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(Newsweek)   76 years ago today America was thrust into World War 2 after a brazen attack by the Luftwaffe on our 50th State   ( newsweek.com) divider line
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2017-12-07 11:28:13 AM  
Nicely done subby
 
2017-12-07 11:28:37 AM  
Forget it, he's on a roll.
 
2017-12-07 11:29:51 AM  
Sad day, when they bombed Pearl Bailey...our 50th (and 51st) state
 
2017-12-07 11:30:18 AM  
It was over.
 
2017-12-07 11:30:40 AM  
Ha, ha, ha, subby.  You can't fool me.   Luft waffles are delicious.
 
2017-12-07 11:31:16 AM  
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2017-12-07 11:31:22 AM  
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2017-12-07 11:31:27 AM  
Today is the 76th anniversary of the day America joined the Antifa movement.
 
2017-12-07 11:32:10 AM  
If we hadn't killed the archduke they would never have attacked.
 
2017-12-07 11:32:22 AM  
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2017-12-07 11:34:30 AM  
A+ Subby

We'll take you off double secret probation now.
 
2017-12-07 11:34:47 AM  

Nobodyn0se: Today is the 76th anniversary of the day America joined the Antifa movement.


Well, officially.
 
2017-12-07 11:34:58 AM  
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2017-12-07 11:35:39 AM  
I will never understand why they attacked a non-combatant like Kenya.
 
2017-12-07 11:35:58 AM  
Still no over macho grande.....
 
2017-12-07 11:36:14 AM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: [img.fark.net image 225x225][View Full Size image _x_]


When we get home I'm gonna punch yo momma right in the mouth.
 
2017-12-07 11:37:04 AM  
And i never have ate at a LuftWaffle House since.
 
2017-12-07 11:38:23 AM  
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2017-12-07 11:39:05 AM  
They dropped bombs from those pesky red luftbaloons
 
2017-12-07 11:39:16 AM  
R.I.P.
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2017-12-07 11:41:52 AM  
my grandfather died during the attack so fark you you farkers
miss you every day grandpa yuto datsun
 
2017-12-07 11:43:40 AM  

OldJames: They dropped bombs from those pesky red luftbaloons


Yeah and there was only 99 not hundreds.
 
2017-12-07 11:43:51 AM  
Like so many major historical events, this was surrounded by conspiracy theories.

Did FDR know in advance?

Where did the supplies come from?

Was this being considered as revenge for some slight?

The truth is, we will probably never know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, exactly why Amelia Earhart bombed Pearl Bailey.
 
2017-12-07 11:44:00 AM  
Good work, subby.

At first I was all like...

:|

THEN I was all like

:D
 
2017-12-07 11:44:25 AM  

probesport: Eli WhiskeyDik: [img.fark.net image 225x225][View Full Size image _x_]

When we get home I'm gonna punch yo momma right in the mouth.


Welp, I guess I know what I'm watching this weekend.
 
2017-12-07 11:48:22 AM  

RJReves: Like so many major historical events, this was surrounded by conspiracy theories.

Did FDR know in advance?

Where did the supplies come from?

Was this being considered as revenge for some slight?

The truth is, we will probably never know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, exactly why Amelia Earhart bombed Pearl Bailey.


Well, it's kind of hard to tell what you are dropping bombs on when you are blind.
 
2017-12-07 11:50:35 AM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: probesport: Eli WhiskeyDik: [img.fark.net image 225x225][View Full Size image _x_]

When we get home I'm gonna punch yo momma right in the mouth.

Welp, I guess I know what I'm watching this weekend.


What the hell is the world coming to?
 
2017-12-07 11:52:03 AM  

RJReves: Like so many major historical events, this was surrounded by conspiracy theories.

Did FDR know in advance?

Where did the supplies come from?

Was this being considered as revenge for some slight?

The truth is, we will probably never know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, exactly why Amelia Earhart bombed Pearl Bailey.


The supplies came from not knowing when the attack was going to come, or where.  This is rudicrous question.
 
2017-12-07 11:52:06 AM  
The National World War II museum did a nice series of videos with several historians last year for the 75th anniversary. Well worth checking out.

Jonathan Parshall (my favorite of the series):

Pearl Harbor 75 Online Learning Series Part One with Author Jonathan Parshall
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2017-12-07 11:52:21 AM  
My father was at Ford Island and saw the Edmund Fitzgerald go up after a Nazi buzz bomb hit the third funnel.  "Not the Fitz!" he cried.  "Damn them to hell, they got the Fitz."

/yeah.  not really.
 
AOW
2017-12-07 11:52:41 AM  

starlost: my grandfather died during the attack so fark you you farkers
miss you every day grandpa yuto datsun


Amen, my uncle died there too, he is on the Arizona memorial, but since FARK has decided to abandon all class and mock those that died....
 
2017-12-07 12:03:48 PM  

starlost: my grandfather died during the attack so fark you you farkers
miss you every day grandpa yuto datsun


What about your great uncle Johan? He died at Dachau.


/got drunk and fell out of the guard tower
 
2017-12-07 12:04:18 PM  

AOW: starlost: my grandfather died during the attack so fark you you farkers
miss you every day grandpa yuto datsun

Amen, my uncle died there too, he is on the Arizona memorial, but since FARK has decided to abandon all class and mock those that died....


There were fine people on both sides.
 
2017-12-07 12:05:12 PM  

Nobodyn0se: Today is the 76th anniversary of the day America joined the Antifa movement.


In WWII, the US signed a neutrality agreement with two fascist nations (Portugal and Spain) and were allied with another (Brazil).

