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Offline Vic Vega

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Uh, what's "Peace"?
« on: November 05, 2009, 03:47:28 pm »
1914-1918 World War I Triple Alliance: Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary vs. Triple Entente: Britain, France, and Russia. The United States joined on the side of the Triple Entente in 1917.
 
1939-1945 World War II Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan vs. Major Allied Powers: United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia

1950-1953 Korean War United States (as part of the United Nations) and South Korea vs. North Korea and Communist China

1960-1975 Vietnam War United States and South Vietnam vs. North Vietnam
1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion United States vs. Cuba

1983 Grenada United States Intervention
1989 US Invasion of Panama
 United States vs. Panama
1990-1991 Persian Gulf War
United States and Coalition Forces vs. Iraq
1995-1996 Intervention in Bosnia and Herzegovina United States as part of NATO acted peacekeepers in former Yugoslavia
2001 Invasion of Afghanistan
 United States and Coalition Forces vs. the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to fight terrorism.
2003 Invasion of Iraq
 United States and Coalition Forces vs. Iraq

After W.W.II this country has NEVER gone more than eight years without an armed confict abroad.

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michaelintp

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Re: Uh, what's "Peace"?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 10:39:18 pm »
You'll notice that none of the wars/conflicts listed above after WWII were World Wars.  There is only one reason why.  The reason inevitably leads to the conclusion that ...

Edward Teller, the "Father of the Hydrogen Bomb," should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.   ;D


Edward Teller in 1958 as Director of the
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Teller is best known for his work on the American nuclear program, specifically as a member of the Manhattan Project during World War II, his role in the development of the hydrogen bomb, and his long association with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (which he co-founded and served as a director). He found support from the U.S. government and military research establishment, particularly for his advocacy for nuclear energy development, a strong nuclear arsenal, and a vigorous nuclear testing program.

The only thing that prevented a global conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union and Red China was the existence of massive thermonuclear arsenals and the threat of "mutually assured destruction."

... of course ... with greater proliferation on the horizon ... wedded with extremist radical theological ideologies, all that might change very soon.  But it cannot be denied that throughout the 20th Century a devastating global war was averted.  In large part because of the existence of the Hydrogen Bomb.

What can I say?  I guess I'm just one of those "the glass is half full" (not "half empty") kinda guys.   ;)

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Re: Uh, what's "Peace"?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 01:45:34 pm »
March 26, 2010

A Brand New START
"Today, weíve taken another step forward by -- in leaving behind the legacy of the 20th century while building a more secure future for our children." --- President Obama

WASHINGTON- On April 8th, 2010, President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will sign the agreement April 8 in Prague in effect reducing the arsenal of nuclear weapons of America & Russia by one third.


According to The Huffington Post dot com
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/26/new-usrussia-nuclear-pact_n_514528.html

A transcript of the President Obama's  speech
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-announcement-new-start-treaty

...and joint statement by President of the Russian Federation, Dmitriy A. Medvedev back in 2009
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Joint-Statement-by-Dmitriy-A-Medvedev-and-Barack-Obama/

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Re: Uh, what's "Peace"?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 02:26:59 pm »
^^^^  hopefully more good news to come..  :)
« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 03:07:29 pm by Hypestyle »
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Re: Uh, what's "Peace"?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 11:53:39 pm »
From the President's remarks:  "And thatís why, last April in Prague, I stated Americaís intention to pursue the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons ..."

A world without nuclear weapons? None? All gone? How stupid does Obama think the American public is?

Next he's going tell us of his plan to deploy a squadron of flying unicorns to drop rose petals on every capital of the world.

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Re: Uh, what's "Peace"?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2010, 02:11:15 am »
From the President's remarks:  "And thatís why, last April in Prague, I stated Americaís intention to pursue the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons ..."

A world without nuclear weapons? None? All gone? How stupid does Obama think the American public is?

Next he's going tell us of his plan to deploy a squadron of flying unicorns to drop rose petals on every capital of the world.

that's not a bad idea, you may be onto something... ;)