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Re: More history (on meaning of Pearl Harbor) [OT]
From: Vadim Antonov <avg () exigengroup com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 00:09:35 -0700 (PDT)




<http://www.io.com/~flashlk/quizofweek.htm> says:

Question 1: "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant, and 
fill him with a terrible resolve." Who said that and in what circumstance? 
(Difficulty 6).
Answer 1: Japanese Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku, commenting on the aftermath 
of the attack on Pearl Harbor (1941). Probably no truer words were ever 
spoken. The sneak attack that decimated the Pacific Fleet also unified the 
American people like no other single event in its history. From that point 
forward, the fascist powers were doomed.
Source: Pearl Harbor, a Life Magazine Collector's Edition

If whoever bothered to invent that pseudo-quotation bothered to learn
hitory of WWII, he'd know that most military action had seen no American
involvement at all.  The widely regarded as the turning point of WWII was
Stalingrad battle, after which Red Army began the advancement on all
fronts.

US become involved in the continental WWII to prevent Soviets from
occupation of the entire Europe, not to win the war with Germany.  It was
already going to be defeated (and it was the Red Army which took Berlin).


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