the L.A. or the N.Y. Times). In fact, this is another "factoid" which has been made up.
I realize that most of our European friends crap their drawers at the very concept of fighting back against an aggressor. They are so afraid that
their cushy lifestyles might be disturbed, that they will surrender to anyone rather than even consider the possibility of self defense.
The United States was attacked, and it responded. Iraq was threatening its neighbors, had consistently refused to follow any United Nations
Resolutions, etc. Sadly, the Europeans would do nothing, they obviously believe that UN orders are irrelevant.
Just as they see nothing wrong with the concept of Iran having nuclear weapons. Oh, intellectually many do not think this is a good idea, but they
are unwilling to actually do anything about it other than talk. Talk, talk, talk, that's about all they are good for.
You would think that the Europeans would have learned, after Hitler and Stalin, that talking to dictators and oppressors does not work. They will
just manipulate those countries that are all for appeasement, and take advantage of their weakness. That's exactly what the Iranians are doing right
What will it take to wake them up? An atomic cloud over Tel Aviv? But then again, that's just a bunch of Jews, Who would even consider fighting to
Yes indeed, the French people are anti-war. Just as they were anti-war in 1939-40, when the Nazi's overran their country. Remember, it was the
French that were the MOST cooperative with the Germans, willingly rounding up their own Jews (and others they didn't like), and turning them over to
the Germans for extermination.
And those good Germans are anti-war. Of course, they experienced the total ruination of their nation and it was dismembered for over 45 years. They
lost about 20% of their national territory at the end of World War II. So, they are scared to even think of fighting anyone, for any reason. Much
better to be a live coward, than a dead hero.
Yes indeed, those European countries (including Russia) would still be under German control, had it not been for the US. Not only did the US provide
more fighting men than all of the European countries combined (with the exception of the USSR), but it also provided over 60% of all of the war
materials used by ALL of the Allies.
And only 1 European country ever paid all of its debt back to the USA. Denmark paid its debt in full. All of the others had their debts reduced
markedly, because they simply refused to pay us back.
And they have the gall to criticise us?