posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 02:05 AM
Originally posted by Daderakiller
reply to post by YJLTG
... wile we are basically undefeated.
I don't think so sunbeam. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong put a mighty dent in the armour of the US Military, I think I'd call their Russian and
Chinese backed result against the massed ranks of US military might a victory.
You could argue that the US backed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba was hardly a startling success.
Combined US and UK efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have achieved little other than the death and maiming of many brave younf men and women serving
their respective companies.
Look at the mess in Korea, a draw, and we all know hoe you chaps don't like a draw.
You also have a bad habit of turning up late for events, the WWI 1914-1918, WWII 1939-1945 (you could argue earlier with Japanese involvement in China
and Korea), spring to mind,
Blind belief in the superiority of the US is very touching, all stood round hands on hearts, singing the national anthem, and chanting USA USA USA
undoubtedly makes you all feel very good, but results don't always go your own way old chap. I am afraid you have to take the rough with the smooth,
and the odd setback does happen, even when you have undoubted military superiority. We've learned that lesson the hard way. Although a lot of our
problems stem from the picking our leaders from the upper classes because they're the right sort of chap, rather than being any good at what they are
meant to be doing:
- Crimea - Charge of the Light Brigade
- WWII - Singapore, massive capitulation
- WWI - Earl Haig trying to inch his drinks cabinet nearer to Berlin over the corpses of anyone and everyone
- WWII North Africa before Monty