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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I notice you have withdrawn from this discussion. Any reason for having given up?
    Your concern is touching.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    In war things get ****ing dirty.

    I expect you would find similar actions from any country involved in any war.

    Unacceptable, true. But it seems like the nature of war brings out the ugly side of humans, and the longer and dirtier it is the more likely something like that will happen.
    Agreed, though you would like to think that countries could learn from their mistakes. The litany of US war crimes should be enough to keep in check any American tempted to suggest to the world that his or her country is the "best" or the "greatest". Agreed?

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    Agreed, though you would like to think that countries could learn from their mistakes. The litany of US war crimes should be enough to keep in check any American tempted to suggest to the world that his or her country is the "best" or the "greatest". Agreed?
    People who readily accuse countries of "war crimes" usually have no idea what war crimes are.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Since I am Canadian I would like to say you are wrong. We were involved in the war from the very beginning to the very end in both Europe and the Pacific. All the convoys that brought supplies for the UK launched from Halifax guarded by ships with sonar perfected by the Canadian navy. By the end of the war we had the fifth-largest navy and fourth largest air force. We also liberated many important cities and other parts of Europe (mainly in the Netherlands). Canada played a significant role in the war and played an important role in the survival of Britain.
    Indeed Canada declared war fairly quickly after Britain did and sent troops to the UK fairly quickly. if I am not mistaken the Canadians even had their own beach during the invasion of Normandy.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    Agreed, though you would like to think that countries could learn from their mistakes. The litany of US war crimes should be enough to keep in check any American tempted to suggest to the world that his or her country is the "best" or the "greatest". Agreed?
    I think like most countries, we have some very positive qualities...offset by some very bad things we've done, and will do.

    Personally I don't know if any country can lay claim to "greatest".

    There's alot of things I dislike about the USA atm, but most of them are due to how crappy our political bodies are atm, IMO.
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Perhaps a good question would be: Greatest about what and compared to which other country?
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I think like most countries, we have some very positive qualities...offset by some very bad things we've done, and will do.

    Personally I don't know if any country can lay claim to "greatest".

    There's alot of things I dislike about the USA atm, but most of them are due to how crappy our political bodies are atm, IMO.
    That's a more sensible response. It does seem though that some Americans genuinely believe that their country is objectively the "best" or "greatest" in terms of its contribution to the world.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    People who readily accuse countries of "war crimes" usually have no idea what war crimes are.
    In order to aid your understanding, this is essential reading IMO World’s Most Evil and Lawless Institution | Dissident Voice
    It gives some detail on the estimated 20 million people - mostly civilians - who have been killed by US forces in the last 50 years. It also gives some analysis of how these killings can be considered "war crimes". Let us know what you make of it.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    In order to aid your understanding, this is essential reading IMO World’s Most Evil and Lawless Institution | Dissident Voice
    It gives some detail on the estimated 20 million people - mostly civilians - who have been killed by US forces in the last 50 years. It also gives some analysis of how these killings can be considered "war crimes". Let us know what you make of it.
    A nice propaganda piece that illustrates my point.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Yes we are, and Will can STFU.
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    "Fly-over" country spoke, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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