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The punitive terror bombing that marked the end of World War II hardly registered with us
Then we passively accepted our government's mad embrace of thermonuclear weapons. While we demonized our Soviet enemy, we hardly noticed that almost every major escalation of the arms race was initiated by our side -- a race that would still be running if Mikhail Gorbachev had not dropped out of it.
We did not think it odd that America's immediate response to the nonviolent fall of the Berlin Wall was an invasion of Panama.
On December 15, 1989, Noriega sought and was given by the legislature the title of chief executive officer of the government. The Noriega-led assembly declared that a state of war with the United States existed. The next day Panamanian soldiers killed an unarmed U.S. Marine officer dressed in civilian clothes.
Originally posted by BlackJackal
Speaking out is fine but Mr. Carroll is distorting the truth.
Originally posted by BlackJackalDo any of you actually beleive Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be terror fire bombings?
Originally posted by BlackJackalWhat about the invasion of Panama did we invade for no reason? Like I said speaking out is fine but speak the truth.
Originally posted by Weller
We didn't mind Saddam's cruelty in the 80's when he was gassing the Kurds (with weapons we sold him to use against Iran) and treating his people like crap. But the minute he invaded an oil ally of ours it became a different story. Hipocrisy of the highest order regardless of his ruthlesness.