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Of course, American school textbooks forget those small details and make
it look like that US nearly single-handedly defeated fascism. It didn't.
To get a sense of what was going on and who was fighting whom see
And if you ever wondered why America dropped A-bomb on Japan - it was to
prevent imminent occupation of Japan by the Red Army. After Germany
capitulated the Soviet armies were quickly shipped eastward, and were
quickly advancing (this you can also see on the world political map,
especially if you compare pre-war and post-war boundaries). The only way
to prevent People's Republic of Japan was to scare s*t out of Japanese to
force them to capitulate to Americans.
The myth that American involvement in WWII made a significant difference
from the point of view of defeating fascism is just a myth. What US
involvement did is to check advancement of communists, not Nazis.
No wonder, US immediately took place of the main enemy of the Soviet
Union. It still was worth it, Stalin was no better than Hitler.
Sorry, fellow Americans, you _are_ brainwashed if you believe the drivel
they teach you as "history". "Fascist powers were doomed" because of
Pearl Harbor, sure. Until you check the figures and actually think for a
second or two.
PS If you want to know how _that_ is related to Sep 11, you may be
interested to know that Chechens were collaborating with Nazi;
which prompted Stalin to retaliate after the war with mass
deportations. They were allowed to return decade or so later,
having no love for Russians and the Allies in WWII. That's how
their militant leaders became natural allies with Middle-Eastern
terrorists, including (surprise) bin Laden.
- [no subject] Unknown (Jun 01)