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Old December 6th, 2010, 03:51 AM   #1

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The War of 1812.


Anybody interested in this little war?
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Old December 6th, 2010, 04:19 AM   #2

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You Americans commited a terrible act of agresion, on a day that will live in infamy, when you attacked British soveriegn possesions, in a land hungry grab, and whilst Britain was engaged in a European conflict against a great Tyrant.

That and you got terribly luck killing Brock off at the start of the war otherwise he'd've reconquered the US on his own.

I wonder how you'll celebrate this in 2012 200 years after the war, and maybe the Japanese should have a similar celebration for the attack on Pearl Harbour.

In my opinion both the war of 1812 and Pearl harbour, were unwarrented acts of aggresion when the rest of the world was distracted by a great tyrant.

This is a personal bug bear of mine the war of 1812 should not be glorified at all ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sure, its a complex war as all wars can be.
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You Americans commited a terrible act of agresion, on a day that will live in infamy, when you attacked British soveriegn possesions, in a land hungry grab, and whilst Britain was engaged in a European conflict against a great Tyrant.

That and you got terribly luck killing Brock off at the start of the war otherwise he'd've reconquered the US on his own.

I wonder how you'll celebrate this in 2012 200 years after the war, and maybe the Japanese should have a similar celebration for the attack on Pearl Harbour.

In my opinion both the war of 1812 and Pearl harbour, were unwarrented acts of aggresion when the rest of the world was distracted by a great tyrant.

This is a personal bug bear of mine the war of 1812 should not be glorified at all ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: The War of 1812.


BTW, I'm a retired USN veteran on 100% disability. I tend not to glorify wars. However, I do study them, Santayana has so ordered.
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Sure, its a complex war as all wars can be.
I helped the Navy History and Heritage Command digitize their four volume set of documents from the war to be put online. We hope to have them up and available by the 200th anniversary of the war. These are all original text documents from both sides of the war with just enough explanatory text to put them in context.
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You Americans commited a terrible act of agresion, on a day that will live in infamy,
"Infamy, infamy, they've got it in for me"

But without this act of infamy this day would never have taken place. So i would like to thank all Americans for making this possible.

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You Americans commited a terrible act of agresion, on a day that will live in infamy, when you attacked British soveriegn possesions

If another country were acting toward our citizens and interests today as Britain was then, we'd react a lot more strongly and a lot more quickly to be sure!
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I helped the Navy History and Heritage Command digitize their four volume set of documents from the war to be put online. We hope to have them up and available by the 200th anniversary of the war. These are all original text documents from both sides of the war with just enough explanatory text to put them in context.
I'm interested. At the moment I am reading about the role(s) played by the Iroquois Nations.
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You Americans commited a terrible act of agresion, on a day that will live in infamy, when you attacked British soveriegn possesions, in a land hungry grab, and whilst Britain was engaged in a European conflict against a great Tyrant.

That and you got terribly luck killing Brock off at the start of the war otherwise he'd've reconquered the US on his own.

I wonder how you'll celebrate this in 2012 200 years after the war, and maybe the Japanese should have a similar celebration for the attack on Pearl Harbour.

In my opinion both the war of 1812 and Pearl harbour, were unwarrented acts of aggresion when the rest of the world was distracted by a great tyrant.

This is a personal bug bear of mine the war of 1812 should not be glorified at all ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
200 years is a long time to have a chimp on your shoulder buddy...oddly enough the British burned down Washington D.C. I could call that a day of infamy too. And, why have any celebrations on dates of infamy, that's just foolish.
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