| Political Talk|| re: Liberals are morons - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 5:52 pm|
[quote]Curtis Lemay sure did. Read about the firebombing of Tokyo sometime. That was pure and simple an attack against a civilian population as were many raids over Japan[/quote]
I'll have to defer to you on that.
| Political Talk|| re: Liberals are morons - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 5:50 pm|
[quote]..but when you fire bomb an entire city (Dresden) you well know what you are doing whatever you'd like to call it. [/quote]
Based on my recollection of Dresden, the US bombers were targeting parts of Dresden that had military facilities, weapons factories or strategic transportation facili...
| Political Talk|| re: Liberals are morons - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 5:47 pm|
[quote]Or were doing double duty as scouts, relaying locations of U.S. ships or aircraft.[/quote]
Well, during WW 2, in order to be a real scout, that boat would need to be equipped with a radio in order to give current reports, so the antenna would be visible, thus making it a legit target.
| Political Talk|| re: Liberals are morons - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 5:37 pm|
[quote]Then my goal is to kill and hurt as many people as possible to help bring down the country I am fighting. [/quote]
Keep in mind things have changed quite a bit from the days of WW 2.
Targeting of civilians directly for the purpose of killing and hurting as many civilian non-combatants a...
| Political Talk|| re: Liberals are morons - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 5:27 pm|
[quote]targets work better?
I defer to your reading/study of the Pacific War. I've read and studied much less than you on the topic of the Pacific War in WW2.
The US bomber command in the Pacific never legally defined civilians as enemy combatants, but, that does not mean that civi...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Who here knows about the Atakapa tribe? - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 4:44 pm|
Slapahoe. Yes, I've heard of them.
Do they have a casino? How is the buffet there?...
| Political Talk|| re: Liberals are morons - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 4:37 pm|
There are no civilians in a total war.
I'm afraid that you are absolutely wrong here, friend.
"Enemy combatant" is a term of art that is not equivalent to "civilian".
Look up the meaning of the word "combatant". You'll find that it's close to being th...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Who here knows about the Atakapa tribe? - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 4:19 pm|
I had no idea there were still some around.
| Political Talk|| re: Racism will never be allowed to go away in the USA - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 11:28 am|
[quote]Settle in folks, you will be hearing this debate from now until you shake off this mortal coil.[/quote]
As I have posted previously, the infant babies born today will grow old and have then-current-event conversations with their great-grandchildren about the problem of racial relations in ...
| Political Talk|| re: Obesity is a Disability? - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 8:19 am|
What the heck, it's Christmas time.
YOU IGNORANT RIGHT-WING BIGOT ! YOU CALL YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN? WHY ARE YOU SUCH A HATER?...
| Political Talk|| re: Obesity is a Disability? - Champagne on 12/18/14 at 7:54 am|
[quote]Essentially this incentivizes not just being a little chubby butt, but instead being morbidly obese to the point you are disabled. Yes, makes perfect sense.
You hate disabled people, you right-wing bigoted swine.
I learned how to play this game from the Democrat co...
| Political Talk|| re: Cuba embargo to be lifted - Champagne on 12/17/14 at 11:00 pm|
[quote]My family wants our land back. The communist owe us aprox. $80 million and we have the deeds to prove it. [/quote]
The ulterior motive behind this move is the hope that one day, a more just, open and prosperous Cuba would have the resources to pay some of that back to you.
Keeping Cuba ...
| Political Talk|| re: Cuba embargo to be lifted - Champagne on 12/17/14 at 10:54 pm|
[quote]Can anyone else not see this opportunity with Cuba? Really, Cubans aren't all that different from other Latin American countries. In fact, we used to be very close with them, since they're literally on our front porch. Improving relations with one of our closest neighbors is only a good thing...
| Political Talk|| re: Cuba embargo to be lifted - Champagne on 12/17/14 at 10:43 pm|
[quote]Congress should demand that we get something in return and block this action until we receive some concession, even if it's only symbolic. That way we don't project weakness and we don't reward a dictatorship for digging in its heels and refusing to change.
I really don't know w...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Wait, WHO did we play? - Champagne on 12/17/14 at 10:14 pm|
THE BEARS ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE !
But, any win in mid-December at Soldier Field is a good win....
| Political Talk|| re: Cuba embargo to be lifted - Champagne on 12/17/14 at 8:23 pm|
If Cuba gives us nothing for these concessions, Congress is not obligated to lift the embargo.
The Cuban President himself today admitted that Obama's actions did not and cannot end the embargo.
Here's what the Cuban President said today at noon, Eastern Time:
"The economic, financial and c...
| Political Talk|| re: So now that Russia is crumbling from within - Champagne on 12/17/14 at 12:41 pm|
[quote]his job but everyone thought his policy was a giant fail and its turned out to work.
Obama's initial policy towards Putin was that Russia was no threat to anyone and that people who said otherwise were foolish dinosaurs from the 1950s.
So, it's clear that Obama was the fool W...
| Political Talk|| re: So now that Russia is crumbling from within - Champagne on 12/17/14 at 11:22 am|
[quote]If folks here cannot recognize this as success, they have lost all ability to remove their political lenses and be truely objective.
I recognize it as a success. However, Obama's decision was obvious and practically dictated by events and his position as POTUS.
Praising Obama ...
| Political Talk|| re: So now that Russia is crumbling from within - Champagne on 12/17/14 at 9:27 am|
[quote]I guess you're not familiar with the crippling sanctions that have destroyed their economy?[/quote]
You want to put Obama on an altar and worship at his feet for making a diplomatic move that any POTUS would?
Every world leader opposed to Putin would, at a minimum, impose economic sanct...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why is wanting better for LSU football a negative? - Champagne on 12/17/14 at 8:36 am|
Tomorrow, Thursday, commences the week before Christmas.
It might be time to allow events to unfold, observe and comment.
Beating Notre Dame is beating a big name. That sort of accomplishment never hurts recruiting. So, here's to the team from Louisiana winning a decisive victory.