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Forum: General Chat 2008-11-19, 22:33
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Posted By Lathdrinor
While this is true, and is what I argued in the...

While this is true, and is what I argued in the very beginning (that the brutality of World War II must be put in context), you have to realize that the ability to moralize about the past is a...
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-19, 18:11
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
Mumitroll, I think we'll have to agree to...

Mumitroll, I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this issue. Our views towards the facts of World War II are not that different, and I think it comes down to a matter of interpretation. My view...
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-19, 15:52
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
Racism, imperialism, the doctrine of total war,...

Racism, imperialism, the doctrine of total war, the acceptance of brutality, the lack of any real rules governing the use of WMDs.



From your perspective, in retrospect, it wasn't necessary....
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-19, 15:08
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
Read Japan's military doctrine on surrendering...

Read Japan's military doctrine on surrendering before you spout off your mouth. The US took plenty of prisoners in every conflict fought before, after, and during World War II. How come the US didn't...
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-19, 00:31
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
It's difficult to generate POW death rates for a...

It's difficult to generate POW death rates for a country whose soldiers fought to the death because of their military code (the US mostly engaged Japan near the end of the war, when it was island...
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-18, 23:12
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
I was responding to the general notion that the...

I was responding to the general notion that the Allies were not better than the Axis. The Axis powers included Nazi Germany, which did indeed make use of gas chambers.

As for Japan... I think the...
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-18, 22:55
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
Nonsense, once again. There's a reason the...

Nonsense, once again.

There's a reason the Geneva Conventions make a specific distinction between combatants and non-combatants, and it's to prevent excess brutality & cruelty during time of war....
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-18, 22:10
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
Anything not covered by this list:...

Anything not covered by this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_war_crimes_during_World_War_II

?

If not, then my point stands. Don't get me wrong, the Allies were no saints (I already...
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-18, 19:10
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
No, by far and large the US was better, but in...

No, by far and large the US was better, but in this particular instance (the atomic bombing of Japan), there were similar factors at work.



Are you purposefully reading my statements out of...
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-18, 17:19
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
Nonsense. It's certainly more brutal to...

Nonsense.

It's certainly more brutal to target civilians intentionally than to kill them incidentally (though both are brutal).

It's certainly more cruel to capture civilians for use in...
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-18, 17:10
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
The UN will never work so long as the medium of...

The UN will never work so long as the medium of political power remains the nation-state. Fundamentally, nation-states have divergent interests (in terms of territory, natural resources, sphere of...
Forum: General Chat 2008-11-17, 23:54
Replies: 100
Views: 6,796
Posted By Lathdrinor
This was from the other thread but it has...

This was from the other thread but it has something to do with US foreign policy so I'll respond to it here:



The problem is that total war has a way of getting out of control.

Nazi Germany...
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