QUOTE(supersloth @ Nov 22 2006, 12:53 PM) [snapback]2505316[/snapback]
if it werent for china, the US would have payed a MUCH higher price in fighting japan. 2/3 of the japanese army was bogged down in china. china basically held japan down while the US kicked him in the face.
US didnt save anyone, they only intervened when their own interest were threatened. where were they when Japan invaded 6 years earlier.
forming embargoes, freezing Japanese assets.
QUOTE(martin_nuke @ Nov 21 2006, 12:38 AM) [snapback]2500807[/snapback]
The problem with Afganistan and Iraq that it is very hard to secure because there are no natural borders and boundaries the terrorists come in and out very easily. Their frontiers are to big and its a security nightmare. The best natural border is a river or the ocean which is enough to secure a country.
Yeah, the US can't secure its own borders, how can it secure someone else's?
QUOTE(kunomchu @ Nov 21 2006, 12:27 AM) [snapback]2500779[/snapback]
True I give props to the United States for what it did during WW2. The flying tigers were awesome and the nukes that were dropped on japan ended the war. But U.S is also the reason why China was contained and why Taiwan still exist as a separate political entity. The United States is still trying to contain China by selling weapons to its neighbors and countering influence abroad. I think that it id the US, that is building up this "China threat" U.S is just as guilty as the Soviets for screwing up the many countries in the world. It has that old colonial mentality. Just look at Vietnam and Iraq.
Iraq was going to have to be dealt with eventually. We know that Saddam Hussein is evil, even if the US sided with him in the past, it was only to choose what seemed less of a danger over a more serious one.
As for Vietnam, let's not forget it was France that started that mess anyways. The US is limited in certain regions because of her European ancestors.
As for the nukes, they were overkill. They were only dropped to prevent Russians from invading Japan. That's all.
As for China being contained, shouldn't it be? I mean, it does break human rights violations and is a Communist nation. At least the US is doing business with them. It just doesn't make sense that they sell weapons to someone they know use them on innocent Chinese and on the US itself.
The US has made the mistake of selling weapons to those who would be their enemies to often in the past. They don't need to do that again.