danyet wrote:I did not bring up USA in this....you did! And what does USA have to do with Churchill recognizing Hitler as a world threat while the rest of europe did not?
Nothing, you brought up the whole world war II thing and accused Switzerland and the Europeans of "sucking up" to Hitler, I brought up the USA was waiting a long time until they intervened at last.
Hitler never would have come into so much power if Europe had have done something about him in the 1930's.
You forget about the fact that it was a very, very hard time in the 1930 after the so called "black friday" and the world economic crisis. Hitler brought jobs to the Germans, he really did! That's why his evil motives were sort of "covered" first for a long time, this all happened not only in a few months but evolved slowly in a long period of time. And for the "backing up Churchill" thing... do you know the geocraphical location of Switzerland? There is no English Channel nor the Atlantic ocean between Switzerland and Germany. The Swiss of that time were very brave not to deliver themselves freely as Austria and Italy did, because by doing so they risked a declaration of war. We really should not blame whole countries for what had happend so much time ago.
But anyway, you can't compare the second world war to the terrorism of today, those are two completely different matters.
Rach wrote:Police are needed in every society! Somebody has to to the job. You should be thankful the US is taking charge of this instead of China or North Korea.
Yes, but in a democratic society the police is the executive of the law! As we are talking about international matters we could say the law is represented by the UN. Did the US politicians follow what the UN was saying about all this? No, they behaved like a military regime totally blinding out the UN suggestions. Now the terrorism spreads and increases in the whole world provoked by the wars the Bush regimes started.
And since you don't know the difference between good and evil your opinion would not count anyway!
I'll take that as a compliment