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12. Re: Morning Previews May 21, 2010, 15:03 LittleMe
 
So your premise is that after Japan attacked the U.S. with no prior declaration of war and then Germany declared war upon the U.S., the U.S. should have ignored them to see if they went away? I think it shouldn't be too hard to see how at the time this would be a "tough sell."

We weren't under attack. You paint the US as innocent and harmless and not the instigator.

Here is Germany's declaration:

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/germany-declares.htm

They claimed they were already under attack by us. Now, I'm not saying Germany was pure and harmless. I am saying that it takes two to tango.

Had Germany succeeded in defeating all of Europe and Russia, what do you picture the next step being?

We never found that out. Hitler's insane military conquest interests were for Europe and Russia (edit: and Africa). Even though we apparently won, the post-war situation was bad for us anyway. You paint a picture that we won. I don't think we did in one important aspect. No one won the war. Everyone lost. Almost everyone anyway. If this, if that.. Endless possibilities with 'ifs'.

I can say that my father was a teenage kid in England during the war. He remembers the bombing and German prisoner soldiers cleaning up the rubble. The war definitely had an impact on him and my family.


Here's one likely reason for our entering the war:

They have passed a new law which allows US servicemen to fight anywhere in the world.

And so it has been ever since. Perpetual war since 1941 (including the cold war).


Here's an interesting page:

Germany on the United States December 11, 1941
Italy on the United States December 11, 1941
The United States on Germany December 11, 1941
The United States on Italy December 11, 1941

So it took us all of less than one day to declare war? That hardly sounds like we were peace loving hippies. Not even a week or a month. No German force landed on our shores for us to declare war. I wonder why. It seems like our government wanted war.

Also did you know that when the Japanese attack was coming to pearl harbor, that the higher-ups knew it was coming (we had a radar installation) but they let it happen so that we could enter the war? It's called theater and population control. Our government is addicted to war.

This comment was edited on May 21, 2010, 15:18.
 
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