This day in history

Typical El Presidente Random Thoughts type stuff

This day in history

Postby UconnBuckeye » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:19 am

watching the entire board get wiped was epic.
Boise St. = THE SUCK
User avatar
UconnBuckeye
Alt-Tab Master
 
Posts: 2876
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:47 am
Location: CT

Postby SHAQ » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:21 am

Image
User avatar
SHAQ
BSS Police
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:52 am

Postby UconnBuckeye » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:28 am

post of year?
Boise St. = THE SUCK
User avatar
UconnBuckeye
Alt-Tab Master
 
Posts: 2876
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:47 am
Location: CT

Postby Section 40 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:52 pm

Image

Operation Market Garden for those who care about such things.
Section 40
Alt-Tab Master
 
Posts: 4524
Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:13 pm
Location: Patriots Bandwagon

Postby B Luc » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:53 pm

Wasn't that the one that didn't end too well for the good guys.
Whores til proven otherwise. And they so rarely do.
User avatar
B Luc
I post a lot
 
Posts: 15436
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:24 pm
Location: In a hole with a shovel

Postby Section 40 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:04 pm

You are correct Bluc.
Questionable/hopeful battle plan + terrible execution = horrendous casualties for the allies, particularly the crazy Brits.

Casualties Total
Dutch civilians Less than 500
German 7,500–10,000
British and Polish 11,588–13,226
American 3,542–3,974
Section 40
Alt-Tab Master
 
Posts: 4524
Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:13 pm
Location: Patriots Bandwagon

Postby Aintthatapip » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:13 pm

Section 40 wrote:You are correct Bluc.
Questionable/hopeful battle plan + terrible execution = horrendous casualties for the allies, particularly the crazy Brits.

Casualties Total
Dutch civilians Less than 500
German 7,500–10,000
British and Polish 11,588–13,226
American 3,542–3,974


WTF is that shit? Separate totals please no-one gives a fuck about a dead Polak.
Aintthatapip
Special Needs
 
Posts: 1173
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 3:27 pm

Postby Stephen Glansburg » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:19 pm

Aintthatapip wrote: no-one gives a fuck about a dead Polak.


:(
Because I'm a control freak with only child syndrome who hates to see people do stupid things and not listen to me when my logic is sound. - McAsswipe
Stephen Glansburg
Serious Stoolie
 
Posts: 662
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:42 pm
Location: Sitting alone at the table behind you

Postby Section 40 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:32 pm

Aintthatapip wrote:WTF is that shit? Separate totals please no-one gives a fuck about a dead Polak.


In a week of bitter street fighting between 17th - 25th September 1944, British forces suffered over 11,000 casualties and a further 6,000 taken prisoner from a force of 35,000.
http://battlefieldseurope.co.uk/ww2hol.aspx

Imagine the (rightfully so) public outcry if casualties like that were sustained today?
Section 40
Alt-Tab Master
 
Posts: 4524
Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:13 pm
Location: Patriots Bandwagon

Postby B Luc » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:36 pm

Americans would give support to use nukes. guaranteed.
Whores til proven otherwise. And they so rarely do.
User avatar
B Luc
I post a lot
 
Posts: 15436
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:24 pm
Location: In a hole with a shovel

Postby Section 40 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:41 pm

Nukes are a touchy subject, some still believe that it wasn't necessary to take out Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Marines who fought on Iwo Jima and Okinawa knew it was the right call. Speaking of which, the only pilot to fly both of those missions lived right here in Mass (Milton) until he died a few years ago.
Section 40
Alt-Tab Master
 
Posts: 4524
Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:13 pm
Location: Patriots Bandwagon

Postby B Luc » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:57 pm

Same pilot on both missions? That seems odd to me.

The people who believe Hiroshima and Nagasaki want to make hats out of wild flowers and form a chain of hand holding around the globe.

Also, in todays internet age where you can see something happen on the other side of the globe from the comfort of your desk/couch/shitter via a variety of ways, I don't think the American people would be able to handle that kind of loss of life in a week w/o a call for serious backlash. I can't think of anything more serious than droppin ol' Mr. Nukie.

Granted it would be an initial emotional reaction, but like w/ everything else, American's would forget and go back to our daily lives of over indulgence.
Whores til proven otherwise. And they so rarely do.
User avatar
B Luc
I post a lot
 
Posts: 15436
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:24 pm
Location: In a hole with a shovel

Postby B Luc » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:03 pm

I wonder if there will ever be a time when use of the nuke isn't considered taboo.

The evolution of combat suggests that it's possible...but what the hell do i know.
Whores til proven otherwise. And they so rarely do.
User avatar
B Luc
I post a lot
 
Posts: 15436
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:24 pm
Location: In a hole with a shovel

Postby rearadmiral » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:08 pm

It's not taboo to that group trying like hell to get its hands on one to blow a U.S. city of the map.
User avatar
rearadmiral
I post a lot
 
Posts: 11539
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:37 pm
Location: Loving cup

Postby Section 40 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:15 pm

What RA said.
Also and plus, I'm sure that Israel would have no problems using one if/when they feel threatened enough
Section 40
Alt-Tab Master
 
Posts: 4524
Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:13 pm
Location: Patriots Bandwagon

Next

Return to Misc

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest

cron