Who removed Aristide?

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Who removed Aristide?

Post by appleton » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:51 pm

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RE: Who removed Aristide?

Post by KDSM » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:03 pm

uggggh your pushing my buttons matt.
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RE: Who removed Aristide?

Post by appleton » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:16 pm

Which ones? It's a article everyone has their right to their own opinions. If you got something you want to say please share it :)

This article was only posted to show the many errors the U.S government made in Haiti.
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RE: Who removed Aristide?

Post by Romulus111VADT » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:32 pm

[quote=matt]
Which ones? It's a article everyone has their right to their own opinions. If you got something you want to say please share it :)

This article was only posted to show the many errors the U.S government made in Haiti.
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Not that I don't readily admit that the US has had more than it's fair share of screw ups as a nation. But please enlighten me on the flawless record of the British and it's military. It seems to me that the US has helped Britain out of a couple of bad situations at the cost of many 10's of thousands of American lives.
If memory serves me correct, I do believe that the US also helped rebuild most of Europe after WWII, especially Germany, France and the UK.

Now tell me, how many times have all these nations ever even offered help to the Americans?

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RE: Who removed Aristide?

Post by DodgeFB » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:36 pm

[quote=KDSM]
uggggh your pushing my buttons matt.
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Been a lot of that going on here.

All I have to say is that I am sorry the US ever had anything to do with France from day one. :sign0089:
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RE: Who removed Aristide?

Post by appleton » Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:20 pm

It seems this thread has caused some upset.

It was stupid of me to post this in such strong fashion. If you look back at this thread you will see it was posted way back in June. My views/attitudes have changed since then.

So I apologise for this post and any upset I have caused.

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RE: Who removed Aristide?

Post by Romulus111VADT » Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:52 pm

[quote=matt]
It seems this thread has caused some upset.

It was stupid of me to post this in such strong fashion. If you look back at this thread you will see it was posted way back in June. My views/attitudes have changed since then.

So I apologise for this post and any upset I have caused.

Regards,
Matt
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I wasn't that upset by your post, it was the implication that all the American military does is screw up. I was just curious to hear of the flawless performance of the British military. If it truly has never ever made any mistakes, maybe the US needs to send some people over there to learn what we've been doing wrong in WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. But I'm already well versed in the screw ups during Vietnam. I was there to witness them first hand...lmao

I guess I figured that since the Brits asked us back for another round in WWII, that we must have done something right in WWI....lol

You gotta love sarcasm.... :tongue:

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RE: Who removed Aristide?

Post by appleton » Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:08 pm

I wasn't implying that. Sorry if it came over as if I was ;) .

The British military has probably made more screw ups then the U.S. I can think of a few major ones just off the top of my head!
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Post by Romulus111VADT » Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:16 pm

[quote=matt]
I wasn't implying that. Sorry if it came over as if I was ;) .

The British military has probably made more screw ups then the U.S. I can think of a few major ones just off the top of my head!
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I've always said that if every nation and it's people spent more time trying to help their fellow man. We wouldn't have time for wars. Nor the need for wars.

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Post by Lad » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:00 pm

Britain has made lots of mistakes an done lots of iffy things and many things people could argue over.

During the second world war we asked the French to hand over their fleet to prevent the Nazis taking it over. Not only was it an impending certainty that they would, but was a such a threat to Britain as it could have been just that extra the Nazis needed to get the upperhand. What did we do when they refused? We sank the entire fleet and hundreds of French soldiers died. Britain could be accused of terror or barbaric practice, but I defend Churchill's position as the right one.
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