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  1. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, 2 months ago

    WW I and WW II were Wars.
    The rest, just Police Actions (?) the UN sanctioned.
    And they have never really been won or lost just ignored after the reason for said police action was forgotten.

  2. SuperMax52

    SuperMax52 said, 2 months ago

    The US has LOVED WAR since 1945. It’s a great way to distract the citizens from seeing what is really going on, not that they’d care.

  3. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, 2 months ago

    flanders field. passchendaele, amien, somme, ypres, belleau wood, mons, verdun, marne, ardennes

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 2 months ago

    They were wars, “police action” as the new name switch to make it more palatable for the masses. All it takes is the right marketing to sell the masses on war. One of the Nazi generals had it pegged perfectly. They knew all about manipulation of an entire society like no one else, not even the Bolsheviks did it to their degree, but came close.

    “Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.”


    -Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    It’’s over 6,000 years, folks, from obsidian nodules to nukes.

  6. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 2 months ago

    Assuming that other races of extra-terrestrial origin exist, we here on earth are certainly not ready, as a human race, to meet them. Who knows how many more millenia we need to advance, and overcome our basic, tribal, ethnic and aggressive instincts.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 2 months ago

    @SuperMax52
    “The US has LOVED WAR since 1945. It’s a great way to distract the citizens from seeing what is really going on, not that they’d care.”

    It’s also a fantastic way for the military industrial complex to make money hand over fist.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 2 months ago

    @MangeyMoose

    If we are not on equal footing it would be devastating to us.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    Moose; my thought has always been that if extra-terrestrials arrive, they will have to be far advanced above us, and most likely would be more like E.T. than Klingons. There first statement would be, “Do NOT take us to your leaders anywhere on your planet, as the all seem to be idiots.”

  10. Gresch

    Gresch said, 2 months ago

    I would like to recommend to everyone to read the ‘Guns of August’

  11. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 2 months ago

    @Gresch

    Read it. Excellent suggestion. Barbara Tuchman recounts some of the excessively brutal occupation methods the Germans inflicted on the Belgians, and French civilians.

    Another suggestion: Recently published “The War that Ended Peace” by Margaret MacMillan. She refers to some of the trivialities among some politicians, and a certain monarch, which catapulted Europe into that Great War.

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