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#41 heartofGold

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

I read somewhere that USA has invaded quite a lot of countries since wwII

Was it this?
Since 1945 the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments. In the process the US has caused the end of life for several million people and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair

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#42 Ullman

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

I was thinking of the Cod Wars. (Shows you how cheap houses are in Hull, if Iceland could afford to pay for a street).

They'll never quite be as cheap as that remark though.

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#43 WearyRhino

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

Was it this?
Since 1945 the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments. In the process the US has caused the end of life for several million people and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair


No, surely not! The protectors of freedom have done that? Surely they've only overthrown vicious dictators though, nobody elected?

#44 Futtocks

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

The 2nd and 3rd books in Eduardo Galeano's 'Memory of Fire' trilogy are particularly good sources of detail about the US government's shenanigans in Central and South America, and make evident the meaning of the term 'banana republic'.

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#45 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

Was it this?
Since 1945 the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments. In the process the US has caused the end of life for several million people and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair

Yes that is similar to what I heard from the right honourable member for Bradford west,and when I brought this up in conversation with a fellow drinker in a bar where I live he agreed and said its something many of us Americans are not proud of it
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
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#46 Ullman

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

No, surely not! The protectors of freedom have done that? Surely they've only overthrown vicious dictators though, nobody elected?

Let's not forget the commendable courage shown by U.S. forces in overcoming a bunch of Cuban bricklayers during their heroic 'liberation' of Grenada.

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#47 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

Let's not forget the commendable courage shown by U.S. forces in overcoming a bunch of Cuban bricklayers during their heroic 'liberation' of Grenada.

and of course defending American freedom in far off Afganistan.As they they say "freedom is not free"
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

JAMIE PEACOCK

#48 Trojan

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

We were only 2nd class in Henry VIII couldnt even invade Scotland

But we did own Calais.
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#49 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:13 PM

But we did own Calais.

Did owning Calais come from the Norman rule?
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

JAMIE PEACOCK




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