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  • Yes, it is

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    U.S. Arrogance Claims the Japanese Prime Minister

    "U.S. arrogance has claimed a high-profile victim: the prime minister of Japan.

    Yukio Hatoyama has had to tender his resignation after he was caught in a bind between the intransigence of the Obama Administration and the wishes of his own people. Many Japanese have become fed up with a huge U.S. base on the island of Okinawa and want it moved off.

    “Nearly 100,000 people staged a protest [in April] on the southern island, demanding that the base be removed,” reports the BBC.

    Hell no, we won’t go, replied the Obama Administration, publicly humiliating a longstanding Asian ally and forcing Hatoyama to tearfully exit days after he issued a heartfelt public apology to Okinawans.



    The United States refuses to leave Okinawa because it’s a key link in an astonishing chain of 700-plus bases the U.S. possesses in 130 countries around the world. Chalmers Johnson, one of the leading American scholars on this issue, recently published a concise account of the history of Okinawa in the Los Angeles Times. He underlined that the United States occupied Okinawa outright till 1972 and even after that has had sovereignty over the bases and the island’s airspace.

    Japanese resentment at the Americans has festered due to a number of reasons."
    Its funny

    the far left claims that their schemes are designed to make America better

    I say they are designed to ruin America

    what is more accurate?

    well given the hate some on this board direct towards America I think the answer is pretty clear



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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    And in the United States that site would like like the Gettysburg National Battlefield.
    lol but we have had many gettysburg moments and that battle was nearly 1000 years ago, time moves on other battles and historical moments become important, America is still very young dont forget that.
    As for the points about Europe its pretty clear we will never agree on that as you seem to have a deep hatred for socalism ( even though many european governments have voted in conservative governments). European countries like England are not socalist states they just have socialist aspects of their government similar to the US. Medicare, Social security, the GI bill etc are all example of socalism.
    End of the day if you dont want to visit any countries outside the US thats your choice but I do feel its pretty sad that you can't respect the fact that its a big planet and that not everyone is going to agree with your particular point of view, to accuse people of being criminals for accepting socalism is a little extreme

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what relevance does that sort of anti American drivel have. We were major reason why the Japanese were defeated and a major reason why the Axis fell. and unlike the Russians, we weren't in cahoots with the Nazis to start with
    I just feel its a little disrespectful to the rest of the allies to claim that America were the overiding factor in winning the war considering countries like Russia's losses. You need to pick up a history book because your WW2 knowledge is more limited than Burger Kings salad bar
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    let us not forget America only entered the war because she was attacked. I just feel its a little disrespectful to the rest of the allies to claim that America were the overiding factor in winning the war considering countries like Russia's losses. You need to pick up a history book because your WW2 knowledge is more limited than Burger Kings salad bar
    Oh Please.. Without US involvement, who would have been dropping A-bombs on all of us? That is right, Mr. Hitler himself. Who supplied Stalin? Without the US, just like in WW1, they would not have defeated Germany.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post



    This is why some people question the American people.....
    You are one of the misinformed. People in a number of Countries are proud of their Nations there are just fewer of them and even more people envy our Nation for our form of Government and life style and living standard.

    If you Socialists/Marxists/Communists don't like it tough stuff we will never change into a form of Government that always fails.

    It is proof that some people have a serious lack of mental acuity when they proudly state they are in favor of systems that can never be successful.

    They want others to produce so they can be lazy good for nothings who live off the hard work of good people.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    I never understood those who have a complaint about those who feel their country is the best in the world. IMO, while certainly not all, there are many who should feel this way.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I just feel its a little disrespectful to the rest of the allies to claim that America were the overiding factor in winning the war considering countries like Russia's losses. You need to pick up a history book because your WW2 knowledge is more limited than Burger Kings salad bar
    You would be best served as a newbie not pretending to claim what I know. My grandfather who earned both the DSC and the French Croix De Guerre as a Captain in the AE forces in WWI obtained a massive collection of literature on the second world war in which my Uncle (his son) was KIA (Navy Cross, DFC, among others) at Okinawa. My father also served in that war and I took every course I could find in the finest history department in the USA on the issue. I am well aware of the idiocy Hitler engaged in by sneak attacking his Soviet allies which made his loss inevitable. But the USA could have sat the European war out and yet we sacrificed at least a couple hundred thousand men in freeing countries like France that rolled over and played dead.

    and like it or not-it was mainly the American Navy, the marines and the army that brought Japan to its knees



