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What is a Preemtive Strike?

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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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The Japanese needed rubber and petroleum from Indonesia and the American Forces in the Phillipines were perceived to be a threat.

Pearl Harbor was a preemptive strike. Japan didnot intend to conquer America, Japan assumed that the American government whould accept some form of treaty instead of suffering 1 million casualties assaulting the Japanese mainland.




posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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no matter what anyone says, hiroshima and nagasaki bombings were acts of evil and fear.
to protect 100,000 americans by killing 500,000 japanese is clearly wrong, and the effects of radiation on the people after.
war is hell.
war is cowardice cloaked as courage.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by diamondsmith

Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
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Pre-emptive strike is you attack someone before they can do you harm. You don't wait for them to harm you, you hit them before they hit you.
Can Iran do that?


I doubt Iran could do much beyond sending jihadists out to kill a bunch of people shopping at the markets or dining at a restuarant. Iran's military might is laughable, which is a major reason why they could want nuclear weapons. A nuclear bomb or missle could do what their non-existant military couldn't do.

Ahmajinedad can talk a big game, but when it comes to putting his money where his mouth is he is financially bankrupt. In other words, he's all talk and no action.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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Hitler did not invent preemptive strikes. Im sure lots of wars have been started that way in the past. He was however the first to use the Blitzkreig tactic which is to attack the # out of them with bombs and missiles and artillery fire one moment and then just charge in the next. Taking out any chance for trench warfare or defense.




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