Pointless Wars




 
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April 11th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 

Topic: Pointless Wars


I was just wondering what do you think in the most pointless war in history. I think one of most pointless wars the US fought in was the Vietnam War.
April 11th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: well


I disagree, but never mind that. WWI.
April 12th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
For most pointless, i'd have to say for the US it was Kosovo conflict in the Balklans...what was the point? Even Viet nam had a point...sort of.
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April 12th, 2004  
IrishWizard
 
Well you could say the Quasi War was pointless cause all it was, was about 2 battles between 2 american and french fish ships lol. WWI wasn't really pointless, but the way everyone got in was.
April 12th, 2004  
Sapper
 
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Originally Posted by Mark Conley
For most pointless, i'd have to say for the US it was Kosovo conflict in the Balklans...what was the point? Even Viet nam had a point...sort of.
I do not agree. The campaign against Yugoslavia achieved to stop the ethnic cleansing in the province with no allied casualties. I would be sad if that was seen as a pointless or small achievement.

The problem about WWI, in my opinion, is that what should have become a replica of the French-Prusian war about the colonies become a worldwide conflict. A so massive conflict for such a small question - and the consequences it had - are really pitiful.

Pointless wars? The Spanish-American war of 1898. Damn, we should have invaded the US mainland instead of losing badly in Cuba.
April 12th, 2004  
panzer
 
 
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Originally Posted by Sapper
Damn, we should have invaded the US mainland instead of losing badly in Cuba.
I liked that one sapper.........But I do agree with you on the Spanish-American war being pretty pointless.
April 12th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
I'd have to disagree with you guys about Viet Nam. The point of that war was to protect and defend the freedoms of people from tyranical rule and to stop the spread of Communism (which it did, North VN couldn't have expanded any further if they wanted to after the US pulled out). The reason that war was lost is due largely to the American people and hippies and such who had no appreciation for freedom or life.

All wars have a point, the question is whether they are valid or not.
April 15th, 2004  
Thorin
 
 

Topic: hm


The Korean war, South Korea had an even worse government.
April 15th, 2004  
gjc
 
Sapper wrote:

The campaign against Yugoslavia achieved to stop the ethnic cleansing in the province with no allied casualties. I would be sad if that was seen as a pointless or small achievement.


I am afraid I disagree. The Kosovo campaign replaced the ethnic cleansing of Albanians with the ethnic cleansing of Serbs to appease US foriegn policy and ease the conscience of the west. Fi you look at the ethnicity of displaced people since the campaign and the location of NATO guards now they will, I think, bear out my case.
April 15th, 2004  
Jtf2
 
Well the purpose of all war is peace...or money...and these days its more about money.