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Old 04-21-2017, 05:47 PM
 
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Probably that slavery was only an American thing. Slavery in America was small compared to other countries, including Africa.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:32 PM
 
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All religions, for sure.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Unfortunately, the victor usually writes the history so it is hard to know what true history is. Even today we see people trying to sanitize history so as not to offend anyone. Not only is it disheartening at the thought of lost knowledge but also lost understanding which would hopefully keep us from repeating atrocities.
Don't the losers write their side of the story but just get ignored?


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One example might be the Gulf of Tonkin incident/s where most people agree "the second attack" never occurred. Yet it allowed President Johnson to start the Vietnam War. Whether Johnson was duped or was secretly responsible for allowing a fake engagement to lead us into war is in question.
I doubt Johnson was duped. He must have looked into it before gearing up for the war. Johnson being nasty is another reason to doubt he was duped.


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That we needed to drop the A-bombs in order to stop WWII.

It was nothing more than a show of force that started the Cold War, nuclear proliferation, and US Imperialism. It eventually fueled the Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Middle East conflicts. And look where we're at now...
A show of force that started the Cold War? The U.S. dropped the a-bombs because a lot of American servicemen would have been killed if we invaded Japan.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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However, it's tiresome to debate the topic for the umpteenth time and get into pages of debate again.
Please do a search on the topic in this forum.
The thread asked "What is history's greatest lie?". I answered with my opinion.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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A show of force that started the Cold War? The U.S. dropped the a-bombs because a lot of American servicemen would have been killed if we invaded Japan.
I think most people share your opinion. But that's why (IMHO) I think it's such a great lie.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:05 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Perhaps a more recent example, the American intelligence community feeding our politicians "facts" about Iraq's "Weapons of Mass Destruction". While George W Bush is famed for being wrong about them, a lot of other politicians, both Republican and Democrat, were fooled.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Perhaps a more recent example, the American intelligence community feeding our politicians "facts" about Iraq's "Weapons of Mass Destruction". While George W Bush is famed for being wrong about them, a lot of other politicians, both Republican and Democrat, were fooled.

I say the politicians were not fooled. They voted for the war despite believing there were no WMD.

Weren't the UN weapons inspectors taken out of there before they could finish their job?
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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"I'm from the gov't and I'm here to help you"
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: SC
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Almost any Indian Treaty.
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