Both were major coups -- the Spanish treaty prevented the Axis from closing the Straits of Gibraltar and Brazil provided a southern route into Africa and kept Germany from linking up by sea with Japan.
 
2017-12-07 12:05:35 PM  
Don't forget that the Russians were our allies in World War 2!  They would never do anything to hurt us, so even if there was collusion it's not like they didn't have our best interests at heart.

What we should be suspicious of are the Japanese.  They're not even shooting North Korea's missiles out of the sky!  Whose side are they really on?
 
2017-12-07 12:07:19 PM  

probesport: Eli WhiskeyDik: probesport: Eli WhiskeyDik: [img.fark.net image 225x225][View Full Size image _x_]

When we get home I'm gonna punch yo momma right in the mouth.

Welp, I guess I know what I'm watching this weekend.

What the hell is the world coming to?


Put the evidence in the car, Junior.
 
2017-12-07 12:07:54 PM  
Same day they invaded the Philippines. My grandparents took the kids and fled the cities.  The women were especially concerned as the Japanese soldiers had a taste for the pretty girls.  Later on some Japanese officers decided to stay as "permanent guests" at my grand uncle's house, presumably kicking them out (they were officers of a propaganda filming unit).

And my grandmother who is a hundred next year who is still quite sharp can still count in Japanese, knows a handful of useful Japanese words (thanks to mandatory Japanese lessons at school) and can tell you about life in charming occupied territory like it was yesterday.  One of her memories was remembering to bow real low to the sentries when you walk past least they get pissed at you and stick you with a bayonet.
 
2017-12-07 12:08:12 PM  

AOW: starlost: my grandfather died during the attack so fark you you farkers
miss you every day grandpa yuto datsun

Amen, my uncle died there too, he is on the Arizona memorial, but since FARK has decided to abandon all class and mock those that died....


You'll appreciate this then, Joe George is finally getting a medal for helping rescue 6 men from the burning USS Arizona.
 
2017-12-07 12:09:36 PM  
I have been thinking about it for the last couple days..... if we hadn't actively enter the war then, we might have a completely different world today.
 
2017-12-07 12:14:27 PM  
the cargo heist a JFK?
 
2017-12-07 12:16:07 PM  

iheartscotch: I have been thinking about it for the last couple days..... if we hadn't actively enter the war then, we might have a completely different world today.


Everyone driving Japanese and German cars?  Perish the thought.

"The last time I got this close to a Japanese machine, it was shooting at me"
--Red Forman
 
2017-12-07 12:16:51 PM  

Nobodyn0se: Today is the 76th anniversary of the day America joined the Antifa movement.


Technically, that was the 11th

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2017-12-07 12:17:31 PM  

Nobodyn0se: Today is the 76th anniversary of the day America joined the Antifa movement.


Correct!  ANTIFA are the real heroes here!
 
2017-12-07 12:18:31 PM  

Jaymark108: Don't forget that the Russians were our allies in World War 2!  They would never do anything to hurt us, so even if there was collusion it's not like they didn't have our best interests at heart.


They were only kind of our allie in that they were fighting against Germany but they were only doing it because they were pissed at Hitler for double crossing them.
 
2017-12-07 12:21:53 PM  
If it happened today...

Hawaii is a blue state, so Boss Tweet would immediately complain that the Hawaiians expected the Feds to do all the defense work for them. He'd give rebuilding contracts to his cronies and then brag that the "President of Hawaii" told him he's doing a tremendous job, believe me.
 
2017-12-07 12:22:34 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: My father was at Ford Island and saw the Edmund Fitzgerald go up after a Nazi buzz bomb hit the third funnel.  "Not the Fitz!" he cried.  "Damn them to hell, they got the Fitz."

/yeah.  not really.


Cost him some medals too, I suppose.
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2017-12-07 12:23:52 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: iheartscotch: I have been thinking about it for the last couple days..... if we hadn't actively enter the war then, we might have a completely different world today.

Everyone driving Japanese and German cars?  Perish the thought.

"The last time I got this close to a Japanese machine, it was shooting at me"
--Red Forman


My thoughts were, "what if we'd dicked around until 1942 or 1943 and Brits surrendered". We would have had a hell of a time taking England back. I'm not sure we could have done it.
 
2017-12-07 12:25:53 PM  

RJReves: Like so many major historical events, this was surrounded by conspiracy theories.

Did FDR know in advance?

Where did the supplies come from?

Was this being considered as revenge for some slight?

The truth is, we will probably never know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, exactly why Amelia Earhart bombed Pearl Bailey.


I demand that Russia be investigated for its roll in spreading fake bombs on social media prior to the raid!
 
AOW
2017-12-07 12:26:13 PM  

Polish Hussar: AOW: starlost: my grandfather died during the attack so fark you you farkers
miss you every day grandpa yuto datsun

Amen, my uncle died there too, he is on the Arizona memorial, but since FARK has decided to abandon all class and mock those that died....

You'll appreciate this then, Joe George is finally getting a medal for helping rescue 6 men from the burning USS Arizona.


Well overdue, my uncles berth was in the forward gunners mate berthing near turret 1, his body is still there, no one escaped the forward part of the ship, waiting on a flight to Hawaii atm to attend a private wreath laying ceremony tonight, I was.....dismayed.... by the way FARK decided to remember this day
 
2017-12-07 12:28:48 PM  

PapermonkeyExpress: Nobodyn0se: Today is the 76th anniversary of the day America joined the Antifa movement.

Correct!  ANTIFA are the real heroes here!


You know there are some things you should joke about, and when you do, you make it patently clear how much of an asshole you both are.
 
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