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Re: More history (on meaning of Pearl Harbor) [OT]
From: Paul Donner <pdonner () cisco com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 23:59:05 -0400
At 11:32 PM 9/15/2001, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>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.
Excluding, I assume, U.S. industrial production.
Let's not forget the massive pounding the US aerial bombing (US 8th AAF,
gave the German military industrial complex nor the $11B in support to the USSR
by the USA, which has yet to be repaid (the US went on the give in excess
in aid to Europe and other countries the world over from 1941 to 1946).
>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.
Educated Americans know about the relative casualty figures, I assure