And just FYI, if you break down the details, it turns out that when it came to combat, the Americans didn't have a lot to be proud of in WW2. In almost every engagement with the Germans, they suffered on average twice the casualties. And this after most of the German armies were at one quarter of their original strength- with fourth-fifths of the entire army still in the East- with their communications in disarray and bombs raining down day and night. Had it been just Germany vs the USA at any time between '39 and '41, you guys probably wouldn't have lasted 2 months. There would have been a brief period of extreme war measures, followed by citizenry revolt against the federal government, all while the Wehrmacht casually strolled in.
quote:Originally posted by plum If I show up at your funeral and...relieve myself, I can point to this thread. Fortunately, even these forums will not have been considered outmoded by then.
btw the U.S. footed some of the bill, but it was ultimately Russian blood that defeated Hitler.
Yeah, we let the Russians take the brunt of it, just like we'll let the Mohammedites have their way with Europe before we bomb the continent to cinders. We like letting less valuable people do most of the dying. People like you for example.
Speaking of which unless I die by this Saturday you won't make my funeral since you'll be a katana sheath by 9:15pm GMT -4 this Wednesday. Make sure you park your house on a well-lit street until then. Skewering your liver will be harder in the dark.