posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 08:16 PM
Originally posted by WestPoint23
[ This is very different form Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were lying and making the US think that they wanted to negotiate peace. While they just
attacked deliberately without any warning and any notification.
- Pearl Harbour is a terrible example to give Westy.
The USA deliberately backed Japan further and further into a corner knowing full well the only likely outcome.
Then there's the fact that Japanese codes were being read.
We gave Iraq 3 months warning and they knew that we had forces in Kuwait and they knew they had 48 hours to end the war.
- 'You' gave Iraq all asorts of conflicting messages pre-gulf war mk1. In view of this, where's the surprise that Saddam didn't believe you/we
Japan never gave us a warning never gave us a deadline and sneaked their faces in striking range totally opposite to what the US did.
- Well, if you really believe that knowing now what we all know feel free. Personally I think it's an enormous crock.
Japan attacked, that's true. But IMO it was neither really a surprise nor really unprovoked.....and nor were the losses anything like as serious as
originally made out.
The nearly 2500 US casualties tragically sustained that morning were IMO deliberately sacrificed to gain the US public's acceptance of entering
I agree the US should
have come into WW2 but it was done in a terrible deceitful way IMO.
.....and to this day 'we' still keep on pulling these terrible 'stunts' and 'games' rather than just being straight about 'our' politics.