I lived for a few years in Japan. Your assesment is total garbage. Besides the old "blade of grass" statement has never been firsthand accounted to Yamamoto. However that was the general consensus. The armed US citizen, not military, is why logistically it was impossible for Japan to invade. The 4 years Japan estimated to reach Chicago seems to have been omitted from you version. My version, WWII Imperial Intelligence Officer in charge of reading smalltown American newspapers.<quoted text>
LOL. That's just funny. The Mexican Army would roll over the U.S. citizenship without true military intervention.
The U.S. government in 1941 estimated that if Japan invaded the mainland U.S. that they would advance AT LEAST as far as Chicago before they could be slowed, not halted, slowed. That was with military intervention and the Japanese thinking there would be gun behind every blade of grass. Of course, the gun behind every blade of grass or the U.S. military was not what stopped them from invading anyway. That simply was not their goal.
#61 Feb 1, 2013
#62 Feb 1, 2013
Oh, did I attribute that to Yamamoto. I'm sorry I was only speaking in general terms of what the public believes. I did not intend to implicate Yamamoto said anything. So, that's why I didn't.
The Japanese had no desire to invade the U.S. but the so called largest army in the world (the American Hunter) would not have stopped them. Even with the carrier fleet intact, out own intelligence said 6 months to a year to reach Chicago. Remember we had no true army. The militia simply could not have gotten the job done. But it's academic anyway. I think you've seen Red Dawn one too many times.
#63 Feb 1, 2013
I think you don't support your research with any links. Since some obscure prewar assessment report might have stated that very fairytale. So I will not flatout call you a liar but I am flatout calling you out. I am willing to learn history instead of attempting to rewrite it. Try it sometime.
#64 Feb 1, 2013
While arguing semantics I neglected to inform you of the Axis Powers. That included Germany and Germany was in Mexico.
Two powers that had been building for war for a decade knew they could not fight the US Army and an armed US citizenry. Logistics not desire. Afterall why would two little nations outgrowing their bounds want with the old USA anyhow the basement leaks and it needs a fresh coat of paint.?
#65 Feb 1, 2013
You need to quit misquoting. It makes you look like the liberal press. I never said that Switzerland disarmed anybody. I said that some cantons (you do know what a canton is don't you, if not it's basically a region, some villages are cantons within themselves) have chosen to have a central armory and will distribute weapons as needed. That's perfectly in line with Switzerland's armed philosophy of no standing army. Got it? Good.
By the way you say I know nothing about the second amendment, yet I know it's predicated on the "well regulated militia". I know the Supreme Court's rulings are predicated on the "well regulated militia". Do you even know what country you're in?
#66 Feb 1, 2013
You know I'm just reading this and it's quite interesting. I thought it was fairly common knowledge that the Nazis were in Mexico and much of South America and patrolled the Mississippi River with submarines.
What you don't seem to get is that while Japan and Germany were technically allied, their objectives differed significantly. Japan simply wanted to control Asia, which the people believed was the destiny of their superior race. They had no desire to control Europe or the United States. The Japanese culture told them that a strike at Pearl Harbor would cause the U.S. to back out of the war honorably and let them have Asia. Didn't happen though probably because of the American psyche and four aircraft carriers. If Japan had been aligned and not just allied with Germany, they would have attacked Russia through Siberia as Hitler wanted. Russia would have had no chance. This was, for some time, Russia's biggest fear until they realized Japan didn't want the same thing as Germany.
Hitler, of course, wanted to control the world, but the Nazi's were initially in Mexico to try to get the Mexicans to start a war against the United States, and therefore take away from the European war effort. If all that had worked Germany would have defeated Russia most likely and would have eventually defeated the British, at which time they would have consolidated their gains and eventually turned on the United States. The Japanese only wanted Asia. I'm sure that logistics controlled some of their thinking but it was mostly controlled by what the people thought of as their destiny which was to control Asia, not North America.
#67 Feb 1, 2013
At this point you seem competent enough to learn.
You my indignant little friend need to comprehend what you read. No canton has a Central Armory for weapons. That was voted down last year. I give you "47%" credit because while hunting Red Deer in 2007 my dear friend asked me to speak to his group. I declined since I was only a guest. The "fight then was about the Central Armory" idea.
The final result was ammunition for Army members (not civillian) was to be kept central. Rifles still in their closets.
#68 Feb 1, 2013
It would seem that some, not all, think when the military recruits 100K men and women each year. They stay in till they die or forget everything 25 years of service taught them.
Example: USMC recruits 40K per year. Each year 40K exit or seperate from active duty. The Corps remains the same size but 40K trained Marines are introduced into my corps. The Oath taken had no expiration date and that was to the U.S. Constitution. Army? Navy? AF?
Grunts, nose pickers, bb stackers, armorers, NBC, cannon cockers, airdales all civillians now. Friends forged in blood and sand don't turn on each other. We keep our oath and we will keep our guns. It only takes a sharp stick to get the first M4. The longest of journeys begin with but one step. Old military relics, weuns is uzed to humping.
#69 Feb 1, 2013
Good for you. You're generally wrong and like to move off topic. I've seen that strategy from the uninformed all my life.
#70 Feb 2, 2013
If frogs had wings, he wouldn't bump his arse.
Not the Germans or the Japs had the logistical support needed to occupy the US mainland. All battle plans are fine until the first shot is fired. lol
Germasny needed petroleum. Japan needed steel. Neither had their eye on the pie? lol
So the historians write books about "no" battle plan? You best read your books again. Try onewith facts without the opinions.
#71 Feb 2, 2013
The Germans could could get Petroleum much easier in the Caucuses, Poland and the Middle East than in the U.S. and Mexico. Logistics you see. But they needed the U.S. out of the war. Japan did need steel, which they gained in great quantity through their puppet state in Manchukuo. I suppose they did not need the petroleum because the islands of Japan are just covered in it. They planned to fuel their empire with the resources of Asia. Destiny you see.
#72 Feb 27, 2013
Prosecutors: 3 dead in Swiss workplace shooting
BERLIN (AP)- Prosecutors say a shooting at a wood-processing company in central Switzerland has left three people dead and seven injured, some of them seriously.
The shooting occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at the premises of Kronospan, a company in the small town of Menznau, west of Lucerne.
"There were three dead and seven injured, some of them seriously injured," prosecutors' spokesman Simon Kopp told Swiss newspaper Blick. He says the assailant is among the dead.
The local Neue Luzerner Zeitung newspaper cited a witness as saying that the shooter opened fire in the company canteen. It was not immediately clear who the shooter was, what the motive might have been or whether the assailant worked for the company.
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