- Jun 23, 2004
Good points. Who was it that said "...avoid foreign entanglements." Oh yes, it was General/President Washington. Now our country is loathed in Europe because we do get involved. Legitimizes the saying-"damned if you do & damned if you don't." I was initially for the toppling of S. Hussein but only reversed when it was learned that the administration tried to tie the invasion to some ephemeral link between SH & Al-qaieda which, by the way seems to defies logic/rationality as Iraq was secular & AQ is overtly religious. Also, as we all know, post-war plans were/seem to be inadequately planned.wolfix said:The Pacific Theater and the European war were 2 seperate wars that rarely overlapped, except in the timeline of history.... They just occurred at the same time.
I know in my area of the country , where it is predominatly German, there was a resistence to the war. Of course, knowledge of the concentration camps was known only by a few. And the main thrust of the European "conflict" [ I hate that word when speaking of war] was on Russian soil in the beginning.
I do find it ironic though. Up until that time, America was considered to have an isolationist mindset, and it get criticised. Today it takes on a global outlook, and it gets criticised.. By the way, Kennedy was the one who promoted the 'Global Police" mentality that occurs in America today. And he is the idol of the liberals.
And oil was "exploited" by the British with American investment. The oil industry was never a nationality thing. Oil companies have always been countries of their own. BP had a lot to do with the involvemnt of America in Viet-Nam. If the Viet-nam situation is looked at before troops were actually sent to Nam, it was BP that had men running all over the country. I am familiar with a man that told his family 5 years before American involvment that BP wanted American troops sent to Nam..... This man was company man for BP.
The world needs to wake up. The oil interests have no boundries. They may be more of your actual government then the elected officials.
I have made a statement for years. I argued with a political science instructor of mine back in the 70's..... I made the statement that a politicians popularity is based on the price of gas at the pump. Gas drops, his popularity goes up. The professor 25 years later admitted he followed this thought and I am not far off. Bush's popularity dropped when gas hit record highs. Bush's popularity has nothing to do with Iraq. If gas continues to drop like it has recently ..His popularity will start to rise.
Friends...... Oil is god.
On another note, I saw a full-page advert for BP in our Washington Post newspaper ystrdy. Cost's a pretty penny to do that & what is w/ thier new logo made w/ the color green Makes me wonder. In addition, who drew all of those arbitrary lines all over the globe designating national borders w/o regard to ethnic/religious tensions I think it was a country that starts w/ the letter's: "Bri..." Don't get me wrong, Britain has given the world alot but has also done things which make us American's look like genius'