View Poll Results: Would you go to war to defend the USA? (Americans only, please)

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratrooper View Post
    Regardless of the reason? Would you have taken up arms to defend Germany in WWII?
    I wouldn't really have choose as almost every German man was invited to army at some point of war, so answer is Yes as I would be invited without choose.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Agreed - but the Philippines and various other US territories in the Pacific were.

    Remember, Hawaii was only a territory back then, too.
    That's true. You'd probably have to go back to the 1800s to find a war where we were being invaded on American soil by a foreign power.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That's true. You'd probably have to go back to the 1800s to find a war where we were being invaded on American soil by a foreign power.
    Territories are US soil just as much as Alaska and Hawaii were before 1959.

    But if you mean one of the States being invaded by a foreign power, yeah, you'd have to go back a few years. It comes from having a good navy.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I would have thought two simple words, "Pearl Harbor", would have been enough to prove the point.


    I'm NOT saying we should have - but had we stayed out of the War in Europe I doubt the Germans would have paid us any notice (until after securing Europe ).
    The Amerika Bomber project began development in 1938.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    The Amerika Bomber project began development in 1938.
    Was that the German LR bomber project's name? I can never remember.

    I did say "until after securing Europe". Hitler expected to have Europe sewn up by the end of 1942. Too bad for him the Russian weather didn't cooperate in '41 - early '42.


    Japan also had a LR bomber project, don't remember it's name either. The goal for them was the west coast using biological or chemical bombs.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    But if you mean one of the States being invaded by a foreign power, yeah, you'd have to go back a few years. It comes from having a good navy.
    It comes from being surrounded by friendly neighbors who aren't going to allow anyone to tromp through their backyard to get to us. Invading solely from sea or air is extremely difficult.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    It all depends really.

    I would not stand here and pretend that I am some fearless warrior and head over heels patriot, intent on giving my life as a sacrifice for this nation at the moments notice. That is a tough question, and everyone will answer it differently. I suppose if it had to be done, and there was no one else willing to do it, I would. That said, we have a wonderful military, all recruited voluntarily. I guess if it was in the cards for me, I would join. If it was a draft, I guess I would be going.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It comes from being surrounded by neighbors CRUSHED IN PREVIOUS CENTURIES who aren't going to allow anyone to tromp through their backyard to get to us BECAUSE WE OWN THE ECONOMICALLY AND POLITICALLY Invading solely from sea or air is extremely difficult. (but we should certainly try to force the Americans to educate themselves and pass health care reform).
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That's true. You'd probably have to go back to the 1800s to find a war where we were being invaded on American soil by a foreign power.
    1812 was the last time the US was "invaded" by a foreign power unless you count the the attacks by Pancho Villa. I'm not sure Pearl Harbor was an invasion; it is probably more accurately described as an attack. Oh, I almost forgot this...

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    It all depends on what "defending America" means. If it refers to ideology like the justifications we have used for other wars than no. If it is because we were attacked or there was an imminent attack then probably. It would have to be a country attacking us and not some "suspected" group of citizens. We used the justification of the possibility of communism spreading to fight the Vietnam war and that really did not have anything to do with us except a fear of "communism" spreading. Fear of thought is no reason to kill people.
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    You mean brainwashing by the U.S, media?

    "10. Myth: If it is not mentioned in the media, then it is not real. So the CIAís policy of mass mind control and collective brainwashing canít be real because the TV news channels and other media outlets never mention it.

    Fact: To a large degree, the CIA and the mainstream media are one and the same. The U.S. governmentís state media is not like the Chinese, Russian, Cuban, or Iranian state media, but it is still a state media. The only difference is there is the illusion in America that there is a separation between the private sphere of news coverage and the official sphere of power. But in reality, there is no separation. Officials in the highest positions of power in Washington manage the news in America, direct the national conversation, cover up uncomfortable truths, and set the official standards for public debate. They are totalitarian thugs who masquerade as defenders of freedom and providers of security."


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    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    I don't understand what you are getting at. Are you saying I am close to the truth or I am wrong? Please explain.
    You may say, that I am supplementing your comment.

    As far as a surprise attacks on America go, I refer you to:

    The New American Century .mpg

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