Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
The United States has problems, indeed. I'm the first to recognize that and the last to deny it. We don't have a ruling class as defined by that, to rest in the hands of a few. There are TOO many cooks in the kitchen, if anything. Also, what ruling class did Obama come from? What ruling class for most of Congress? They're corrupt as the summer is hot, but that misses the definition of the term Oligarchy by a fair margin.
Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by coolcatt
Stalin wouldn't of dropped the bomb.
Would of been to quick.
I think the sadistic streak in him wanted people to suffer. Not die in a massive explosion.
Originally posted by coolcatt
reply to post by FlyersFan
That i am sure you don't know... But the US on the other hand drop a atomic boom on japan who didn't have a chance of winning and didn't have a nuclear energy
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
Putin is both right and wrong in my opinion. First of all, the issue of the atomic bomb. I am always critical of decisions of the US government on things of a military or clandestine nature, but think about this: IF the citizenry at the end of WWII had found out that Truman had a weapon that could have ended the war in Japan early, but didn't use it, what would they have done to Truman? He would have been run out of office. The US military themselves predicted millions of American dead, and many millions of Japanese dead, had the US had to invade mainland Japan. The Japanese would have fought tooth and nail, just like they did on most Pacific islands, till the last man was killed. So a president who can potentially save millions of lives for his country has a responsibility to do so.
And saying that Stalin would not have used the bomb is utterly ridiculous.
Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by coolcatt
I find it amusing that he complains/comments upon the "dark side" of American history... Does he ponder the "dark side" of Russian/Soviet history?
Yes, America has a dark side to its history. You'll find that most Americans will acknowledge that.
He really should watch that casting stones thing...it might hit a glass wall.
Originally posted by Tranceopticalinclined
Ever since WW2, that war of which we never actually won, since we just accepted without repercussion,regulation, or watchful eye most of the NAZI science and technology centers, and anyone able to loosely prove they knew how to help the USA via tech.
Where did you think these people's ideals and morals were going to trickle down too? Of course not all are this way, but I would like to say if you let any in who hated America, They wouldn't of had a hard time destroying from within since then.
Seems to me they did a great F*##ing Job.
Russia, go home, you're obviously drunk, What needs to happen is the actual people from these actual countries need to run their country and basically mind their own stuff, but since that's a farcry from what will happen, prep prep prep, since if you think this isn't going to end in a war some how you haven't been alive long enough.
Soon fighting over water, alien, left socks, you name it. War, war, war, fight, fight, fight. That's the Human Way!
Originally posted by Phoenix267
Thanks for sharing this. No country is perfect and the United States is no exception. There is the good, the bad, and the ugly with American history and our current events. I just wish everything was better than what we had now.