......when you control the media, majority will believe on what is being said.
Majority of people around me tend to believe whole-heartedly what is being potrayed on the media without being rational.
Hope that clears things out.
not everyone forgot.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_CycloneWilson has since recounted that, "I always, always, whenever a plane goes down, I always fear it is one of our missiles. Most of all I wanted to bloody the Red Army. I think the bloodying thereof had a great deal to do with the collapse of the Soviet Union." He now surmises that some of the weapons probably wound up in the hands of the Taliban regime, which took power in Afghanistan and harbored Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden, organizer of the September 11 attacks. "I feel guilty about it," he said. "I really do." "Those things happen," Wilson said of wartime weapons that wind up in the wrong hands. "How are you going to defeat the Red Army without a gun? You can't blame the Marines for teaching Lee Harvey Oswald how to shoot." Wilson, who did not seek re-election to Congress in 1996 after serving 24 years, now believes he could have worked harder to steer Afghanistan away from the course that led it to today. "The part that I'll take to my grave with guilt is that . . . I didn't stay the course and stay there and push and drive the other members of Congress nuts pushing for a mini-Marshall Plan," he said. "And I let myself be frustrated and discouraged by the fact that (the Afghan) leadership was so fragmented that we were unable to do the things we needed to do, like clear the mines, like furnish them millions of tons of fertilizer to be able to replant the crops."
Last edited by hongsien; 26th January 2010 at 07:24 PM.
In a war ultimately everybody suffers, ..........only the politicians stand to 'win'
I still can't understand though why people in Asia hate the Japanese so much, but yet fail to hate the western nations that kept them under the thumb for hundred of years (Indo for more than 350 years by the Dutch for example)...........
AFter the WWII the Dutch even didn't recognize the independence of Indonesia, so much so that they had to send the army to war twice just to win back Indonesia.........talk about piracy, they were the earliest pirates!
not going to argue with facts. it is wrong to take sides after the event with regards to "who was right" "who did more wrong", i believe, because such can never be tallied to anyone's satisfaction. i guess what is important is that the next generation is reminded that war is a terrible thing.
Last edited by night86mare; 26th January 2010 at 07:53 PM.
Face it, it's a war. Innocent women and children gets slaughtered all the time, all the bull**** about moral and integrity gets thrown out the window the moment the first shot is fired. Both Allies with their Manhattan Project along with the Axis and the "Uranverein" (the Japanese are also known to have a nuclear weapon program though less successful) are racing neck to neck in advancing nuclear research even before World War Two officially began, as the war progressed on both sides knew that nuclear weapons was going to be used one way or another as soon as they are available and it just happened the Allies had the upper edge.
Are the Allies equally guilty of war crimes as the Axis? Obviously so but as the victors it doesn't take much to guess how history will rewritten.
I don't see this going anywhere, you had your opinions and I had stated mine thus I'm concluding this issue with this final post, cheers.
war does not happen to determine who is right, but who is left, and then write history according to their version.
I am only saying that to find out, you need to do both, but offcourse that's impossible.........
BTW: I read a comment left by an american at a book in the museum exit who visited the Atomic Bomb museum in Hiroshima, that "he felt ashamed for his own race".........