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Why The Yanks Love Guns [Pic]

Hits: 9741 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: drawman61
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papajon0s1
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 455 Posts
Monday, March 04, 2013 10:52:10 AM
From the "You can make statistics say anything you want" file.

furryblob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 577 Posts
Monday, March 04, 2013 9:56:34 AM
I'm glad I don't live in America, to many loonies with guns.

SpermNinja81
Male, 30-39, Australia
 458 Posts
Sunday, March 03, 2013 5:56:13 AM
And as for the infographic... The last REAL victory the US was involved with was 1945 (All due respect there) but one could argue that the US has been losing wars for the last 68 years. To be fair, the nature of war and the enemy has changed greatly.. but showing up, blowing a bunch of poo up, and then leaving when it becomes clear that your involvement is not really benefiting anyone does not count as a victory in the conventional sense.

SpermNinja81
Male, 30-39, Australia
 458 Posts
Sunday, March 03, 2013 5:43:48 AM
WW2, on the other hand.. yeah. Without American support, western Europe was fu--ed. and the Russkies would have suffered a hell of a lot more.(I happen to think they would've eventually beaten Germany anyway) but that was a different war... So thankyou America for 'Winning world war II'

SpermNinja81
Male, 30-39, Australia
 458 Posts
Sunday, March 03, 2013 5:38:33 AM
Gotta disagree @whodat. no disrespect intended towards the individual US doughboys who fought in WW1, but they really didn't do jack sh-t other than show up. True, the Germans threw their last roll of the dice (operation michael) partly due of the amount of American troops and material that was set to enter the war, but their offensive was broken by the French, British and dominion troops during september/october 1918, and it was growing dissent inside it's own borders that ultimately tipped Germany's hand. Apart from some great performances by some individual units, the US troops basically refused to listen and learn from the experienced allied troops and decided to run headlong at the guns in frontal assaults in the way that proved so costly to the allies in 1915. It might really sting your American pride, and the sacrifices made aren't any less valuable, but the truth is that the war was already won. you guys didn't 'save our asses' in that war. but thanks anyway.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10264 Posts
Sunday, March 03, 2013 3:30:34 AM
Exactly. USA needs to be tamed, or dissolved.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 11744 Posts
Sunday, March 03, 2013 12:07:21 AM
So, let me see if I understand you. The American GOVERNMENT is a bunch of violent murderous war mongers, therefore, the American PEOPLE should willing allow themselves to be disarmed by said government.

Does that about sum up your point?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22067 Posts
Saturday, March 02, 2013 9:11:14 PM
@Whodat: Ah, ic! So amoung the MANY fails in this offering is: they didn't even get the right name of an operation.

Check!

kree_
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 193 Posts
Saturday, March 02, 2013 8:50:57 PM
@whodat6484, but i do speak german.

DJL
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 135 Posts
Saturday, March 02, 2013 1:19:02 PM
Allimgonnasayiz Don't Start None, Won't Be None.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3349 Posts
Saturday, March 02, 2013 12:31:27 PM
@5Cats - True, but the whole thing was a UN operation called United Nations Operation in Somalia II (UNOSOM II) which was controlled by the US. A military presence was required to ensure that the humanitarian relief workers could do their jobs safely.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3349 Posts
Saturday, March 02, 2013 12:16:32 PM
@D6U4 - "they come in the last year and claim all the glory. Typical americans"

That's a typical douchebag Canadian comment. We didn't get involved in either Word War until there was no other choice. You're goddamn right we take all the glory, if it wasn't for us getting involved we'd probably all be speaking German right now.


5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22067 Posts
Saturday, March 02, 2013 12:08:18 PM
Nice "catch @D6U4! I ususlly spot that glarring error in US participation in WW1 and WW2...

It does mention Obama's invasion of Libya! lolz! "Freedom Falcon" I had completely forgotten...

@WhoDat That's true, but there were a series of "interventions" into Somalia at that time, (1993-1995) they seem to be lumped together here.

Blackhawk Down aka: The First Battle Of Mogadishu (1993)

D6U4
Male, 18-29, Canada
 12 Posts
Saturday, March 02, 2013 8:50:39 AM
Last time I checked the U.S. didn't join WWI in 1914. More like 1917, they come in the last year and claim all the glory. Typical americans

alpensepp
Male, 70 & Over, Europe
 1261 Posts
Saturday, March 02, 2013 3:55:12 AM
most european countries have a similar record.

LegerDemain
Male, 18-29, Europe
 114 Posts
Friday, March 01, 2013 11:03:23 PM
I like how they started naming alla wars "Operation", implying that have some form of control. On the other hand, they took a decent break from war after WW1 and poo kind of got out of hand for a bit.

skypirate
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1983 Posts
Friday, March 01, 2013 9:58:26 PM
the US government likes to kill people? alert the presses! no wonder they want the masses unarmed.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3349 Posts
Friday, March 01, 2013 9:19:52 PM
Operation United Shield was a multinational operation to monitor a cease-fire and safely get UN Peacekeeping Troops out of Somalia. It was planned in January of 1992 and the mission took place from January to March of 1995 (3 months) and there were no casualties at all.

DuckBoy87
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2549 Posts
Friday, March 01, 2013 8:52:58 PM
To add to ssalty, a "cold" war is exactly that; cold, meaning a stand off, so add 47 years to the total of years of peace.

ssalty
Male, 60-69, Western US
 121 Posts
Friday, March 01, 2013 8:42:59 PM
Somebody better do the math for him. Just adding the years between wars through the Spanish- American War I came up with 88 years of peace. And, I came up with 237 years by subtracting 1776 from 2013. So maybe this is two years old; no big deal."Click!"

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Friday, March 01, 2013 8:22:12 PM
first, there was no "indian-american war" that lasted from 1775-1918. there were legal battles over territories, but indians and 'americans' haven't had bloodshed since it was the colonies or at worst mid 1800's during the westward movement.

second, the brits have been in 500+ more years of war and don't want guns, not to mention they criticize americans for being in afghanistan when they themselves were in afghanistan 120 years ago, before it was cool.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3349 Posts
Friday, March 01, 2013 7:54:33 PM
Here's a list of conflicts in the Near East (Middle East) that goes back to the Bronze Age.

I'm not going to do the math for you, but I think you get the point. Regardless of countries/territories changing names, they've been killing each other forever in that part of the world.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3349 Posts
Friday, March 01, 2013 7:40:50 PM
All those crazy f*ckers in the Middle East have been fighting each other as far back as recorded history goes and probably longer than that. I see everyone else picked up on the "Cold War" part which was clearly just added to pad the numbers. Nice try though, but try harder next time.

razbitom
Male, 40-49, Australia
 799 Posts
Friday, March 01, 2013 6:44:54 PM
merka is in a lot more wars than that. legendary beans-spiller gore vidal (sadly deceased) gives a fantastic list of many other secret and undeclared "actions" around the world in "perpetual war for perpetual peace".

also, you left off the falklands which merkia played an unnecessarily large role in.

Corydoras87
Male, 18-29, Europe
 638 Posts
Friday, March 01, 2013 6:11:05 PM
"It's not our fault other countries don't appreciate freedom like we do."

Oh noes! people don't share our opinion! lets bomb them and make them like us! because we are officially certified to be correct by.. GOD!
Guess what, they are too, by their god..

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