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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

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    Er... How so?

    Their soldiers were underarmed, underfed, and underresourced. Good thing we don't operate that way.


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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Their soldiers were underarmed, underfed, and underresourced. Good thing we don't operate that way.


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    The Soviets were underarmed, underfed and underresourced not due to communism -- by the end of the war, the Soviet Union had the largest military-industrial complex in history. They were underarmed, underfed and underresourced because the largest military in human history (Operation Barbarossa) had just taken them by surprise, and they were busy sending every man they could find to the front so the entirety of Europe didn't fall to Nazi control.

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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    If the Soviet Union had capitulated to the Wehrmacht, and relinquished the largest stockpile of manpower, resources and industry on Earth at the time to the Nazis, the Anglo-Americans wouldn't have been able to stand for long.
    After the Battle of Britain, I'm not sure how the Nazi's would gain a foothold in the UK. Economic isolation from the continent may have relegated the UK to also rans eventually, but there's no earthly possibility that the Germans posed a threat to the North American continent and their freedoms. Stop with the bull**** effort to minimise their WW2 contributions in Europe.

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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

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    Stalin was begging for a second front because tens of millions of Russians had died fighting for your freedom while you sat back and threw money at the problem, and he wanted to come out of this war with any kind of male population at all.

    But, instead, the cowardly Americans refused to open the second front until 1944, by which time the Russians already had the Germans in full retreat across Poland, leaving twenty million dead Russians in their wake.
    Most sane people know your sick from your stupid avatar. You should try living in Russia if you like it so much. Americans died so people like YOU are now free to be as stupid as you are.

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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    Why? Because they followed a different ideology? Because they were smart enough not to bow to your God? You can disagree with someone over these things, perhaps even dislike the person. But hate? Political ideologies didn't matter much to you while the Russians were beating the Germans for you, why hate them afterwards?
    No, because Patton knew what history has proven since: The Soviets were as big a threat to peace and freedom as the Nazis.
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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tom View Post
    Most sane people know your sick from your stupid avatar. You should try living in Russia if you like it so much. Americans died so people like YOU are now free to be as stupid as you are.
    I lived in the Soviet Union for significant parts of my child and adult life. I've also lived in the States. I greatly prefer the former.

    Russian and British people died so American people can claim credit for the freedom we now have.

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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    The Soviets were underarmed, underfed and underresourced not due to communism -- by the end of the war, the Soviet Union had the largest military-industrial complex in history. They were underarmed, underfed and underresourced because the largest military in human history (Operation Barbarossa) had just taken them by surprise, and they were busy sending every man they could find to the front so the entirety of Europe didn't fall to Nazi control.
    Stalin's purge didn't have anything to do with the lack of leadership in the Soviet Army?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    As well, the Soviets were in the Pacific, where they routed the Japanese Kwantung Army, which, I might add, accounted for 65% of all Japanese military personnel.

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    The Guandong Army to which you refer was largely stipped of personnel and equipment by the time the Soviets invaded in the last month of the war in order to fight on other fronts (mostly against the Americans in the Pacific, but also in China). So, this statement of yours is pretty much meaningless...
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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    I lived in the Soviet Union for significant parts of my child and adult life. I've also lived in the States. I greatly prefer the former.

    Russian and British people died so American people can claim credit for the freedom we now have.
    That's right; the ones that we killed to maintain our freedom. I thank them for their sacrifice. I'm all about, "making that other poor dumb bastard die for his country".
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    After the Battle of Britain, I'm not sure how the Nazi's would gain a foothold in the UK. Economic isolation from the continent may have relegated the UK to also rans eventually, but there's no earthly possibility that the Germans posed a threat to the North American continent and their freedoms. Stop with the bull**** effort to minimise their WW2 contributions in Europe.
    Maybe through, I don't know, Ireland? XD

    A joke.

    But, even so -- the world is round, and the British Empire covered a third of it. If Britain fell after the Soviet Union, Canada, too, would become a state in flux, not to mention Chuktoka's proximity to Alaska.

    Anyway, it doesn't matter. Things happened differently. I'm just seeing to it that the Soviets get credit for their immense sacrifice in that war, instead of being demonised by their political enemies for an ideological dick length contest that happened afterwards.

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