posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 01:26 PM
Without Lend-Lease, the Allies would have had a much harder time surviving until the formal US entry into the war. That takes nothing away from the
sacrifices of those fighting the Germans beforehand, especially from the Commonwealth countries, but had the US remained truly neutral and not entered
the war, the Russians never make it to Germany.
Anyway, in terms of World War III, it looks like a real possibility they will if things follow their present course. If the attack against Turkey is
the trigger, NATO will be drawn in, and even as the war expands as Syria potentially attacks Israel, I can't see Europe taking the position of
fighting A but not B. The command structures are too entwined in the West.
Of course, all this assumes in the current scenario that the Russians agree to play. As arrogant as this sounds, if it ends up being the west versus
Syria and any combination of Iran, Egypt, and Pakistan, who I think people forget, it probably remains a regional conflict although a terribly
I sort of find myself wondering if it isn't more like the US and Europe get drawn into this, and you see things like China acting on Taiwan and
Russia moving maybe into Ukraine, Belarus, or Georgia. Then, you'd see the real argument as I think the US might want to contain and I'm pretty
sure Europe wouldn't.
So I guess it really depends how it happens. I do think Europe wants no piece of Russia.