Pointless Wars - Page 2

April 16th, 2004  
The War on Drugs.

Well, I suppose any war you lose is pointless, and any war you win is validated by that fact. So I would say that any struggle is pointless from the perspective of the loser, and perfectly justified to the winner. Whereas the outsider usually sees two groups of idiots. Hmm. In short, it's late, and I'm tired.
April 20th, 2004  

Topic: Pointless Wars

I think that all the wars are pointless. But if i have to choose i think it would be the war against native americans. I am not even sure if that was a war.
April 20th, 2004  
There were many seperate conflicts in the so-called "Indian Wars," and although some (such as the forced movement of the Cherokee, or various of the infamous Indian massacres) were unjustifiable and definitely wrong morally in my eyes, there were many that were justified (namely fighting the Creek down in Georgia and Alabama, the Apaches in the Southwest, and the Blackfoot in the northern plains), as these tribal groups posed an immediate threat to our citizens from the word go. Actually, in the case of the Blackfeet and the Apache, they posed an immediate threat to all neihbouring Indian tribes as well as to ourselves. The Creek, likewise several northeastern tribes, had been allied with our enemies in the French and Indian War and the Revolution and the War of 1812, and received assistance from those parties when we fought the tribes themselves.
I would agree with your charges about several individual aspects of the Indian Wars, but overall I would have to disagree.
April 23rd, 2004  
The Korean war, South Korea had an even worse government.

Thorin, care to back that one up? How can you copmpare the pre-Korean War Southern Government to the North (or post war for that matter)????? Singman Rhee was a rotten, murdering creep, whom we never should have put in power (or allowed to stay once we knew what he was doing) but he never came close to Kim Il Sung's record of butchery. Are you saying that the UN defense of South Korea was a mistake?

Personally, I would have to say the Opium Wars (1839-42 and 1856-60). Total embarrassment for Britain and the Royal Navy as they were fought to open China up to the import of opium (!) by British merchants (First) and against the French (Second) to ensure that the Brits had control of the China trade.
April 24th, 2004  

Topic: none

I think no war was pointless. Every war is fought for a reason. It was to protect the innocent and save our liberty.
April 24th, 2004  
i would have to say vietnam
April 25th, 2004  
All of em.
April 25th, 2004  
I agree, i think all wars have been pointless.
April 25th, 2004  
Even if a few good things came from them its useless
April 25th, 2004  
I know I dont have a real say when it comes to Vietnam but I think it wasnt a pointless war. We're all entitled to our opinions but I think us trying to stop communism from spreading to a weaker country is a good reason to fight...