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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    No, it's a pretty logical assumption since we would have had to participate in more than just the final battles. We would have been in longer and more people would have died. This was a huge war, an earlier presence wouldn't have been an automatic sooner ending.
    And those battles would most likely have gone the allies way, the perfect time to jump in would have been after they attacked Russia, the Nazi's fatal mistake.
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    Re: If

    If the US was threated I would say yes, but if not, the answer is no.

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    What works for you? I'm really just wondering about if we knew a nation was attempting what Hitler attempted, - okay, so given today's technology. Would we attempt to intercede.
    I won't name them because people tend to **** a brick when certain countries are called out - but I see some countries right now doing some of the things he did: demanding concessions from other countries, requiring "more" be given - marking another people or countrymen as an enemy. . . while at the same time suffering from internal issues and having to continually purge their own selves from those who rise up against their actions from the inside out.

    And at the same time managing to gain sympathy and support from others who aren't "inside" the loop.

    When we were fighting Hitler some of his attrocities weren't known to us until *after* we infiltrated their occupied terrority - and some of that didn't come out until after he was dead.

    One such country, in my view, is being constantly assisted by us and forever garishing everyone's support and compassion when they don't deserve it - but their enemy is on the list, too
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    Re: If

    I thought the only reason we actually went to war was because Japan attacked us at Pearl Harbor. Even though it was the common talk, no one was willing to go to war over some guy burning Jewish people. And since hiding whole race-burning death camps is a bit hard, I'm sure US intel definitely knew about it. I think the US saw an opportune time like any one else would and entered when the bet was hot.

    What would I do now...hard to say. In the state our country is in right now, could we really afford going up against a REAL aggressor state with equal or superior military capabilities?

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I would support a combination of hardware/funding for the guys fighting and cruise missiles/bombing. No troops on the ground unless genocide starts happening.
    Except, that we didn't know that genocide was happening, until troops had already conquered Germany.

    Plus, you can't win a war without putting infantry soldiers on the ground. Libya is proving that.

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I disagree. If such a regime were to exist again and steadily gain power, it would be easy to believe that they would one day week to gain dominance over us.
    Do you support a preemptive strike against Iran?

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    International law forbids assasination.

    Fancy that.

    Allied snipers wanted to take advantage of the capabilities of sniper technology, but were forbidden to do so. There's a little scene in Saving Private Ryan that references this, but I've heard the same thing from veterans of the war.

    I've heard the reasons for it, but when its all said and done, leaders need to be safe from each other. Dying is for the peasantry. Deciding where and when they die is the job of kings.
    No such international law existed during WW2.

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    So you find no moral obligation to your fellow human beings to stop the merciless slaughter of millions of innocent people?
    We didn't get involved in WW2 to stop the Holocuast, as we didn't know it was even going on. Hell, most Germans didn't know it was going on.

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If the US was threated I would say yes, but if not, the answer is no.
    The US was definitely threatened by Nazi Germany, whether or not our leaders realized it before the Japanese attack. Iraq? No, Iraq was never a threat to the US, and its leader was just a tinpot third world dictator.
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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We didn't get involved in WW2 to stop the Holocuast, as we didn't know it was even going on. Hell, most Germans didn't know it was going on.
    There is evidence to the contrary on both accounts. However, many complications were abound regarding intervention to prevent it.
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