San Francisco honours Martin McGuinness

My bold .. difficult to know, if we hadn't reacted to the Polish invasion by Germany, possibly Hitler would have concentrated on his wish for Eastern "lebensraum" and left the West alone, eventually getting twatted by the Soviets with little need for our intervention. One of those things we'll never know.
Sadly the USA despite us fighting since 1939 did not wish to get really involved for over 2 years apart from getting some useful business from us for food & war materials and were only forced to by the Japanese attack on PH to join in. After the war began in Europe in 1939, people in the Americas were divided on whether their countries should take part or stay out. Most Americans hoped the Allies would win, but they also hoped to keep the United States out of war. The isolationists, wanted the country to stay out of the war at almost any cost.
Indeed the large group of Americans of German origin formed the German American Bund who were very active in trying to support the Nazi's until after the PH attack.
Can't say I blame them, as it wasn't their fight at the time.
 
My bold.. I would have given a like for that except for the bolded bit. Britain only finished paying for that in 2006 and the cost was much more than just $'s, it included us giving virtually all our key discoveries such as Jet propulsion, radar, computer technology etc, etc, free to the USA. It also gave the USA free access to many of our colonial ports & installations and a tacit agreement to give independence asap after the war, to virtually all of our colonial possessions.
Actually you didn't , you have been paying for the "Anglo-American Loan" not Lend Lease

You also got some damned good deals at the end of Lend Lease

To reconcile you could
A Declare the items used up or lost to enemy action
B Return the items to US control or Dump them
C Purchase the items at 10 cents to the dollar
D Manufacture Items for use by US forces(Webbing, Boots, Jackets)

C47 Dakotas which cost the US taxpayer US$ 85K cost the British Taxpayer US$ 8,500.00


You kept
Grumman TBF/TBM Avengers
Douglas C-47's
M1 & M1A1 Carbines
M1919A4 Browning Machineguns
M2HB Browning Machineguns
Jeeps
M5/M9 Halftracks
M5 Light Tanks (de turreted as Prime movers)
155mm Long toms, M1
 
It’s debatably that the NAZIS would have won WW2 if the US hadn’t come to the party (very late). It’s worth considering that until Pearl Harbour, the US was happy to watch Europe burn. The US then decided to get involved. They were also the only country that actually made a profit from WW2.
Interesting as the US Debt in 1945 US$285 Billion ($3,881,066,666,666.67 in 2019 dollars)

and the USA ran War Loan drives until 1946
 
Honestly, it is pretty frightening. The Snowflakes are the worst, they think they know everything. Trying to tell those Lucky Charms eating window lickers that the IRA were a bunch of civilian killing cnuts, does not compute. Because you know “they don’t do that”...

The peers in my age group and older are a bit easier to talk to. They listen and if they respect you, trust your judgment if they don’t get all the points.

But you folks don’t get hammered, most of you are good people. While different in many ways we also have some things in common that are scarily similar. Brexit is the biggest confusing issue, but If you explain it as a British internal manner it makes it sound better.
You daft ****, snowflakes you seem to refer to weren’t even alive when the GFA kicked in

And **** off with your “most of you are good people” patronising shite

There is nothing that the uk does that isn’t on a ******* higher moral and ethical level than anything your poisoned, iniquitous, ignorant, mad arrsed right wing society does.

We have lost our way terribly recently but USA is systemically rotten to the core.
 
You daft ****, snowflakes you seem to refer to weren’t even alive when the GFA kicked in

And **** off with your “most of you are good people” patronising shite

There is nothing that the uk does that isn’t on a ******* higher moral and ethical level than anything your poisoned, iniquitous, ignorant, mad arrsed right wing society does.

We have lost our way terribly recently but USA is systemically rotten to the core.
Well most of you are decent people. You might warrent a trip to the back alley, after you stop ovulating.
 
You daft ****, snowflakes you seem to refer to weren’t even alive when the GFA kicked in

And **** off with your “most of you are good people” patronising shite

There is nothing that the uk does that isn’t on a ******* higher moral and ethical level than anything your poisoned, iniquitous, ignorant, mad arrsed right wing society does.

We have lost our way terribly recently but USA is systemically rotten to the core.
Tell us how you really feel?
 

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