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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Believing you can successfully annihilate an ideology, or even just remove said ideology from a region it has thrived in for thousands of years, is equally stupid.
    Quite the opposite. Most of the world's great ideologies have been annihilated, generally by conquering civilizations or barbarian tribes.


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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    Quite the opposite. Most of the world's great ideologies have been annihilated, generally by conquering civilizations or barbarian tribes.

    Really you mean like how Nazism has been completely defeated? How long ago was that one and it is STILL around.

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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    As far as I know none of this was ever a war; no war has been declared. The only war that the United States is currently in (as far as I know) is the Korean War.

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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    As far as I know none of this was ever a war; no war has been declared. The only war that the United States is currently in (as far as I know) is the Korean War.
    Korea never declared either.

    The last relevant LEGAL United States Declaration of War was in 1941 against the "Axis Powers" of Germany and Japan. This legal declaration was extended to a few satellite regimes (Bulgaria Hungary, & Romania) in '42, but that was "housekeeping" with regards to the already initiated campaign.

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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Really you mean like how Nazism has been completely defeated? How long ago was that one and it is STILL around.
    Well, Nazism is still around in much the same way that the Vikings are still around... a bunch of dudes who like to play dress up on weekends and collect old relics. Or do you believe Nazism is still a viable ideological or cultural force in the world today?

    The case was made earlier that ideologies which have existed for 'thousands of years' cannot be stomped out. Well, yes they can. Which is why only scholars today can decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, or Stonehenge. And why slavery, as an institution supported by the state, has been eradicated universally.

    The Mayas and Aztecs and Incas, along with their unique ideologies and cultures were wiped out.

    In fact, most of the world's great cultures, and their ideologies, have crumbled. The Greeks, pre-Christian Romans, Byzantines, Mesopotamians... all long gone. A few stone remnants remain. But ideology? Only memories.

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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    As far as I know none of this was ever a war; no war has been declared. The only war that the United States is currently in (as far as I know) is the Korean War.

    We have a long history of not calling wars, what they are,"wars".Korea was officially called a “Police Action”.


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