I meant the Niblack.The narrative states the Niblack was picking survivors, when the U-boat returned for the kill.That states the U-Boat returned. That, to me, puts the Niblack in danger.
But remember that when the United States iterated on its neutrality it stated that it would sell materials of war it would do so if the buyer used its own ships.
The United States government had plenty of reasons to behave in the way it did regarding Germany.
If I am walking with a Red Cross flag, and state I am neutral, and you fire at me, don't get too upset if I fire at you.
And during WW I it instigated an attack from Mexico.
No accents in Florida?When it appears that more than half of Florida residents are Hispanic?Maybe that is the reason why there is no southern accent....
The Lost Cause is just that, a group of rebellious traitors (Lee, Jackson etc took oaths to support and defend the US Constitution) lost the war.
First of all, the telegram was an offer of alliance. The offer was that if the US entered the war against Germany, then Mexico would enter the war against the US and Germany would help Mexico recover its lost territory. Mexico refused the offer.
Your statement implies that an actual attack from Mexico happened. None did.
If you are with the Red Cross, you aren't supposed to be armed. If you are then you just made yourself a valid target.
The number of hoplophobes here is somewhat surprising.And disappointing.Was someone boneheaded enough to compare Curtis Lemay's strategic air campaign to the barbarous murder the Japanese committed?Insane. Are you on drugs? You must be. Finally: this made me laugh out loud. Victors write history, but I guess you never read the Constitution. We also named quite a few military installations after those "traitors."Quote from: RRLE on December 13, 2016, 08:36:54 PMThe Lost Cause is just that, a group of rebellious traitors (Lee, Jackson etc took oaths to support and defend the US Constitution) lost the war.
However, your point is moot. With leaders like Truman and Lemay, there was never any question about Japan winning the war.
Quote from: Luis R. Ramos on Yesterday at 11:24:03 PMIf you are with the Red Cross, you aren't supposed to be armed. If you are then you just made yourself a valid target.
From PH:If you're with the Red Cross YOU CAN NOT SHOOT BACK!!!!! The only time you're allowed to shoot back is to save the life of your patient. You don't count. Just the patient.Of course if you're the Red Cross they're not supposed to shoot at you in the first place!
The situation was Germany did A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, and P. The US was thus justified in doing all they did without an actual declaration of war since it was a certainty that Germany would have done Q!
The number of hoplophobes here is somewhat surprising.
pejorative to describe an "irrational aversion to weapons." It is also used to describe the "fear of firearms" or the "fear of armed citizens."
We also named quite a few military installations after those "traitors."
...that does not justify the US attacking any element of Germany...
The US has specifically stated for decades that it would use nuclear weapons in a first strike, for example.
Quote from: RRLE on December 18, 2016, 09:34:22 AMThe US has specifically stated for decades that it would use nuclear weapons in a first strike, for example.Really because everything I have read and learned about use of such weapons says otherwise.