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There’s a lot of inventions, the fruits of which we all enjoy, that were not hatched in
. Contrary to Obama’s assertion a while ago, although Ford conjured up the first mass-produced automobile, the Ford Motor Company did not invent the automobile. Even seemingly simple things like the steam engine or vaccination were not invented in America . America
We might not have invented some of the things that have completely revolutionized human living, but we have invented one thing that changed the world forever: complete and utter destruction.
Near the end of World War II, Robert Oppenheimer and co. harnessed the power of the atom and turned it into a weapon of unimaginable and unprecedented destruction. With the invention of “The Bomb,” we had finally granted ourselves the power to completely and irreversibly destroy ourselves.
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Even though we decided that nuclear weapons are a bad thing, and we should probably never use them except in case of retaliation, and that we should only have them for the purpose of deterrence, we still understood that efficient killing is how you make yourself safe. We scaled down our nuclear arsenal, but we improved every other method of bringing death upon our enemies while sustaining as few friendly casualties as possible.
Compare the numbers of fallen American military men and women now to 30 years ago. In
, 50,000 Americans were killed, over 100,000 wounded, and around 1,500 were MIA. Before that, the numbers were far more staggering. Compare the monthly loss of American lives in WWII to the monthly loss of life in Vietnam during the height of its violence. We lament the fact that we’ve lost over 7,000 brave men and women in Iraq after nearly 10 years of war. The perspective changes, I think, when you consider that after a campaign that lasted a little over a month in the Ardennes Forrest in WWII, American losses numbered nearly 90,000 (19,000 KIA, 47,000 wounded, 23,000 POW or MIA). Iraq
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Ardennes Forest would have been fragged.
Just look at the Navy SEALs for example. Last year they sniped some Somali pirates from a damn boat. At night. Not long ago they waxed bin Laden. If you have an American after your ass trying to kill you, and he has (SEAL) in his official title, you’re probably fucked.