Alerts To Threats In 2015 Europe

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Re: Alerts To Threats In 2015 Europe

Post by BDK » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:11 pm

An excellent response.

Tolerating decadent savagery is of no value, and a sign that we are following the ME and India into decay.

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Re: Alerts To Threats In 2015 Europe

Post by Termite » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:19 am

BDK wrote:Tolerating decadent savagery is of no value, and a sign that we are following the ME and India into decay.
Well,
Carnival(Mardi Gras), and to a lesser extent Octoberfest, can be a bit decadent, but not savagery........
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Re: Alerts To Threats In 2015 Europe

Post by HTRN » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:49 am

PawPaw wrote:Inside of six months, there would have been bars and brothels everywhere
AKA, the "Subic Bay manuever" ;)
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Re: Alerts To Threats In 2015 Europe

Post by SoupOrMan » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:46 am

PawPaw wrote:
Weetabix wrote:And why is it that we aren't allowed to ask the bastards to change their culture?
That's where we screwed up. When we went over there, we should have brought beer and all the other trappings of American GI culture. Inside of six months, there would have been bars and brothels everywhere.

But no, our pissy leadership wouldn't stand up for the GIs right to get drunk and laid. If, when told "Our culture forbids it", we should have told them that our culture requires it and if they had handled their business in the first place, we wouldn't be there in the second place. We weren't invited, so line your gals up, we need to make sure they're clean.

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Re: Alerts To Threats In 2015 Europe

Post by Jericho941 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:42 am

Our current model makes about as much sense as trying to fight in Korea or Vietnam without offending the communists.

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Re: Alerts To Threats In 2015 Europe

Post by Greg » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:46 pm

Jericho941 wrote:Our current model makes about as much sense as trying to fight in Korea or Vietnam without offending the communists.
Um, that's exactly what we did.
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Re: Alerts To Threats In 2015 Europe

Post by Jericho941 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:06 pm

Greg wrote:
Jericho941 wrote:Our current model makes about as much sense as trying to fight in Korea or Vietnam without offending the communists.
Um, that's exactly what we did.
Communist Russians, as opposed to communist Koreans and Vietnamese. Hadn't quite reached the folly of thinking you can "respect the way of life" of the enemy in a country where you are actively fighting against that way of life.

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