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    The Brits lost an entire generation of young men in WWII, they were so decimated that after D-day they were having to disband units and use the remnants to fill in the ranks of units on the front. Ike tried to not put them in the hottest part of the front because he knew their situation. Read Ryan's "A Bridge Too Far" to get inside the minds and hearts of the American Allies like the Brits and Poles that sacrificed so much to the war effort. Disparaging them as cannon fodder deserves being spit on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    The Brits lost an entire generation of young men in WWII, they were so decimated that after D-day they were having to disband units and use the remnants to fill in the ranks of units on the front. Ike tried to not put them in the hottest part of the front because he knew their situation. Read Ryan's "A Bridge Too Far" to get inside the minds and hearts of the American Allies like the Brits and Poles that sacrificed so much to the war effort. Disparaging them as cannon fodder deserves being spit on.
    This is true.

    But don't let the spit kill the thread.

    That subhuman troll is pure flamebait but for some reason he remains welcome here -- maybe because he generates hits.

    His only goal is to anger us. Step around the manure and build a good thread, or else what is the point of being here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    It doesn't, it has to do with your stupid statement that only someone who has served can criticize a military.

    You have never lived in Roman times yet you can critique them.

    Hypocrite.
    You "critique" like a 10 year old...."they suck.......so there!!!!"
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    told you so Amelia's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    The Aussies were some very tough soldiers who shunned creature comforts and lived in the bush during extended patrols. They were feared by the VC, the NVA, the Pathet Lao and communist foreign advisors. I worked with several Australian units prepping helicopter insertions. Very professional soldiers.



    Australia and the Vietnam War | The Vietnam War

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    Thank you. Americans can be so insular, so unaware of the contributions of the rest of the world. Blissful in the ignorance. It's good to break out of it.

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    Veteran Member Moorhuhn Wanted Champion Hollywood's Avatar
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    Spooky is a troll. He does nothing but say provocative and stupid shit to piss people off and get them to post.
    That is not debate or even civil discussion.
    Now, I do not know how these places make money but obviously the number of posts is important to them. And like television the quality of the posts is completely irrelevant. The only thing important, apparently, is the NUMBER of posts/comments.
    Just goes to show one, that even the most odious of little snots can serve a purpose to someone, somehow.
    See you all later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Thank you. Americans can be so insular, so unaware of the contributions of the rest of the world. Blissful in the ignorance. It's good to break out of it.
    No kidding!

    We could have saved millions of lives if we weren't too proud to listen to the French. They had fought the North Vietnamese for decades before the U.S. decided it wanted another surrogate war on the Communists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Spooky is a troll. He does nothing but say provocative and stupid shit to piss people off and get them to post.
    That is not debate or even civil discussion.
    Now, I do not know how these places make money but obviously the number of posts is important to them. And like television the quality of the posts is completely irrelevant. The only thing important, apparently, is the NUMBER of posts/comments.
    Just goes to show one, that even the most odious of little snots can serve a purpose to someone, somehow.
    See you all later
    Don't go. Please?

    Just put him.on ignore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Don't go. Please?

    Just put him.on ignore.
    No, I don't like the little troll. Would not piss in his mouth if his teeth were on fire.
    Why would i help him earn money, or get craved for attention, by engaging him like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    No, I don't like the little troll. Would not piss in his mouth if his teeth were on fire.
    Why would i help him earn money, or get craved for attention, by engaging him like this?
    I hope the mods are aware that choosing to.allow such people to stay here means others like you may not.

    This place wouldn't be interesting to me at all, if people like you weren't here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I hope the mods are aware that choosing to.allow such people to stay here means others like you may not.

    This place wouldn't be interesting to me at all, if people like you weren't here.
    I'm simply leaving this thread. There are other people here, such as Bourne, that are veterans and fully understand the absurdity of Spooky's childish ravings and will point it out.
    There are times when I'm in the mood to slap Spooky around and times i am not. This is a time when I'm not. It's just that simple.
    Nothing against you or others here, I like your posts.
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