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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    Oh Please.. Without US involvement, who would have been dropping A-bombs on all of us? That is right, Mr. Hitler himself. Who supplied Stalin? Without the US, just like in WW1, they would not have defeated Germany.

    wow I love this chicken and the egg argument you have with Americans about WW2 who obviously have a limited understanding of the conflict.
    1.If the UK doesnt win the battle of Britain hitler launches operation sea lion and invades the UK so D-Day never happens
    2. If the UK doesnt win in north africa there is no southern Italian campaign cutting off anyone entrance for America into Europe and leaving the allies with no launching point
    3. If the Russians dont stop the Germans at the gates of Moscow Germans run all over Europe and then can help their friend Japan turn on the US attacking from both sides and using the superior U-Boats to cut of americas trade.
    4. America actually gave the russians not that much during WW2
    5. As for rest of the allies they should be kissing americas hand forever because you supplied us weapons while we were fighting evil at a very high intrest rate?

    Every country involved in WW2 knows it was a joint effort and without eachother we would not have won, every country except the US that is.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    lol but we have had many gettysburg moments and that battle was nearly 1000 years ago, time moves on other battles and historical moments become important, America is still very young dont forget that.
    That battle changed the shape of English history. Without the English victory at Stamford Bridge, the battle of Hastings probably doesn't happen. Instead, Duke William ends up meeting Harald Bluetooth's army somewhere else in England (possibly London), and God alone knows what ends up happening to the country. There's a reasonable chance that it may have never again become a Saxon kingdom. America is still young. You are correct about that. We remain that way because we remember what has happened to us in the past. We preserve places like Minuteman National Park, Gettysburg, and the USS Arizona Memorial. We also preserve places like Old Sturbridge Village, Colonial Williamsburg, Edison's laboratory facility, and many other locales so that our children can see what this country was like. Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    As for the points about Europe its pretty clear we will never agree on that as you seem to have a deep hatred for socalism ( even though many european governments have voted in conservative governments). European countries like England are not socalist states they just have socialist aspects of their government similar to the US. Medicare, Social security, the GI bill etc are all example of socalism.
    You are correct that I have a deep rooted hatred for everything Socialist (including [but not limited to] Medicare and Social Security) whether it's on this side of the ocean or the other. A goverment is only as "Conservative" as the actions it takes and the policies it introduces or fails to repeal. There is no more a Conservative government anywhere in Europe than there has been here in the United States since prior to the US Civil War.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    End of the day if you dont want to visit any countries outside the US thats your choice but I do feel its pretty sad that you can't respect the fact that its a big planet and that not everyone is going to agree with your particular point of view, to accuse people of being criminals for accepting socalism is a little extreme
    I respect their right to do whatever they want on their own soil. I respect it by avoiding having anything to do with them. I AM that rude, unpleasant, and crabby American that Europeans hate seeing in their countries. I only speak English. I have no real taste for a wide variety of foreign foods. I have less than no interest in their culture. So I stay home, where I belong. Now if I could just get them to evoke the same courtesy, we'd probably all be a lot happier.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    That battle changed the shape of English history. Without the English victory at Stamford Bridge, the battle of Hastings probably doesn't happen. Instead, Duke William ends up meeting Harald Bluetooth's army somewhere else in England (possibly London), and God alone knows what ends up happening to the country. There's a reasonable chance that it may have never again become a Saxon kingdom. America is still young. You are correct about that. We remain that way because we remember what has happened to us in the past. We preserve places like Minuteman National Park, Gettysburg, and the USS Arizona Memorial. We also preserve places like Old Sturbridge Village, Colonial Williamsburg, Edison's laboratory facility, and many other locales so that our children can see what this country was like. Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it.



    You are correct that I have a deep rooted hatred for everything Socialist (including [but not limited to] Medicare and Social Security) whether it's on this side of the ocean or the other. A goverment is only as "Conservative" as the actions it takes and the policies it introduces or fails to repeal. There is no more a Conservative government anywhere in Europe than there has been here in the United States since prior to the US Civil War.



    I respect their right to do whatever they want on their own soil. I respect it by avoiding having anything to do with them. I AM that rude, unpleasant, and crabby American that Europeans hate seeing in their countries. I only speak English. I have no real taste for a wide variety of foreign foods. I have less than no interest in their culture. So I stay home, where I belong. Now if I could just get them to evoke the same courtesy, we'd probably all be a lot happier.

    at least your honest I guess

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