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Chris Britt

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  1. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Joadtom

    You should be a writer — you’re so good at fiction.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Joadtom

    So you’re saying Obama is personally responsible for putting all the troops into other countries, a program that has been going on since WW II?

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Not just swell, but the mere THOUGHT of war, and of course preparing for the next one, is VERY PROFITABLE, to certain circles. Much less trouble btw, to name the countries we DON’T have troops in! (don’t forget the covert “operations” as well!)

  4. Gresch

    Gresch said, 12 months ago

    Did not the failure of following through with the successes of WWI cause WWII? good analogy… BHO failing to capitalize the success of the neutralization of an anti-western regime,,,

  5. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    Did not the failure of following through with the successes of WWI cause WWII?

    As RV asks, do you have the slightest idea of the world at the 1918 armistice? Had we followed up with something more like the Marshall Plan rather than demanding reparations from the defeated nations, then yes, WWII might have been avoided. But no matter how you design your scenario, you cannot reasonably support your thesis here. The experiment cannot be done, and the analogy of such very different past events to current events is untenable by any measure of intellectual endeavor.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    ^TheTreaty of Versailles, with British and French demands, laid the groundwork for WW II.

  7. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @dtroutma

    At least we can be grateful for the actions of our government after WW2. These were actions to end conflict, not to prolong it. Too bad we haven’t seen similar wisdom since then in too many cases…

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    ^A description of my position used in a job application, for the period 10/66-10/67: "Helicopter mechanic/crew chief. Extensive duties related to helicopter operations, repair, search missions, rescues, recoveries. Extensive weapons familiarity with many weapon types, first aid experience in bullet wounds, fragmentation and concussion device injury, chemical burns, major trauma injuries. Supervised work crews of American personnel, and crews of Vietnamese with added security responsibilities. Other duties as assigned based on needs of the military.


    Peace is a better part of human relations, and our wars since WW II, have not displayed much “wisdom”. The job description, and especially “other duties as assigned” has a lot to do with why I’m strongly “anti-war”, but certainly NOT a ""pacifist".

  9. artistdavid

    artistdavid said, 12 months ago

    @Joadtom

    The Left is similar to the "LEFT and like that Englishman who got “Peace in our own Time,” from Hitler!
    Jon Carry shortened the time to two months, to develop a Atom Bomb! Stupid Jon Carry! Shame!
    Israel will have to save themselves and U S !!!!

  10. piobaire

    piobaire said, 12 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Hear, hear! George Marshall deserves the highest praise.

  11. piobaire

    piobaire said, 12 months ago

    @dtroutma

    I hope you will agree that there was much more to it than that. German actions in Belgium and northern France alone during WWI justify the Allies in wanting to punish the German Empire and hobble its ability to make aggressive war. That being said, some form of Marshall Plan would have been better, but Marshall was only a 37-year-old staff officer at the time, and like most everyone else, needed the experience of the 1920’s and 1930’s to see the result of the Treaty of Versailles.
    If World War I laid the foundations of World War II, and I agree that it did, then the Franco-Prussian War laid the foundations of World War I, and the Napoleonic Wars laid the foundation of the Franco-Prussian War. War begets war.
    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Chanukkah to all, but especially to those who reason and discourse politely. My sincere thanks to those like you, dtroutma, who served.

  12. Gresch

    Gresch said, 12 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    Well I do blame Hiram Johnson for leading the isolation movement that defeated the League of Nations.., I believe that any post war aftermath program (Blockade until 1919) by the victors that results in more civilian deaths than occurred during the war itself is a breeding ground for ethnocentric fanaticism (such as the Boer War)…

    The crushing Reparations, the failing economy, the poorly planned new borders… the Polish corridor, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, etc… I am not sure that the US had enough world experience to change the post WWI programs at the time.. but the success of the Marshall Plan shows there had to be a better way…

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    ^Hmm, so “pissy” actually goes back to 1066?

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