Maybe you non-German speaking Europeans would benefit from a nice helping of 20th Century history, since, if the US didn't step in when it did, all of Western Europe would be speaking German, Great Britain included.
Wondered how long it would take for that old chesnut to appear!!
still wondering how long it will take for the ones who owe that debt to recognize it for what it is, frankly, or realize that we didn't want to get involved. we got involved at the end because we had to. we always get involved when we have to. and, clearly, we always do it wrong.
i have three things to say at this point.
1) all human life is NOT sacred. while it probably should be, it isn't, because nothing
is intrinsically 'sacred.' a lion's not going to thinktwice about swiping off a human head just because it is human. nature does not worship, or hold anything dear. while holding something sacred might be admirable, it's also the same trap one falls into when declaring holy war, frankly. some people make their own lives worthless by their actions: case in point.
2) religion once again remains the highest murder motive of all time. i would add to that that we aren't the ones who ever said 'the sun never sets on the american empire.' none of our force application nor bombs nor rushing in at the last minute to save the day has ever resulted in america claiming one single inch of land for themselves (hey, england? remember the crusades?). granted, we're a young country, but, there you have it. no one country that is criticizing us hasn't got a checkered past...some of them REEEEAAALLLY checkered. in comparison, this was a fucking night at the opera.
3) a wartime killing is not murder. never has been. never will be.